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Mukasey: High Court Ruling Won't Stop Terror Trials

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Attorney General says the government plans to proceed with military trials despite the flood of court filings expected to follow the Supreme Court rulings, while the Bush Administration says it may seek legislation to get around the Court ruling military trials unconstitutional.

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43 Trapped in China Mine Blst

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Chinese state television reports that the condition of the trapped miners is yet unknown; fifteen miners did escape after explosives accidentally triggered deep in the mine shaft.

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Bush: West Must Stand with Afghanistan

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The President urged Europe to join the U.S. in trying to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists again. Began day visiting Pope Benedict XVI t the Vatican.

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Iraq PM: Security Deal Talks at 'Dead End'

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Iraqi PM al-Maliki reflected his parliament's sentiment that Washington's proposals for a long-term military presence in Iraq would give the U.S. too much control in his state's affairs.

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Rising Water Forces Evacuation of Iowa Hospital

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Over a hundred and seventy-five patients were driven from their hospital as floodwaters rise in Cedar Rapids, covering more than 100 city blocks and collapsing a railroad bridge.

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Supreme Court Sides with Gitmo Detainees

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Writing for the majority Justice Kennedy stated that the Constitution is designed to survive extraordinary times and that federal judges could order the releaase of some detainees.

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Scouts Called Heroes After Deadly Tornado

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

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Utah Town May Lift Ban on Bikinis

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Kanab, Utah, says it may lift its ban on two-piece swimwear at city swimming pools, but cautions it will probably still not allow thongs or G-strings.

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Closing Arguments to Begin at R. Kelly Trial

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The 41 year-old R&B superstar did not testify on his own behalf, though both he and the girl with whom he allegedly had sex while she was underage have both denied she was the one on the tape.

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Casino Debuts New Touch-Screen Bar Table

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Harrah's unveils new bar tables using Microsoft's Surface computer technology that will allow patrons to order drinks, play games, watch videos, and even flirt on the table.

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US Releases Video of Clash Along Afghan Border

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Pakistani officials call the bombing of one of their outposts on the Afghan border a "completely unprovoked and cowardly act," but the United States has offered a different explanation of the events.

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Not All Democrats Falling for Obama

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Dem. rep. Nancy Boyda moved from the undecided colemn Wednesday to endorse her party's presumptive nominee, saying she "has been impressed" with the Illinois Senator's campaign.

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Retail Sales Jump by Largest Amount in 6 Months

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Retail sales posted the biggest increase since last November, doubling analysts expectations. An jump was expected in response to the economic stimulus checks being mailed out.

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Engineers Search for Fuel-Saving Big Rigs

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Tractor trailers lose valuable miles per gallon to the drag that air exerts, but air may also help tame the fuel guzzling forces. Scientists at Georgia Tech's Research Institute are creating a "circulation control system" that blows a steady current of air around the back of the truck to help boost fuel efficiency.

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Board-Certified Teachers Boost Student Scores

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Students taught by educators certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards make bigger gains on standardized tests than students taught by other teachers, finds a National Research Council report out Wednesday.

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Ex-planet Gets Namesakes

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Objects that circle the sun and are too small to be planets are now plutoids. Plutoids must be farther from the sun than Neptune. There are only two plutoids: Pluto and Eris.

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'Get Smart' Gadgets Actually Exist

Posted: 06/11/2008 - New film "Get Smart" comes to the big screen next week. Co-writer says the film exaggerates many gadgets that can be bought online. The original TV show debuted in 1965, when the nation was "future-focused." TV historian says the show was a satire of America's fixation with gadgets.

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FEMA Gives Away $85 Million of Supplies for Katrina Victims

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Bureau of Prisons, Postal Service and other agencies get free Katrina goods. FEMA spokesman: Giveaway is "not news"; agency unaware people still need goods. Head of New Orleans nonprofit says, "These are the very things that we are seeking"

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Officials Warn Against Raw Milk Trend

Posted: 06/11/2008 - U.S. health officials are cracking down on unpasteurized milk. Twenty-two U.S. states prohibit sales of raw milk for human consumption. Some believe raw milk contains beneficial microbes that treat many conditions. Raw milk has sickened hundreds of people, food safety officials say.

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Bill Clinton Cancels Commencement Speech at UCLA

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Bill Clinton on Tuesday canceled a commencement speech at the University of California, Los Angeles, because of a lingering labor dispute. "Due to the ongoing labor dispute, he regrets that he will be unable to participate in commencement this year and he wishes the UCLA graduates the best of luck," Clinton's office said a statement.

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Girl, 6, Killed by Israel Tank Fire in Gaza

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Palestinian officials say a 6-year-old girl has been killed by Israeli tank fire in Gaza. Medics say the girl was decapitated by a shell. Dr. Moaiya Hassanain, a Palestinian Health Ministry official, says two others are being treated for injuries sustained in the shelling.

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U.S. Life Expectancy Still Trails 30 Countries

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Life expectancy in the United States has surpassed 78 years for the first time. Mortality rates for nine of the 15 leading causes of death have fallen. White women have highest expectancy (81 years), followed by black women. The U.S. still lags behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span

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Smoltz has Surgery, Future as Pitcher Uncertain

Posted: 06/11/2008 - John Smoltz had the labrum in his right shoulder repaired on Tuesday, and the Atlanta Braves said it will be months before the pitcher knows if his career can resume.

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