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Murder trial starts in Mich. 2010 stabbing spree

Posted: 05/08/2012 - A 49-year-old man who was the last Michigan victim in a stabbing spree two years ago was willing to help anybody but probably didn't know that a suspected serial killer was on the loose, a sister said.

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Don't tell Paul's supporters the primary is over

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Don't tell Ron Paul the Republican primary is over. He's too busy mucking up Mitt Romney's efforts to accumulate enough convention delegates to officially claim the GOP nomination for president.

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Endangered wolves at NY preserve produce 8 pups

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Eight rare Mexican wolf pups have been born at a preserve in the New York City suburbs, a development that could aid the federal program that has reintroduced the endangered species to the wild.

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CIA derails plot with al-Qaida underwear bomb

Posted: 05/08/2012 - At the FBI's explosives lab in Virginia, experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al-Qaida bomb to figure out whether it could have taken down a commercial airplane, U.S. officials said.

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White House pressures GOP on student loan bill

Posted: 05/08/2012 - The White House pressed Republicans Monday to back Democratic legislation preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling in July.

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Teen passengers spell danger for novice drivers

Posted: 05/08/2012 - A teenage driver's risk of dying in an accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car, and plummets when there's an adult looking on, according to a study by AAA's safety foundation.

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Romney: Obama shouldn't be tried for treason

Posted: 05/07/2012 - Romney had a chance to make that clear during the rally, but passed on the opportunity when he ignored a questioner who called for Obama to be tried for treason.

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Groomer's slaying a Kentucky Derby whodunit

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The bourbon had been stashed away and the hats returned to closets by the time someone found a groomer's body inside a barn at Churchill Downs, hours after the running of America's most famous horse race.

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Cities seek more money from tax-exempt colleges

Posted: 05/07/2012 - Wary of tax increases, weary of layoffs and determined to avoid bankruptcy, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had only to gaze up at his city's Ivy League campus to see a way out of the morass.

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US: CIA thwarts new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The would-be suicide bomber was told to buy a ticket on the airliner of his choosing and decide the timing of the attack. It's not immediately clear what happened to the would-be bomber.

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20-year forecast shows no end to obesity epidemic

Posted: 05/07/2012 - More bad news about Americans' waistlines: They're only going to get bigger. Already, about a third of people are obese. By 2030, it is estimated 42 percent of the population will be.

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Highway death rate falls to record low

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's early estimate of 2011 traffic fatalities released Monday says there were 32,310 deaths in motor-vehicle crashes, a drop of 1.7 percent from the previous year.

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Obama campaign releases ad emphasizing economy

Posted: 05/07/2012 - In a shift from many of the campaign's earlier ads, this latest commercial focuses entirely on promoting Obama's record and makes no direct attacks on his presumptive Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney.

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GOP plan boosts Pentagon, cuts social programs

Updated: 05/07/2012 - The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January.

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Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

Posted: 05/07/2012 - In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

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JFK awards for ousted Iowa justices, US diplomat

Posted: 05/07/2012 - John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages.

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Illinois Ponzi scheme fugitives caught in Arizona

Posted: 05/07/2012 - Acting on a tip, U.S. marshals in Arizona put an end to an Illinois couple's life on the lam, a dozen years after they fled punishment for running a Ponzi scheme, authorities said.

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GOP plan boosts Pentagon, cuts social programs

Posted: 05/07/2012 - The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January.

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Twitter plays outsize role in 2012 campaign

Posted: 05/07/2012 - @BarackObama is on Twitter. So is @MittRomney. And so are all the voters following the 2012 presidential contest, whether they know it or not.

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Clinton presses India to cut oil imports from Iran

Posted: 05/07/2012 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged energy-starved India on Monday to reduce its Iranian oil imports to keep up pressure on the Islamic republic to come clean about its nuclear program.

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NY boy seeks to remain on girls field hockey squad

Posted: 05/07/2012 - A 13-year-old New York boy who played field hockey growing up in Ireland has been told that after two years as a member of the Southampton High School girls' team, he is now too skilled to qualify.

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