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Feds want to require visitors' fingerprints when leaving US

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The Bush administration would require commercial airlines and cruise-line operators to collect information such as fingerprints from international travelers and send the information to the Homeland Security Department soon after the travelers leave the country, according to a proposed rule.

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Obama explains comment about McCain

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Barack Obama, who said Republican John McCain would be an improvement over President Bush, argued Tuesday that his comment didn't undercut Democrats' contention that the GOP nominee-in-waiting offers the same as the unpopular president.

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Beyonce, Jay-Z filed marriage license

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A village clerk says a marriage license for Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z, dated April 4 and signed by the person who officiated at the wedding, is being filed with the state.

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Bin Laden's deputy says Iran trying to undermine al-Qaida

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader issued a new audiotape Tuesday accusing Shiite Iran of spreading a conspiracy theory about who carried out the Sept. 11 attacks to discredit the power of the Sunni terrorist network.

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9 people killed in 36 shootings over the weekend in Chicago

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Nine people were killed in 36 shootings over the weekend in Chicago, reflecting what some community leaders say is a deadly breakdown in discipline among gang members after a crackdown over the past few years put many of their leaders behind bars.

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Prosecutor Says S.C. Student to Face WMD Charge

Posted: 04/22/2008 - The acting U.S. attorney for South Carolina says a teenager accused of planning to bomb his high school will face a federal charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. The charge carries a possible life sentence.

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Son Arrested After Father Slain

Posted: 04/22/2008 - An eastern Missouri man is dead and his son is jailed after a shooting at the father's home.

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Charges Dropped In Corpse Fraud Scheme

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A judge has dismissed charges against two New York men accused of wheeling their dead friend's corpse down a busy street and trying to cash his government benefit check.

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Army Vet Charged With Spying For Israel

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A former U.S. Army mechanical engineer was arrested Tuesday on charges he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate who also received information from convicted Pentagon spy Jonathan Pollard, authorities said.

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Postal Carrier Catches Falling Baby

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A postal worker is credited with saving a 1-year-old girl's life by catching her after she fell out of a second-story window in Albany, N.Y.

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Smog Exposure Linked To Premature Deaths

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

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Ex-EPA Chief Off The Hook In 9/11 Air Case

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Former EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman cannot be held liable for telling residents near the World Trade Center site that the air was safe to breathe after the 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

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Sheriff: Olympic Champ "Date Rape" Drugged

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Former Olympic ice dance champion Pasha Grishuk was drugged with GHB, a common date rape drug, during a business meeting at a ritzy Orange County hotel, a sheriff's spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Stocks Decline as Oil Rises, Street Examines Earnings

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Wall Street pulled back Tuesday, with the Dow Jones industrials tumbling more than 140 points, as a rush of quarter results from bellwethers like AT&T Corp., DuPont and McDonald's Corp. failed to impress investors. Oil prices also reached fresh highs, raising concerns about inflation.

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Existing Home Sales Decline

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Sales of existing homes fell in March as a severe slump in housing showed no signs of abating. The median price of a home fell compared with the price a year ago.

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Louisiana Panel Blocks Anti-Droopy Pants Bill

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A state Senate panel rejected a bill on Tuesday that would make it a crime to wear one's pants too low, even as Cajun-country towns around Louisiana have been banning saggy pants from their streets.

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