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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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McCain's health plan: A threat to employer plans?

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a great unknown about Sen. John McCain's health plan: How many employers would drop insurance coverage for their workers because of his tax policies?

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Afghan officials: US missiles killed 27 civilians

Posted: 07/06/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials said fighter aircraft battling militants accidentally killed up to 27 Afghans walking to a wedding ceremony in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday, the second military attack in three days with reports of civilian deaths.

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Blast in Pakistan capital kills more than 10

Posted: 07/06/2008 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated explosives near a police station in Pakistan's capital on Sunday, killing more than 10 police officers and wounding dozens, officials said.

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G-8 leaders face rising expectations at summit

Posted: 07/06/2008 - RUSUTSU, Japan (AP) -- The world's top industrialized nations begin their annual summit Monday confronted with demands they reinvigorate the world economy, push ahead languishing climate change talks and make good on pledges to battle poverty and hunger.

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Tired firefighters battle 330 Calif. wildfires

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Firefighters got a gift of a mild, mostly windless night and a forecast for similar conditions Sunday as they attempted to protect thousands of Santa Barbara County homes from a huge wildfire, one of more than 300 taxing their energy and resources around the state.

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Haywire brain chemical linked to sudden baby death

Posted: 07/06/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have new evidence that the brain chemical best known for regulating mood also plays a role in the mystifying killer of seemingly healthy babies - sudden infant death syndrome.

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Grief leads father to create bomb-defusing robot

Posted: 07/05/2008 - The knock on Brian Hart's door came at 6 a.m. An Army colonel, a priest and a police officer had come to tell Hart and his wife that their 20-year-old son had been killed when his military vehicle was ambushed in Iraq.

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California wildfires strain state's resources

Posted: 07/05/2008 - A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Southern California spread slowly through scenic canyonlands Saturday, straining resources as crews struggled to contain hundreds of other blazes around the state.

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Americans' unhappy birthday: 'Too much wrong'

Posted: 07/05/2008 - The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. Young or old, Republican or Democrat, economically stable or struggling, Americans are questioning where they are and where they are going.

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Orangutan populations declining sharply

Posted: 07/05/2008 - BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken, a new study says.

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Film shows unfairness in Zimbabwe vote

Posted: 07/05/2008 - A Zimbabwe prison officer has used a hidden camera given to him by a British newspaper to film how he and his colleagues were forced to vote for Robert Mugabe in last month's widely criticized presidential runoff.

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US removes uranium from Iraq

Posted: 07/05/2008 - The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program - a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium - reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S. operation that included a two-week airlift from Baghdad and a ship voyage crossing two oceans.

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Questions raised about capital case 24 years later

Posted: 07/05/2008 - 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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Poe Cottage in NYC park to undergo renovation

Posted: 07/05/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- It was many and many a year ago in a cottage in the Bronx where Edgar Allan Poe lived his last years and wrote some of his classic pieces.

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Toledo apartment complex fire leaves 100 homeless

Posted: 07/05/2008 - TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in Toledo, Ohio, say a fast-moving fire at an apartment complex has destroyed eight buildings and left more than 100 people homeless.

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FBI probe latest setback for beleaguered Detroit

Posted: 07/05/2008 - DETROIT (AP) -- Auto industry cutbacks, double-digit unemployment and one of the nation's highest home foreclosure rates have left Detroit with a dreary economic future.

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Obama, Clinton to hold joint fundraisers in NY

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Now that they're allies, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will help each other raise money in a series of fundraisers in New York next week.

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