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Carter says Hamas willing to be Israel's neighbor

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Former President Carter said Monday that the Islamic group Hamas was willing to accept the Jewish state as a "neighbor next door," but the militants did not match their upbeat words with concrete steps to halt violence.

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Bush defends free-trade agreement with Mexico and Canada

Posted: 04/21/2008 - President Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon strongly defended free trade across North America on Monday, fending off anti-trade remarks that Democrats running for the White House are using to lure working class voters.

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Admiral reprimanded for lying during probe of relationship

Posted: 04/21/2008 - A senior Navy officer has received a written reprimand and requested retirement after an investigation concluded that he lied about having an inappropriate relationship while working at the White House in 1990, the Navy said Monday.

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Polygamist clothing has roots in 19th century and 1950s

Posted: 04/21/2008 - For a society accustomed to the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, the images of the women from the polygamist compound in Texas are almost shocking in their understatement: Ankle-length dresses, makeup-less faces, hauntingly uniform hair.

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Supreme Court rejects appeals for 3 condemned inmates

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Prosecutors moved quickly Monday to set new execution dates for three death-row inmates, hours after the Supreme Court lifted a reprieve it granted last fall so it could consider the constitutionality of lethal injection.

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Prime minister says Bahrain will try to ease Iran-US tension

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Bahrain will do everything it can to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran, the prime minister of this Persian Gulf island state said Monday, saying war is not the solution for the problems between the two nations.

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More "Black Widows" Guilty Verdicts

Posted: 04/21/2008 - An elderly woman was convicted Monday of two more counts in scheme to kill homeless men to cash in on insurance payouts

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Can Murder Victim's Statements Be Used at Trial?

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Dwayne Giles complains that his former girlfriend's statements should not have been used against him at his murder trial because the woman couldn't be cross-examined.

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1st Korean Astronaut Recounts Scary Return

Posted: 04/21/2008 - South Korea's first astronaut said Monday she was "really scared" when the Russian space capsule she was in made an unexpectedly steep descent to Earth over the weekend.

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Government to release proposed fuel economy rules

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The government on Tuesday plans to release a proposal to raise fuel efficiency standards for new cars and trucks, putting the nation's fleet on track to reach 35 miles per gallon by 2020.

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UN refugee agency criticizes Greek asylum practices

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The United Nations has sharply criticized Greece for its treatment of asylum applicants and its rate of approval of asylum claims of less than 1 percent, urging the country to reform its practices.

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'Forbidden Kingdom' lands No. 1 at box office

Posted: 04/21/2008 - "The Forbidden Kingdom," the first-time martial arts pairing from megastars Jackie Chan and Jet Li, fought its way to No. 1 at the weekend box office, debuting with $21.4 million.

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Pentagon chief urges Air Force to embrace change

Posted: 04/21/2008 - In unusually blunt terms, Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Monday challenged the Air Force, whose leaders are under fire on several fronts, to contribute more to immediate wartime needs and to promote new thinking.

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US seeks to block Zimbabwe-bound Chinese arms

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The Bush administration is intervening with governments in southern Africa to prevent a Chinese ship carrying weapons for Zimbabwe's security forces from unloading its cargo, The Associated Press has learned.

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Ray Charles' Children, Ex-Manager Battle

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Ray Charles' children are accusing his longtime manager of mismanaging his estate and trusts and tarnishing his legacy by releasing two posthumous CDs the late singer never would have approved, according to a published report.

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Pa.'s demographics look like Clinton, but aren't whole story

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Older, whiter and more female than the nation as a whole, Pennsylvania looks like Hillary Rodham Clinton country. Wealthier, better educated and more African American than the rest of the state, Pennsylvania's thickly settled southeast corner could belong to Barack Obama.

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Former Philippine president Aquino battling cancer

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Former Philippine president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino made her first television appearance since she was diagnosed with colon cancer a month ago, saying she is ready to accept God's will and that she has been feeling no pain.

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'Milkshake murder' trial continues in Hong Kong

Posted: 04/21/2008 - An American woman who gave her husband a strawberry milkshake spiked with drugs before beating him to death was only trying to defend herself from the baseball bat-wielding man in their luxury flat in Hong Kong, a defense attorney said Monday.

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