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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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Mayor: Officers in taped beating will be fired

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Four Philadelphia police officers will be fired, three others will be disciplined and a supervising sergeant will be demoted because of the violent beating of three suspects caught after a shooting, the city's mayor and police commissioner said Monday.

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U.S. plane strays into Venezuelan airspace

Posted: 05/19/2008 - A U.S. anti-drug aircraft strayed into Venezuelan airspace Saturday night, the United States acknowledged Monday, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations.

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Plans for Arts Center at Ground Zero Move Slowly

Posted: 05/19/2008 - When he created ground zero's master plan, architect Daniel Libeskind added a performing arts center to bring life to a site devastated by terrorism. More than 100 arts institutions applied for a spot on the 16 acres. Four were chosen. That was four years ago. Since then, three out of the four groups that were to have anchored the new performance space have moved on, and the center's prospects appear to be fading.

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Foreclosures Mean Opportunity for Habitat Charity

Posted: 05/19/2008 - The foreclosure crisis that has forced thousands of families from their homes has given something good to the nation's best-known housing charity: Cheap properties for sale in communities around the country.

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Author Zane Grey's Cabin to Remain Open to All

Posted: 05/19/2008 - A cabin on the Roge River and once owned by Zane Grey will continue to be open to the public. This month, the cabin was bought by the Trust for Public Lands and sold to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is nominating it for the National Register of Historic places. The purchase means that the site will remain open to visitors.

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Study Says Global Warming Not Worsening Hurricanes

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.

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3,000 Evacuated After Trains Leak Acid

Posted: 05/19/2008 - More than 3,000 people were evacuated in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Saturday after two of six derailed train cars containing highly corrosive hydrochloric acid began leaking, authorities said Saturday.

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Microsoft: New Talks For Alternative Yahoo Deal

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Microsoft Corp. is once again trying to team up with Yahoo Inc. to challenge Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc., although at this point the renewed talks haven't escalated to another attempt to take over Yahoo.

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Chesney After ACM Win: Fans Votes Shouldn't Decide

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year for a fourth straight time Sunday, then promptly took issue with the way the Academy of Country music awarded the honor: through fan votes.

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US: 500 Youths Detained In Iraq; 10 In Afghanistan

Posted: 05/19/2008 - The U.S. military is holding about 500 juveniles suspected of being "unlawful enemy combatants" in detention centers in Iraq and has about 10 detained in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.

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China Stands Still To Mourn Quake Victims

Posted: 05/19/2008 - China stood still and sirens wailed Monday to mourn the country's tens of thousands of earthquake victims, as the search for survivors increasingly became a search for bodies.

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China Holding 3 Days of Mourning for Quake Victims

Posted: 05/18/2008 - BEICHUAN, China - Flags flew at half-staff, public entertainment was canceled and 1.3 billion people were asked to observe three minutes of silence as China began three days of mourning Monday for the victims of the nation's massive earthquake.

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