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White House Admits Fault on 'Mission Accomplished' Banner

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The White House said Wednesday that President Bush has paid a price for the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was flown in triumph five years ago but later became a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the long and costly war in Iraq.

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On May Day, A Hint Of Hope Amid Protests

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Rallies held worldwide for workers' rights, economic equality as the world celebrates the unofficial International Workers' Day; in Cuba, citizens hope for more changes from new president Raul Castro

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"Mission Accomplished," 5 Years Later

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Five years after he stood on an aircraft carrier and declared that the mission in Iraq was "Accomplished" nearly four thousand soldiers have been killed. White House claims that the "Mission Accomplished" banner referred only to mission of the sailors on the carrier.

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"D.C. Madam" Apparently Kills Herself

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Cops: body near Fla. mobile home is woman convicted in prostitution ring serving D.C. elite, including Sen. David Vitter (R-LA). Palfrey had been found guilty on April 15th and was awaiting sentencing in June

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House Approves Anti-Genetic Discrimination Bill

Posted: 05/01/2008 - New legislation would prevent employment or insurance discrimination based on genetic information. The bill now goes to the President for his signature after passing both houses of Congress with one dissenter, Ron Paul (R-TX)

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Senate Panel Blocks Money for Iraqi Reconstruction

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Senators want to try and force Iraqi government to start paying more for its own reconstruction out of the windfall from rising gas prices, the provision had been part of the 2009 defense policy bill.

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Gas, Food Prices Push Spending Higher Than Expected

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Consumer spending doubles analysts' projections because of soaring prices on food and gas. Construction spending posted its fift decline in six months, while spending on housing took a record nosedive.

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Fugitive Mom Nabbed After 32 Years

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Michigan woman married and raised a family in California after escaping from prison where she was serving time after being arrested during an undercover sting operation. Anonymous caller tipped authorities to her new name.

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Economists Knock Proposed Gas Tax Break

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Experts say plan supported by McCain, Clinton would bring little savings to the consumer, starve the highway trust fund and put more money in the pockets of the oil companies. Clinton tries to capitalize Sen. Obama's opposition to the bill in ads in N.C. and Indiana

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Exxon Mobil 1Q Profit Grows 17%

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, says record crude prices helped its net income grow 17% in the first quarter.

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Leader of al-Qaida in Somalia Reportedly Dies in Airstrike

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The American military launched an airstrike Thursday targeting the head of al-Qaida in Somalia, a U.S. defense official said. The head of an Islamic insurgent group said the attack killed its leader.

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CVS Caremark 1Q Profit Rises as Sales Climb

Posted: 05/01/2008 - CVS Caremark Corp., the nation's biggest pharmacy chain, said its first-quarter profit jumped 84%, helped by surging sales in the wake of last year's purchase of Caremark.

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2 Beef Processors Cited for Humane Violations

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Two of the nation's largest beef processors were slapped with humane handling violations during a government review of meat providers to the National School Lunch Program, records show.

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China Train Crash Death Toll Rises to 71

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The death toll from China's worst rail accident in a decade rose Wednesday to 71, with more than 400 injured passengers still hospitalized following the pre-dawn collision between two trains, state media said.

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Worldwide Hunt for Last Nazis Moves in Fits and Starts

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Although total investigations worldwide are down from 1,019 last year, 202 new probes have been opened in the past year, versus 63 last year. Nazi war crimminals continue to be investigated worldwide.

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CIA's Michael Hayden: China "Not our Enemy"

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Speaking in Wednesday afternoon's Landon Lecture at K-State, the chief of the CIA urges the nation to view China in a more positive light.

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New Pastor to Head Obama's 8,000-Member Chicago Church

Posted: 04/30/2008 - Reverend Otis Moss III will become the head of Trinity United Church of Christ in June, taking over at a time of turmoil for the 8,000-member church, the nation's largest United Church of Christ congregation,

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Crops Winning Out Over Conservation for Some Landowners

Posted: 04/30/2008 - A portion of Ernie Roehrich's farm hasn't been plowed for two decades: It's part of a federal program that pays landowners to idle land for conservation. Payments from the Conservation Reserve Program have helped during lean times. And wildlife - especially pheasants - have flourished on his century-old family farm in south central North Dakota.

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Stocks dip with investors flummoxed over Fed

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The Dow Jones industrial average, momentarily soaring above 13,000 for the first time since early January, ended the session with a modest loss.

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Fed Cuts Key Rate by a Quarter-Point

Updated: 05/12/2008 - WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point Wednesday, a smaller move than the aggressive easing it undertook earlier this year. There were signs the Fed may believe it has done enough to prevent a deep recession.

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Texas officials looking at possible abuse among FLDS boys

Posted: 04/30/2008 - The disclosures are the first suggestions that anyone other than teenage girls may have been sexually or physically abused at the ranch run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a renegade Mormon sect.

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