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French voters propel Sarkozy, Royal to presidential runoff

April 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

PARIS - Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal advanced to a runoff in Sunday's presidential election, presenting France with a fundamental left-right choice between a conservative who could push his anxious nation toward painful change and a socialist who

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Gunmen kill 23 members of ancient sect in Iraq

April 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot and killed 23 members of an ancient religious sect in northern Iraq on Sunday after stopping their bus and separating out followers of other faiths while car bombings in the capital killed at least another 20 people.

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Al-Maliki orders halt to construction of wall

April 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

CAIRO, Egypt - Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that he has ordered a halt to the U.S. military construction of a barrier separating a Sunni enclave from surrounding Shiite areas in Baghdad after fierce criticism over the project at home.

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Comprehensive review finds long-term dieting doesn't work

April 22nd, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Roberta Perry has tried it all to lose the pounds - organized diet programs, prescription pills, psychotherapy, even hypnosis.

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News of the Weird, April 23, 2007

April 22nd, 2007 10:03 pm by CHUCK SHEPHERD

Lead story

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Panel recommends lowering GPA required to maintain scholarship

April 22nd, 2007 8:24 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - A special panel has recommended dropping the minimum grade-point average college students must maintain to keep their state lottery scholarships, but the idea is drawing mixed reviews from Tennessee lawmakers.

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Fallujah loses 4th council chairman to assassination

April 22nd, 2007 12:27 am by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - The Fallujah city council chairman, a critic of al-Qaida who took the job after his three predecessors were assassinated, was killed on Saturday, the latest blow in an internal Sunni struggle for control of an insurgent stronghold west of Baghd

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U.S. forces struggle to calm violent Ramadi

April 22nd, 2007 12:27 am by Associated Press

RAMADI, Iraq - The U.S. military has struggled for nearly four years to secure Ramadi, a city west of Baghdad that had become a magnet for Sunni insurgents and a haven for al-Qaida militants.

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Critics, dissenters of early war strategy in charge in Iraq

April 22nd, 2007 12:18 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The White House search for a "war czar" caps a lengthy reshuffle that has placed pragmatists and critics of the Bush administration's early moves in Iraq in charge of managing a war that the U.S. feels it can't quit but can't quite win.

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