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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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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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Confusing ballot designs still plague elections

Posted: 05/11/2008 - The solution should have been a no-brainer, voting experts say. After all, it was a badly designed ballot that enflamed the 2000 election meltdown and introduced the vagaries of chads to the political lexicon — pregnant, hanging and otherwise.

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Topeka documents treehouses for book

Posted: 05/11/2008 - A Topeka-based artist has spent the past several months traveling the world and shooting photographs of treehouses.

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The Price Of Stamps Will Go Up… Again

Updated: 05/11/2008 - The cost of mailing a letter goes up a penny to 42 cents on Monday, the latest in what are expected to be annual price adjustments by the Postal Service.

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Edwards: Clinton Now A Stronger Candidate

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said that in recent weeks Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has become a stronger candidate, and has made a compelling base for her continued candidacy for the nomination.

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Obama Erases Clinton's Superdelegate Lead

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Barack Obama has taken a slim lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the number of Democratic superdelegates Saturday, and won fresh labor backing as elements of the party began coalescing around the Illinois senator for the fall campaign.

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Drugs, Depression A Perilous Mix For Teens

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Depression, teens and marijuana are a dangerous mix that can lead to dependency, mental illness or suicidal thoughts, according to a White House report being released Friday.

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