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Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. dies

May 16th, 2007 8:24 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - Yolanda King, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest child who pursued her father's dream of racial harmony through drama and motivational speaking, collapsed and died Tuesday night. She was 51.

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Lawmakers: BP cut pipeline maintenance, leading to leaks, while company profited

May 16th, 2007 8:24 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Severe company budget cuts at a time when BP PLC was making huge profits put pressure on managers to ignore corrosion protection at the oil company's North Slope pipelines that sprung leaks last year, according to internal company documen

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Names in the News - May 16, 2007

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by Staff Report

LAS VEGAS - Kenny Chesney collected his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy Tuesday as the Academy of Country Music also paid tribute to a youngster and some oldsters.

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Rice, Putin say they'll tone down tough talk but deep rifts remain

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by Associated Press

MOSCOW - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won agreement Tuesday from Vladimir Putin to tone down Russian tough talk in an effort to improve strained ties, though neither side gave any ground on major disagreements over missile defense and Kosovo.

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Bush chooses Pentagon official to be 'war czar' for Iraq, Afghanistan

May 16th, 2007 12:33 am by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday chose Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, the Pentagon's director of operations and a former leader of U.S. military forces in the Middle East, to oversee the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan as a war czar.

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Nation/World briefs

May 15th, 2007 11:24 pm by Staff Report

Suicide bombing kills 25 in Pakistan

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U.S. border inspectors rarely use sophisticated technology

May 15th, 2007 11:24 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - The face- and fingerprint-matching technology that has been touted over the past decade as a sophisticated new way to stop terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering the country through Mexico has one major drawback: U.S. border inspe

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Drivers not cutting back much as gas prices soar

May 15th, 2007 10:03 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - For all their complaining as they pay $3 a gallon or more to fill up their cars, few American drivers have yet to reach the point of cutting back.

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Recipients of VA bonuses sat on boards that oversaw payments

May 15th, 2007 10:03 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Nearly two dozen officials who received hefty performance bonuses last year at the Veterans Affairs Department also sat on the boards charged with recommending the payments.

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Stallone pleads guilty to importing growth hormone into Australia

May 15th, 2007 12:09 am by Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia - Actor Sylvester Stallone pleaded guilty Tuesday to bringing vials of a restricted muscle-building hormone into Australia.

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