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U.S.-Iran talks will give Tehran a chance for new relations with Iraq, U.S. ambassador says

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Talks between the United States and Iran this month will be an opportunity for Tehran to enter a "whole new era" in relations with Iraq, but first it has to stop aiding Iraqi insurgent groups, the U.S. envoy leading the discussions said Thursda

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Portuguese police release Russian after questioning on missing girl

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

PRAIA DA LUZ, Portugal - The mother of a 4-year-girl who disappeared in Portugal marked the 14th day of the search for her daughter by attending a church service Thursday, and police released a local Russian computer expert questioned in connection with

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Study peeks at how normal brains grow, hints at key pre-puberty burst

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Can you get smarter than a fifth-grader? Of course, but new research suggests some of the brain's basic building blocks for learning are nearing adult levels by age 11 or 12.

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Study finds 25 countries block Web sites for political, other reasons

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - At least 25 countries around the world block Web sites for political, social or other reasons as governments seek to assert authority over a network meant to be borderless, according to a study out Friday.

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N.J. firefighters seek to quell smoldering remains of Pinelands fire

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - Unpredictable winds played tricks with firefighters trying to extinguish a once-massive wildfire, tamed the night before by a driving rain.

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Lawyers argue 1982 trial of Abu-Jamal was racially biased

May 17th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA - Lawyers for former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal argued to an appeals court Thursday that racism by a judge and prosecutors corrupted the 1982 trial at which he was condemned for killing a white police officer.

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Wolfowitz to step down in June

May 17th, 2007 10:33 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz said Thursday he will resign at the end of June, giving up his long fight to survive pressure for his ouster over the generous compensation he arranged for his girlfriend.

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Coordinated bombings kill 7 in southern Afghanistan

May 17th, 2007 10:33 pm by Associated Press

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Two coordinated bomb blasts killed seven people in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, including three police responding to the first explosion - an Iraq-style attack rarely seen here.

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Estonian minister points to possible involvement of Russia in cyber attacks

May 17th, 2007 10:33 pm by Associated Press

TALLINN, Estonia - Estonia's defense minister said Thursday the massive cyber attacks that have crippled the high-tech country's Web sites are a threat to national security, and that it's possible the Russian government was behind them.

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Friends to the end Bush, Blair salute each other at White House farewell

May 17th, 2007 10:33 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - To the last, neither George Bush nor Tony Blair wavered.

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