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Utah Father And Son Graduate Law School Together

Posted: 05/12/2008 - McLelland, 58, and his son, Ryan, graduated together Sunday with law degrees from Ohio Northern University in Ada and may open a practice together at home in Utah.

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Barr announces Libertarian White House bid

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government.

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Custodian Returns Bag With $108,000

Posted: 05/12/2008 - When the 18-year-old custodian at Southern Utah University found more than $100,000 in cash in the school's parking lot last month, he didn't hesitate. He turned it in to campus police.

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Bolivia's Morales approves August recall vote

Posted: 05/12/2008 - President Evo Morales committed himself and Bolivia's nine governors on Monday to face recall votes on Aug. 10, gambling that his unfinished term will survive a referendum whose peculiar rules tilt in the populist leader's favor.

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MIT students show power of open cell phone systems

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Hal Abelson put that question to about 20 computer science students this semester when he gave them one assignment: Design a software program for cell phones that use Google Inc.'s upcoming Android mobile operating system.

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Paul McCartney granted divorce decree

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Sometimes love isn't all you need. 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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Putin names Cabinet, bringing loyalists from Kremlin

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wasted no time in naming his new Cabinet on Monday, bringing in loyalists from the Kremlin in what was seen as an effort to shift the center of power to his new place of work.

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Companies agree to $30M settlement in RI club fire

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Posted: 05/12/2008 - Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people, according to court papers filed Monday.

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Analysis: Bush misses targets on Middle East peace

Posted: 05/12/2008 - President Bush has a faulty calendar and questionable optimism when it comes to the Middle East. By his original reckoning, an elusive peace should have happened three years ago and a democratic Palestinian state should now be living in harmony with longtime enemy Israel.

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Ex-State officials allege corruption in Iraq

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The Bush administration repeatedly ignored corruption at the highest levels within the Iraqi government and kept secret potentially embarrassing information so as not to undermine its relationship with Baghdad, according to two former State Department employees.

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China's inflation rises to almost 12-year high

Posted: 05/12/2008 - China's inflation almost climbed to a 12-year high in April, swamping official efforts to cool surging living costs that could provoke unrest ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

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Wildfires force evacuations in central Florida

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Dry, windy weather fueled several wildfires on Florida's central Atlantic coast Monday, destroying at least three homes and driving hundreds of residents away as the governor declared a state of emergency.

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Federal government surplus for April shrinks

Posted: 05/12/2008 - The federal government ran a budget surplus of $159.3 billion in April, smaller than a year ago. The Treasury Department reported Monday that the budget surplus for April was 10.4 percent lower than in April 2007.

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Iraq: Sadr City cease-fire signed after weeks of fighting

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Iraq's main Shiite political bloc and supporters of firebrand cleric Muqtada al-Sadr signed a fragile cease-fire in Baghdad's Sadr City on Monday, hoping to end seven weeks of fighting that has left hundreds dead.

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China quake death toll rises above 8,700

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing more than 8,700 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country's worst quake in three decades.

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4 Sean Taylor murder suspects won't face death penalty

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.

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Congress divided on energy plan

Posted: 05/12/2008 - As millions of people approach the summer vacation season under the threat of $4-per-gallon gasoline, Congress is scrambling to respond. But don't wait for anything that will drive down prices at the pump.

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Old gas pumps can't handle ever-rising prices

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Mom-and-pop service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon: Thousands of old-fashioned pumps can't register more than $3.99 on their spinning mechanical dials.

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Crude falls after hitting new record above $126

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Oil prices briefly spiked to a new record above $126 a barrel Monday but ended the day lower as investors cashed in profits and an earthquake in China raised the possibility of a drop in demand.

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Medical Helicopter Crash Kills Doctor, Nurse, Pilot

Posted: 05/12/2008 - A medical helicopter dropped off a patient and then crashed shortly after it took off on its return flight to Madison, killing the surgeon, nurse and pilot on board, officials said Sunday.

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Foam companies agree to $30M settlement in R.I. club fire

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Several foam manufacturers have agreed to pay $30 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors and family members of those who died in a 2003 fire that killed 100 people and hurt more than 200.

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Families make case for vaccine link to autism

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Parents claiming that childhood vaccines cause autism should not be rewarded by the courts when the scientific community has already rejected any link, government lawyers argued Monday on the first day of a hearing in federal court.

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Obama defends his patriotism, quarrels with McCain

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Wearing a flag lapel pin, Sen. Barack Obama emphasized his patriotism and support for a strong and humane military Monday, while Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton implored West Virginians to sustain her hopes of somehow denying him the Democratic presidential nomination.

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