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Dems Wary Of Prolonged Primary Ordeal

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Democratic leaders look to put a quick end to the hotly contested pramary race between Sens. Obama and Clinton, so they can turn their attention toward the November contest between Ariz. Sen. John McCain and whoever emerges the victor.

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Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate

Updated: 04/24/2008 - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

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Scalia On Bush v. Gore: Get Over It!

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Supreme Court Justice tells 60 Minutes it’s nonsense to say the decision was politically motivated, claiming that seven Justices voted were in the majority, even though only five were in the majority that voted to stop the recount. Seven Justice's did oppose the Florida Supreme Court's method to recount the vote.

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Indonesia defends its bird flu stance against US criticism

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Indonesia does not want money for its samples of a deadly bird flu virus, a health official said Wednesday after the U.S. criticized his country for refusing to share the samples with the international community.

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Senators want oil linked to arms deal

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The Energy Department recently announced it is extending oil shipments into the reserve, which holds 700 million barrels, through the end of the year.

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China calls for help on climate change

Posted: 04/24/2008 - China called on the international community Thursday to increase the flow of technology to developing countries to help them fight climate change. China - which rivals the United States as the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases - has pledged to raise energy efficiency but has declined to sign up to internationally agreed emissions reductions

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Bush: Palestinian State Coming Soon

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Speaking alongside President Abbas, President Bush acknowledges that talks have stalled since he pledged to find a solution, but remains confident that a Palestinian state will be defined before he leaves office in January; tries to encourage Israel to halt future settlements onto Palestinian lands.

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Treasurys fall after surprising drop in jobless claims

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The government data followed a Wall Street Journal report predicting the Fed will probably lower its benchmark fed funds rate by another quarter point when it meets next week, but then take a pause.

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Appeals court spares sea lions in Ore. river, for now

Posted: 04/24/2008 - A federal appeals court handed an animal rights group a partial victory in a dispute over the fate of California sea lions in the Columbia River, allowing some to be trapped but none to be killed this spring.

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US Airways swings to 1Q loss on fuel costs

Posted: 04/24/2008 - US Airways Group Inc. said Thursday it swung to a loss in the first quarter, punished like other airlines by the rising cost of jet fuel.

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Reconstruction of Samarra shrine unites factions in Iraq

Posted: 04/24/2008 - It was the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine here that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war, bloodshed that has left tens of thousands dead and this ancient city in ruins. Reconstruction of the famed mosque amid the rubble filling this city is under way. Locals hope tourists will return again to see the shrine and help save the economy.

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Arby's owner buying Wendy's for $2.34 billion stock deal

Posted: 04/24/2008 - After at least two rejections, billionaire Nelson Peltz has finally succeeded in landing Wendy's in a $2.3 billion deal that would add the chain known for its square burger and chocolate Frosty dessert to his ownership of Arby's and its roast beef sandwiches.

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