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Dems Assail McCain on Iraq, Economy

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she is the only presidential candidate who will begin a prompt drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq, and rival Sen. Barack Obama cast himself as the one best able to turn the nation's economy around.

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Toyota Issues Recall for Corollas

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 539,500 Corolla and Matrix passenger cars because the bolts in the power window system can become loose and ultimately cause a window to shatter.

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Venezuela to Nationalize Steel Maker

Updated: 05/12/2008 - President Hugo Chavez's government said Wednesday it will nationalize Venezuela's largest steel maker, bringing one more key industry under state control in its drive toward a socialist economy.

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Man Who Yelled at Phone User Acquitted

Updated: 05/12/2008 - A retired police officer who screamed obscenities at a train passenger who was talking on a cell phone and who hit the hand of another passenger who intervened was acquitted Tuesday of misdemeanor charges stemming from the confrontation

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Enterprise Opens 'Green' Branches

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the nation's largest car rental company, launched one of its more ambitious efforts Wednesday, opening four new "green branches" in Atlanta.

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Toyota Issues Recall for Corollas

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 539,500 Corolla and Matrix passenger cars because the bolts in the power window system can become loose and ultimately cause a window to shatter.

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Army Under Stress From Long Wars

Posted: 04/09/2008 - U.S. soldiers are committing suicide at record levels, young officers are abandoning their military careers, and the heavy use of forces in Iraq has made it harder for the military to fight conflicts that could arise elsewhere.

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Rioting Erupts in Pakistan; 7 Killed

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A street fight between political rivals spiraled into rioting in Pakistan's biggest city Wednesday, with armed men smashing cars and setting fires. Five people burned to death in one building and two were shot and killed.

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Quotes From House Hearings on Iraq

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Some quotes from lawmakers during Wednesday's House hearings on Iraq, which featured testimony from Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker

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Economy, Debt Weighing on Middle Class

Posted: 04/09/2008 - More and more middle-class Americans say they aren't better off than they were five years ago, reflecting economic pressures amid growing personal debt, a study released Wednesday found.

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AP Photographer Granted Iraqi Amnesty

Posted: 04/09/2008 - An Iraqi judicial committee has dismissed terrorism-related allegations against Associated Press photographer Bilal Hussein and ordered him released nearly two years after he was detained by the U.S. military.

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American Cancels More Than 1,000 Flights

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Business trips and vacations were disrupted for tens of thousands of travelers Wednesday as American Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights - nearly half its schedule - to fix faulty wiring that could cause a short-circuit or even a fire and explosion.

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Stocks Fall As Oil Jumps; UPS Warns

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Wall Street extended its losses Wednesday as a rise in oil prices and a profit warning from United Parcel Service Inc. raised investors' anxiety about the well-being of the economy.

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Estrogen Linked to Benign Breast Lumps

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Add another risk to hormone therapy after menopause: Benign breast lumps. One type of hormone therapy - estrogen plus progestin - already is well-known to increase the risk of breast cancer. But a major study of women able to use estrogen alone didn't find that link.

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2 Die in Apparent LA Taxi Holdup, Crash

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Two teenage girls who were part of a botched robbery attempt died when the taxi they were riding in crashed after one teen slashed the cab driver's face during a high-speed chase, police said.

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6 Soldiers Killed in Colombia Mine Field

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Six Colombian soldiers were killed Tuesday after they walked into a mine field while pursuing a column of leftist guerrillas, the army said.

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Olympic Torch Begins Shorter S.F. Route

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Olympic torch relay has begun in San Francisco, where authorities cut its route roughly in half to keep demonstrators from disrupting the flame's symbolic journey to the Beijing Games.

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Yahoo, Google Experiment in Partnership

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Yahoo Inc. is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google Inc. as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.

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Army Soldiers to See Shorter War Tours

Posted: 04/09/2008 - President Bush plans to announce on Thursday that Army units heading to war after Aug. 1 will serve 12-month tours rather than the 15 months that soldiers are currently deployed, senior defense officials said.

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Egypt Sentences 5 Men for Homosexuality

Posted: 04/09/2008 - An Egyptian court convicted five men Wednesday on charges of homosexual behavior and sentenced them to three years in prison, officials said.

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Gaza gunmen Kill 2 in Southern Israel

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The Israeli government held Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for the attack and sent tanks, troops and aircraft into the Palestinian territory.

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AP Photographer Granted Iraqi Amnesty

Posted: 04/09/2008 - A decision by a four-judge panel said Hussein's case falls under a new amnesty law. It ordered Iraqi courts to "cease legal proceedings" and ruled that Hussein should be "immediately" released

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Petraeus: New Troop Buildup Unlikely

Posted: 04/09/2008 - The top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Wednesday that he is unlikely to call for another troop buildup in Iraq, even if security deteriorates after the extra American soldiers return home this summer.

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