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Economists Predicting that Employers Cut Jobs Yet Again

Posted: 05/02/2008 - The country is bracing for more bad news on the jobs front. In advance of Friday's employment snapshot from the Labor Department, economists were predicting that employers cut jobs yet again in April. That would mark the fourth straight month of job losses. The unemployment rate, now at 5.1 percent, is expected to edge up a notch.

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Oil Prices Drop Below $112 on Stronger Dollar

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Relief in sight? Oil prices retreated further Friday from the early week record near $120 a barrel as a strengthening U.S. dollar prompted investors to exit the market.

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TMZ Identifies 14-year-Old Alleged Sex Crime Victim

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Breaking with standards widely followed by the mainstream news media, the celebrity Web site TMZ posted a story Wednesday about a 14-year-old who's a movie star's son and an alleged sex crime victim, and it ran the boy's picture.

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EBay Makes Public Its Complaint Against Craigslist

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Craigslist considers eBay's new site Kijiji a competitive activity that nullifies some shareholder rights eBay won when it bought a 28 percent stake in Craigslist in 2004, according to the complaint, which eBay made public on Wednesday.

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President Bush Asks for $770 Million in Food Aid

Posted: 05/01/2008 - High food prices and hunger around the world bring the President forward, asking lawmakers for millions to solve those problems. The funding is being tacked onto a larger measure to fund the war in Iraq.

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Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Thursday that getting therapy "is not going to count against" troops when they apply for national security clearances.

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Treasure trove found in 500-year-old shipwreck off Africa

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Namdeb Diamond Corp., a joint venture of the government of Namibia and De Beers, first reported the April 1 find in a statement Wednesday, and planned a news conference in the Namibian capital next week.

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Hawaiian Sovereignty Seekers Take Over Palace Grounds

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Native Hawaiian sovereignty advocates briefly chained shut the gates of a historic palace, saying they were reclaiming land of the Hawaiian monarchy that was stolen during the overthrow of the kingdom more than 100 years ago.

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Army Sergeant Says He's Innocent in Iraqi Murder Case

Posted: 05/01/2008 - A military jury must soon decide whether an Army sergeant committed murder or followed the rules of engagement when he shot an unarmed insurgent in an Iraqi village overrun by al-Qaida forces.

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White House Admits Fault on 'Mission Accomplished' Banner

Posted: 05/01/2008 - The White House said Wednesday that President Bush has paid a price for the "Mission Accomplished" banner that was flown in triumph five years ago but later became a symbol of U.S. misjudgments and mistakes in the long and costly war in Iraq.

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On May Day, A Hint Of Hope Amid Protests

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Rallies held worldwide for workers' rights, economic equality as the world celebrates the unofficial International Workers' Day; in Cuba, citizens hope for more changes from new president Raul Castro

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"Mission Accomplished," 5 Years Later

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Five years after he stood on an aircraft carrier and declared that the mission in Iraq was "Accomplished" nearly four thousand soldiers have been killed. White House claims that the "Mission Accomplished" banner referred only to mission of the sailors on the carrier.

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