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Feb 29,2008
HOUSTON - Presidential hopeful Barack Obama criticized his rival Hillary Clinton for a campaign ad she is running ahead of Tuesday's primary in Texas.CNN reported that the Clinton ad depicts children asleep in their beds in the middle of the night and asks viewers who they would rather have in the White House during a national security crisis. "It's 3 a.m. and your children are safely asleep. Who do you want answering the phone?" the spot ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
PORTLAND, Ore. — River traffic on the Columbia River at the John Day Dam might reopen as early as Monday, March 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today. The upstream navigation lock gate at the facility was extensively damaged late February 28 when barges came into contact with the upstream gate while the lock chamber was filling. This incident immediately halted all river traffic through the lock. The Corps continues its investigation and ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Portland Fire & Rescue investigators have determined the cause of a fire that resulted in the death of one person Monday night – a carelessly discarded cigarette. The cigarette smoldered in a bed mattress of the southwest Portland residence until flames erupted and spread to the rest of the house, officials said. This latest fatality brought the total fire deaths in Portland thus far in 2008 to three. Investigators remind citizens not to hesitate to ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
CLEVELAND - Ohio, before this year, had not been the stage for a decisive presidential primary since its first nominating contest in 1912, a report said Friday.The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported that not since Democrats narrowly rejected Woodrow Wilson and Republicans abandoned William Howard Taft in 1912 has the Buckeye State seen a primary contest as exciting as the race this year between Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Ohio will hold its primary Tuesday, along ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
SACRAMENTO - Heavy snowfalls this winter in the Sierra Nevada should help the thirsty cities of Southern California and the state's agriculture-dependent central valley.The California Department of Water Resources reported this week that the water in the snow pack, the snow-water equivalent, is 118 percent of normal, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. "It's a pretty good picture," said Maury Roos, a veteran hydrologist. "Even if it melts early in March, we have enough reservoir space now ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. - A 19-year-old Missouri man whose leg was cut off by a passing freight train was able to crawl away for help, police say.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that Joseph Alexander of Webster Groves, Mo., crawled 50 yards for help.He flagged down a passing motorist, who called for help, the newspaper reported.Alexander was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he underwent surgery Friday. Doctors were unable to save his leg, a hospital ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Democratic Party said a potential lawsuit by one of the party's presidential hopefuls over the state's delegate selection might turn off voters.The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported Friday that if one or both of the campaigns files a lawsuit it could spoil Democrats' effort to re-energize voters. "It has been brought to my attention that one or both of your campaigns may already be planning or intending to pursue litigation against ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA, Kosovo - Security officials gathered in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kosovo, as a nine-day demonstration to support Serbian judicial employees continued, a report said.As armed Kosovo Force officers gathered near court gates, protesters also increased their numbers and continued lending support to Serbian prosecutors, judges and other judicial staff members who were discharged in August 1999 as Kosovo strived for its independence, B92 reported Friday."We don't want animosity, but our patience is running out. We ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
NEW YORK - Police in New York City are anxious to find the man who left a 6-month-old baby in the back of a cab with a bag of food and clothes.Driver Klever Sailema told police that the man flagged him down Thursday morning in Queens and rode with the baby for several blocks before saying he had to make a call from a pay phone, the New York Daily News reported. Once he was ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
MONTPELIER, Vt. - When voters in Vermont cast their ballots in the state's presidential primary Tuesday they won't be the center of national attention, unlike in elections past.Instead this year's March 4 primaries in Vermont and Rhode Island will take a back seat to the nominating contests that day in the delegate-rich states of Ohio and Texas, Gannett News Service reported Friday. Although Vermont and Rhode Island won't be in the national spotlight, the campaigns of ... [full story]
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