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Jun 03,2008
CHICAGO -- Charles Moskos, the sociologist who led the development of the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, died over the weekend, family members said.The Chicago Tribune said the 74-year-old former Northwestern University professor died of cancer at his home in Santa Monica, Calif."He truly had an impact on the military," Army Gen. Wesley Clark said in a written statement. "He gave many of us the reassurance that someone out there knew us, cared ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
WASHINGTON -- The American Indian voting bloc, and state geographic and demographic breakdowns characterize the last primaries in Montana and South Dakota.Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign is hoping for good showings to press her argument that she is the better candidate to face presumptive Republican nominee Sen. John McCain in November. Sen. Barack Obama's campaign, inching closer to the 2,118 delegates needed to cinch the Democratic presidential nomination, is looking for an end to the long ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
ATLANTA -- Police said a romantic breakup has led to criminal charges of online harassment against a Georgia man.Jared Wolny, 24, faces 32 counts of computer theft and invasion of privacy related to allegations that he hacked into a former girlfriend's computer and posted false images and messages on her MySpace account. The two had met online and previously shared love notes and other information on social networking sites, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tuesday.When the ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
EDMONTON, Alberta -- A Canadian man was in critical condition in an Edmonton hospital Tuesday after being gunned down in an armed standoff with Mounties a day earlier.Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman Cpl. Wayne Oakes declined to identify the man shot at a farm in rural Smoky Lake, 65 miles northeast of Edmonton, but said it came as a result of officers trying to serve him with a court order, the Edmonton Sun said.The RCMP ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
NEGEV, Israel -- A rocket attack on the western Negev region of Israel injured five people Tuesday.The three Qassam rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and struck the Eshkol Regional Council where two of the weapons caused injured, the Haaretz newspaper reported without citing sources. It said one victim suffered moderate wounds from shrapnel and the others were only slightly hurt in the incident. Haaretz said the same area was struck hours earlier by ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
WASHINGTON -- If Barack Obama gets the delegates needed for the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton will "call him the nominee," a Clinton adviser said.However, "until someone has those numbers, the race goes on," Clinton campaign manager Terry McAuliffe told CNN. The final primaries were Tuesday in Montana and South Dakota.McAuliffe said during NBC's "Today" show he thinks if the Illinois senator reaches the 2,118 delegate threshold, the former first lady "will congratulate him ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
CALGARY, Alberta -- The Canadian man who killed his wife, two of their daughters and a tenant in Calgary last week before killing himself will be buried with the family.Sheila Fisher, the mother of Joshua Lall's slain wife, Alison, told the Calgary Herald funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized, but ultimately they would all be together in Ontario.Lall, 34, killed his 35-year-old wife, two of their daughters, 5-year-old Kristen and 3-year-old Rochelle, and a ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- Mass arrests in Bangladesh that have swept up thousands of political leaders, students and others won't stop anti-government movements, opposition leaders say.The country's military-controlled government has arrested 10,000 people, including political party activists, trade union members, students and many others who have been seized in a large-scale crackdown on dissent in the country, the New Age daily newspaper of Dhaka reported Tuesday. But, it says, opposition political leaders say the repression won't ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
MOSCOW -- Russian officials said Tuesday the country has destroyed more than a quarter of its chemical weapons arsenal, amounting to 10,500 tons of material. The government claim, reported by the RAI Novosti news agency, came from Lt. Gen. Valery Kapashin, head of Russia's Federal Department for the Safe Storage and Destruction of Chemical Weapons. Kapashin said the move to destroy the chemical weapons was the third part of a four-phase commitment to ultimately remove ... [full story]
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Jun 03,2008
TILOS, Greece -- A woman who was married Tuesday in the first same-sex wedding in Greece called the ceremony a blow against discrimination.Evangelia Vlami told the BBC that she and her female partner went through with the controversial wedding to encourage other gay people in conservative Greece to take a stand on the issue."From this day, discrimination against gays in Greece is on the decline," Vlami said.The mayor of the island of Tilos performed the ... [full story]
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