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A Year Later, Va. Tech Mourns

Posted: 04/16/2008 - Virginia Tech pauses to grieve on the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history

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White House Targets Greenhouse Gases

Posted: 04/16/2008 - President will not offer a specific program, but will lay out a broad outline of how he believes efforts to curb global warming should proceed

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Bush, Big Crowd Greet Pope

Updated: 04/16/2008 - President and over 9,000 guests welcome Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony on the White House south lawn.

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Wal-Mart to Toughen Gun Sales Policy

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Wal-Mart, the nation's larges seller of firearms, announced Monday that it would toughen rules for gun sales.

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Gang robs US family of plane in Mexico

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Gunmen held up a family of U.S. tourists in Mexico on Tuesday and made off with their small plane, police said. The robbers attacked the plane as the American couple and their two daughters, ages 6 and 8, were about to take off from a hotel airstrip in the Baja California beach town of Mulege.

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Kentucky latest state to prohibit alcohol vaporizers

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill on Tuesday prohibiting the sale, purchase or use of alcohol vaporizers, which are devices that resemble asthma inhalers but produce intoxicating fumes.

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Seagate profit rises 62 pct, but key notebook market weakens

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Hard-drive maker Seagate Technology's third-quarter profit jumped 62 percent from a year ago, but the company missed revenue forecasts and acknowledged weakness in sales of drives used in notebook computers.

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Programmer pops question on girlfriend's video game

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Hiding a ring in a bouquet just wasn't enough when a computer programmer decided to pop the question. Bernie Peng reprogrammed Tammy Li's favorite video game, "Bejeweled," so a ring and a marriage proposal would show up on the screen when she reached a certain score.

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State Department warns diplomats of compulsory Iraq duty

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The State Department is warning U.S. diplomats they may be forced to serve in Iraq next year and says it will soon start identifying prime candidates for jobs at the Baghdad embassy and outlying provinces, according to a cable obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

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Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes

Updated: 05/12/2008 - 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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Oregon man thinks his black Labrador is an imposter

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Ken Griggs likes his new dog, but he preferred the old one. Then again, it might be the same dog. In a possible case of mistaken identity, Griggs said the black Labrador named Callie that he left at a Dundee kennel before spring break was not the same dog he picked up a week later.

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Airline combos could mean higher prices, fewer choices

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Getting hitched may be the right move for Delta and Northwest. But for beleaguered air travelers, it could usher in an era of higher fares, fewer flights, more confusion at the airport and even more crowded planes.

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Delta, Northwest face challenge of merging fleets, employees

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.

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Diet Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes

Posted: 04/15/2008 - 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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Boom in Camps for Chronically Ill Kids

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Summer camps just for kids with chronic diseases are booming - places to learn about epilepsy or finally meet someone else with Tourette's tics or slice open a cow's heart to see what's wrong with their own.

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French bill takes aim at those who glamorize the ultra-thin

Posted: 04/15/2008 - In image-conscious France, it may soon be a crime to glamorize the ultra-thin. A new French bill cracks down on Web sites that advise anorexics on how to starve - and could be used to hit fashion industry heavyweights, too.

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