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Slain child's mom: Charges bring some relief

Posted: 03/29/2010 - The mother of 7-year-old Somer Thompson, who vanished while walking home from school in north Florida, says charges filed in her daughter's murder have brought some relief.

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Defense to start in triple murder trial in NC

Posted: 03/29/2010 - Lawyers for a retired soldier forced back into the Army to face charges in a North Carolina triple slaying 25 years ago are expected to open their case this week.

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Israel to continue building in east Jerusalem

Posted: 03/26/2010 - Israel says it will continue building in east Jerusalem despite pressure from the U.S. to end construction in areas the Palestinians claim for their future state.

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Iraqis await election results

Posted: 03/26/2010 - It's already well into the afternoon in Iraq, but the country's electoral commission insists it will release full election results today on the parliamentary elections March 7.

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Government to unveil plan to shrink some home loans

Posted: 03/26/2010 - After months of criticism that it hasn't done enough to prevent foreclosures, the Obama administration is expected to announce Friday a plan to reduce the amount some troubled borrowers owe on their home loans.

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UN releases forestry report

Posted: 03/25/2010 - A U.N. report says forests are winning in some countries thanks to planting programs, but are disappearing in parts of South America and Africa as trees are cut down for farmland.

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Experts: One-third of breast cancer avoidable

Updated: 03/25/2010 - Experts at a scientific conference are saying that up to a third of breast cancer cases in Western countries could be avoided if women ate less and exercised more.

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Israeli leader gets support in White House dispute

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Members of Israel's hard-line government are lining up behind embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his dispute with the U.S. over Jewish construction in east Jerusalem.

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Senate will have to return health bill to House

Posted: 03/25/2010 - Senate Republicans have found minor glitches in a health care fix-it bill that will force it back to the House, and Democrats aren't ruling out the possibility of more flaws.

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U.S. panel to consider locale of Toyota lawsuits

Updated: 03/25/2010 - A special panel of federal judges is being asked today to consolidate before a single court dozens of proposed class-action lawsuits filed over Toyota vehicles.

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Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop

Posted: 03/24/2010 - The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Irish Bishop John Magee in the country's sex abuse scandal.

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UN rights chief laments 2009 Afghan civilian toll

Posted: 03/24/2010 - The U.N. human rights chief is calling for better protection of Afghan civilians after the death toll rose last year to its highest level since the 2001 fall of the Taliban regime.

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