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Superdelegates put Obama within mathematical reach

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Barack Obama's wave of superdelegate endorsements puts him within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination by the end of the primary season on June 3 - even if he loses half of the remaining six contests.

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Police: Drunk Tuxedo-clad Man Took Mower For Ride

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Police say a tuxedo-clad western New York man was drunk when he took a riding lawn mower out for an early morning spin. Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace said deputies got a report of an intoxicated person at a home in Irving around 1 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, Merwin Pierce Jr. was spotted riding away on his mower.

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Networks, AP sue in South Dakota over exit polling

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The three major networks, CNN, Fox News and The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Monday asking a federal judge to strike down a South Dakota law that prevents exit polling within 100 feet of a voting place.

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Congress Eyes Dramatic Expansion of GI Bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Congressional Democrats are pushing what could become the most dramatic expansion of college aid for military veterans since World War II, with a bill they hope will buoy them this election season and become an albatross for Republicans.

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Congress Eyes Dramatic Expansion of GI Bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Congressional Democrats are pushing what could become the most dramatic expansion of college aid for military veterans since World War II, with a bill they hope will buoy them this election season and become an albatross for Republicans.

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Paul McCartney Granted Divorce Decree

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A judge in London granted a preliminary divorce Monday to former Beatle Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. If no one objects, the divorce will be final in six weeks.

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Wind Energy Gets A Lift In New Report

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Two decades from now Americans could get as much electricity from windmills as from nuclear power plants, according to a government report that lays out a possible plan for wind energy growth.

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2 Humvees Missing from US Base in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Two armored Humvees were missing from a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, a military spokesman said Monday. The military was investigating whether the vehicles were stolen, although officials believed they were likely still in the possession of U.S. personnel but simply unaccounted for, said Lt. Col. Paul Fa

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David Byrne to Make Music with NYC Building

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Ex-Talking Heads frontman David Byrne plans to turn a landmark building in Manhattan into a giant musical instrument. State officials say Byrne will create a temporary installation in the Great Hall of the Battery Maritime Building, which is next to the Whitehall Ferry Terminal.

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Iowa man charged with throwing candy at police

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A college student whose friend was being questioned in a hit and run found himself charged with assaulting an officer with a curious choice of weapons: M&Ms.

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Monks back on front lines to aid cyclone victims

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The saffron-robed monks who spearheaded a bloody uprising last fall against Myanmar's military rulers are back on the front lines, this time providing food, shelter and spiritual solace to cyclone victims.

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Feds: No credible terror threat to Indy 500

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Federal authorities said the Indianapolis 500 is an attractive target for terrorists, but there has been no credible or specific threat aimed at the Memorial Day weekend race.

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Pollo Campero Opens Franchise in US Wal-Mart Store

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Pollo Campero, a Latin American fried-chicken favorite that had been seen in the U.S. only in takeout boxes aboard arriving flights, has teamed up with Wal-Mart to expand its reach to the nation's growing Hispanic population.

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Vietnam Nabs Suspected Baby Traffickers

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Police said Monday they have arrested two people in northern Vietnam for trying to transport a newborn baby to China as part of a baby-trafficking ring, the second suspected ring broken up in a week.

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JPMorgan Chase CEO: Recession is just beginning

Posted: 05/12/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s chief executive said Monday that while the crisis in the credit markets appears to be three-quarters over, he believes a U.S. recession is just beginning.

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Corn futures drop on drier weather in US corn belt

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Corn prices sank Monday as investors took profits from last week's record-setting rally and bet that forecasts for dry weather in the Midwest will allow farmers to speed planting.

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Analysis: It's make a deal time for housing bill

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Watch what they do, not what they say. When President Bush promised to veto Democrats' homeowner rescue bill, it may have sounded like the measure was dead.

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