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Father Accused In Stabbing Got Wrong Teen?

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A father who's charged with stabbing a boy he believed was a witness to a sexual assault on his daughter - may have attacked the wrong person.

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Bush Prods Congress On Gas Prices

Posted: 04/29/2008 - President Bush on Tuesday accused the Democratic-led Congress of blocking his proposals to deal with rising gas prices and dragging its feet on measures to address the sagging economy. He said he was "open to any ideas," including a proposal backed by presidential contenders John McCain and Hillary Clinton to suspend gas and diesel taxes this summer

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Sri Lanka turns to less critical donors

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Sri Lanka hailed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit Monday as an important step in cementing closer ties between the two nations.

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Report Faults Many States on Child Abuse Policies

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Many states often fail to release adequate information about fatal and near-fatal child abuse cases, placing confidentiality above disclosure to a degree that thwarts needed reforms, two child advocacy groups say in a new report.

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FLDS Sect Teen Gives Birth While in Custody

Updated: 04/29/2008 - One of hundreds of young polygamist-sect members taken into custody by the state was giving birth Tuesday while child welfare officials and state troopers stood watch outside the maternity ward.

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French Judge Can't Ban Internet Video of Motor Racing Chief

Posted: 04/29/2008 - A judge said Tuesday it was not within his jurisdiction to ban an Internet video of motor racing chief Max Mosley with prostitutes, but he ordered the French recall of newspapers containing photos of the scene.

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Over 3,500 Laid-Off from 4 GM Factories

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The dwindling U.S. auto market and an accelerating shift from trucks to cars has brought grim layoff news to four General Motors Corp. factories.

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Stocks dip with investors wary before Fed's rate decision

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Wall Street pulled back modestly Tuesday as investors, disappointed by a low reading on consumer sentiment, traded with caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's Wednesday decision on interest rates.

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French Envoy in Colombia for Hostages

Posted: 04/29/2008 - France's foreign minister and President Alvaro Uribe on Monday sought to advance efforts to free hostages held by Colombia's leftist rebels.

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Obama Says Opponents Pandering on Gas Tax

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama dismissed his rivals' calls for national gas tax holiday as a political ploy that won't help struggling consumers. Hillary Rodham Clinton said his stance shows he's out of touch with the economic realities faced by ordinary citizens.

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Bush: Farm Bill Won't Help Food Prices

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Members of Congress negotiating a multibillion-dollar farm bill continued to disagree Tuesday over the size of payments to wealthy farmers as President Bush renewed his call to reduce those subsidies.

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FDA rejections suggest higher bar for cholesterol drugs

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Regulators ended last week and started this one by rejecting two potential blockbuster cholesterol drugs, leaving three drugmakers reeling and Wall Street wondering if tougher approval standards are here.

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Cat OK After 4 Days in Drain Pipe

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Bud the cat is back home safe and sound after spending more than four days stuck in a drain pipe in his family's yard in Harrisburg.

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UN to Set Up Task Force to Tackle Global Food Crisis

Posted: 04/29/2008 - The United Nations will establish a top-level task force to tackle food shortages and escalating prices that threaten to touch off a "cascade of related crises" around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.

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Dell to Cut Jobs in Ireland

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Personal computer maker Dell Inc. announced Tuesday that it will lay off 250 workers in Ireland as part of its global cost-cutting plan, a decision economists said reflected the rising expense of doing business here.

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Tijuana Drug Violence Threatens Hospital

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Soldiers held Tijuana's main hospital in a virtual lockdown Tuesday as doctors treated eight drug traffickers wounded in running shootouts in this border city.

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Expected Supply Growth Lowers Oil Prices

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Oil prices fell more than $3 a barrel Tuesday as the market absorbed data showing demand is falling even as supplies are rising. Meanwhile, gas prices inched higher at the pump, continuing their record-breaking press toward $4 a gallon.

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McCain Offers Tax Credit in Health Care Plan

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Republican John McCain wants to change how people get their health insurance, shifting away from job-based coverage to an open market where people can choose from competing policies.

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Alleged Jimi Hendrix Sex Tape to Be Released

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Vivid Entertainment is releasing a sex tape allegedly starring Jimi Hendrix. The Los Angeles-based adult entertainment company said they obtained the footage of the music legend shot in a hotel room about 40 years ago from a memorabilia collector.

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Obama Rips Rev. Wright

Updated: 04/29/2008 - Democratic candidate further distances himself from controversial minister, says he's outraged by ex-pastor's remarks, "saddened" by "spectacle" of recent appearance and that his views do not accurately reflect the state of the black church.

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