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Rice: Israel, Palestinians Need To Show Progress

Posted: 05/11/2008 - The Bush administration has told Israeli and Palestinian leaders they will need to show progress in their secret talks soon, or risk a potentially fatal erosion in public support for a process now in its sixth month without any obvious successes.

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AP IMPACT: Number Of Disabled 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 nation billions for decades to come — even as the total population of America's vets shrinks.

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23 Dead In Mo., Okla., Ga. After New Round Of Storms

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Crews and search dogs hunted Sunday for survivors or bodies in piles of debris after tornadoes and storms rumbled across the region a day earlier and killed at least 23 people in three states.

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Boat Carrying Myanmar Aid Sinks; Toll Climbs Beyond 28,000

Updated: 05/12/2008 - YANGON, Myanmar - A Red Cross boat carrying rice and drinking water for cyclone victims sank Sunday, while the death toll jumped to more than 28,000 and aid groups warned of a humanitarian catastrophe.

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22 Dead in Mo., Okla., Ga. after New Round of Storms

Updated: 05/12/2008 - PICHER, Okla. - Crews and search dogs hunted Sunday for survivors or bodies in piles of debris after tornados and storms rumbled across the region a day earlier and killed at least 22 people in three states.

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Severe Storms Rip Through The Heartland

Updated: 05/11/2008 - Many have fled this depressed, pollution-scarred mining town. Those who have chosen to stay or have not yet relocated face a new heartache.

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Jenna Bush's wedding is low-key affair at ranch

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Jenna Bush couldn't see herself getting married at the White House surrounded by antique furniture and oil portraits of presidents. She and Henry Hager said "I do" Saturday at President Bush's ranch in Crawford where the corn is thigh-high, roads are named Cattle Drive and the Texas flag is painted on the rooftops of barns.

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Jenna Bush picks 'You Are So Beautiful' for dance with Dad

Posted: 05/10/2008 - The band was asked to do "Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes" by Taj Mahal for the newlyweds' first dance. Smith spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday about the music plans, on the condition that the reporter honor a request by the Bush family not to release the information before the wedding.

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Obama outlines plans for race against McCain

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Barack Obama began sketching the outlines of his expected presidential contest against Republican John McCain on Saturday, saying the fall election will be more about specific plans and priorities than about questions of political ideology or who is more patriotic.

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Obama overtakes lead in superdelegates for first time

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Obama added superdelegates from Utah, Ohio and Arizona, as well as two from the Virgin Islands who had previously backed Clinton. The additions enabled Obama to surpass Clinton's total for the first time in the campaign. He had picked up nine endorsements Friday.

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NYPD disciplines white officer who stopped black commander

Posted: 05/10/2008 - A white police officer was disciplined for acting "in a discourteous manner" when he confronted a black motorist who turned out to be one of the highest-ranking commanders in the New York City Police Department, an agency spokesman said Saturday.

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Serbia haunted by Milosevic's ghost

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Eight years after the late Serbian strongman was toppled in a popular revolt, and a little more than two years after his death while on U.N. trial for genocide and crimes against humanity, his former loyalists have never been closer to regaining power.

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Journalist facing fines urges press to protect 1st Amendment

Posted: 05/10/2008 - A former USA Today reporter facing fines for failing to reveal her sources for stories about the 2001 anthrax attacks said Saturday that news organizations need to go on the offensive in the fight to protect the First Amendment.

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Mother's Day celebration reaches 100th anniversary

Posted: 05/10/2008 - On this 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, the woman credited with creating one of the world's most celebrated holidays probably wouldn't be pleased with all the flowers, candy or gifts.

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Obama overtakes lead in superdelegates for first time

Posted: 05/10/2008 - Barack Obama erased Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-imposing lead among superdelegates Saturday when he added more endorsements from the group of Democrats who will decide the party's nomination for president.

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Feminists Sharply Divided between Clinton, Obama

Updated: 05/12/2008 - NEW YORK - No constituency is more eager to see a woman win the presidency than America's feminists, yet — despite Hillary Rodham Clinton's historic candidacy — the women's movement finds itself wrenchingly divided over the Democratic race as it heads toward the finish.

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EBay's PayPal Rule in Australia Draws Fire

Updated: 05/12/2008 - SAN JOSE, Calif. - 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 rule takes effect next month.

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Child 'Forrest Gump' Actor Leaving Army

Updated: 05/23/2008 - FORT RILEY, Kan. - As a boy, Michael Conner Humphreys made a splash on the silver screen as "Young Forrest Gump." As an adult, he somewhat mirrored the life of his movie character: He joined the Army and fought in an unpopular war.

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