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    May 29, 2010
    Joe Sestak

    Report: Clinton was asked to urge Sestak to bow out

    It argues Friday that there was nothing wrong with its attempt to coax a candidate out of a race.

  • Published
    May 28, 2010

    Israel’s navy to intercept Gaza protesters at sea

    ASHDOD, Israel — Israel on Thursday unveiled a massive makeshift detention center in the country’s main southern port and announced the end of days of intense naval maneuvers, vowing to stop a flotilla of hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break a 3-year blockade of the Gaza Strip this weekend. Military authorities said that masked […]

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    May 28, 2010

    Questions raised about fossil find

    NEW YORK — Last fall, a fossil skeleton named “Ardi” shook up the field of human evolution. Now, some scientists are raising doubts about what exactly the creature from Ethiopia was and what kind of landscape it inhabited. New critiques question whether Ardi really belongs on the human branch of the evolutionary tree, and whether […]

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    May 28, 2010

    N.Y., Jersey drivers score worst in U.S.

    Maine drivers' scores have improved since last year, and are better than those from Massachusetts.

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    May 28, 2010

    Experts warn of worst year for hurricanes since 2005

    U.S. forecasters say the season 'could be one of the more active on record,' with up to seven major storms.

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    May 28, 2010

    U.S. sends checks to trim Medicare ‘doughnut hole’

    WASHINGTON — Government checks to seniors with high prescription-drug bills are going out early, Obama administration officials said Thursday, plugging the advantages of the new health care overhaul law. The $250 checks for Medicare recipients who fall into the prescription-drug coverage gap are a new benefit this year, a modest down payment on gradually closing […]

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    May 28, 2010

    Panel moves to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    Maine Sen. Susan Collins is the only Republican to vote for the amendment to a defense spending bill.

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    May 28, 2010

    Former child star Coleman in critical condition

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former child television star Gary Coleman is in critical condition near his Utah home, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Janet Frank said Coleman, 42, was admitted to the Provo facility Wednesday. Coleman lives in Santaquin, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. The actor is […]

  • Published
    May 28, 2010
    Barack Obama

    Obama: Spill ‘is our highest priority’

    The president admits to some misjudgments, but insists the crisis has had full attention.

  • Published
    May 28, 2010

    At least 15 killed when blast derails India train

    Some passenger cars are struck by a second train after an explosion derails the train out of Calcutta.

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