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US seeks to block Zimbabwe-bound Chinese arms

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The Bush administration is intervening with governments in southern Africa to prevent a Chinese ship carrying weapons for Zimbabwe's security forces from unloading its cargo, The Associated Press has learned.

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Ray Charles' Children, Ex-Manager Battle

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Ray Charles' children are accusing his longtime manager of mismanaging his estate and trusts and tarnishing his legacy by releasing two posthumous CDs the late singer never would have approved, according to a published report.

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Pa.'s demographics look like Clinton, but aren't whole story

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Older, whiter and more female than the nation as a whole, Pennsylvania looks like Hillary Rodham Clinton country. Wealthier, better educated and more African American than the rest of the state, Pennsylvania's thickly settled southeast corner could belong to Barack Obama.

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Former Philippine president Aquino battling cancer

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Former Philippine president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino made her first television appearance since she was diagnosed with colon cancer a month ago, saying she is ready to accept God's will and that she has been feeling no pain.

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'Milkshake murder' trial continues in Hong Kong

Posted: 04/21/2008 - An American woman who gave her husband a strawberry milkshake spiked with drugs before beating him to death was only trying to defend herself from the baseball bat-wielding man in their luxury flat in Hong Kong, a defense attorney said Monday.

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Can murder victim's statements be used at trial?

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Dwayne Giles complains that his former girlfriend's statements should not have been used against him at his murder trial because the woman couldn't be cross-examined.

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Obama says McCain would be better president than Bush

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama, who often argues that John McCain is the same as President Bush, said Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate would be an improvement over Bush's eight-year reign.

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Japan moves start of Olympic torch relay to parking lot

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Japan has decided to start the upcoming Olympic torch relay in a parking lot, officials said Monday, after a major Buddhist temple backed out of the event over security concerns and sympathy for Tibetans.

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UN chief warns world must urgently increase food production

Posted: 04/21/2008 - The U.N. chief warned Sunday that the world must urgently increase food production to ease skyrocketing prices and pledged to set up a task force on a crisis threatening to destabilize developing nations.

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Landslide hits town by Three Gorges Dam in China

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Chinese authorities evacuated about 200 people living near the Three Gorges Dam in central China because of a landslide, state media and local officials said Monday.

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US military deaths in Iraq at 4,039

Updated: 05/12/2008 - As of Sunday, April 20, 2008, at least 4,039 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 3,295 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

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Video Surfaces of Man Stuck in Elevator For 41 Hours

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A time-lapse video of a man trapped in an elevator for 41 hours has become something of an Internet sensation after surveillance camera footage emerged after nearly a decade.

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The Oldest Americans Are Also The Happiest, Research Finds

Updated: 05/12/2008 - It turns out the golden years really are golden. Eye-opening new research finds the happiest Americans are the oldest, and older adults are more socially active than the stereotype of the lonely senior suggests. The two go hand-in-hand: Being social can help keep away the blues.

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Obama Says McCain Would Be Better Than Bush

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama, who often argues that John McCain is the same as President Bush, said Sunday that the Republican presidential candidate would be better for the country than Bush has been.

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OPEC Chief: Oil Prices Would Go Higher Regardless of Supply

Updated: 05/12/2008 - OPEC Secretary-General Abdullah el al-Badri said Sunday oil prices would likely go higher and that the group was ready to raise production if the price pressure was due to a shortage of supply — something he doubted.

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