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Serious Questions Raised about "Gardasil"

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Merck’s Gardasil is the target of several reports on serious side effects from the vaccine to fight cervical cancer. Girls as young as nine years old could have the vaccine, approved for use two years ago.

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Rail Car Leak Prompts Warning in South Dakota

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Mitchell Police Lieutenant Don Everson said Sunday night that a parked freight car began leaking fumes from an aluminum smelting byproduct, but the fumes were quickly contained. He says there's no danger to residents.

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Noise Inescapable in Some Flagship National Parks

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The encroachment of machines brings unwanted noise to our national parks. Natural wilderness quiet is broken by sounds from airplanes, helicopters, ATVs, and other machines.

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Cholesterol Drugs Recommended For Some 8-Year-Olds

Posted: 07/07/2008 - For the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems.

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Supporters Mark Ex-King's Birthday

Posted: 07/07/2008 - About 500 people gathered outside the summer home of Nepal's former king Monday to greet him on his 61st birthday. "We have come here to show that the people of Nepal still believe in the king and that the monarchy should be reinstated," said Muskan Poudel. Gyanendra was forced to give up his authoritarian rule in 2006 after weeks of pro-democracy protests. He was later stripped of all his powers and command of the army.

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Man Rips Off Wax Hitler's Head

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A man tore the head off a controversial Adolf Hitler wax figure at Madame Tussauds' new branch in Berlin on its opening day Saturday, officials said.

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Drinking Games Prove Deadly to College Students

Posted: 07/07/2008 - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached over to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

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1st Atlantic Season Hurricane Becomes Category 3

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Hurricane Bertha has strengthened to a Category 3 storm. The Atlantic season's first hurricane is still far from land, but the National Hurricane Center says it now has maximum sustained winds of 115 miles an hour.

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Bird Watchers Flock to Alaska

Posted: 07/07/2008 - British birder Annie Andreae and her fellow British birders stand close to the edge of 100-foot cliffs in gale-force winds, peering over the edge to see nesting seabirds. Andreae flew about 5,000 miles to get to St. Paul Island to see birds.

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What Kind of Life Awaits Next Presidential Kids?

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Malia Obama turned 10 last week, and her sister Sasha is 6. Should their father, Barack, win the election, they'd be the youngest kids in the White House since Amy Carter arrived at age 9. They, too, would become the subjects of anecdotes that wind up in history books. They could even find themselves, like Chelsea Clinton at 13, the subject of an unkind reference on "Saturday Night Live" to her adolescent looks.

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Beekeepers Coming to West Virginia for Conference

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The buzz around Marshall University this week will be about the importance of honeybees. About 300 beekeepers were expected to join 12 vendors and dozens more presenters at the Heartland Apiculture Society's annual conference starting Thursday in Huntington.

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NYC Church Prays for Gospel Singing Pastor

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The congregation led by gospel singer Timothy Wright gathered for praise and remembrance Sunday, praying for their pastor's recovery from a head-on car crash that killed his wife and grandson.

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Audience Rolls Down Tracks During 'Die Soldaten'

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Bernd Alois Zimmermann's "Die Soldaten" ,a complicated 12-tone work, the opera is played by a 110-piece-orchestra, with the main section on the audience's left, a 16-person percussion group on the right and an on-stage jazz band thrown in. To keep the singers coordinated, a dozen video screens showing the conductor were mounted throughout the armory, which resembles a European train station.

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Mexico Denies US Banned Its Produce

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Mexico's Agriculture Department is denying reports that the United States will close its borders to some Mexican produce. The FDA has been testing tomatoes from Mexico and Florida in its search for the source of the salmonella outbreak. The FDA said Saturday it is also testing jalapeno peppers and other vegetables used to make salsa.

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Black Students Helped End 'Massive Resistance'

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The "Norfolk 17" were honored Sunday at the church that educated them 50 years ago when six of the city's all-white public schools closed under Virginia's defiant response to court-ordered desegregation.

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Free Speech Not So Free Online

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Users find questionable, but legal, material is often deleted from sites due to gov't regulations.

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Fed, SEC Complete Information-Sharing Project

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Financial regulators on Monday announced an information-sharing agreement aimed at better detecting potential risks to the U.S. financial system.

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