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General News Archive - July 29, 2008

WASHINGTON _ President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army soldier who terrorized Fayetteville, N.C., for months in the late 1980s and was eventually convicted of raping and killing four women, and raping and attempting to kill another. Bush signed off on the death penalty for Ronald A.

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- John McCain and Barack Obama both criticized the White House on Monday after the Bush administration issued a revised budget projection that puts the 2009 deficit at a record high.

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President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army private, the first time in more than a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

By DUNCAN MANSFIELD By Duncan Mansfield The Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Monday approved the execution of an Army private, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

By Duncan Mansfield Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn.

By Kim Gamel Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Suicide bombers, including at least three women, struck Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and Kurdish protesters in the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, killing at least 57 people -- a brutal reminder that mass gatherings remain vulnerable despite vast improvements in security.

By Anthony M. Destefano, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 29--Former professional basketball referee Timothy Donaghy is a "pathological" gambler whose betting activity was so out of control that he would place $500 wagers on winning holes when he played golf, a gambling addiction counselor said.

BAGHDAD _ Iraqi infantry, supported by artillery elements of the Iraqi air force and U.S. forces, began a major operation in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, early Tuesday morning.

By Tyler Mason, The Wisconsin State Journal Jul. 29--MILWAUKEE -- Derrek Lee and the Chicago Cubs did something Monday night that had yet to be done: Get to Milwaukee Brewers pitcher CC Sabathia early.

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