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The insects have been showing up in dormitories, hotels, homeless shelters and single-family homes.
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Bedbugs - they're back. After a worldwide 30-year near-extinction, the creepy, crawly, miniscule, blood-sucking insects have found their way into homes, dormitories, hotels and homeless shelters since the turn of the century.

Not only have bedbugs snuck back into beds, but they're tougher to kill and there is little data on them.

Enter assistant professor Stephen Kells, an entomologist at the University who researches bedbug behaviors and how to exterminate them.

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Bedbugs - they're back. After a worldwide 30-year near-extinction, the creepy, crawly, miniscule, blood-sucking insects have found their way into homes, dormitories, hotels and homeless shelters since the turn of the century. Not only have ...
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The recent primary victory for Sen. Hillary Clinton may just save her campaign.
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.WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton parlayed her campaign-saving primary victory into a fundraising bonanza Wednesday in the Democratic presidential race. Rival Barack Obama, his delegate lead intact, said, "We just keep on plugging away."

One day after Clinton's comfortable win in Pennsylvania, she and Obama looked ahead to contests on May 6 in Indiana and North Carolina and offered sharply contrasting assessments of the race to date.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton parlayed her campaign-saving primary victory into a fundraising bonanza Wednesday in the Democratic presidential race. Rival Barack Obama, his delegate lead intact, said, "We just keep on ...
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Fri, 04/25/2008
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;HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam has failed to police its adoption system, allowing corruption, fraud and baby-selling to flourish, the U.S. Embassy says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.

The nine-page document describes brokers scouring villages for babies, hospitals selling infants whose mothers cannot pay their bills and a grandmother giving away her grandchild, without telling the child's mother.

"I'm shocked and deeply troubled by the worst of the worst cases," said Jonathan Aloisi, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi.

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam has failed to police its adoption system, allowing corruption, fraud and baby-selling to flourish, the U.S. Embassy says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press. The nine-page document describes brokers ...
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Biologists have created a wetsuit for an African penguin that was going bald.
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Fri, 04/25/2008
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.SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally.

Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin to help him get back in the swim of things.

Pierre, a venerable 25 years old, was going bald, which left him with an embarrassingly exposed, pale pink behind.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - What's black and white and warm all over? A penguin in a wetsuit, naturally. Sounds like a joke, but it's quite serious for biologists at the California Academy of Sciences, who had a wetsuit created for an African penguin ...
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A van carrying mentally disabled passengers was struck by a semi.
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.EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. (AP) - A tractor-trailer slammed into a van carrying mentally disabled people on a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo, flipping it onto its side, crushing it against a building and killing five people.

Witnesses told investigators the van stopped at an intersection and then pulled right in front of the semi on a rural highway. Crews worked for several hours Thursday to remove all the bodies from the van. Seven people were injured.

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EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. (AP) - A tractor-trailer slammed into a van carrying mentally disabled people on a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo, flipping it onto its side, crushing it against a building and killing five people. Witnesses told investigators the van stopped ...
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.WASHINGTON (AP) - A top housing official said Thursday that the Bush administration "strongly opposes" Democrats' housing rescue package, calling it a bailout that would expose taxpayers to excessive risk.

Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Roy A. Bernardi also indicated that President Bush would veto a bill sending $15 billion to states for the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A top housing official said Thursday that the Bush administration "strongly opposes" Democrats' housing rescue package, calling it a bailout that would expose taxpayers to excessive risk. Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban ...
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French winemakers have reluctantly embraced screw-top wine bottles.
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;CHABLIS, France (AP) - Fine French wine with a screw top?

At La Côte Saint Jacques restaurant, a Michelin three-star temple of gastronomy in the Burgundy region, chief sommelier Arnaud Laplanche isn't ashamed to give it a try.

He's part of a quiet revolution sweeping the French wine business, the world's largest and fighting to stay that way.

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CHABLIS, France (AP) - Fine French wine with a screw top? At La C
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>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean defector tried to set himself on fire to halt the Olympic torch relay through Seoul, while thousands of police guarded the flame Sunday from protesters blasting China's treatment of North Korean refugees. Hundreds of China supporters waving the Chinese flag greeted the torch, throwing rocks at anti-Beijing demonstrators. Police ran alongside the flame and rode horses and bicycles on the relay across the city, which hosted the 1988 Olympics.

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A North Korean defector tried to set himself on fire to halt the Olympic torch relay through Seoul, while thousands of police guarded the flame Sunday from protesters blasting China's treatment of North Korean refugees...
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>KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony attended by the Afghan president on Sunday, unleashing automatic weapons fire that sent foreign dignitaries and senior members of the government fleeing for cover. Three people, including a lawmaker, were killed and eight were wounded. President Hamid Karzai, Cabinet ministers and ambassadors escaped unharmed, the presidential palace said.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Suspected Taliban militants attacked a ceremony attended by the Afghan president on Sunday, unleashing automatic weapons fire that sent foreign dignitaries and senior members of the government fleeing ...
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>EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Hundreds of workers at Scotland's only oil refinery on Sunday began a 48-hour strike that has forced BP PLC to shut a pipeline system that delivers almost a third of Britain's North Sea oil. BP said it had completed the closure of the Forties Pipeline System by 6 a.m., when 1,200 workers at the Grangemouth refinery in central Scotland walked off the job. The pipeline brings in 700,000 barrels of oil a day from the North Sea to BP's Kinneil plant, which is powered from the Grangemouth site

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EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Hundreds of workers at Scotland's only oil refinery on Sunday began a 48-hour strike that has forced BP PLC to shut a pipeline system that delivers almost a third of Britain's North Sea oil. BP said it had completed ...
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