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Nun Who Worked To Expose Sex Abuse Dies

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sister Catherine Mulkerrin, who pressed Roman Catholic church leaders in Boston to warn parishioners about priests who had been accused of sexually abusing children, has died. She was 73.

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China Allows Quake News To Spread Online

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Almost nonstop, the uncensored opinions of Chinese citizens are popping up online, sent by text and instant message across a country shaken by its worst earthquake in three decades.

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FCC Targets Cell Phone Termination Fees

Updated: 05/21/2008 - Under a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission, the wireless industry would give consumers the opportunity to cancel service without any penalty for up to 30 days after they sign a cell phone contract or until 10 days after they receive their first bill.

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Bush Vetoes Farm Bill

Posted: 05/21/2008 - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

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Say So Long To Free Checked Baggage

Posted: 05/21/2008 - American Airlines will start charging $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and lay off possibly thousands of workers as it grapples with record-high fuel prices.

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Kennedy Back Home After Grim Diagnosis

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The 76-year-old senator, the last son in a famed political family, was diagnosed with a malignant glioma in his left parietal lobe - which helps govern sensation, movement and language - after suffering a seizure in his home Saturday morning. Malignant gliomas are diagnosed in about 9,000 Americans a year.

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Report: CIA Pushed Torture Envelope

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Justice Department says FBI had warned the spy agency and the military that their tactics were "borderline torture," but prosecutors did not pursue charges against any of the interrogators, blaming instead the Pentagon.

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Lebanese Factions Reach Deal To End Crisis

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Agreement made in Qatar is significant victory for hard-line Hezbollah, forcing the government to accept two key provisions, giving the Shiite group veto power in new unity government and redividing Lebanese political districts.

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Lost Parrot Tells Veterinarian His Address

Posted: 05/21/2008 - After being found by the police, to whom he wouldn't say a word, parrot gives a veterinarian his name and full address, right down to the street number, and even throws in a few songs.

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Cell Phone Users May Get Break on Fees

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Legislators working to prevent the high fees charged by some cell phone providers for customers who want to get out of their contracts by possibly introducing caps and reducing fees as the contract progresses.

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Oil Tops $130/ Barrel for First Time

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Oil prices reach nearly $130.50 in overnight trading before retreating as supply concerns begin to outweigh the weakening dollar as the primary concern in investors' minds.

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Relatives Outside Tex. Sect Seek Custody

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Texas holding at least eight adult mothers as minors, holding at least 23 underage mothers overall in custody row stemming from the raid on a Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saint ranch

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Obama Inching Closer to Democratic Nod

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sen. Clinton says she plans to continue fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite Obama clinching the lead in pledged delegates in Tuesday night's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky.

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Israel, Syria Holding Indirect Peace Talks

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Both sides confirm to peace negotiations through Turkey. Peace would almost certainly require Israel to surrender the Golan Heights, which was captured during the Six-Day War in 1967

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Ted Kennedy's Family Deals with 'a Real Curveball'

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The Massachusetts Senator's talks about how proud she is of her husband in the way he's handled the news of his almost certainly fatal brain tumor, says he's leading the family as always.

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Obama Inching Ever Closer To Nomination

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Barack Obama is inching ever closer to locking up the Democratic presidential nomination despite another resounding loss to Hillary Rodham Clinton, this time in Kentucky.

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Myanmar Shuns Aid from US Warships; UN Urges More Relief

Posted: 05/21/2008 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Myanmar to focus on saving lives, not on politics, after the military government on Wednesday shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone survivors.

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Obama Wins Oregon

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama's win in the Oregon Primary Tuesday, May 20, secures the Illinois senator a majority of all the delegates available so far this primary season. Hillary Clinton says she'll continue to go toe-to-toe with Obama.

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Diver Finds 385-Year-Old Gold Toothpick

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Experts found a tiny gold combined toothpick and earwax spoon, believed to be more than 385 years old, during the search for a shipwrecked Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys.

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