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Obama: I'm Committed To Ending War

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Barack Obama said Saturday that he was surprised at how the media has "finely calibrated" his recent words on Iraq, and denied that he intends to anything but end the war if he is elected.

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Questions Raised About Capital Case 24 Years Later

Posted: 07/06/2008 - SHERMAN, Texas (AP) -- Three months after four bodies were found shot execution-style in an airplane hangar on the B&B Ranch north of Dallas in 1984, chemical salesman Lester Leroy Bower Jr. was charged with capital murder.

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Wall Street gets ready for earnings, oil moves

Posted: 07/06/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors battered by surging energy prices, disappointing economic data and the ongoing credit crisis will have something else to worry about this week - second-quarter corporate results.

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'Hancock' grabs heroic $107.3M over long weekend

Posted: 07/06/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Will Smith's box-office superpowers remain intact. Smith's "Hancock" - the story of a boozing, foul-mouthed superhero who dresses like a street bum - led the Fourth of July weekend with a $66 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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FDA reports more cases of salmonella illnesses

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government on Saturday increased the number of people reported being sickened in a record salmonella outbreak in which tomatoes are the leading suspect although investigators are testing other types of fresh produce

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Democrats hit GOP on support for Medicare cuts

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, accused Republicans of putting seniors and military families at risk by siding with President Bush against a measure to prevent Medicare cuts.

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Liver donor's family, recipient unite online

Posted: 07/06/2008 - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- They were precocious toddlers, both blond-haired and blue-eyed, separated by a thousand miles between Miami and a small Kentucky town.

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Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

Posted: 07/06/2008 - TOYAKO, Japan (AP) -- President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

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More power in Iraq, but shortages linger

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Posted: 07/06/2008 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Don't try to convince Taha Yassin that Iraq's power shortages are finally easing: His children cry each night when the fan cuts off and the house heats up.

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AP IMPACT: US wavered over S. Korean executions

Posted: 07/06/2008 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The American colonel, troubled by what he was hearing, tried to stall at first. But the declassified record shows he finally told his South Korean counterpart it "would be permitted" to machine-gun 3,500 political prisoners, to keep them from joining approaching enemy forces.

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Helms never changed on civil rights opposition

Posted: 07/06/2008 - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Jesse Helms forever changed North Carolina politics and the conservative movement. The former senator did it without ever changing much about himself.

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After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

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ACLU plans to investigate Rainbow Family treatment

Posted: 07/06/2008 - CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union said Saturday that it plans to investigate the actions of federal law enforcers who arrested five Rainbow Family members in western Wyoming during their annual gathering.

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Ore. man completes flight of fancy - in lawn chair

Posted: 07/06/2008 - CAMBRIDGE, Idaho (AP) -- Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.

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3 freed US hostages give thanks for their rescue

Posted: 07/06/2008 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The three American hostages rescued by Colombia's military said in their first public statement that they are doing fine and are thrilled to "return home to the country we love."

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Finalists Federer, Nadal know each other well

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WIMBLEDON, England (AP) -- After moving within a victory of his sixth consecutive Wimbledon title, Roger Federer found time to catch only a few games of Rafael Nadal's semifinal. Federer does have a DVD of Nadal's match, but he wasn't exactly rushing to use it for scouting purposes before they meet for the Wimbledon championship Sunday.

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The buck doesn't stop here; it just keeps falling

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Things in the U.S. sure are tough. Brother, can you spare a euro? Signs saying "We accept euros" are cropping up in the windows of some Manhattan retailers. A Belgium company is trying to gobble up St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch, the nation's largest brewer and iconic Super Bowl advertiser.

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Congress ready to take up pared-down summer agenda

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats bent on showing they can govern and Republicans anxious about a sour re-election climate are pushing a pared-down summer agenda in Congress. Lawmakers want to try to save homeowners from foreclosure, avert Medicare cuts and give the government power to spy on suspected terrorists.

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