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Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar - Chicago Tribune

June 17th, 2008, 17:27

By @ June 17th, 2008, 17:27 in General

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday. More than 700 families -- meaning perhaps 4,000 people or more -- had

Oil eases after Monday's record, but stays choppy - Newsday
NEW YORK - Oil prices eased only slightly Tuesday following a wild record-setting session the previous day, as investors weighed expectations of higher Saudi Arabian output against the market's ability to quench soaring global demand. Light, sweet crude for July delivery fell 62 cents to $133.99 a

Flooding closes bridge between Iowa and Illinois - Newsday
OAKVILLE, Iowa - The rising Mississippi River forced the closure of one bridge between Iowa and Illinois and the partial shutdown of another Tuesday as residents of the two states and other parts of the Midwest stacked sandbags to prepare for more flooding. Authorities saved several people

Woods Wins Open in Dramatic Playoff - Washington Post
Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate square off in a Monday playoff at the 108th U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. SAN DIEGO, June 16 -- Rocco Mediate had predicted late Sunday afternoon that he and Tiger Woods would put on a fabulous show in their 18-hole playoff Monday for the championship of the 108th U. S

Hamas says it has reached truce with Israel - MSNBC
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation. The announcement came shortly after Egypt, which has been trying to broker the

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