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Bombs Kill 13 In Iraq But Number Of Attacks Falls

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Bombs killed 13 people, including four Iraqi policemen, in Iraq on Wednesday as military officials released data showing attacks have dropped sharply over the past year.

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UN Says 7 Darfur Peacekeepers Killed In Ambush

Posted: 07/09/2008 - About two hundred gunmen on horseback and in SUVs ambushed peacekeepers from a joint U.N.-African Union force in Sudan's Darfur region, killing seven in fierce gunbattles that lasted more than two hours, U.N. officials said Wednesday.

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Turkey Suspects Al-Qaida In Attack On US Consulate

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Suspected al-Qaida militants armed with pistols and shotguns attacked a police guard post outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, sparking a gunbattle that left three attackers and three officers dead.

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Actors Union Ratifies Deal With Hollywood Studios

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The labor drama gripping Hollywood is now entering its final act after one actors group said its members ratified a new deal and the other prepared to turn down the major studios' final offer.

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Alcoa's 2Q Profit Sinks 24 Percent On Higher Costs

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Alcoa Inc., the world's third-largest aluminum producer, ushered in the second-quarter earnings season by posting a 24 percent earnings decline as rising production costs eroded profits, but the results still exceeded analysts' expectations.

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Signs That Rural Retailers Are Seeing A Boost

Posted: 07/09/2008 - For three decades, small-town retailers suffered amid tough competition from big discounters and malls that drew shoppers from a hundred-mile radius

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Labor Bureau: Japanese Man, 45, Died Of Overwork

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A Japanese labor bureau has ruled that one of Toyota's top car engineers died from working too many hours, the latest in a string of such findings in a nation where extraordinarily long hours for some employees has long been the norm.

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Developing Economies Don't Back G-8 Climate Goal

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A joint gathering of major developed and developing nations on Wednesday agreed that climate change was "one of the great global challenges of our time" and pledged to back a United Nations effort to conclude new climate pact by 2009.

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Lawmakers Say Pentagon Will Reopen $35B Tanker Bid

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Pentagon will re-compete a $35 billion contract to build the Air Force's fleet of new refueling tankers and pick a new winner by the end of the year, lawmakers said Wednesday.

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Oil Turns Higher On US Data, Iran Missile Tests

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Oil prices rose Wednesday after a U.S. government report showed crude stockpiles fell more than expected and Iran test-fired nine missiles, including a type capable of reaching Israel.

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Stocks Fluctuate As Oil Prices Rebound

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Wall Street wavered Wednesday as a mild recovery in oil prices sapped the momentum from the previous day's big stock rally.

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Church Of England Split On Women Bishops

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Church of England's move to accept women bishops further roiled an already troubled Anglican communion Tuesday, infuriating conservatives and complicating efforts to promote unity with the Roman Catholic Church.

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Pope Names New Head Of Saint-Making Office

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Catholic Church's saint-making office has a new chief and is handling fast-track efforts that could lead to the canonization of Pope John Paul II.

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New Federal Student Loan Terms Take Effect

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Changes in the federal student aid program that took effect Tuesday will lessen interest rates for some students while increasing the amount they can borrow.

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Business-School Test Maker Seeks Web Cheaters

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Prospective and current graduate business students who used a Web site to cheat on entrance examinations over the last five years could have their scores thrown out.

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McCain To Talk Pocketbook Education Issues

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Sen. John McCain intends to talk about how teachers are paid and tutoring for poor kids when he goes before the NAACP convention next week.

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US Agriculture Secretary Confident Meat Is Safe

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The U.S. agriculture secretary expressed confidence in the nation's food safety system, but said the meat processing industry will always face challenges because the bacteria that animals carry evolves.

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