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  • Deadly Airstrike Strains U.S.-Pakistan Relations
    Pakistan is strongly protesting a U.S. airstrike that it says killed 11 soldiers at a border post. The men were part of the Frontier Corps serving on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The incident is straining an already tense relationship between the countries.
  • Study: Pakistan Aiding Militants on Afghan Border
    A new study on counter-insurgency in Afghanistan says Pakistan's government has been providing support for some militant groups on the Afghan border, and that the groups have used information about U.S. forces to their advantage.
  • Abandoned Houses Invite Crime in Minneapolis
    The neighborhoods of North Minneapolis have long been a bit rougher and poorer than the rest of the city. With mortgage foreclosures soaring, abandoned houses are compounding the crime problem.
  • 'Loving Day' Personified in Presidential Race
    June 12 is celebrated by many interracial couples and families as "Loving Day." It's the day in 1967 when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the laws banning interracial marriage. The day is named for the couple who brought the case to court, Richard and Mildred Loving.
  • Golf's Top Three Players Paired for U.S. Open
    The U.S. Open Championship kicks off Thursday at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Star players Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are among the first to tee off, along with Adam Scott. It's the longest U.S. Open course in history.
  • Back to School May Help Those with Alzheimer's
    A Cleveland doctor is trying to prove that volunteering helps people with Alzheimer's and dementia stay mentally and socially alert. At The Intergenerational School, old and young work side by side.
  • InBev Registers $46 Billion Bid for Anheuser-Busch
    Belgium-based brewer InBev has launched an unsolicited bid to buy Anheuser-Busch for about $46 billion. Anheuser-Busch, which makes Budweiser and Michelob, is the world's third largest brewer, in terms of volume. InBev — which makes Stella Artois — is the second largest.
  • Democrats to Re-Vote on Unemployment Extension
    With the unemployment rate rising to 5.5 percent in May, Congress tried to pass a bill extending unemployment benefits Wednesday. But the measure failed under expedited procedures. Democratic leaders say they will try again Thursday under regular rules.
  • Seats at NBA Finals Go for $400 to $80,000
    If you want to watch Thursday's NBA Finals game, you can turn on the TV or plunk down tens of thousands of dollars for a seat to watch it in person at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The storied Lakers-Celtics rivalry and Father's Day are among factors driving up ticket prices.
  • Winfrey, Woods Top Forbes' List of 'Ultrafamous'
    Forbes has come out with its 2008 Celebrity 100 list, ranking what the magazine calls the world's "ultrafamous" — based on fame, or media mentions, plus earnings. Oprah Winfrey and Tiger woods top the list.

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