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Inmate Freed after 22 Years on Death Row

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A former death row inmate was freed from a Nashville prison Wednesday for the first time in nearly 23 years after an anonymous donor paid his bail.

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Soaring Feed Prices a Slap to Farmers

Posted: 07/02/2008 - There's no letup in the ethanol boom affecting corn prices. Now that's all trickling down to your grocery store shelves.

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Soaring Feed Prices Slap Farmers

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Due to ethanol boom, corn prices increase - and that can trickle to the grocery store shelves

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Judge tells jury to deliberate in fen-phen trial

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A federal judge told deadlocked jurors to go back and deliberate again for the seventh day Wednesday as the possibility of a mistrial loomed in the case of two lawyers charged with defrauding their clients out of $65 million in a diet-drug settlement.

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Cement-Truck Drivers Strike in New York City

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Hundreds of cement-truck drivers went on strike days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, disrupting some of the largest construction projects in the city including the World Trade Center site.

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Animal Groups Out to Fetch Part of Helmsley Estate

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Animal welfare groups are set to try to fetch some of Leona Helmsley's vast fortune. At least two groups are eyeing the hotel queen's estate - estimated to be up to $8 billion - following a report Helmsley wanted her fortune to go to the dogs.

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Actors' Union, Theater Producers Reach Agreement

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The actors' union and Broadway theater producers have reached a tentative agreement for a new 39-month contract that covers Broadway shows and touring productions.

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More Big Sur Evacuations After Wildfire Jumps Line

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Authorities urge more residents of Big Sur to evacuate due to a wildfire that has been burning for more than a week. The fire is believed to have been started by lightning and has destroyed 16 homes already.

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McCain Denies Roughing Up a Sandinista

Posted: 07/02/2008 - GOP presidential candidate denies reports that he roughed up an associate of the Nicaraaguan president in 1987. A Republican Senator told a newspaper he saw McCain grab the man by his collar and lift him. McCain made several trips to the region at the time as co-chair of a Senate group.

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2 Men Charged in Killings of 4 at California Home

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A man and his friend have been charged with stabbing and beating the man's ex-wife, her two children and her relative, a NASA scientist, before setting fire to a Mojave Desert home to cover up the crime.

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Calif's Hands-Free Cell Law for Drivers in Effect

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Millions of California motorists have had to put down their cell phones or risk a ticket as a new law takes effect requiring hands-free devices for those behind the wheel.

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California Mayor Takes Step Toward Governor's Race

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Mayor Gavin Newsom has taken his first public step toward seeking higher office, filing papers to form an exploratory committee for a potential gubernatorial bid in 2010.

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