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Obama Advisor CEO of Firm Involved in Passport Breach

Updated: 05/12/2008 - The CEO of a company whose employee is accused of improperly looking at the passport files of presidential candidates is a consultant to the Barack Obama campaign, a source said Saturday.

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Opposition Wins Taiwan Presidential Vote

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Taiwan's opposition candidate cruised to victory in the presidential election Saturday, promising to expand economic ties with China while protecting the island from being swallowed up politically by its giant communist neighbor.

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Chinese Media: 'Crush' Tibet Protests

Posted: 03/22/2008 - The flagship newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party called Saturday for efforts to "resolutely crush" anti-government demonstrations by Tibetans, while Beijing urged people to turn in those on a "Most Wanted" list of 21 protesters.

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Iraqi Police Say US Kills Sunni Allies

Posted: 03/22/2008 - A U.S. airstrike struck two checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters north of Baghdad on Saturday, killing six and injuring two, Iraqi police said.

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Feds Open Alcoa Bribery Probe

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations that Alcoa Inc. and affiliates bribed officials in the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in overpayments.

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Financial Market Turmoil Raises Worries

Posted: 03/22/2008 - It's been almost an article of faith: Any recession this year will be mild and brief. But now the stunning meltdown of a top Wall Street investment bank and stubbornly persistent financial market turbulence has called that into question.

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Last Hope In A Weak Economy? Mom and Dad

Posted: 03/22/2008 - After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy.

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Air Force Prod Aids Coal-To-Fuel Plans

Posted: 03/22/2008 - On a wind-swept air base near the Missouri River, the Air Force has launched an ambitious plan to wean itself from foreign oil by turning to a new and unlikely source: coal.

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Wall Street Culture Not Likely to Change

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Wall Street investment bankers got another lesson about the dangers of risk-taking this past week with the downfall of Bear Stearns Cos. The question now obviously is, how long will it last?

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Red Cross Accounts for Unused Rooms

Posted: 03/21/2008 - The American Red Cross said Thursday that it paid $688,000 for hotel rooms that went unused during last year's wildfires in Southern California.

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Donaghy's Wife Seeks Protective Order

Posted: 03/21/2008 - The wife of a former NBA referee charged in a betting scandal wants a restraining order against her husband, who she said verbally and physically abused their children.

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Dioxin Found in Some Italy Mozzarella

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Makers of Italy's prized buffalo mozzarella took out full-page ads in Italian newspapers Friday assuring consumers the cheese was safe after high levels of dioxin were found in some samples of buffalo milk.

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Ex-SLA Member Freed From Calif. Prison

Posted: 03/21/2008 - After serving six years in prison for trying to bomb police cars in the 1970s, former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson has been released on parole and reunited with the family she hid with for years.

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Giant Marine Life Found in Antarctica

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of New Zealand's Antarctic waters were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish.

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Germany Warns China Olympics at Risk

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Germany's foreign minister has warned China that its response to the crisis in Tibet may jeopardize the Summer Olympics in Beijing, a newspaper reported on Friday.

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NATO Working to Rebuild Afghanistan

Posted: 03/21/2008 - The girl flashed a shy smile from under her white head scarf and stepped to the front of the class when the headmaster asked who could find Afghanistan on the map of the world.

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Palestinians Extend Reconciliation Talks

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have been extended through Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

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Court Dismisses Florida Primary Lawsuit

Posted: 03/21/2008 - A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to its national convention.

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Court Dismisses Florida Primary Lawsuit

Posted: 03/21/2008 - A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to its national convention.

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NYC DA: Immigration Agent Demanded Sex

Posted: 03/21/2008 - A federal immigration official who was recorded demanding sex from a young Colombian woman in exchange for a green card was arrested on corruption charges, prosecutors said Friday.

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US House Speaker Backs Dalai Lama

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet "a challenge to the conscience of the world."

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