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Shooting of Gay Student Sparks Outcry

Posted: 03/29/2008 - 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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Ga. Town Reeling From Hospital Slayings

Posted: 03/29/2008 - Armed with a three-year grudge and more guns than he could hold, a former substitute teacher stormed a west Georgia hospital looking to punish the nurse he blamed for his mother's death.

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Chemical Warehouse Burns in New York

Posted: 03/29/2008 - A blaze at a chemical warehouse spurred authorities to evacuate surrounding blocks, halt a high school play and tell nearby residents to shut windows and stay indoors.

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Bush Follows JFK in Opening New Ballpark

Posted: 03/29/2008 - On Sunday night, President Bush is set to throw out the first ball at Nationals Park and help inaugurate the Washington Nationals' new stadium.

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Mayor's Scandal Hurts Detroit's Image

Posted: 03/29/2008 - Two years ago, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick relished the moment. It was Detroit's time to shine amid the national glare of a Super Bowl and the maligned, troubled city passed the intense scrutiny under his watch.

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Locals Crack Down on Illegal Immigration

Posted: 03/29/2008 - Mayra Figueroa — a naturalized U.S. citizen, community organizer and licensed driver — had no reason to fear being arrested, no need to worry about deported.

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Bush Seeks Financial Regulation Overhaul

Posted: 03/29/2008 - The Bush administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of the way the government regulates the nation's financial services industry from banks and securities firms to mortgage brokers and insurance companies.

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Early "Leaf" Photo Could Fetch Fortune

Posted: 03/28/2008 - A New York auction house is selling a primitive photograph that could be a much earlier work than originally believed. If so, it says, it would be one of the most important discoveries in the history of photography.

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Hollywood Braces for More Labor Talks

Updated: 05/12/2008 - LOS ANGELES - In a Century Plaza Hotel ballroom earlier this week, 600 people gathered to hear Hollywood heavyweights tally the fallout from the writers strike.

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Suspect Arrested in Va. Highway Gunfire

Updated: 05/12/2008 - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Authorities arrested a suspect early Friday in a series of highway shootings after storming a farm and firing at a man who met them with a handgun, police said.

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Bawdy Obama Skit Riles N.D. Campus

Updated: 05/12/2008 - FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State University is investigating complaints about a campus skit in which a white student in blackface portrayed Barack Obama receiving a lap dance.

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Obama gets Boost; Clinton Urged to Quit

Updated: 05/12/2008 - PITTSBURGH - Barack Obama got a surprise boost in the last big state of the long Democratic campaign Friday with an endorsement from Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Jr., while another Obama supporter sought to nudge Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the race.

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Consumer Spending Weak in February

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Consumers turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, while their confidence dropped to the lowest level in 16 years, raising further fears of a recession.

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Bawdy Obama Skit Riles N.D. Campus

Posted: 03/28/2008 - North Dakota State University is investigating complaints about a campus skit in which a white student in blackface portrayed Barack Obama receiving a lap dance.

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Wisconsin's Got Next With Curry

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Stephen Curry went off for 70 points - 70 points! - in the first two games of the NCAA tournament. Against two of the stingiest defensive teams in the country, no less.

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Another Freshman on Freshman Showdown

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Everyone knows about the freshman guard who does everything. It's Derrick Rose of Memphis, and the biggest question about his NBA future isn't whether he'll go, but whether he'll have an NCAA championship in tow when he does.

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Monks Put Face on China's Tibet Problem

Posted: 03/28/2008 - China's Tibet problem got a human face this week in images of crying, red-robed monks, giving international concern a new focal point just as Beijing gears up for the arrival of the Olympic torch.

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Bush, Australian PM Hit It Off

Posted: 03/28/2008 - President Bush and visiting Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called jointly Friday for China's leaders to meet with the Dalai Lama over violent unrest in Tibet.

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Israeli-Palestinian Trade Suffers

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The sun had just begun to rise over the mountains of this Palestinian city as the truck carrying jeans destined for the drawers of Israeli women began the arduous journey to Tel Aviv.

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Tibetans' Comments to Foreign Reporters

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Here are excerpts of comments made by Tibetan monks and prisoners to foreign journalists on a Chinese government-guided trip to the Tibetan city of Lhasa. The statements were translated by Tibetan scholars in the U.S. who listened to audiotapes of the outburst made by AP Television News.

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Man Arraigned in NJ Lover's Slaying

Posted: 03/28/2008 - The married lover of a missing New Jersey woman was ordered held on bail Friday after prosecutors alleged he struck her on the head, stuffed her chopped-up body in a suitcase and dumped it in a pond. Investigators believe Rosario DiGirolamo killed Amy Giordano with a blunt object in her apartment last June, then sawed her body into pieces, prosecutor Tom Meidt said in court.

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Oil Drops As Iraq Supply Fears Ebb

Posted: 03/28/2008 - Oil futures pulled back sharply Friday after fears of a major disruption of Iraqi crude exports dissipated. A stronger dollar also lessened investors' appetite for crude.

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