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Apr 24,2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Police investigating the Virginia Tech shootings are combing through the e-mail and cell phone records of shooter Cho Seung-hui. ABC News reported that court documents show police have also obtained the e-mail records of Cho's first victim, freshman Emily Hilscher, to see if they had communicated or knew one another. Records released earlier showed that two other women had complained to police after Cho contacted them. Those complaints led to Cho undergoing ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
TUCSON - Arizona prosecutors have charged a U.S. Border Patrol agent with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Mexican man trying to enter the United States. Cochise County, Ariz., Attorney Ed Rheinheimer said after reviewing the January shooting, it was decided to charge agent Nicholas Corbett with first-degree murder, as well as counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide, the Arizona Republic reported Tuesday. A judge will decide which charges are best ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
WASHINGTON - Democrats in the U.S. Congress have agreed to a $124 billion Iraq war funding bill that includes a plan to begin pulling troops out of the country. U.S. President George Bush has promised to veto a measure that includes any troop withdrawal timetable and congressional Democrats acknowledged they didn't have the votes to withstand such a veto. "On Iraq, the American people want a new direction and we are providing it," U.S. Sen. ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Homeland Security Department is concerned the use of chlorine bombs in Iraq is now a threat to the United States, USA Today reported Tuesday. In Washington, Robert Stephan, Homeland Security's infrastructure protection chief said 150-pound tanks of chlorine are common throughout the world and terrorists have learned to make bombs from them that kill not only by explosive force but by suffocating victims with toxic fumes. "This is now being used ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – A 21-year old Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy died Saturday night when he lost control of his patrol car and left the highway as he neared the end of his work shift.  The deputy had only completed the police academy in December, officials reported.   Deputy Phillip Rodriguez Deputy Phillip Rodriguez was the sole occupant of the patrol car when, for unknown reasons, it crashed near milepost 34 on Interstate 40 about 11 p.m., April ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
MOSCOW - Senior Russian officials in Moscow gave U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates a chilly response to his offer to include them in European missile defense systems. Gates met with Russia's new defense minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, on Monday with an aim to try to dispel Russian concerns about planned missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic based on fears of attacks by Iran. "We would like to have the Russians as partners in this ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
WASHINGTON - President George Bush and Peruvian President Alan Garcia met in Washington Monday for what Bush called "very constructive" dialogue about "the neighborhood." "We talked about the neighborhood," Bush said. "As we discussed, the United States wants the people of South America to fully understand we care about their future; that we want there to be prosperity in the region; that we respect leaders who provide basic education and health care. So we had ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
TIJUANA, Mexico - Preparing for its greatest challenge in years, the National Action Party, known as PAN, selected a 51-year-old economist Sunday as its candidate for Baja California's gubernatorial election in August. JoseGuadalupe Osuna Millan, a former Tijuana mayor and federal legislator, narrowly won his party's nomination with 55 percent of the delegates' votes, following a hard-fought and unusually public campaign. He defeated fellow PANista Francisco Vega de la Madrid, a former state finance secretary ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
MADRID - European officials have condemned Spanish zoos for not carrying out regular inspections, and failing to develop conservation and educational programs. Animal rights activists have backed the allegations of mismanagement first leveled by the European Commission, Spanish news agency EFE reported Monday. "The situation in Spain's zoos is dramatic," said Alberto Diez of Infozoos, a Spanish animal rights group. "In many they do not carry out regular inspections, and do not complete the requirements ... [full story]
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Apr 24,2007
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian President Traian Basescu, suspended by parliament for abuse of power, is hoping a public referendum will keep him in power, reports said Monday. About 10,000 people gathered in downtown Bucharest Sunday evening to support Basescu, who expressed hope he will win the people's confidence in a referendum May 19, Serbia's RTS radio-television reported. The rally was the third in support of Basescu. The first was held in Bucharest on Thursday when ... [full story]
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