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February 14, 2008

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Feb 14,2008
BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Three high school students in Bellevue, Neb., are suspected of bringing cocaine to school, police said.Levi Daniels, 19, was picked up by police on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance which police say they believe is cocaine, KETV, Omaha, reported Wednesday.Two Bellevue East High School students were reportedly arrested after being seen snorting a substance during shop class Monday with Daniels."This is a brazen act. They were actually doing lines of ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
CHICAGO -- A Chicago man arrested because he looks like a gunman sought by police, is not connected to the killings of five women at a shopping mall store, a report said.The 39-year-old man, who was wanted for parole violations on drug charges, was arrested Wednesday after officers noticed he resembled a sketch of the suspect, the Chicago Daily Southtown reported Thursday."It's another lead. He has not been charged in connection with anything in this ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
SAN ANTONIO -- Sen. Hillary Clinton stepped up criticism of Sen. Barack Obama, her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, in a campaign sweep across South Texas.Clinton, D-N.Y., Wednesday said Obama, D-Ill., was in the "promises business" and less qualified and less experienced than she to be U.S. president.Clinton also looked to shore up Hispanic support which she reportedly is banking on to carry Texas in the March 4 showdown with Obama. Delegate-rich Ohio also ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
BEIJING -- China's catastrophic winter weather killed 107 people and caused $15.4 billion in damage, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.Eight more people were listed as missing in the ferocious winter weather that lashed nearly half of the country beginning in the middle of January.The report said 21 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities had been affected by the powerful freak storms. Nearly 2 million people were stranded before finding transport, 1.5 million people had ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
JERUSALEM -- Israeli authorities warned installations at home and abroad to be on the alert after the assassination of senior Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mugniyah in Lebanon.Lebanese security forces prepared for a nerve-racking day, with the Hezbollah leader's scheduled funeral and a planned anti-Syrian rally, Ynetnews.com reported Thursday.Mugniyah was killed in Damascus in a Tuesday car bombing the Lebanese Shiite terror group said was carried out by agents of Israel's Mossad intelligence service.Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
TORONTO -- The premier of Ontario has ordered a review of policy on reciting the Lord's Prayer before each legislative session in Toronto, Canadian media reported.In a letter to the speaker and other party leaders, Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty said it was time to "look at how we can move beyond the Lord's Prayer to a broader approach that is more inclusive in nature," the Toronto Star reported."The members of the Ontario Legislature reflect the ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine military went on high alert Thursday after government officials said they discovered a plot to assassinate President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.The alleged plot was revealed by the chief of the president's security staff the day before scheduled demonstrations by groups accusing Arroyo of corruption and demanding that she resign, The New York Times reported.Brig. Gen. Romeo Prestoza, head of the presidential security group, said the plot was developed by the Abu ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Lebanese turned out by the thousands Thursday to honor two men, one an assassinated former prime minister and the other for an slain terrorist mastermind.In the Martyrs Square in the center of Beirut, people gathered for a memorial marking the third anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, Haaretz reported. Hezbollah, meanwhile, attended a mass funeral for Imad Mughniyah, the terrorist mastermind who was killed Tuesday night in a ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
BEIJING -- A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Thursday dismissed recent U.S. charges of spying as groundless, China's official Xinhua news agency reported.The government spokesman was responding to this week's arrest in the United States of a Defense Department weapons system analyst and three others in two separate espionage-related cases."The so-called accusation against China on the issue of espionage is totally groundless and has ulterior motives," Xinhua quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao as saying."We ... [full story]
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Feb 14,2008
MONTREAL -- A Canadian soldier who has served two tours of combat in Afghanistan claims the gear troops are given is sub-standard, a Quebec broadcaster reported.Cpl. Daniel Beaulieu, an 11-year veteran of the forces, returned home two weeks ago, and told Quebec's French TVA network the vests, boots and holsters given troops aren't suited to the type of warfare going on in Afghanistan, a Toronto Star correspondent reported from Montreal."The guys over there are the ... [full story]
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