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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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Canada says chemical in plastic water bottles is unsafe

Posted: 04/18/2008 - An ubiquitous chemical found in hard plastic water bottles, DVDs, CDs and hundreds of other common items came under increased pressure Friday when Canada labeled it dangerous and said it may ban its use in baby bottles.

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Bush praises America's response to pope's visit

Posted: 04/18/2008 - President Bush, speaking to members of Congress and clergy on Friday, said he felt firsthand the excitement of this week's U.S. visit by Pope Benedict XVI.

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UAW threatens strike at Chevrolet Malibu plant

Updated: 04/18/2008 - General Motors Corp. dodged one strike at a key factory on Friday, but the United Auto Workers threatened to walk out at the main plant that builds the hot-selling Chevrolet Malibu.

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6 Somali pirates face preliminary charges in France

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Paris court officials say investigating judges have filed preliminary charges against six Somali pirates accused of holding 30 hostages aboard a French luxury yacht for a week.

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Transportation secretary wants canceled flights explained

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is demanding that federal regulators and American Airlines explain why 250,000 U.S. air travelers endured canceled flights last week during safety inspections.

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Amateurs use video cameras to watch the border for illegals

Posted: 04/18/2008 - At least a couple of times a week, Ernie Kubr gets off the night shift and fires up his computer at his home in Nebraska so that he can watch for illegal immigrants trying to slip across the Arizona desert 1,400 miles away.

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Amateurs Use Video Cameras to Watch The Border For Illegals

Updated: 05/12/2008 - At least a couple of times a week, Ernie Kubr gets off the night shift and fires up his computer at his home in Nebraska so that he can watch for illegal immigrants trying to slip across the Arizona desert 1,400 miles away.

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British prime minister calls for global `interdependence'

Posted: 04/18/2008 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in his first foreign policy address in the United States, called Friday on the U.S. and Europe to lead a new era of global "interdependence" aimed at solving international problems such as terrorism, poverty and climate change.

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Gas prices push closer to $3.50 a gallon, oil hits $117

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Retail gas prices set new records Friday on their seemingly relentless march toward $3.50 a gallon, and diesel prices pushed further above $4 a gallon. Crude futures, meanwhile, surged to a new record of $117 a barrel.

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Maryland Woman Gives Birth to Rare Quadruplets, Three Identical

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A mother has given birth to a rare set of quadruplets in which three of the four boys are identical. The boys were born 11 weeks premature in January at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. The parents plan to introduce themselves and their boys at a news conference Friday.

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Ongoing Nomination Fight Hurting Clinton More Than Obama

Updated: 05/12/2008 - In a dramatic reversal, an Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll found that a clear majority of Democratic voters now say Sen. Barack Obama has a better chance of defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in November than Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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