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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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Kidnapped CBS Journalist Freed In Iraq

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Iraqi troops rescued a British journalist for CBS News in the southern city of Basra on Monday two months after he was kidnapped, the Iraqi military said.

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U.S. Health System Faces Senior "Crisis"

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.

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Forecast: Big Quake Likely in California

Updated: 05/12/2008 - California faces an almost certain risk of being rocked by a strong earthquake by 2037, scientists said Monday in the first statewide temblor forecast.

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Airlines Raising Fares

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The nation's major airlines have matched a fare increase of up to $30 per round trip that was started by United Airlines.

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Reality Show Maker Arrested in Florida

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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Council Silences Embattled Detroit Mayor

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The City Council rebuffed embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's attempts to propose a budget on Monday, the latest sign of increasingly frosty relations between the mayor and city leaders.

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Retail Sales Up a Bit, Led By Gas Costs

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Consumers, beset by a credit crunch, rising energy and food costs and a prolonged housing slump, boosted spending only slightly in March with the gain reflecting soaring gasoline costs rather than any real strength in demand.

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