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Nebraska boy, 11, wins National Geographic Bee

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Akshay Rajagopal's correct answer capped a two-day event in which he got every question right. As a sixth-grader at Lux Middle School in Lincoln, Neb., he has won a $25,000 scholarship.

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Groups Try to Stop Circus From Chaining Elephants

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A coalition of animal welfare groups says it has evidence that Ringling Bros. circus elephants are sometimes chained for days at a time, and the groups asked a judge Wednesday to halt the practice while a lawsuit comes to trial.

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Pump Prices Creep Up As Oil Records Fall

Posted: 05/21/2008 - 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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Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Claims Torture

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A man who was held for years at the Guantanamo Bay prison will testify on Capitol Hill today. Murat Kurnaz, who was born in Germany, was declared an enemy combatant and held at Guantanamo Bay for almost four years even though U.S. investigators couldn't tie him to al Qaeda.

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Indians Attack Brazil Official Over proposed Dam

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Painted and feathered Indians waving machetes and clubs slashed an official of Brazil's national electric company Tuesday during a protest over a proposed hydroelectric dam.

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Tenn. GOP Sen. Wants Obama Ad Pulled

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has asked the Tennessee GOP to pull its Michelle Obama online video that her Democratic presidential candidate husband criticized. The video features replays of Michelle Obama saying that "for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country."

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Katie Holmes Sets Sights On Broadway

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The "Dawson's Creek" star and wife of Tom Cruise, who most recently starred in this year's "Mad Money" alongside Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah, will hit the stage in a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" this fall. The play, which opened on Broadway in 1947, was Miller's first Broadway hit.

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"Narnia" Sequel Works Magic At Box Office

Posted: 05/21/2008 - "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" dethroned "Iron Man" as ruler at the box office, pulling down $56.6 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Archuleta Has Knockout Night On "Idol"

Posted: 05/21/2008 - David Archuleta gave what judge Simon Cowell called a knockout performance on the "American Idol" season 7 finals Tuesday, with song choices that showed off his voice to best advantage.

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Driving Unbuckled: Deadlier At Night

Posted: 05/21/2008 - More than two-thirds of young drivers and passengers killed in nighttime car crashes aren't wearing seat belts - deadly proof of what can happen when young people don't heed parents' pleas and authorities' threats to "click it."

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Nun Who Worked To Expose Sex Abuse Dies

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sister Catherine Mulkerrin, who pressed Roman Catholic church leaders in Boston to warn parishioners about priests who had been accused of sexually abusing children, has died. She was 73.

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China Allows Quake News To Spread Online

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Almost nonstop, the uncensored opinions of Chinese citizens are popping up online, sent by text and instant message across a country shaken by its worst earthquake in three decades.

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FCC Targets Cell Phone Termination Fees

Updated: 05/21/2008 - Under a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission, the wireless industry would give consumers the opportunity to cancel service without any penalty for up to 30 days after they sign a cell phone contract or until 10 days after they receive their first bill.

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Bush Vetoes Farm Bill

Posted: 05/21/2008 - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

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Say So Long To Free Checked Baggage

Posted: 05/21/2008 - American Airlines will start charging $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and lay off possibly thousands of workers as it grapples with record-high fuel prices.

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Kennedy Back Home After Grim Diagnosis

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The 76-year-old senator, the last son in a famed political family, was diagnosed with a malignant glioma in his left parietal lobe - which helps govern sensation, movement and language - after suffering a seizure in his home Saturday morning. Malignant gliomas are diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year.

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Report: CIA Pushed Torture Envelope

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Justice Department says FBI had warned the spy agency and the military that their tactics were "borderline torture," but prosecutors did not pursue charges against any of the interrogators, blaming instead the Pentagon.

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Lebanese Factions Reach Deal To End Crisis

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Agreement made in Qatar is significant victory for hard-line Hezbollah, forcing the government to accept two key provisions, giving the Shiite group veto power in new unity government and redividing Lebanese political districts.

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Lost Parrot Tells Veterinarian His Address

Posted: 05/21/2008 - After being found by the police, to whom he wouldn't say a word, parrot gives a veterinarian his name and full address, right down to the street number, and even throws in a few songs.

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Cell Phone Users May Get Break on Fees

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Legislators working to prevent the high fees charged by some cell phone providers for customers who want to get out of their contracts by possibly introducing caps and reducing fees as the contract progresses.

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