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Stocks Open Sharply Lower in First Day of 3Q

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Wall Street gave up more ground at the start of the third quarter Tuesday, with stocks falling sharply on investors' ongoing concern about the damage rising oil prices will do to the economy. The Dow Jones industrials gave up almost 100 points, while Treasury prices soared as investors again fled to the safety of government debt.

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R.I. High Court Overturns Lead Paint Verdict

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Rhode Island Supreme Court overturned a landmark verdict against three former lead paint companies Tuesday, a major setback for communities that want the companies to decontaminate hundreds of thousands of homes and other buildings.

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Mugabe's Spokesman to West: 'Go Hang'

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Zimbabwe's president refuses to stand down in the face of international pressure following a runoff election in which the opposition withdrew citing mounting violence.

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Automakers, Analysts Expect June Sales Drop

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Sales could drop to their lowest point in sixteen years as analysts expect all major automakers, except for Honda, to report significant sales declines for June

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Surprising Fact: Half of Gun Deaths are Suicides

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.

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Police Killing Suspect's Jail Death Ruled Homicide

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The death of a 19-year-old found slumped in his cell a day after he was jailed on charges of running over and killing a police officer has been ruled a homicide, authorities said.

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Surprising Fact: Half Of Gun Deaths Are Suicides

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens' ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves.

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3-D Mammograms, Cameras May Improve Breast Exams

Posted: 07/01/2008 - The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is testing a new kind of breast camera that might challenge the images of those far pricer MRI exams now reserved for the most high-risk women, but at a fraction of the price

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Obama Rejects a Critique of John McCain's Service

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Wesley Clark says McCain's service doesn't necessarily qualify him to be president.. here's how Barack Obama answered that criticism after his speech in Independence, Mo. on Monday.

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France to Consumers: Help is on the Way

Posted: 06/30/2008 - To French consumers worried that their spending power is shrinking, France's government says this: Hang in there, help is on the way.

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Obama gets offer of shirt off woman's back

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Clearly, the lady who offered to give Barack Obama the shirt off her back rattled him more than the lady next to her, whose top was emblazoned with a biceps-flexing Hillary Rodham Clinton and the words "Hillary Can Do It."

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Venezuela TV punished for 'Simpsons' run

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Venezuelan regulators are forcing a local TV station to show public service announcements as punishment for broadcasting "The Simpsons" during a time slot reserved for children's programs.

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Ariz. crash raises questions about medical flights

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A fiery collision that killed six people aboard two medical helicopters has underscored the dangers of emergency flights and renewed questions about whether they are worth the risks.

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WHO: New Test for TB is Quicker

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A new test to quickly diagnose drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis will be rolled out in four African countries this year. The World Health Organization says the DNA-based test will revolutionize the treatment of patients with more dangerous forms of the disease. WHO officials told journalists on Monday that the new test cuts the diagnosis time from months to hours.

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China Combines 2 Steel Makers as Demand Surges

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Two Chinese steel companies combined Monday to form the world's fifth-largest producer, the latest in a series of government-orchestrated deals aimed at creating globally competitive suppliers amid booming demand.

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Shipping Woes Cut Chinese Fireworks Exports

Posted: 06/30/2008 - China, where fireworks were invented, is running short of ports from which to ship the dangerous cargoes abroad. China's fireworks industry provides 98 percent of America's overall needs, and 80 percent of the pyrotechnics needed for professional displays. But the U.S. fireworks business stands to lose $25 million to $30 million this year because of lost orders, says Julie Heckman, executive director for the American Pyrotechnics Association.

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Mongolia Ruling Party Wins Election

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Mongolia's ruling party won a tough parliamentary election contested over how to share more of the country's natural wealth, according to preliminary results Monday.

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Iranian Gets Death for Israel Spying

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A special Iranian court sentenced an Iranian man to death Monday on charges of spying for Israel, the country's state television said. It was the country's first known conviction for espionage linked to Israel in almost a decade.

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Microsoft to stop selling Windows XP on Monday

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Microsoft Corp. is scheduled to stop selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers Monday, despite protests from a slice of PC users who don't want to be forced into using XP's successor, Vista.

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