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Olympic Torch Begins Shorter S.F. Route

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Olympic torch relay has begun in San Francisco, where authorities cut its route roughly in half to keep demonstrators from disrupting the flame's symbolic journey to the Beijing Games.

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Yahoo, Google Experiment in Partnership

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Yahoo Inc. is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google Inc. as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.

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Army Soldiers to See Shorter War Tours

Posted: 04/09/2008 - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

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Egypt Sentences 5 Men for Homosexuality

Posted: 04/09/2008 - An Egyptian court convicted five men Wednesday on charges of homosexual behavior and sentenced them to three years in prison, officials said.

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Gaza gunmen Kill 2 in Southern Israel

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Israeli government held Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for the attack and sent tanks, troops and aircraft into the Palestinian territory.

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AP Photographer Granted Iraqi Amnesty

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A decision by a four-judge panel said Hussein's case falls under a new amnesty law. It ordered Iraqi courts to "cease legal proceedings" and ruled that Hussein should be "immediately" released

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Petraeus: New Troop Buildup Unlikely

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Wednesday that he is unlikely to call for another troop buildup in Iraq, even if security deteriorates after the extra American soldiers return home this summer.

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Buddhist Monks Call for Dalai Lama

Posted: 04/09/2008 - It was the second time in as many months that Tibetan monks have interrupted media tours led by Chinese authorities.

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Violence Feeds Fear on Eve of Nepal Vote

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The voting for a new assembly is intended to usher in sweeping changes for this long-troubled Himalayan country, and will likely mean the end of a centuries-old royal dynasty.

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Rioting Erupts in Pakistan, 7 Killed

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A building near Karachi's courts was set ablaze, and five charred bodies were found inside, said police officer Syed Sulaiman. Two people died of gunshot wounds, including a paramedic whose ambulance came under fire while trying to help the injured.

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6 Wounded in Malaysian Airport Shootout

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The robbers fired at security guards accompanying two currency exchange workers who were carrying a bag of cash at Kuala Lumpur International Airport Wednesday, the Bernama news agency said.

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Betancourt Husband Looks For Clues

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A citizen of both France and Colombia, Betancourt was campaigning for Colombia's presidency when she was kidnapped in 2002.

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Ship Pilot In SF Oil Spill Had DUI

Updated: 04/09/2008 - Capt. John Cota was apparently diagnosed with alcoholism and developed pancreatitis as a result of his drinking, according to testimony at a National Transportation Safety Board hearing.

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200 Elderly Rescued From Mich. Blaze

Posted: 04/09/2008 - All 200 residents from two connected buildings were evacuated by early afternoon, police and fire officials said.

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US Water Pipelines Are Breaking

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Two hours north of New York City, a mile-long stream and a marsh the size of a football field have mysteriously formed along a country road.

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Man Arrested In Texas Party Shooting

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Police on Tuesday arrested a man accused of opening fire at a child's birthday party, killing a woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter.

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Pa. Girl Hit With Game Controller Dies

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A 2-year-old girl died after being beaten with a video game controller by her mother's boyfriend, police said Tuesday. Darisabel Baez's mother overheard the beating Sunday but did nothing until she realized the girl was unconscious, police said.

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67 Bodies Secretly Exhumed From NM Grave

Updated: 04/09/2008 - Working in secret, federal archaeologists have dug up the remains of dozens of soldiers and children near a Civil War-era fort after an informant tipped them off about widespread grave-looting.

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Boy, 11, Steered Bus to Avoid Semi

Updated: 04/09/2008 - The 11-year-old Cleveland boy who steered a runaway school bus to safety said Wednesday he took the wheel because the bus was rolling toward a semi.

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Security High For Torch's S.F. Stop

Updated: 04/09/2008 - The Olympic torch's round-the-world trip is the longest in Olympic history, and is meant to highlight China's rising economic and political power.

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Bobblehead Pope Video Yanked

Posted: 04/09/2008 - D.C. subway agency drops promotional ad after Catholic objection to "misdressed" Pontiff.

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