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China Blasts Dalai Lama, Pelosi on Tibet

Posted: 03/23/2008 - China accused the Dalai Lama on Sunday of stoking Tibetan unrest to sabotage the Beijing Olympics and also berated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she is ignoring the truth about Tibet.

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Cuban Bassist Cachao Dies; Mambo Pioneer

Updated: 03/23/2008 - Cuban bassist and composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who is credited with pioneering the mambo style of music, died Saturday. He was 89.

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McCain: I Learned From Keating Five Case

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Sen. John McCain 's ethics entanglement with a wealthy banker ultimately convicted of swindling investors was such a disturbing, formative experience in his political career that he compares the scandal in some ways to the five years he was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.

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China Attacks Pelosi Over Tibet Remarks

Posted: 03/23/2008 - China attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sunday for her recent meeting with the Dalai Lama, accusing her and other "human rights police" of double standards and ignoring the truth about the unrest in Tibet.

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Suicide Bomb Kills 13 Iraqi Soldiers

Posted: 03/23/2008 - A suicide car bomber killed at least 13 Iraqi soldiers and wounded dozens more people in Iraq's north on Sunday. Meanwhile, the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad came under fire from either mortars or rockets, and a round that fell short injured two bystanders.

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Midwesterners Fight Deadly Spring Floods

Posted: 03/23/2008 - As floodwaters pushed against the Valley Park levee, Tracy Ziegler pushed a cold beer toward one of his customers at Meramec Jack's bar and grill.

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Free By Error, ex-Radical Back In Prison

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Just days after her release on parole, a former 1970s radical was headed back to prison Saturday to serve at least one more year after corrections officials said a miscalculation resulted in her early release.

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Endeavour Crew Rests Before Trip Home

Posted: 03/23/2008 - With their fifth and final spacewalk under their belt, Endeavour's astronauts planned to take some well-deserved time off on Sunday before starting the journey home.

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Cheney: `Painful Concessions' For Peace

Posted: 03/23/2008 - A Mideast peace agreement will require "painful concessions" by Israelis and Palestinians who must work together to defeat those "committed to violence," Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday.

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Pope Calls for Peace at Easter Mass

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI rejoiced over conversions to Christianity a day after he baptized a prominent Muslim, marking Easter Sunday in a rain-drenched appearance in which he renewed calls for peace in Iraq, the Holy Land and Tibet.

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Musharraf Says 'Real Democracy' Begins

Posted: 03/23/2008 - Embattled President Pervez Musharraf hailed the start of a "new era of real democracy" in Pakistan and vowed Sunday to support an incoming government led by foes bent on diminishing his powers.

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Suicide Bomb Kills 13 Iraqi Soldiers

Posted: 03/23/2008 - A suicide car bomber killed at least 13 Iraqi soldiers and wounded dozens more people in Iraq's north on Sunday. Meanwhile, the U.S.-protected Green Zone in Baghdad came under fire from either mortars or rockets, and a round that fell short injured two bystanders.

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China Lashes Out At Crackdown Critics

Posted: 03/23/2008 - China lashed out Sunday at critics of its crackdown on Tibetan protesters, describing U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "habitually bad tempered" while claiming the Western media serve those who want to smear the communist country.

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Madonna's Movie Making Obsession

Updated: 05/12/2008 - She is arguably the most influential female recording artist of all time. With hits spanning over three decades and her recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Madonna has had a staggeringly successful music career.

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Early Beatles Recordings Trigger Legal Fight

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Lawyers for the Beatles sued Friday to prevent the distribution of unreleased recordings purportedly made during Ringo Starr's first performance with the group in 1962.

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Cheney Vows Commitment to Israel

Updated: 05/12/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney arrived Saturday night in Israel, where he pledged America's "enduring and unshakable" commitment to the security of the Jewish state as it approaches its 60th anniversary.

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Obama Adviser Faults Bill Clinton Speech

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Former President Clinton is using divisive tactics and unfairly trying to question Barack Obama's patriotism, a retired general who has a prominent role in the Democrat's campaign said Saturday.

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Home Bipolar Disorder Test Causes Stirs

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Dr. John Kelsoe has spent his career trying to identify the biological roots of bipolar disorder. In December, he announced he had discovered several gene mutations closely tied to the disease, also known as manic depression.

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Levee Holds at Flood-Threatened Mo. Town

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Residents of small towns along the Meramec River breathed a sigh of relief Saturday as the stream finally crested following days of flooding caused by torrential rainfall across the Midwest.

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Astronauts Embark on Fifth Spacewalk

Posted: 03/22/2008 - Endeavour's astronauts embarked on the fifth and final spacewalk of their mission Saturday, this time to attach a 50-foot inspection pole to the international space station for use by the next shuttle visitors.

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Hartford Edges Syracuse 59-55

Posted: 03/22/2008 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- MaryLynne Schaefer has never hit a bigger 3-pointer in her career.

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