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Obama: Bush Falsely Accusing Him of Appeasement

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Obama camp says President's comments about appeasement while in Israel celebrating the nation's 60th anniversary were aimed directly at the Illinois senator.

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CBS In $1.8B Deal For Online News, Info Site CNet

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Media and entertainment company CBS Corp. is buying CNet Networks Inc., an online news and information provider, for $1.8 billion in cash in its latest bid to expand its reach on the Internet, the companies announced Thursday.

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Bush Envisions A Democratic Middle East Free Of Oppression

Posted: 05/15/2008 - President Bush feted Israel on Thursday in honor of the 60th anniversary of its founding and predicted that its 120th birthday would find it alongside a Palestinian state and in an all-democratic neighborhood free of today's oppression, restrictions on freedom and extremist Muslim movements.

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Senators Near Housing Deal

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Key senators say they're nearing a deal on a homeowner rescue package that could help half a million strapped borrowers get government-backed mortgages.

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Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Soars Above 43,000

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Myanmar's junta warned Thursday that legal action would be taken against people who trade or hoard international aid as the cyclone's death toll soared above 43,000.

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Polar Bear Now Listed as 'Threatened' Species

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne announced Wednesday that Polar Bears will now be listed as "threatened." Listing is under Endangered Species Act. USGS says two-thirds of the world's polar bears will disappear in the next 50 years. Bush administration was supposed to make a decision in January.

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CBS To Buy CNet For $1.75 Billion

Posted: 05/15/2008 - CBS Corp. says it has agreed to buy online technology news and entertainment company CNet Networks Inc. for about $1.75 billion.

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Global Market Expected To Drive Cancer Drug Growth

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The global market for cancer drugs will grow twice as fast as that for all other pharmaceuticals as the developing world spends more on health care, a new report says.

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Study Likely Spells End For Anti-Bleeding Drug

Posted: 05/15/2008 - An anti-bleeding drug probably will stay off the market, experts say, after a rigorous study found patients getting the medication during heart surgery were much more likely to die than patients given other drugs.

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Girl's Twin Found Inside Her Stomach

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Nine-year-old girl in Greece admitted to hospital after suffering from stomach pains. A six centimeter long embryo was found in her stomach. Foetus had head, hair and eyes but lacked brain. Growth was surgically removed.

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'Indiana Jones' Clashes With Independent Flicks at Cannes

Posted: 05/15/2008 - "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" premieres this weekend at Cannes Film Festival. The movie isn't competing for prizes at the famed film festival. Some critics gripe that Cannes has succumbed to Hollywood. Festival opens with "Blindness," a film about an epidemic that causes vision loss.

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Saddling Up and Singing to Protest Gas Prices

Updated: 05/15/2008 - More Americans are protesting the rising cost of gasoline, including school officials walking from Pennsylvania to D.C. to raise awareness. A Kentucky man rides his horse to town with a sign to protest diesel cost. Some protests more gory than others - a dead deer was found hanging at a gas station.

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Red Cross: 128,000 May Perish In Myanmar

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Aid organization predicts death toll could double unless Junta allows in more foreign aid, workers. Myanmar's junta says legal action will be taken against people who trade, hoard or misuse international aid for cyclone survivors.

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Rescuers Clear Key Roads To China Quake Epicenter

Posted: 05/15/2008 - China ordered dozens more helicopters to drop aid into remote areas of quake-hit Sichuan province Thursday as rescuers broke through key roads to the epicenter that had been blocked since a powerful earthquake that has directly affected 10 million people.

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Rescuers at China quake epicenter, digging by hand

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Nearly 26,000 people remained buried in collapsed buildings from Monday's magnitude 7.9 earthquake, and the death toll of almost 15,000 was expected to climb as relief operations spread into the mountains of Sichuan province. The quake triggered landslides that blocked roads to hardest-hit areas.

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Edwards Endorses Obama In Move To Unify Support

Updated: 05/14/2008 - Democrat John Edwards endorsed former rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, a move designed to help solidify support for the party's likely presidential nominee even as Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to give up her long-shot candidacy.

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Edwards Backing Obama

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Former Presidential candidate John Edwards throws his support behind Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic nomination. The two made the announcement Wednesday night at a joint appearance in Michigan.

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Uprooted Kenyans Head Home in Fits and Starts

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Kenyan government begins to help return poeple to their homes. People had been driven away due to violence following the rigged December 27 presidential election.

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Guns in Restaurants Draw Stares but Little Outcry

Posted: 05/14/2008 - The patrons at Champps, an upscale restaurant and bar chain, were eating ribs and drinking beer on a recent Saturday when customer Bruce Jackson stood up and made an announcement: He was armed, and so were dozens of other patrons.

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