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Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday that getting therapy "is not going to count against" troops when they apply for national security clearances.

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Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Namdeb Diamond Corp., a joint venture of the government of Namibia and De Beers, first reported the April 1 find in a statement Wednesday, and planned a news conference in the Namibian capital next week.

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Hawaiian Sovereignty Seekers Take Over Palace Grounds

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Native Hawaiian sovereignty advocates briefly chained shut the gates of a historic palace, saying they were reclaiming land of the Hawaiian monarchy that was stolen during the overthrow of the kingdom more than 100 years ago.

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Army Sergeant Says He's Innocent in Iraqi Murder Case

Posted: 05/01/2008 - A military jury must soon decide whether an Army sergeant committed murder or followed the rules of engagement when he shot an unarmed insurgent in an Iraqi village overrun by al-Qaida forces.

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White House Admits Fault on 'Mission Accomplished' Banner

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The White House said Wednesday that President Bush has paid a price for the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was flown in triumph five years ago but later became a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the long and costly war in Iraq.

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On May Day, A Hint Of Hope Amid Protests

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Rallies held worldwide for workers' rights, economic equality as the world celebrates the unofficial International Workers' Day; in Cuba, citizens hope for more changes from new president Raul Castro

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"Mission Accomplished," 5 Years Later

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Five years after he stood on an aircraft carrier and declared that the mission in Iraq was "Accomplished" nearly four thousand soldiers have been killed. White House claims that the "Mission Accomplished" banner referred only to mission of the sailors on the carrier.

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"D.C. Madam" Apparently Kills Herself

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Cops: body near Fla. mobile home is woman convicted in prostitution ring serving D.C. elite, including Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Palfrey had been found guilty on April 15th and was awaiting sentencing in June

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House Approves Anti-Genetic Discrimination Bill

Posted: 05/01/2008 - New legislation would prevent employment or insurance discrimination based on genetic information. The bill now goes to the President for his signature after passing both houses of Congress with one dissenter, Ron Paul (R-TX)

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Senate Panel Blocks Money for Iraqi Reconstruction

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Senators want to try and force Iraqi government to start paying more for its own reconstruction out of the windfall from rising gas prices, the provision had been part of the 2009 defense policy bill.

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Gas, Food Prices Push Spending Higher Than Expected

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Consumer spending doubles analysts' projections because of soaring prices on food and gas. Construction spending posted its fift decline in six months, while spending on housing took a record nosedive.

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Fugitive Mom Nabbed After 32 Years

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Michigan woman married and raised a family in California after escaping from prison where she was serving time after being arrested during an undercover sting operation. Anonymous caller tipped authorities to her new name.

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Economists Knock Proposed Gas Tax Break

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Experts say plan supported by McCain, Clinton would bring little savings to the consumer, starve the highway trust fund and put more money in the pockets of the oil companies. Clinton tries to capitalize Sen. Obama's opposition to the bill in ads in N.C. and Indiana

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Exxon Mobil 1Q Profit Grows 17%

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, says record crude prices helped its net income grow 17% in the first quarter.

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Leader of al-Qaida in Somalia Reportedly Dies in Airstrike

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The American military launched an airstrike Thursday targeting the head of al-Qaida in Somalia, a U.S. defense official said. The head of an Islamic insurgent group said the attack killed its leader.

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