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First birth control pill meant to end periods poised for approval

May 18th, 2007 10:39 pm by Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. - Women looking for a simple way to avoid their menstrual period could soon have access to the first birth control pill designed to let women suppress monthly bleeding indefinitely.

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Wolfowitz departure just first step in healing for World Bank

May 18th, 2007 10:39 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Wolfowitz episode hobbled the World Bank's work of aiding the poor, and Paul Wolfowitz's resignation was just the first step in a healing process. The Bush administration hopes to quickly name a successor to take over that effort.

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Northwest gets approval to exit bankruptcy

May 18th, 2007 10:39 pm by Associated Press

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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza

May 18th, 2007 12:18 am by Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel pounded more Hamas targets with airstrikes Thursday and early Friday, killing 10 people and wounding dozens as it stepped deeper into fighting between the Islamic militants and the rival Fatah fighters of Palestinian Presid

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U.S. military 'cautiously optimistic' on 3 missing soldiers

May 18th, 2007 12:18 am by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - U.S. officials expressed cautious optimism Thursday that three missing American soldiers are still alive even as troops drained canals and questioned children in the search for the troopers feared captured by al-Qaida.

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Britain's Prince Harry won't be going to Iraq

May 18th, 2007 12:18 am by Associated Press

LONDON - Some said it was a sensible judgment and should have been made long ago.

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Congress sets budget parameters

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Majority Democrats passed an important test Thursday with approval of a $2.9 trillion budget plan that promises big spending increases for party priorities such as education and health care.

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Watchdog: Top-secret clearances take too long

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A congressional watchdog agency Thursday reported "quite disturbing" delays in granting top-secret clearance to workers on sensitive jobs undertaken for the government by private industry.

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Immigration compromise would grant legal status to millions

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS

WASHINGTON - In a striking reach across party lines, the White House and key lawmakers agreed Thursday to reshape the nation's immigration laws and give millions of illegal immigrants legal status. At the same time, borders would be tightened.

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Lawmakers seek to put limits on OxyContin

May 18th, 2007 12:00 am by Associated Press

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Two Republican congressmen from Appalachia are asking the federal Food and Drug Administration to reclassify the painkiller OxyContin so that only people in severe pain can be prescribed the drug.

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