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>WASHINGTON (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI told America's Roman Catholic leaders Wednesday evening that the clergy sex abuse scandal has sometimes been "very badly handled," his harshest criticism yet regarding the crisis that has badly damaged the U.S. church.

Benedict's remarks came at a prayer service with hundreds of American bishops at a national shrine in Washington, and marked the second time the pope has addressed sex abuse on his first papal journey to the U.S.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI told America's Roman Catholic leaders Wednesday evening that the clergy sex abuse scandal has sometimes been "very badly handled," his harshest criticism yet regarding the crisis that has badly ...
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Researchers put together an online tool that predicts survival odds.
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>ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors now have a better way of helping parents make an agonizing decision - whether to take heroic steps to save a very premature baby.

The number of weeks in the womb has generally been the chief factor. But a new study shows others are important, too - including whether the infant is a girl and whether the child gets lung-maturing steroids shortly before birth.

Those extra factors can count as much as an extra week of pregnancy.

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ATLANTA (AP) - Doctors now have a better way of helping parents make an agonizing decision - whether to take heroic steps to save a very premature baby. The number of weeks in the womb has generally been the chief factor. But a new study ...
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Authorities were looking for a teenage girl who reported abuse by her husband.
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.SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Police wore body armor, toted automatic weapons and were backed by an armored personnel carrier for a raid on a West Texas polygamist retreat, photos and video released Tuesday show.

Four still photos and a slice of video were released to The Associated Press by Rod Parker, spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which owns the raided Yearning for Zion Ranch near San Angelo in Eldorado.

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SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Police wore body armor, toted automatic weapons and were backed by an armored personnel carrier for a raid on a West Texas polygamist retreat, photos and video released Tuesday show. Four still photos and a slice ...
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Death sentences that were put on hold will be carried out as soon as dates can be set.
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.AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding lethal injection sent a shudder through death row Wednesday, and prosecutors and governors around the country said they would move forward with carrying out death sentences as quickly as the courts can set execution dates.

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Fri, 04/18/2008
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LONDON (AP) - When Jill Bracey Cowley was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer eight years ago, doctors told her she had two years to live. So she decided to take a gamble and try new drugs that hadn't yet been approved.

"They've utterly changed my life," said Cowley, 70, who credits the treatments with enabling her to live long enough to welcome six grandchildren into the world.

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LONDON (AP) - When Jill Bracey Cowley was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer eight years ago, doctors told her she had two years to live. So she decided to take a gamble and try new drugs that hadn't yet been approved. "They've utterly changed ...
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Hany El-Banna is the co-founder of Islamic Relief, a Muslim aid organization.
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He's traveled all over the world and seen many displaced, poor and deprived people.

Dr. Hany El-Banna, co-founder and president of Islamic Relief, visited the University on Thursday to speak about the global role of Muslims in humanitarian aid.

"No organization on Earth could operate without faith," El-Banna said.

Although the title of the lecture focused on religion, El-Banna emphasized the importance of the concept of humanitarianism alone.

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He's traveled all over the world and seen many displaced, poor and deprived people. Dr. Hany El-Banna, co-founder and president of Islamic Relief, visited the University on Thursday to speak about the global role of Muslims in humanitarian aid...
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For almost 20 years, Matthieu Ricard has served as the French translator for the Dalai Lama. Ricard, a bestselling author, award-winning photographer, doctor of cellular genetics and Buddhist monk, will speak at Northrop Auditorium today about cultivating one's inner conditions for genuine happiness.

On Thursday, he spoke with The Minnesota Daily to discuss his philosophies and the controversies surrounding Tibet.

So tell me about your new book on happiness and meditation.

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For almost 20 years, Matthieu Ricard has served as the French translator for the Dalai Lama. Ricard, a bestselling author, award-winning photographer, doctor of cellular genetics and Buddhist monk, will speak at Northrop Auditorium today about ...
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Mon, 04/21/2008
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.KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan police clashed with Iranian forces at the southwestern border between the two countries, leaving one civilian dead and two Iranian officers wounded, officials said Sunday.

The incident in the village of Pul-e-Abreshum in Nimroz province happened Saturday after an Iranian patrol entered Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Afghan police dispatched a unit to the village and a gunbattle ensued. A teacher from the village was killed during the firefight, said provincial police chief Gen. Ayub Badakhshi.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan police clashed with Iranian forces at the southwestern border between the two countries, leaving one civilian dead and two Iranian officers wounded, officials said Sunday. The incident in the village of Pul-e-Abreshum ...
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Mon, 04/21/2008
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;HAVANA (AP) - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the "camello" - the camel - has reached your stop.

These hulking 18-wheeled beasts, iron mutants made of two Soviet-era buses welded together on a flatbed and pulled by a separate cab, have long been Havana's public transport nightmare - bumpy, hot and jammed with up to 400 passengers at a time.

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HAVANA (AP) - First comes the stink of diesel, then a metallic roar, and finally a tower of black smoke that tells you the "camello" - the camel - has reached your stop. These hulking 18-wheeled beasts, iron mutants made of two Soviet-era ...
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Mon, 04/21/2008
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.VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A 13-year-old schoolgirl in southern Austria celebrated the start of her spring break with a bottle of schnapps.

She ended up in intensive care.

In other countries across Europe, adolescents are making similar headlines for drinking themselves into a stupor, often passing out in the process.

And they're getting younger: A June 2006 European Union-commissioned report says nearly all 15- to 16-year-old European students have had alcohol at some point in their lives and, on average, now start when they're just 12 1/2 years old.

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VIENNA, Austria (AP) - A 13-year-old schoolgirl in southern Austria celebrated the start of her spring break with a bottle of schnapps. She ended up in intensive care. In other countries across Europe, adolescents are making similar headlines...
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