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5.2-magnitude quake rattles Pakistan

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Pakistani official says a moderate earthquake has jolted the country's capital and some northwestern cities but there are no reports of injuries or damage.

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McCain has best fundraising in June, $22M

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain raised more than $22 million in June, his best fundraising performance of the year, and ended the month with nearly $27 million cash on hand.

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Previously Blocked Execution Goes Forward in Texas

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Inmate who got a reprieve when the Supreme Court considered a challenge to lethal injections was put to death in Texas. Carlton Turner apologized for killing his adoptive parents a decade ago.

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FCC Chief says Comcast Violated Internet Rules

Posted: 07/10/2008 - FCC Chairman Kevin Martis will recommend Comcast be punished for violating agency principles guaranteeing customers open access to the internet. Comcast was accused of blocking internet traffic among users of a certain type of software.

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Ohio Neighborhood Awarded Millions in Water Dispute

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A jury awarded residents of a mostly-black neighborhood near Zanesville, Ohio almost $11 million. They claimed they were denied public water service for decades because of racial discrimination.

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Bodies of 2 Missing Soldiers are Found in Iraq

Posted: 07/10/2008 - The families of two U.S. soldiers who have been missing in Iraq for more than a year say they were informed Thursday that their sons' bodies have been found. The Pentagon has not made an official announcement.

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UN says it will investigate Bhutto killing

Posted: 07/10/2008 - The U.N. chief has agreed to Pakistan's request to establish an independent commission that will investigate the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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Bruce Lee museum in old home proposed

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A developer who owns Bruce Lee's old home in Hong Kong lobbied the government Thursday to turn the property into a museum.

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Bill would cut weatherization help

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A bipartisan group of senators from cold-weather states on Thursday criticized plans to cut the federal program helping low-income families make their homes more energy efficient.

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Russian jets over restive region anger Georgia

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Georgian officials on Thursday denounced a flight by Russian fighter jets over a separatist region of this former Soviet republic and charged the mission was meant to disrupt a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Tbilisi.

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O'Hare Worker Caught in Federal Sting Gets 2 Years

Posted: 07/10/2008 - It might have looked like easy money to O'Hare International Airport worker Riad Skaff: $26,500 to help smuggle night-vision goggles, rifle scopes and cash aboard Paris-bound jets. But the payment was part of a federal sting operation that netted Skaff, 69, a two-year prison sentence handed down Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall.

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More Suspects in Frustrating Salmonella Probe

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Seven weeks into their investigation, federal health officials aren't shortening the list of potential culprits but adding to it. Now jalapeno pepper producers are being probed alongside tomato distributors, and even fresh cilantro is under suspicion too.

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Nuclear talks focus on verification

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Negotiators from six nations began Thursday to hash out exactly how they will verify North Korea's declaration of its nuclear materials, the U.S. envoy said.

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Italy moves toward immunity law for officials

Posted: 07/10/2008 - The lower house of Parliament has approved bitterly contested legislation that would grant immunity from prosecution to Italy's top officials, including Premier Silvio Berlusconi.

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Mexico launches battle for Tulum beach

Posted: 07/10/2008 - They stood guard at the sandy entrances to the exclusive, beachside hotels, holding their guns while inspectors took careful measurements and studied documents.

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Alaska legislator charged with bribery, conspiracy

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A grand jury has indicted an Alaska legislator on bribery and conspiracy counts in an ongoing federal investigation of corruption that already has led to convictions against three former Alaska lawmakers.

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Christie Brinkley Settles NY Divorce Case

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children.

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Toyota Said to Plan US Manufacturing Changes

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. is planning significant changes to its U.S. manufacturing plants because of the rapid market shift away from trucks and sport utility vehicles.

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Stocks Head for Higher Open on Wal-Mart Sales

Posted: 07/10/2008 - U.S. stock futures turned higher Thursday after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported stronger-than-expected sales for June and Dow Chemical Co. said it would acquire rival specialty chemicals maker Rohm and Haas Co. in a deal worth more than $15 billion.

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