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General News Archive - June 20, 2008

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Carl Crawford's grand slam highlighted Tampa Bay's seven-run seventh inning, helping the Rays complete a three-game sweep of the league-leading Chicago Cubs with an 8-3 victory at Tropicana Field.

It's no mystery: The casting of Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart pulled together all the dangling threads of the long-awaited Get Smart, Warner Bros.' not-quite-a-remake of the '60s TV spy comedy, which opens today. "I turned the project down several times over the years," said director Peter Segal.

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After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the United States that a teenage soldier captured in the Korean War died a week after he "became mentally ill," according to documents provided to The Associated Press.

By MICHAEL LUO By Michael Luo and Jeff Zeleny The New York Times Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he would opt out of the public financing system for the general election campaign.

By ERIC LICHTBLAU By Eric Lichtblau The New York Times WASHINGTON After months of wrangling, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal Thursday to overhaul the rules on the government's wiretapping powers.

By Patrick Anderson, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun. 20--None of the Gloucester High School students who got pregnant or had children during the school year have dropped out, and Principal Joseph Sullivan credits the in-school day-care program and health clinic with keeping them in school.

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Four Western oil companies, including Irving-based Exxon Mobil, are in the final stages of negotiations this month on contracts that will return them to Iraq, 36 years after losing their oil concession to nationalization as Saddam Hussein consolidated his power.

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Royal Dutch Shell announced they would shut down oil production at an offshore Nigerian facility after an armed attack on Thursday by a powerful militant group from the Delta region.

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Democrat Barack Obama's 1.5 million donors were a financial spigot that was just too rich to shut down.

By ROBERT BURNS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON After decades of denials, the Chinese have acknowledged burying an American prisoner of war in China, telling the U.S.

Word of the Day
reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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