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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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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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