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  • Trailing in Money, Votes, Clinton Gains Momentum
    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night with a 10 percent victory margin. The win gives her momentum as the race moves to North Carolina and Indiana.
  • Obama Accumulates Delegates, Looks Ahead to Ind.
    Following his loss in the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spoke in Evansville, Ind. Indiana is one of the next states where primary votes are up for grabs. Obama still leads Hillary Clinton in delegates.
  • McCain Settles In as Unchallenged GOP Candidate
    While the Democratic candidates fight for primary votes and delegates, Republican presumptive nominee John McCain continues to campaign for the general election in November. McCain has been visiting regions that have been hit hard by the economic slump.
  • U.N. Declares Rising Food Costs a 'Silent Tsunami'
    The United Nations World Food Program announced Tuesday that increases in food prices could leave more than 100 million people hungry. The head of the program calls the international crisis a "silent tsunami." A summit Tuesday was aimed at addressing the issue.
  • Saudi Produces Video Response to Anti-Islam Film
    A young businessman in Saudi Arabia has produced a video in response to short film portraying Islam as a violent ideology that has provoked anger in the Muslim world. The new video, Schism, matches Bible verses with scenes of violence by Christians.
  • Undersea Microphone Helps Measure Hurricanes
    In order for scientists to measure the strength of a hurricane, they typically must rely on the tricky maneuver of flying an airplane through the storm. But a discovery from the field of underwater acoustics means it's possible to measure a hurricane's strength just by listening to the sounds it makes — under the sea.
  • Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government
    Iraq's prime minister, long criticized as weak, overly sectarian and indecisive, has used the crackdown on Muqtada al-Sadr's militia to strengthen and improve his political position. A key Sunni bloc has declared it will soon re-join Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government.
  • Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA
    For four years, the parents of a soldier from Southwest Ohio regarded their son as captured and missing. Friends and family kept up hope that Matt Maupin would return home alive. But a recent Iraqi tip led the U.S. Army to his remains, and now the community is preparing for a funeral.
  • Macau Limits New Casino Construction
    Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Mirage all enjoyed a spike in stock prices after the world's largest gambling hub — the southern Chinese enclave of Macau — limited new casino construction. So many companies are building casinos, Macau's chief is worried about social stability.
  • Will Yahoo Earnings Report Boost Microsoft's Bid?
    Yahoo reported quarterly earnings Tuesday that were higher than expected. The Internet company is trying to fend off a takeover from Microsoft, using its new revenue as proof that Microsoft's initial offer is too low. But Microsoft appears uninterested in increasing its bid.

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