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Consumer advocates say federal action needed to protect home buyers

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - As state lawmakers rush to reform lending practices that have contributed to a recent surge of mortgage defaults and foreclosures, consumer advocates say these efforts fall short of what is truly needed: a federal law protecting home buyers.

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Productivity growth slows while wage pressures drop

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The growth in worker productivity slowed in the first three months of this year but so did wages, providing evidence that a slowing economy is holding down inflation.

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Astronaut Wally Schirra dies at 84

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., who as one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts combined the Right Stuff - textbook-perfect flying ability and steely nerves - with a pronounced rebellious streak, died Thursday at 84.

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Protesters demand Israeli premier quit over Lebanon war failures

May 3rd, 2007 9:21 pm by Associated Press

TEL AVIV, Israel - Tens of thousands of Israelis rallied in a Tel Aviv square after sundown Thursday, demanding Prime Minister Ehud Olmert resign because of a government inquiry's scathing criticism of his handling of the inconclusive war in Lebanon.

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Veto survives House challenge; Dems meet with Bush on Iraq

May 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Congress failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, a defeat for anti-war Democrats that triggered immediate talks on a new measure to fund the conflict.

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Israel's foreign minister calls on Olmert to resign

May 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM - Israel's popular foreign minister called Wednesday on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign - positioning herself to replace him and dealing the toughest blow yet to his efforts to stay in power after a scathing report on his performance in

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Court issues warrants for Darfur war crimes suspects

May 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm by Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Criminal Court issued its first arrest warrants Wednesday in the murderous Darfur conflict, seeking to try a government minister and a janjaweed militia leader on charges of mass slayings, rape and torture. S

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Nation/World briefs, May 3, 2007

May 2nd, 2007 11:30 pm by Staff Report

Officials: 51 civilians killed in Afghanistan

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Mysterious killer of America's honeybees could make dinner a bland meal

May 2nd, 2007 11:15 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN

Beekeepers in the past few months have lost one-quarter of their colonies due to what scientists have dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder.

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Father charged after baby dies in hot car

May 2nd, 2007 10:51 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA - A 15-month-old boy left in a sweltering car set off a motion detector alarm several times before the father charged in the infant's death turned the alarm off remotely from his nearby office.

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