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Study: Restaurant Tabacco Bans Influence Teen Smoking

Posted: 05/06/2008 - A new study shows that towns with strong restaurant smoking bans could play a big factor in keeping their teens from smoking. Young people who lived in towns with tough bans were forty percent less likely to become regular smokers!

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Ten MIllion Children Worldwide Die From Lack of Healthcare

Posted: 05/06/2008 - A U.S. based charity says more than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 do not get basic health care, leading to nearly 10 million deaths annually from treatable ailments like diarrhea and pneumonia.

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"Sex And The City" Death Rumor Laid To Rest

Updated: 05/06/2008 - The new summer blockbuster being heavily anticipated by throngs of fans of the famed television series won't be as edgy as some fans fear. Rumors that "Mr. Big" could kick the bucket are answered by the movie's director.

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Britney Spears Expected In Court For Custody Hearing

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Britney Spears left her sister's baby shower in Kentwood, LA to prepare to fight for her two boys. It's been three months since Spears left a psychiactric ward after weeks of turbulent behavior for the pop star.

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Iraqi Alleges Abu Ghraib Torture, Sues US Contractors

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Emad al-Janabi's federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, claims that employees of CACI International Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. punched him, slammed him into walls, hung him from a bed frame and kept him naked and handcuffed in his cell beginning in September 2003.

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Oil Hits Record $120.93 a Barrel on Supply Woes

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Higher prices at the pump? Oil futures rose to an all-time high near $121 a barrel Tuesday in Asia, fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

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McCain criticizes Obama on national security

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Republican John McCain on Monday dismissed Democratic rival Barack Obama as having zero national security experience. Arriving in North Carolina on the eve of the presidential primary, McCain said there are stark differences between him and the two Democratic candidates, Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But he concentrated on Obama in particular.

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Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate.

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Ex-officer convicted in Calif. robbery ring sentenced

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A former Long Beach police officer was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison for being part of a ring of corrupt officers who robbed homes while carrying out fake drug raids.

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US officials in North Korea to discuss food aid

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A team of U.S. officials is in North Korea for discussions on providing food aid as the Asian nation faces significant shortages, the State Department said Monday.

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Guatemala suspends adoptions for a month

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Guatemala's attorney general on Monday said 2,286 pending foreign adoptions have been placed on hold for at least a month while officials review related paperwork.

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'D.C. Madam' apologized to mom, sister in suicide notes

Posted: 05/05/2008 - The woman known as the "D.C. Madam" apologized to her mother and sister in suicide notes, saying she couldn't bear going to prison and saw killing herself as the only "exit strategy."

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'Sex and the City' director addresses death rumor

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Will "Sex and the City" have a "Death in the City?" It's been a persistent rumor in cyberspace as the buzz kicks into overdrive for the film opening later this month. If you want the rumor to remain in play, stop reading now.

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New Orleans Sings Praise as Neville Brothers Finally Reunite

Posted: 05/05/2008 - The Neville Brothers, who traditionally help close out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returned to the big stage Sunday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flooded and wrecked their homes, along with 80 percent of the city.

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Oil passes $120, gas prices slip more than a cent

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Oil futures surged to a new record over $120 a barrel Monday, raising concerns about higher prices for gasoline and goods and services throughout the economy. Retail gas prices fell more than a cent over the weekend, but oil's advance increased the likelihood that pump prices would resume their climb.

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Amazon ferryboat death toll rises to 17

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Amazon region rescue workers found two more bodies Monday around a remote jungle town near where a boat ferrying people from a religious festival sank. The discovery raised the death toll to 17, with dozens still missing.

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Yahoo stock slips as buyout talks end; Google may be winner

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Yahoo Inc.'s stock took a beating Monday after Microsoft Corp. withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover bid, but the punishment wasn't as severe as many analysts anticipated because investors suspect the rivals eventually will renew their mating dance.

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Country Star Gretchen Wilson, at 34, Finishes High School

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Despite all her successes, the 34-year-old songwriter was one of 20 percent of Tennesseans without a high school diploma. But no longer. Wilson, who dropped out in ninth grade, passed her General Educational Development exam in April and will don a cap and gown during a May 15 graduation ceremony.

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Amy Winehouse Won't Record Bond Track

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Producer Mark Ronson says he and Amy Winehouse have abandoned recording the theme to the latest James Bond film because the singer is not ready to work.

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5 Police Officers Killed in Chechnya Blast

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A remote-controlled bomb exploded on a roadside in the capital of troubled Chechnya, leaving five police officers dead, while another officer was fatally shot near the city, regional authorities said Monday.

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Saddam Feared U.S. Guards

Posted: 05/05/2008 - An Arab newspaper publishes some startling revelations after acquiring the prison diaries of the executed Iraqi leader.

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Chile's President Tours Volcano Damage

Posted: 05/05/2008 - President Michelle Bachelet toured shelters Sunday packed with evacuees fleeing a major volcanic eruption in southern Chile, as the Chaiten Volcano continued to blast ash into the sky.

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