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Apple agrees to settle iPod lawsuit

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Apple Inc. has agreed to settle a pair of class-action lawsuits in Canada alleging it misled customers about the staying power of their iPods, the latest courtroom truce over the dwindling battery life of early generations of the device.

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EBay's PayPal rule in Australia draws fire

Posted: 05/11/2008 - EBay Inc. is exploring whether to require customers to use its online payment service PayPal, a move that has angered users and prompted antitrust scrutiny in Australia, where a PayPal-only.

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Documents indicate that Chavez helped Colombia rebels

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Documents that Colombia says it recovered from a slain guerrilla leader give the clearest indication yet that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to arm and finance insurgents across the border.

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Sudan cuts ties with Chad

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Sudan severed ties with Chad Sunday, accusing its neighbor of backing a rebel assault on the capital and raising the possibility of new border clashes that could worsen Darfur's humanitarian crisis.

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Rebate excludes many taxpayers with foreign spouses

Posted: 05/11/2008 - When lawmakers decided to send out the checks, ranging from $300 to $600 per adult taxpayer, plus another $300 for each child, they formulated it so only taxpayers who have Social Security numbers would qualify.

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Preserving Old Movies, At 40 Degrees

Posted: 05/11/2008 - While Scarlett O'Hara stayed cool at home, Dorothy Gale took a year out to go skipping down a digital yellow brick road in a Hollywood film lab.

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Decision Looms For Rep. Caught In Affair

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Embattled and embarrassed by the confession he fathered a child from an extramarital affair, New York Rep. Vito Fossella is facing public calls for his resignation. Secluded with his family, he must decide if he wants to keep his job badly enough to grapple with the lingering questions and fallout from the scandal.

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Documents Indicate That Chavez Helped Colombia Rebels

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Documents that Colombia says it recovered from a slain guerrilla leader give the clearest indication yet that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez sought to arm and finance insurgents across the border.

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Serbia's Pro-Western President Declares Victory In Elections

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Serbia's pro-Western president declared victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections — a stunning upset over ultranationalists who tried to exploit anger over Kosovo's independence. But his rivals vowed to fight on, and it was unclear if he could stave off their challenge.

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Sudan Cuts Ties With Chad

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Sudan severed ties with Chad Sunday, accusing its neighbor of backing a rebel assault on the capital and raising the possibility of new border clashes that could worsen Darfur's humanitarian crisis.

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Lebanese Violence Spreads To Mountains Outside Capital

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Lebanon hung between fears of all-out war and hopes of political compromise Sunday as government supporters and opponents battled with rockets and machine guns in the mountains overlooking the capital.

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G-8 Labor Officials Begin 3-Day Meeting In Japan

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Labor ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations met with international trade union and business groups Sunday to discuss the reduction of workplace emissions of "greenhouse" gases blamed for global warming, officials said.

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Retailers Likely To Post Grim 1st-Quarter Results

Posted: 05/11/2008 - After slashing inventory and cutting expenses, the retail industry is still bracing for the largest overall quarterly profit decline in at least nine years when merchants report their first-quarter earnings this week.

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Rebate Excludes Many Taxpayers With Foreign Spouses

Posted: 05/11/2008 - When Maulit Shelat heard about the Bush administration's plan to pump up the economy by sending out stimulus checks, he sat down with his wife and drew up a list of priorities: first up, remodeling the bathroom.

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Wall Street Looks To U.S. Consumers For Direction

Posted: 05/11/2008 - With millions of stimulus checks going out to taxpayers, Wall Street wants to know where that money will be spent — and this week's data could help investors gauge the mind-set of the average consumer.

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Clinton Spends Mother's Day Campaigning In W.Va.

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton toured the birthplace of Mother's Day in rural West Virginia, offering Democrats a subtle reminder Sunday that her fading candidacy remains strong among women and blue-collar, white voters.

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Tornado Death Toll Climbs to 15 in Missouri

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Crews continue searching for survivors and culling through the wreckage of demolished homes after a tornado swept southwest Missouri, killing 15 people.

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Facebook Adds New Security To Protect Kids

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Facebook, the world's second-largest social networking Web site, is adding more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies, attorneys general from several states said Thursday.

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Number Of Disabled U.S. Veterans Rising

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Increasing numbers of U.S. troops have left the military with damaged bodies and minds, an ever-larger pool of disabled veterans that will cost the country billions of dollars for decades to come - even as the total population of America's veterans shrinks.

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The Price Of Bananas

Posted: 05/11/2008 - For American corporations, the rewards of doing business abroad are enormous, but so are the risks. And over the past 25 years no place has been more perilous than Colombia, a country that is just beginning to emerge from the throes civil war and narco-terrorism.

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