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Bush hosts first white-tie dinner of his presidency for queen

May 7th, 2007 10:54 pm by JENNIFER LOVEN

WASHINGTON - Washington turned out adoring schoolchildren and ladies in hats for Queen Elizabeth II's visit. The White House laid on special touches, too, at President Bush's first-ever white-tie state dinner to honor America's closest ally and make the

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'Spidey' pulls in record audience

May 7th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - "Spider- Man 3" shattered box-office records with $151.1 million domestically and $382 million worldwide in just days, pulling in more people over opening weekend than any film ever has, according to studio figures Monday.

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Tennessee among states vying for deadly disease research lab

May 7th, 2007 10:54 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - A dozen states are competing for a government research lab full of killer germs like anthrax, avian flu and foot-and-mouth disease - a prospect some of their residents want to avoid like the plague.

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Ford to close one Ohio plant, shut down another for a year

May 7th, 2007 10:06 pm by Associated Press

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co.'s financial troubles claimed more victims Monday when the struggling company announced that it will close a casting plant near Cleveland in 2009, costing 1,100 hourly workers their jobs.

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Business briefs for May 8, 2007

May 7th, 2007 10:06 pm by Staff Report

Mount Carmel Hardee's sets record

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Officials study engines in Kenya Airways crash

May 7th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

MBANGA-PONGO, Cameroon - Investigators focused Monday on the possibility a Kenya Airways jetliner lost power in both engines during a storm just after takeoff and was trying to glide back to the airport when it plunged into a mangrove swamp 12 miles from

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Girlfriend found guilty in contract killing of 6-month-old

May 7th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - A woman was convicted Monday of hiring a hit squad to murder her lover's baby daughter, ending a trial that had dominated headlines for months with details of South Africa's first known contract killing of an infant.

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Mystery revealed: Harmless Canadian 'poppy quarter' led to spy coin warnings

May 7th, 2007 9:36 pm by TED BRIDIS

WASHINGTON - An odd-looking Canadian quarter with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a false espionage warning from the Defense Department about mysterious coins with radio frequency transmitters, The Associated Press has learned.

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People in the News

May 6th, 2007 11:33 pm by Staff Report

Lending a hand

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Rescue workers dig through wreckage of Kansas town

May 6th, 2007 11:21 pm by ROXANA HEGEMAN

GREENSBURG, Kan. - Rescue workers on Sunday searched for anyone still buried in the heaps of splintered wreckage left after a massive tornado obliterated most of this south-central Kansas town.

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