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Housing-credit woes spur calls for more federal regulation

Posted: 04/19/2008 - A heavier federal hand is reaching into American life as politicians in both parties demand an overhaul of government financial regulation and more protection for homeowners in the face of mortgage woes and a weakening economy.

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General Motors Plans First Hybrid Car Sales In China

Posted: 04/19/2008 - General Motors Corp. will sell its first gas-electric hybrid cars in China in July, introducing a model created in part by GM's Shanghai design center, the company said Saturday.

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Pope Working To Clean Up Priesthood

Posted: 04/19/2008 - Addressing the clergy sex abuse crisis this week, Pope Benedict XVI said that it was more important to have good priests than many priests.

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Is it her genes? Oldest known person turns 115 on Sunday

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Maybe it was a lifetime of chores on the family farm that accounts for Edna Parker's long life. Or maybe just good genes explain why the world's oldest known person will turn 115 on Sunday, defying staggering odds.

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Airport screeners to get more security training

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Airport screeners are about to get new security training designed to help them think creatively about possible threats - including those they have never thought of.

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Obama, Clinton make Pennsylvania push

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama pushed into each other's strongholds Friday as the long Pennsylvania primary race entered its final weekend, with both trying to pick off every vote they can get.

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Middle school has 1 taker months after contraceptives furor

Posted: 04/18/2008 - For all the firestorm surrounding the decision to make prescription contraceptives available at King Middle School, only one girl has used the service in the six months since the program began, officials say.

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Painter Joseph Solman dies

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Joseph Solman, an artist for the Works Progress Administration who painted vivid images of New York street scenes and along with Mark Rothko helped found an influential arts group in the 1930s, has died at age 99.

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Bush hosts South Korean president at Camp David

Posted: 04/18/2008 - President Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak opened two days of talks on Friday focusing on North Korea's unfulfilled pledge to disclose its nuclear activities and a U.S. free-trade deal with South Korea that faces an uphill battle in Congress.

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Wall Street jumps as investors weigh Citi, Google results

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Wall Street topped off a strong week with a big rally Friday, after results from companies like Citigroup Inc. and Google Inc. helped ease investor anxiety about the health of corporate profits.

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Carter meets Hamas chief in Syria

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Former President Carter defied U.S. and Israeli warnings and met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and his deputy, two men the U.S. government has labeled terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians.

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Google shares soar 20 percent to record 1-day gain

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Google Inc.'s stock soared 20 percent Friday, restoring $28 billion in shareholder wealth as Wall Street renewed its love affair with the Internet search leader after weeks of worry about an online advertising slowdown.

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Pope worries that big powers control decision-making

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI warned diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that international cooperation needed to solve urgent problems is "in crisis" because decisions rest in the hands of a few powerful nations.

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