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McCain Proposes Break in Gas Taxes

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Republican nominee adds that allowing President Bush's tax cuts to expire would serve as the single largest tax increase since WWII

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President Set to Greet Pope

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI will hold two masses and visit Ground Zero on his first trip to the United States

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Oil Rises to Trading Record Above $112

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Oil prices rose to an intraday trading record above $112 a barrel Tuesday after the U.S. dollar fell further and crude supplies to the U.S. and elsewhere were disrupted.

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Delta, Northwest Agree to Combine

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp., squeezed by record high fuel prices and a slowing economy, are combining in a stock-swap deal that would create the world's biggest carrier. The boards of both companies gave the deal the go-ahead Monday.

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Users petition to keep Windows XP

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Windows XP is set to be pulled off of store shelves in June, but supporters hope their petition will prevent that.

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MySpace Offers Site Designed for Korea

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The online hangout MySpace is continuing its international expansion with Tuesday's launch of a Korean site peppered with features tailored to local cultural habits.

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Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke.

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Slumping TV Sales Damp Philips 1Q Profit

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The television age appears to be fading for Philips, the Dutch company that carries a global reputation for its home electronics: Philips' first-quarter profit fell 75 percent.

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Journalists Group Appeals to China

Posted: 04/14/2008 - An international journalists group appealed to Chinese authorities Monday to stop what it called interference with news coverage leading up to the Beijing Olympics.

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Old Cellulose Found in NM Salt Crystals

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Cellulose dating back 253 million years - along with some possible ancient DNA - has been found in salt crystals from an underground nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico.

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Delta, Northwest to Merge

Updated: 04/15/2008 - Delta and Northwest Airlines agree to merge, in a $3 billion dollar deal that would create the world's largest airline.

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Obama Questions Clinton on Free Trade

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama on Monday questioned rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's opposition to free trade agreements that some voters contend have eliminated thousands of U.S. jobs and mocked her weekend visit to an Indiana bar as pandering to the working class.

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Contract Fraud Loophole Eliminated

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A multibillion-dollar loophole that would have helped conceal abuse of overseas contracts has been eliminated from a Bush administration proposal to protect taxpayer dollars, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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Retail Sales Up a Bit, Led by Gas Costs

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Consumers, beset by a credit crunch, rising energy and food costs and a prolonged housing slump, boosted spending only slightly in March

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Threats Close 3 Colleges, 4 More Schools

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A message scrawled in a university bathroom - "Be prepared to die on 4/14" - left not just the college's campus empty Monday, but also those of two adjoining high schools and a pair of nearby elementary schools.

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Bush Floating New Climate Proposal

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The White House has told a group of House GOP conservatives it may be forced to support a limited cap on greenhouse gases and avoid a "train wreck" of regulations involving climate change, sources familiar with the meeting said Monday.

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UN Chief: Food Crisis Is Now Emergency

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A rapidly escalating global food crisis has reached emergency proportions and threatens to wipe out seven years of progress in the fight against poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday.

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Adult Women in Sect Back at Texas Ranch

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A spokesman for a polygamist sect in West Texas says the state has returned 139 women who were staying at a shelter with their children back to the Yearning For Zion ranch.

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US Takes Over New Baghdad Embassy

Posted: 04/14/2008 - The United States has taken ownership of the mammoth new, heavily fortified embassy in Baghdad after months of delay, the State Department said Monday.

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Boy Blows Up 213 Balloons With His Nose

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A 13-year-old boy is claiming the world record for blowing balloons with his nose. Using one nostril at a time, Andrew Dahl inflated 213 balloons within an hour Friday in the town's public library. His feat has been submitted for review by Guinness World Records.

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Reality Show Maker Arrested in Fla.

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Police charged an aspiring reality show director with blocking four women - half of a cast billed as ordinary girls hoping to become "princesses" - from leaving the central Florida house where the show was being shot.

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