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Drew Peterson stopped for speeding on way to pick up friend

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Drew Peterson says he was trying to help a 22-year-old female friend when he was pulled over for speeding in a Chicago suburb. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant suspected in his wife's October disappearance was stopped at 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Naperville. Police let him go with a warning.

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75 Students Arrested in San Diego University Drug Bust

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

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Britain tightens visa regulations

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Britain's Home Office tightened visa regulations for skilled workers Tuesday, forcing employers to prove they had no option before hiring a foreigner.

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Collapse Yahoo talks leaves advertisers with less leverage

Posted: 05/06/2008 - The collapse of Microsoft Corp.'s pursuit of Yahoo Inc. is leaving advertisers pining for other ways to reach mass audiences on the Web and to counteract Google Inc.'s dominance of the online ad market.

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Clinton, Obama Could Both Win, Polls Say

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the proposal to suspend the gas tax will resonate with working class voters in Indiana and North Carolina, the Clinton campaign launched a last-minute ad in those states Monday that sharply attacks rival Barack Obama for not supporting the measure.

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Wal-Mart Expands Low-Priced Drug Program

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Wal-Mart Stores announced Monday it would expand its discounted prescription drug program to offer 90-day supplies for $10 and add several women's medications at a discount. It also said it would lower the price of more than 1,000 over-the-counter drugs.

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Fresh Off Quiet Spell, Britney Spears Expected in LA Court

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Britney Watch: Exactly three months have passed since Britney Spears left a psychiatric ward and promptly stirred up a paparazzi car chase, a scene that looked like the beginning of even more erratic behavior for the troubled pop star.

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U.S. Military: 3,500 US Troops Set To Leave Iraq

Posted: 05/06/2008 - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, part of a plan to reduce the number of troops who were part of last year's "surge" by 20,000.

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Interpol Launches Search For Pedophile Suspect

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Hoping the rare move will lead to a quick arrest, Interpol launched a worldwide appeal to the public Tuesday to help identify a man suspected of sexually abusing young boys from Southeast Asia.

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Study: Restaurant Tabacco Bans Influence Teen Smoking

Posted: 05/06/2008 - A new study shows that towns with strong restaurant smoking bans could play a big factor in keeping their teens from smoking. Young people who lived in towns with tough bans were forty percent less likely to become regular smokers!

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Ten MIllion Children Worldwide Die From Lack of Healthcare

Posted: 05/06/2008 - A U.S. based charity says more than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 do not get basic health care, leading to nearly 10 million deaths annually from treatable ailments like diarrhea and pneumonia.

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"Sex And The City" Death Rumor Laid To Rest

Updated: 05/06/2008 - The new summer blockbuster being heavily anticipated by throngs of fans of the famed television series won't be as edgy as some fans fear. Rumors that "Mr. Big" could kick the bucket are answered by the movie's director.

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Britney Spears Expected In Court For Custody Hearing

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Britney Spears left her sister's baby shower in Kentwood, LA to prepare to fight for her two boys. It's been three months since Spears left a psychiactric ward after weeks of turbulent behavior for the pop star.

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Iraqi Alleges Abu Ghraib Torture, Sues US Contractors

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Emad al-Janabi's federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, claims that employees of CACI International Inc. and L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. punched him, slammed him into walls, hung him from a bed frame and kept him naked and handcuffed in his cell beginning in September 2003.

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Oil Hits Record $120.93 a Barrel on Supply Woes

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Higher prices at the pump? Oil futures rose to an all-time high near $121 a barrel Tuesday in Asia, fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

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McCain criticizes Obama on national security

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Republican John McCain on Monday dismissed Democratic rival Barack Obama as having zero national security experience. Arriving in North Carolina on the eve of the presidential primary, McCain said there are stark differences between him and the two Democratic candidates, Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. But he concentrated on Obama in particular.

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Ohio Dems talking impeachment after AG refuses to resign

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate.

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Ex-officer convicted in Calif. robbery ring sentenced

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A former Long Beach police officer was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison for being part of a ring of corrupt officers who robbed homes while carrying out fake drug raids.

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US officials in North Korea to discuss food aid

Posted: 05/05/2008 - A team of U.S. officials is in North Korea for discussions on providing food aid as the Asian nation faces significant shortages, the State Department said Monday.

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Guatemala suspends adoptions for a month

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Guatemala's attorney general on Monday said 2,286 pending foreign adoptions have been placed on hold for at least a month while officials review related paperwork.

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'D.C. Madam' apologized to mom, sister in suicide notes

Posted: 05/05/2008 - The woman known as the "D.C. Madam" apologized to her mother and sister in suicide notes, saying she couldn't bear going to prison and saw killing herself as the only "exit strategy."

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'Sex and the City' director addresses death rumor

Posted: 05/05/2008 - Will "Sex and the City" have a "Death in the City?" It's been a persistent rumor in cyberspace as the buzz kicks into overdrive for the film opening later this month. If you want the rumor to remain in play, stop reading now.

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