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Obama Accuses McCain Of 'Losing His Bearings'

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Thursday that Republican John McCain was "losing his bearings" for repeatedly suggesting the Islamic terrorist group Hamas preferred Obama for president.

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Al-Qaida In Iraq Leader Reported Arrested

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Iraqi police commandos captured the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in what could mark a significant blow to the Sunni insurgency in its last urban stronghold.

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Leger Painting Auctioned for More Than $39 million in NYC

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Sotheby's auction house says a cubist oil painting by Fernand Leger has been sold in New York for more than $39 million. The auction house says the 1912-1913 painting, "Study for a Woman in Blue," sold Wednesday for $39.2 million.

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`American Idol' Boots Another Finalist; 3 Singers Remain

Posted: 05/08/2008 - 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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Dan Rather Files Amended Lawsuit Against CBS Over his Firing

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Dan Rather has filed an amended lawsuit against CBS that says other TV networks refused to hire him because of the damage executives at his former company did to his reputation after a disputed 2004 report on President Bush.

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Lawmakers finish farm bill as White House repeats opposition

Posted: 05/08/2008 - In some cases, farm couples with incomes totaling $2.5 million - assuming $1 million is from other, non-farm sources - could also qualify. That's far too rich for the Bush administration, which renewed President Bush's threat to veto the package as being too generous to wealthy farmers.

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Unions focus against McCain as Democrats still battling

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The AFL-CIO, which has not endorsed anyone in the Democratic primary, announced Wednesday that it is sending more than 6,000 of its people to more than 22 states during the next two weekends to talk to more than 200,000 union voters about McCain.

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Hispanic growth fueled by higher fertility rates

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Hispanic women generally, both U.S.-born and immigrants, have higher fertility rates than non Hispanics - 84 births per 1,000 Hispanic women compared with 63 per 1,000 non-Hispanic women.

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Jeff Probst: Surviving 16 seasons of `Survivor'

Posted: 05/08/2008 - It's not that Probst seems out of place in a metropolis like New York. It's just that, after hosting 16 seasons of CBS' "Survivor" since 2000, he's more readily identified with various brands of wilderness half-a-world away.

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Huge Texas sinkhole's appetite decreasing, officials say

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The 900-foot-long sinkhole, with crumbling dirt around its edges resembling sharp teeth, has swallowed up oil tanks and barrels, tires, telephone poles and several vehicles in Daisetta, a once-booming oil town of about 1,000 residents about 60 miles northeast of Houston.

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South Korea May Demand Revision of US Beef Import Pact

Posted: 05/08/2008 - South Korea said Thursday it may demand a revision of a beef import agreement with the United States as the government struggled to quell widespread perceptions that American beef is unsafe.

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Study of 'Daily Show': It's a lot like O'Reilly

Updated: 05/12/2008 - NEW YORK - A journalism think tank studying "The Daily Show" doesn't believe many people get their news from Jon Stewart — because otherwise they wouldn't get the jokes.

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More than Half of U.S. Diabetics have Arthritis

Updated: 05/12/2008 - ATLANTA - More than half of U.S. adults with diabetes also have arthritis, raising a serious obstacle for diabetic patients urged to exercise, according to a government study.

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Obama Gets Big Welcome, Fresh Support On Capitol Tour

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama got a front-runner's welcome back at the Capitol Thursday, pressing congressional "superdelegates" to support him in a visit that had the look and feel of a campaign victory lap.

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New Idea In Mortuary Science: Dissolving Bodies With Lye

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest — dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish, syrupy residue down the drain.

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Facebook, States Set Bullying, Predator Safeguards

Updated: 05/12/2008 - HARTFORD, Conn. - Facebook, the world's second-largest social networking Web site, is adding more than 40 new safeguards to protect young users from sexual predators and cyberbullies under an agreement with officials nationwide that was announced Thursday.

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More Than Half Of US Diabetics Have Arthritis

Posted: 05/08/2008 - More than half of U.S. adults with diabetes also have arthritis, raising a serious obstacle for diabetic patients urged to exercise, according to a government study.

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Commencement Readers Cram To Prep For Tongue-Twister Names

Posted: 05/08/2008 - A week from Saturday, 453 new graduates will cross the commencement stage on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Among them: Nokuthula Sikhethiwe Kitikiti, Udochukwu Chinyere Obodo, and Baitnairamdal Otgonshar.

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'Best Santa Ever' Arrested In N.J. On Child Sex Charges

Posted: 05/08/2008 - A rare international alert seeking a man shown in dozens of raw child porn images quickly led to the arrest of a small-time actor, who painted faces at children's parties and performed as "the best Santa Claus anyone has ever seen."

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