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The candidate disregarded Clinton's challenges to debate before May 6.
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>WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Sunday that race is not the reason he is struggling to attract working-class votes and insisted he can win over uncommitted superdelegates by showing he is "best able to not just defeat John McCain, but also lead the country."

Speaking in a broadcast interview, Obama also brushed aside a challenge from Hillary Rodham Clinton to debate before the May 6 primaries in Indiana and North Carolina. "I'm not ducking. We've had 21" debates, he said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Sunday that race is not the reason he is struggling to attract working-class votes and insisted he can win over uncommitted superdelegates by showing he is "best able to ...
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Experts believe Web sites like Facebook give users a false sense of security.
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;CHICAGO (AP) - Sarah Brown is unusually cautious when it comes to social networking.

The college sophomore doesn't have a MySpace page and, while she's on Facebook, she does everything she can to keep her page as private as she can.

"I don't want to have to worry about all the different online scandals and problems," says Brown, an education major at St. Joseph College in Connecticut. She'd like to control her personal information and keep it out of the hands of identity thieves or snooping future employers. "It's just common sense."

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CHICAGO (AP) - Sarah Brown is unusually cautious when it comes to social networking. The college sophomore doesn't have a MySpace page and, while she's on Facebook, she does everything she can to keep her page as private as she can...
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Tue, 04/29/2008
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>LONDON (AP) - In the scales of justice in 19th-century London, the theft of two coats, two pairs of trousers, two waistcoats, a handkerchief, a pair of gloves and a notebook equaled one life.

John Alberson was 13 years old when he appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey criminal court in January 1835, and was sentenced to death.

Alberson's voice is heard very briefly: "Did not the prosecutor say he would not hurt me, if I said where the clothes were?" The prosecutor denied any promise.

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LONDON (AP) - In the scales of justice in 19th-century London, the theft of two coats, two pairs of trousers, two waistcoats, a handkerchief, a pair of gloves and a notebook equaled one life. John Alberson was 13 years old when he appeared in the dock ...
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>AMSTETTEN, Austria (AP) - The children locked in the basement never saw the light of day for years.

A retired electrician has confessed to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell sealed by an electronic keyless-entry system, police said Monday.

One of the children died in infancy and was tossed into the furnace of what stunned Austrians have labeled a "house of horrors," officials said. The suspect owned the gray stone apartment building, lived there with his family and rented the other units to relatives.

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AMSTETTEN, Austria (AP) - The children locked in the basement never saw the light of day for years. A retired electrician has confessed to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years and fathering seven children with her in a windowless cell sealed ...
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The $4.20 per-gallon-average cost of diesel means some drivers just break even.
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.WASHINGTON (AP) - Truck drivers honked horns, waived placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising gas prices they say are hurting their livelihood.

Members of Truckers and Citizens United circled the National Mall before parking their rigs at RFK Stadium. From there, about 100 protesters marched and took shuttles to the Capitol, where an afternoon rally was held.

"The high price for oil is hurting our economy," organizer Mark Kirsch said. "It's hurting middle class people."

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Truck drivers honked horns, waived placards and shouted through bullhorns at the Capitol on Monday to protest rising gas prices they say are hurting their livelihood. Members of Truckers and Citizens United circled ...
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Some HIV-positive immigrants have been deported by their families.
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Correction: This article failed to mention that despite vocal minorities in the House who try to block HIV spending that includes family planning, HIV/AIDS bills have received generous support from the House and Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn.

In early April, the House voted to exceed the president’s recommended budget by 20 million dollars, for a total of 50 million dollars in aid to fight HIV/AIDS as well as malaria and tuberculoses in Africa.

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"My name is Sheila Mills and I live with HIV on a daily basis." Awe swept across the Mayo Building auditorium Monday as one audience member spoke. More than 200 doctors, medical professionals in lab coats, eager medical students and ...
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This decision comes after a U.S. report alleged baby-selling and fraud.
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.HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam, where growing numbers of Americans have turned to adopt a baby, announced Monday it is halting all U.S. adoptions following allegations of baby-selling, corruption and fraud.

The abrupt cutoff cast a cloud of uncertainty over pending adoptions in the Southeast Asian country, which have surged in the face of tightened restrictions in China, Guatemala and elsewhere.

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam, where growing numbers of Americans have turned to adopt a baby, announced Monday it is halting all U.S. adoptions following allegations of baby-selling, corruption and fraud. The abrupt cutoff cast a cloud of ...
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The 11-year-old diabetic girl's parents saw her illness as a test of faith.
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.WESTON, Wis. (AP) - Two parents who prayed as their 11-year-old daughter died of untreated diabetes were charged Monday with second-degree reckless homicide.

Family and friends had urged Dale and Leilani Neumann to get help for their daughter, but the father considered the illness "a test of faith" and the mother never considered taking the girl to the doctor because she thought her daughter was under a "spiritual attack," the criminal complaint said.

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WESTON, Wis. (AP) - Two parents who prayed as their 11-year-old daughter died of untreated diabetes were charged Monday with second-degree reckless homicide. Family and friends had urged Dale and Leilani Neumann to get help for their daughter...
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Wed, 04/30/2008
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>BAGHDAD (AP) - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain.

First, a roadside bomb nearly wiped out the taxi heading to the border with Kuwait. The next step was to hide under tarps in the back of a truck. More hardship awaited: six months caged by authorities in England.

But freedom eventually came for Simba, who walked away from captivity with tail held high.

So began the improbable work of the self-proclaimed "Cat Lady of Baghdad."

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BAGHDAD (AP) - The mission was to get Simba al-Tikriti out of Iraq and to a new life in Britain. First, a roadside bomb nearly wiped out the taxi heading to the border with Kuwait. The next step was to hide under tarps in the back of a truck. More hardship ...
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>BEIJING (AP) - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.

The punishments were the first to be meted out by a Chinese court against Tibetans accused of taking part in a frenzy of assaults, burning, looting and vandalism mainly targeting Han Chinese and their businesses in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa and nearby areas between March 14-16.

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BEIJING (AP) - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet. The punishments were the first to be meted out by a Chinese ...
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