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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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Make That Obama, Not Osama, Please

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama's name has been mangled plenty of times, though not always in the presence of 1,200 news executives and TV cameras.

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Obama: Clinton Using GOP Playbook

Posted: 04/14/2008 - After days on the campaign defensive, Democrat Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday of leveling criticism straight from the Republican playbook and said even so, he will win the White House over John McCain and an "out of touch" GOP.

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Moth Spraying's Impact Worries Some

Posted: 04/14/2008 - As the state prepares to spray the San Francisco Bay Area with pesticides to fight an invasive moth, local officials are worrying not only about the potential impact on human health, but on local commerce as well.

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Blockbuster Offers to Buy Circuit City

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Blockbuster Inc., which has been busy trying to fix its own movie-rental business, is making a hostile takeover bid of just over $1 billion for Circuit City Stores Inc. with dreams of creating a huge chain that would sell electronic gadgets and rent movies and games.

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Red Cross: Change Needed at US Prison

Posted: 04/14/2008 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Red Cross criticized the way the U.S. handles prisoners at the highly secretive Bagram military base, urging reforms Monday that would allow detainees to introduce testimony in their defense.

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Teen Dating '08: Nude Pix On Cell Phones

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Some teens are now using their cell phones to flirt and send nude pictures of themselves. The instant text, picture and video messages have become part of some teens' courtship behavior, police and school officials said. The messages often spread quickly and sometimes find their way to public Web sites.

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Brazil Oil Field Could Be Huge Find

Posted: 04/14/2008 - A deep-water exploration area could contain as much as 33 billion barrels of oil, an amount that would nearly triple Brazil's reserves and make the offshore bloc the world's third-largest known oil reserve, a top oil official said Monday.

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Bush Orders $200 Million in Food Aid

Posted: 04/14/2008 - President Bush on Monday ordered the release of $200 million in emergency aid to help nations where surging food prices have deepened hunger woes and sparked violent protests.

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Olympic Torch in Oman

Posted: 04/14/2008 - Thousands cheered and some danced with traditional daggers along the Olympic torch's path through Oman's capital Monday, a festive greeting that contrasted with disrupting protests elsewhere on the flame's global journey.

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US Military Deaths in Iraq at 4,032

Updated: 05/12/2008 - As of Sunday, April 13, 2008, at least 4,032 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,288 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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Mexican Lawmakers Protest Oil Reforms

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Leftist lawmakers erected makeshift barricades Monday around the podium in Mexico's lower house of Congress, where they have been camped out for more than five days to protest the president's oil reform proposal.

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Software Helps Protect Kids From Predators

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Working with law enforcement, analysts at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in Alexandria, Va., spend their days doing something no one should have to do. They look at what is called "child pornography," but the photos and videos are actually evidence of children - in some cases infants - being sexually abused.

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J.K. Rowling Testifies In Copyright Suit

Updated: 05/12/2008 - J.K. Rowling testified before a packed courtroom Monday in a lawsuit to block publication of a Harry Potter lexicon, telling a judge that the book amounts to a "wholesale theft" of nearly 20 years of her hard work.

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Obama Sharpens Clinton Attacks

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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Pennsylvania Will Be Key In November, Too

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Pennsylvania continues to enjoy its unexpected early spring in the political spotlight, but don't expect the campaign circus to leave town for very long after the April 22 primary. As it has for the past two general elections, the Keystone State figures to play a pivotal role as a highly contested battleground this November.

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Older Jets Most Affected by FAA Scrutiny

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Rigorous airline maintenance audits recently ordered by federal regulators are likely to yield the most headaches for travelers flying Northwest, American and United airlines.

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