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14 Hurt in San Diego Construction Site Blast

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Explosion, believed to have been caused by gas or a mechanical failure, blew through two sides of the Hilton Hotel and sent a shockwave through the streets of the southern California city

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Opening Arguments Set in R. Kelly Trial

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Superstar R&B singer could face lengthy sentence if found guilty of have sex with a minor. Alleged victim denies she is the girl seen on the video tape, while the defense may claim the girl on the tape wasn't a minor.

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NFL Owners Opt Out of Labor Agreement

Posted: 05/20/2008 - NFL owners vote to end their labor agreement with the players' union two years early, in 2011; ensure that fans will still have three years "without threat of interruption" while negotiations continue.

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Court Says Money Discriminates Against Blind

Posted: 05/20/2008 - After a six year battle, a federakl appeals court rules that money discriminates against the blind since they cannot distinguish between bills. Suggested changes include different sized bills to raised markings.

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Passengers Rate Airline Service 'Dismal'

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Airline customer satisfaction scores for the airlines drop for third straight year in 2007, registering the worst scores since 2001. Two airlines scored double-digit declines, while the two worst scoring airlines talk merger.

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Wholesale Inflation Slows in April

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Wholesale inflation last month was less than a fifth of the huge 1.1 percent jump recorded in March. Outside of food and energy, prices have risen faster in the last 12 months than in any equivalent period since 1991.

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Iraqi Troops Enter Baghdad's Shiite Stronghold

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Thousands of Iraqi troops pour into Sadr City after a cease-fire deal between Sadrists and Iraq's main Shia political bloc allows for the Iraqi government to assume security in the Baghdad district.

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Democratic Eyes on Oregon, Kentucky Primaries

Posted: 05/20/2008 - With a strong showing in Tuesday's primaries, Sen. Obama will clinch a majority of the 3,253 pledged delegates in the Democratic race. The Illinois Senator is just over 100 delegates short of clinching the nomination.

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China: 40,000 Dead, 5 Million Homeless After Quake

Posted: 05/20/2008 - China said it was struggling to find shelter for many of the 5 million people whose homes were destroyed in last week's earthquake, while the confirmed death toll rose Tuesday to more than 40,000.

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Myanmar Mourns for 78,000 Cyclone Victims

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Myanmar began three days of mourning for some 78,000 cyclone victims Tuesday, after its ruling junta appeared to relent to foreign pressure to allow more outside help for its storm survivors.

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Newspaper Photographer Speared By Javelin

Posted: 05/19/2008 - A newspaper photographer got a little too close to the action at the state high school track championships - and was speared through the leg by a javelin.

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Pit Bulls Apparently Kill Boy, 7, In Texas

Posted: 05/19/2008 - A 7-year-old boy died after he was apparently attacked by two pit bulls along a road, and deputies summoned to the scene had to shoot the dogs before they could reach him, authorities said.

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Pump Prices Creep Up As Oil Records Fall

Posted: 05/19/2008 - More gas and oil records fell Monday as retail fuel prices struck new highs and crude settled above $127 for the first time, tightening the squeeze on drivers planning holiday road trips next weekend.

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McCain, Obama Spar Over Iran Comments

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Republican John McCain accused Democrat Barack Obama of inexperience and reckless judgment for saying Iran does not pose the same serious threat to the United States as the Soviet Union did in its day.

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New Foreign Affairs Chair Shirks Spotlight

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Representative Howard Berman, the new House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman, succeeding the late Chairman Tom Lantos, prefers to operate as a behind-the-scenes player.

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Soldiers shave heads to support cancer kids

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Under a huge tent just outside the medical unit at Camp Liberty, shielded from the blazing sun, soldiers watch and cheer as two men at a time get their heads shaved. Clumps of hair fall to the hot sand below.

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McCain, Obama trade jabs over Iran policy

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Sen. John McCain Monday faulted Sen. Barack Obama for downplaying the threat from Iran and again called the Democratic front-runner's judgment "reckless," the latest jabs in a foreign policy fight that could continue to the general election.

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