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With ranks stretched thin, Army gets Air Force to fill some duties

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

CAMP BULLIS, Texas - A row of rumbling flatbed trucks and Humvees outfitted with gun turrets lurches toward a mock village of cinderblock buildings where instructors posing as insurgents wait to test the trainees' convoy protection skills.

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Explosions rock Shiite areas in Baghdad, killing at least 45

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Cars, minibuses and roadside bombs exploded in Shiite Muslim enclaves across the city Sunday, killing at least 45 people in sectarian violence that defied the Baghdad security crackdown, while a radical anti-U.S. cleric raised a new threat t

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U.S. calls on North Korea to take action

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - The United States said Sunday that North Korea must act within days on a pledge to halt its nuclear weapons program, while the communist regime marked the birthday of its late founder with pomp and tough rhetoric.

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Vatican attends Holocaust memorial service, backs down from boycott threat

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM - The Vatican's ambassador to Israel attended a Holocaust memorial service on Sunday, reversing an earlier decision to boycott the event that threatened to upset fragile ties between Israel and the Holy See.

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Cheney bets that Democrats will back down

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney says he is "willing to bet" that Democratic lawmakers will back down and approve a war-spending bill that doesn't call for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. Top Democratic leaders shot back that Cheney has lost all pub

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On Mideast visit, U.N. nuclear chief finds interest in developing peaceful programs

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

AMMAN, Jordan - The chief U.N. nuclear watchdog on Sunday wrapped up a tour of the Middle East to offer support to nations interested in developing peaceful atomic energy programs despite the international faceoff with Iran over suspicions it is pursu

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Police clash with opposition supporters in St. Petersburg

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Riot police beat and detained dozens of anti-Kremlin demonstrators Sunday on a second day of protests that tested the weak opposition's ability to challenge widely popular President Vladimir Putin.

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Terrorism trial to begin for Padilla

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

MIAMI - It's been nearly five years since then-Attorney General John Ashcroft declared the United States had thwarted an al-Qaida plot to detonate a radioactive "dirty bomb" in a major city and had arrested a "known terrorist," Jose Padilla.

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People in the news, April 16, 2007

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Staff Report

DALLAS - Two diaries written by Anna Nicole Smith in the early 1990s failed to sell at an auction this weekend, but are now available for a minimum bid of $25,000 each, an the auction house said Sunday. "We have a buy-it-now situation," said Doug No

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Man charged with murder in fire that killed 5 kids

April 15th, 2007 11:33 pm by Associated Press

QUINCY, Ill. - A man was charged with setting a house on fire in western Illinois early Sunday and killing five children, police said.

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