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US Attacks Shiite Targets

Posted: 03/28/2008 - U.S. forces stepped deeper Friday into the Iraqi government's fight to cripple Shiite militias, launching airstrikes in the southern city of Basra and firing a Hellfire missile in the main Shiite stronghold in Baghdad.

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Fed Offers $100 Billion More To Banks

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve announced Friday it will auction another $100 billion in April to cash-strapped banks as it continues to combat the effects of a credit crisis.

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Stocks Dip After Mixed Data

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Wall Street retreated further Friday as the financial health of the consumer came into focus following a report that showed personal spending at its weakest level in 17 months and a profit warning from J.C. Penney Co.

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Consumer Spending Weak in February

Updated: 03/28/2008 - Consumers, jolted by a credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs, turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, further evidence that the risks of a recession are increasing.

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J.C. Penney Slashes 1Q Profit Forecast

Posted: 03/28/2008 - J.C. Penney Co., the big middle-market department store chain, warned Friday of disappointing first-quarter profits in another sign that consumers are cutting discretionary spending in the face of higher gasoline prices and falling confidence.

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Woman Says TSA Forced Piercings Removal

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.

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NY Lawyer Bounced From Dad's Mob Case

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A defense attorney representing his own father, a reputed gangster, in a high-profile mob prosecution must quit the case, a federal judge ruled.

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Former Ala. Governor Freed From Prison

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was released on bond from a federal prison Friday, saying he remains upbeat despite serving nine months for corruption.

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Grandfather Defends Munitions Contractor

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The grandfather of a 22-year-old military contractor accused of illegally providing Chinese-made ammunition to the Afghanistan army defended him Friday as a dedicated businessman and legitimate weapons dealer.

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Fiery Tanker Crash Closes I-91 in Mass.

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A diesel tanker truck rolled over and exploded Friday on a western Massachusetts interstate in a wreck that sent fireballs and thick black smoke billowing up and shut down the highway.

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1 Inmate Dead in Texas Prison Riot

Posted: 03/28/2008 - One inmate was killed and 15 others were hospitalized after a riot at a federal prison in South Texas early Friday.

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Colleges Are Watching Troubled Students

Posted: 03/28/2008 - In a practice adopted at one college after another since the massacre at Virginia Tech, a University of Kentucky committee of deans, administrators, campus police and mental health officials has begun meeting regularly to discuss a watch list of troubled students.

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Shooting of Gay Student Sparks Outcry

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Larry King was a gay eighth-grader who used to come to school in makeup, high heels and earrings. And when the other boys made fun of him, he would boldly tease them right back by flirting with them.

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Swan Reunited With Beloved Paddleboat

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Petra the black swan has been reunited with her beloved swan-shaped paddleboat after a failed romance with a real bird.

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Case Dropped Against Haditha Defendant

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The Marine Corps is dropping all charges against a lance corporal who was accused of involuntary manslaughter in a squad's killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha in 2005.

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Bush Sees Iraq Violence As Defining

Posted: 03/28/2008 - President Bush said Friday that the flare-up in violence in oil-rich southern Iraq and parts of Baghdad presents "a defining moment in the history of a free Iraq."

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