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McCain Jokes About Rivals With Comedian Jon Stewart

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Of the Democratic presidential candidates, would Republican John McCain rather take on Barack Obama or Hillary Rodham Clinton? "You know, Ron Paul is still in the race," McCain joked Wednesday during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

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Oil Prices Steady in Asian Trading after Record Near $124

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Oil prices held steady Thursday in Asia after jumping to a record near $124 a barrel as investors captivated by the market's upward momentum seemed to ignore figures showing an increase in U.S. crude and gasoline supplies.

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Toyota Reports 28% Drop in Fiscal 4th Quarter Profit

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Toyota's profit for the January-March quarter dropped 28% from the previous year as a strengthening yen and lagging North American sales chipped away at the Japanese automaker's earnings.

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`American Idol' Boots Another Finalist; 3 Singers Remain

Posted: 05/08/2008 - American Idol is now down to three. And Simon Cowell once told Jason Castro that his face would save him from elimination. Not this time. The dreadlocked heartthrob was voted off "American Idol" Wednesday as the show narrowed the competition to three finalists: David Cook, David Archuleta and Syesha Mercado.

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Too Much, Too Little Sleep Tied To Ill Health In New Study

Posted: 05/08/2008 - People who sleep fewer than six hours a night — or more than nine — are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies.

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Chantix Recommended To Quit Smoking Despite Safety Concerns

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The federal government's new advice to doctors for helping smokers quit recommends the drug Chantix, which has recently been linked with depression and suicidal behavior. The new guidelines mention the psychiatric risks but also say the popular Pfizer Inc. drug is the most effective at helping people get off cigarettes.

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UN: Myanmar Blocks UN Emergency Airlift For Cyclone Victims

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Myanmar's isolationist regime blocked United Nations efforts Thursday to airlift food aid to cyclone survivors, U.N. officials said, as the hungry fought for what little food was available and drank coconut milk for lack of clean water.

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Stamp Price Hike Nearing

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Stamps will go up to 42-cents May 12th, but the 41-cent "forever stamps" will be good after that - just buy them now!

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Protests from GOP, moderate Democrats delay war funding vote

Posted: 05/07/2008 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., promised to deal with the concerns of some of her more conservative members, who were upset that the war funding bill is carrying new benefit programs - especially a boost in GI education benefits - without paying for them with offsetting cuts to other programs.

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Running back Dominic Rhodes signs deal to return to Colts

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The tandem that helped Indianapolis win its first Super Bowl title has been reunited after Rhodes agreed on a one-year deal to return to the Colts. Rhodes' agent, Mike McCartney confirmed the signing Wednesday in an e-mail to The Associated Press although he did not disclose financial details.

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Conflict over housing crisis threatens rescue package

Posted: 05/07/2008 - "We are committed to a good housing bill that will help folks stay in their house, as opposed to a housing bill that will reward speculators and lenders," Bush said at the White House after meeting with House Republican leaders.

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Bush Faults Democrats on Housing Crisis, Energy and Taxes

Posted: 05/07/2008 - President Bush on Wednesday criticized Democrats in Congress for their approach to dealing with the nation's housing crisis and soaring energy prices and called anew for an extension of expiring tax cuts and government wiretapping authority.

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Hillary Clinton Says She'll Stay in the Presidential Race

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will remain in the presidential race "until there's a nominee." The former first lady declined to say whether that meant through the roll call of the states at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

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Myanmar Toll May Hit 100,000: U.S. Diplomat

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Disease outbreaks may push the death total as a result of the cyclone that crashed into Myanmar as high as 100,000, according to one U.S. diplomat. more than 23,000 have already been reported dead with 42,000 more still missing.

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Clinton Loans Herself $6.4 Million

Updated: 05/07/2008 - After winning a nail biter in Indiana and losing North Carolina handily, an aide says that the Democratic hopeful loaned her campaign $6.4 million. She had loaned herself $5 million earlier in the campaign.

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Word of Madonna Films Reaches Village Of David Banda's Father

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Some 100 miles from Malawi's capital, the dusty village of Lipunga has no movie theaters or video players, let alone electricity. But villager Yohane Banda has at least heard that Madonna's new documentary is meant to draw attention to this southern African country's poverty.

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China Warns Dalai Lama Not To Obstruct Beijing Games

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Chinese President Hu Jintao vowed on Wednesday to continue a recently begun dialogue with the Dalai Lama, though he offered veiled accusations the Tibetan spiritual leader is causing more problems than he is solving.

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Penny Prices Pinched by Rising Cost of Metal

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Pennies and nickels cost more to make than they're worth. A House bill to change coins' composition has stalled. Some say eliminating penny would be wise, but say it's politically impossible. The dime, quarter, and dollar coins are still produced for less than their value.

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