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Great Ape Turns 55 At Dallas Zoo

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A gorilla recognized as the world's oldest in captivity celebrated her 55th birthday by munching down a four-layer frozen fruit cake and banana leaf wrapped treats.

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In Oregon, Clinton hits Obama while he targets McCain

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Campaigning a few miles from each other Friday, Barack Obama trained his eye on November and the GOP, while Hillary Rodham Clinton battled for her political life, trying to hang on a few more weeks or even days in hopes of denying him the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Blackwater unlikely to face charges in Iraq shooting

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Blackwater Worldwide, the security contractor blamed by an angry Iraqi government for the shooting deaths of 17 civilians, is not expected to face criminal charges - all but ensuring the company will keep its multimillion-dollar contract to protect U.S. diplomats.

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"Best Santa Ever" A Pedophile?

Posted: 05/09/2008 - 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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Katrina Victim Wins Powerball Prize

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A construction company owner who lost two homes in Hurricane Katrina claimed a $97 million Powerball prize, a jackpot won off a ticket he bought at a convenience store where he stopped to buy his wife a gallon of milk.

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Packaged Pythons Cause Scare At German Post Office

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A trio of packaged pythons has caused a scare at a German post office. Police in Darmstadt say the snakes were stuffed into a parcel that was handed in for mailing to eastern Germany. It contained two tiger pythons and an albino tiger python of more than 3 feet in length.

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Gas jumps above $3.67, oil passes $126 on Venezuela concerns

Updated: 05/09/2008 - Oil rose above $126 a barrel for the first time Friday, bringing its advance this week to nearly $10, as investors questioned whether a possible confrontation between the U.S. and Venezuela could cut exports from the OPEC member.

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Oil Prices Surge Ahead Of Driving Season

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Oil rose above $126 a barrel for the first time Friday, bringing its advance this week to nearly $10, as investors questioned whether a possible confrontation between the U.S. and Venezuela could cut exports from the OPEC member. Meanwhile, on the eve of the U.S. driving season, gas prices rose above an average $3.67 a gallon at the pump, following oil's recent path higher.

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March trade deficit drops by bigger-than-expected amount

Posted: 05/09/2008 - The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in March as demand for imports fell by the largest amount since the last recession was ending. Analysts forecast that trade would continue to be one of the economy's few bright spots this year.

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Man Crashes At Driveway, Sees Home Catch Fire, Gets Ticket

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A Rock Island man whose car was hit as he tried to make a left turn into his driveway saw his home going up in flames as he was airlifted to the hospital. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Monte Terry said Justin Hill, 42, was hit by an oncoming car when he pulled into its path on Tuesday evening.

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Auto parts supplier Delphi reports wider loss

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Auto parts maker Delphi Corp. reported on Friday that it lost more money in the first quarter than it did a year ago, but that an increased credit line will still allow it to emerge from bankruptcy protection intact.

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Obama Picks Up 5 Superdelegates, Union Endorsement

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Barack Obama all but erased Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-imposing lead among national convention superdelegates on Friday and won fresh labor backing as elements of the Democratic Party began coalescing around the Illinois senator for the fall campaign.

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Texas May Claim Amazon Owes Sales Taxes

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Texas officials may claim that Amazon.com owes millions in sales taxes on purchases that state residents made from the Internet retailer.

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