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Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet

a shared story    431 weeks 1 hour 16 minutes ago
A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn — hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart. The...(more) 



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Comment Stings Iraqi Leader on Eve of Obama Visit

a shared story    448 weeks 3 days 17 hours 44 minutes ago
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki tried to step back from comments in which he appeared to support Senator Barack Obama’s plan for troop withdrawal.  



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Mayor Tries to Transform Mexico City

a shared story    499 weeks 4 days 12 hours 12 minutes ago
The mayor of crime-ridden, smog-choked Mexico City is trying to do what some might consider impossible: transform his megalopolis into a place that's more healthy, livable and even fun. And despite much skepticism, initiatives such as "urban beaches" and outdoor movies have become a wild success. Mexico's capital...(more) 



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Brown resigns as prime minister

a shared story    354 weeks 2 days 13 hours 52 minutes ago
Gordon Brown resigns as UK prime minister with the Lib Dems poised to give David Cameron their backing as his successor. 



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Myanmar death toll could hit 10,000, foreign minister says

a shared story    459 weeks 3 days 18 hours 28 minutes ago
Myanmar's foreign minister says the death toll from Tropical Cyclone Nargis could reach 10,000. Foreign diplomats said Nyan Win made the comment at a Monday briefing given to them and representatives of U.N. and international aid agencies. 



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True or False: 10 Common Travel Beliefs

a shared story    460 weeks 2 days 1 hour 35 minutes ago
Have you heard that New Yorkers are rude, London is rainy, and China is just a shovel away? Here, the truth behind travel rumors 



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Coast Guard monitors didn't warn ship's crew

a shared story    483 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago
Coast Guard workers who monitor ship traffic in San Francisco Bay did not warn the crew of the Cosco Busan that it was about to sideswipe the base of a Bay Bridge tower last week, or even that the ship was near the obstacle, federal investigators...(more) 



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Rebel leader pushes Congo back to the brink

a shared story    433 weeks 2 days 22 hours 58 minutes ago
With his silver-topped cane, finger-wagging rhetoric and a tendency to refer to himself in the third person, rebel leader Laurent Nkunda is the latest big man to stake his claim in this troubled country. 



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Restoring democracy: Florida scraps electronic voting machines

a shared story    488 weeks 5 days 11 hours 8 minutes ago
After the history-making presidential recount of 2000, Palm Beach County sold hundreds of its infamous Votomatic machines to memorabilia seekers, including a group of chiropractors in Arizona, the cable-news host Greta Van Susteren and the hotelier André Balazs. One machine ended up in the Smithsonian Institution....(more) 




AIG crisis could be tip of an insurance iceberg

a shared story    412 weeks 4 days 4 hours 30 minutes ago
When insurance giant American International Group Inc. imploded last fall, the firm's problems were quickly blamed not on its core insurance business, but on an obscure operation that traded exotic mortgage securities. But as the economic crisis has deepened, it has become clear that AIG's problems extend...(more) 




US Foreclosure Filings Nearly Double in September

a shared story    489 weeks 16 hours 1 minute ago
Foreclosure filings across the U.S. nearly doubled last month compared with September 2006, as financially strapped homeowners already behind on mortgage payments defaulted on their loans or came closer to losing their homes to foreclosure, a real estate information company said Thursday. 




Clint Eastwood to Receive Award For Showing 'Human Face of War'

a shared story    421 weeks 5 days 8 hours 6 minutes ago
That punk Clint Eastwood must be feeling pretty lucky right now, as he prepares to accept an award from the Center for Japanese Studies on campus. The center will award its first-ever "Berkeley Japan New Vision" award to the actor and director for his film "Letters from...(more) 



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