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Jimmy Carter Defends Meeting With Hamas

Posted: 04/13/2008 - Former President Carter said he feels "quite at ease" about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

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Bush Readies Big Welcome For Pope

Posted: 04/13/2008 - The leader of the world's 1 billion Roman Catholics has been to the White House only once in history. That changes this week, and President Bush is pulling out all the stops: driving out to a suburban military base to meet Pope Benedict XVI's plane, bringing a giant audience to the South Lawn and hosting a fancy East Room dinner.

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Hadley: 'Cop-Uut' To Skip Olympics Start

Posted: 04/13/2008 - It would be a "cop-out" for countries to skip the opening ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics as a way of protesting China's crackdown in Tibet, President Bush's national security adviser said Sunday.

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1,300 Iraqi Troops, Police Dismissed

Posted: 04/13/2008 - The Iraqi government has dismissed about 1,300 soldiers and policemen who deserted or refused to fight during last month's offensive against Shiite militias and criminal gangs in Basra, officials said Sunday.

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Clinton: Pentagon Must Buy US Goods

Posted: 04/13/2008 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a plan Saturday to keep more military-related manufacturing in the United States, calling it an economic and security priority.

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Legally Blind Golfer, 85, Gets Ace

Posted: 04/13/2008 - An 85-year-old legally blind golfer from southern Arizona made a hole-in-one this week on a par-3 course. Robert Dunham accomplished the feat on the third hole at Tortuga in Green Valley.

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Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

Posted: 04/13/2008 - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer.

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SAfrica Boat Capsizes, 3 Killed

Posted: 04/13/2008 - Two Americans and one Norwegian tourist on a South African shark cage diving adventure drowned Sunday when their boat was hit by a freak wave, tourism and rescue officials said.

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A 26-Year-Old Secret Could Free Inmate

Posted: 04/13/2008 - For nearly 26 years, the affidavit was sealed in an envelope and stored in a locked box, tucked away with the lawyer's passport and will. Sometimes he stashed the box in his bedroom closet, other times under his bed.

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Jimmy Carter Defends Meeting With Hamas

Posted: 04/13/2008 - Former President Carter said he feels "quite at ease" about meeting Hamas militants over the objections of Washington because the Palestinian group is essential to a future peace with Israel.

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Oy! Eating Champ Downs 35 Dozen Oysters

Posted: 04/12/2008 - Patrick "Deep Dish" Bertoletti looked down at the litter of empty oyster shells in front of him and savored the sweet taste of victory. For Crazy Legs Conti, the bitter taste of defeat could be washed away only by beer.

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A 26-Year-Old Secret Could Free Inmate

Posted: 04/12/2008 - For nearly 26 years, the affidavit was sealed in an envelope and stored in a locked box, tucked away with the lawyer's passport and will. Sometimes he stashed the box in his bedroom closet, other times under his bed.

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US Troops Suffer Worst Week This Year

Posted: 04/12/2008 - A roadside bomb killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Saturday, capping the bloodiest week for U.S. troops in Iraq this year. Clashes persisted in Shiite areas, even as the biggest Shiite militia sought to rein in its fighters.

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More Catholic Schools Closing Across US

Posted: 04/12/2008 - For 46 years, crime, recessions and hurricanes proved no threat to the daily ritual of St. Monica School, where the entire blue-and-white uniformed student body gathered outside each morning to join in prayer.

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Obama's Remarks Gives Clinton an Opening

Posted: 04/12/2008 - A political tempest over Barack Obama's comments about bitter voters in small towns has given rival Hillary Rodham Clinton a new opening to court working class Democrats 10 days before Pennsylvanians hold a primary that she must win to keep her presidential campaign alive.

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Tanzania Expects Trouble-Free Torch Run

Posted: 04/12/2008 - The mayor of Tanzania's main city received the Olympic torch from a Chinese official Saturday and assured him its run through the East African nation would be smooth.

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Canada Geese Drawing Shoppers to Store

Posted: 04/12/2008 - Buyer beware: A pair of Canada geese guarding their nest outside an Illinois furniture store are attacking unwary shoppers, even drawing blood from a few people.

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Man Charged in ID Theft at NY Hospital

Posted: 04/12/2008 - A man who worked in the admissions department at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been charged with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients.

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