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Storms Kill 7 in Arkansas, Damage Homes Around Kansas City

Posted: 05/02/2008 - A powerful storm system packing tornadoes and heavy winds roared across the nation's midsection early Friday, killing at least seven people in Arkansas including a teenager crushed by a tree while she slept.

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Gas Prices Slip for First Time in Weeks, May Be Near Top

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The national average price of a gallon of regular gas fell 0.1 cent overnight to $3.622, according to a survey of gas stations by AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That's the first time since April 14 that retail prices have fallen. Diesel prices fell 0.2 cent to a national average of $4.249 a gallon.

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Powerful Midwest Storms Leave Deadly Trail

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Tornadoes and severe storms ripped through four states Friday, leaving homes and businesses damaged and killing at least three people in Arkansas, including a teenager crushed by a tree while she slept in her bed, officials said Friday.

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US Airman in Japan Arrested, Accused of Groping Woman

Posted: 05/02/2008 - A U.S. serviceman was accused of sexually assaulting a Japanese woman on Friday, the latest in a series of criminal accusations sparking anger against the American military presence in Japan.

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Autonomy Vote Bares Bolivia's Deep Divisions

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The wealthy white governor stood beneath a giant statue of Jesus and promised freedom to the tens of thousands cheering him on - freedom from a llama herder-turned-president who reveres the Indian earth goddess Pachamama.

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Ohio Judge to Decide Man's Fate for Sharing Snack Cake

Posted: 05/02/2008 - A judge in southern Ohio must decide whether to send a man to prison for sharing a Little Debbie snack cake. The case involves 21-year-old Timothy Caudill, who last year was held in a residential community corrections program in Nelsonville for breaking into a bar.

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Carly Simon to Rachael Ray and Friends: You're So Vain

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Surely Carly Simon wasn't talking about anybody in this room. A Rachael Ray fundraiser attended by Bill Clinton, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Joy Behar and Katie Lee among others turned into a private concert when Simon took the stage to sing a four-song set including "You're So Vain."

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Adored in Small Towns, Bill Clinton Stumps for His Wife

Posted: 05/02/2008 - People who suggest Bill Clinton might be hurting his wife's presidential bid more than helping it haven't spent much time in the small towns where he draws adoring crowds of Democrats who wish he could serve a third term.

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Kansas' Immigration Bill May Be Back on Track

Posted: 05/02/2008 - House and Senate negotiators trying to work out a compromise immigration bill met briefly and agreed to continue trying to work out an agreement.

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Fed OKs Plan to Rein in Unfair, Deceptive Credit Cards

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end "unfair and deceptive" credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy.

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Colombiam police capture alleged drug lord

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Police acting on an informant's tip captured one of Colombia's main cocaine traffickers hiding in a tractor-trailer's secret compartment - just days after killing his twin brother.

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D.C. Madam Spoke Of Suicide

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Deborah Jeane Palfrey Vowed Never To Go To Jail For Running High-End Prostitution Ring

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Reports: Mariah Carey Marries Actor/Singer Nick Cannon

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Nick Cannon is cast as Mariah Carey's lover in her new video — but has the superstar diva given the young actor a considerably bigger role in real life? According to several published reports, Carey, 38, married Cannon, 27, on Wednesday.

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Storms Rock NE Kansas, KC Metro

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Storms rip through eastern Kansas counties and across the state line into the KC Metro area. Thousands around Kansas City lost power and hundreds of homes were damaged.

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Deal Reached for Minn. Bridge Collapse Victims

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Key negotiators say a deal has been reached to compensate victims of the Minneapolis bridge collapse. State Rep. Ryan Winkler and Sen. Ron Latz tell The Associated Press a deal has been reached.

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MTV Owner Viacom Reports 33% Profit Rise

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Viacom Inc. says its first-quarter profit rose 33% on stronger results at its cable networks and the Paramount movie studio. Viacom said Friday it earned $270 million in the first three months of the year, up from $203 million in the same period a year ago.

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Economists Predicting that Employers Cut Jobs Yet Again

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The country is bracing for more bad news on the jobs front. In advance of Friday's employment snapshot from the Labor Department, economists were predicting that employers cut jobs yet again in April. That would mark the fourth straight month of job losses. The unemployment rate, now at 5.1 percent, is expected to edge up a notch.

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Oil Prices Drop Below $112 on Stronger Dollar

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Relief in sight? Oil prices retreated further Friday from the early week record near $120 a barrel as a strengthening U.S. dollar prompted investors to exit the market.

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TMZ Identifies 14-year-Old Alleged Sex Crime Victim

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Breaking with standards widely followed by the mainstream news media, the celebrity Web site TMZ posted a story Wednesday about a 14-year-old who's a movie star's son and an alleged sex crime victim, and it ran the boy's picture.

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