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Defeat of Equal Pay Bill Brings Call for Revolution

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Both Democrats running for President make it to Capitol Hill to vote for bill removing limits on how long workers can wait to sue for pay discrimination, but Republican opponents manage to defeat the legislation

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Iraq War Funding Bill Could Expand

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Democrats hope to get benefits for unemployed, new education funding for veterans, increases for food stamp benefits and other items included in Iraq war funding bill, but they face the threat of a Presidential veto

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Feds say "Legal Weed" Goes Too Far

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Company trying for clever play on the name of the town where they brew - Weed, CA - ordered to stop. Federal regulators say slogan, "Try Legal Weed," could mislead people about the characteristics of the alcoholic beverage.

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Patrick visits her ex-boss on Letterman show

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Danica Patrick walked onstage at the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday to the tune of "Used to Be My Girl," a reference to the fact that the host was once her team owner.

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Smoking Bad For Health; Job Security

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Whirpool Corp. employees may be fired after they were seen smoking on company property. They signed insurance paperwork saying they don't smoke or chew tobacco. They could be let go for lying.

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Mailer's Mistress Sells Papers

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Long-time mistress of late writer sells papers to Harvard. The seven boxes of material was collected during weekly visits from 1983 to 1992. Mailer died last November at age 84.

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VA Official Grilled About E-mails

Posted: 04/23/2008 - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) deputy chief, Gordon Mansfield, was questioned Wednesday by members of congress in Washington about allegations that the VA tried to cover up the true risk of suicide among veterans

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Apple 2Q profit jumps 36 percent, but stock wobbles

Posted: 04/23/2008 - The Mac and iPod maker is believed to be especially vulnerable to slowing consumer spending in the United States because of its stronger presence here than overseas and because many of its products carry a premium price tag.

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Phone number in Texas abuse report linked to Colo. woman

Posted: 04/23/2008 - A phone number used to report alleged abuse at a polygamist retreat in Texas has been linked to a woman suspected of making false abuse claims in Colorado, according to an affidavit made public Wednesday.

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Abbas appeals for more US help in peace process

Posted: 04/23/2008 - In a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ahead of talks with President Bush on Thursday, Abbas said time was running out if that target laid out at the Annapolis Conference in November was to be met and that more pressure must be exerted on Israel to stop the expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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CIA director to give up military uniform

Posted: 04/23/2008 - CIA Director Michael Hayden announced Wednesday he will retire from the Air Force in July after 39 years in uniform, but he will continue in his intelligence post as a civilian.

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Bear from movies turns on handler in Calif., killing him

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Harry Morse, a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Game, said Stephan Miller, 39, was killed by a 5-year-old bear during the making of a promotional video for Randy Miller's Predators in Action center. The animal trainer who had been biten on the neck by a 700-pound, 7 1/2-foot-tall grizzly bear died at the scene.

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Boeing profit jumps 38 pct as orders grow in 1st quarter

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Boeing Co., the world's second biggest commercial airplane manufacturer, reported a better-than-expected 38 percent jump in its first-quarter earnings, as it improved efficiency and recorded more orders for its aircraft.

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Congress close on bill to ban genetic discrimination

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Lawmakers have agreed to make it illegal for employers and insurance companies to deny applicants jobs and health care coverage because DNA tests show they are genetically disposed to a disease.

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China's Everest torch plan draw journalists' concerns

Posted: 04/23/2008 - China's new plan for press coverage of the Olympic torch's ascent of Mount Everest has touched off a new controversy. Health experts and media groups said Wednesday the plan will expose reporters to undue health risks due to the altitude.

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