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/ 4 February 2008

US braces for decisive Super Tuesday vote

Exhausted White House hopefuls launched one last frenzied day of campaigning before the 24-state Super Tuesday — the biggest one-day White House nominating contest in history. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting neck-and-neck in the Democratic showdown, while John McCain looked set to take a firm grip on the Republican contest.

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/ 2 August 2007

Search under way for missing people after bridge collapse

Divers combed the dark, debris-strewn waters of the Mississippi River on Thursday searching for up the 30 people missing after a major bridge collapsed at rush hour, killing at least four people. Officials expected the death toll to rise, with dozens of cars and trucks dumped in the river after massive sections of the bridge roadway were sheared off on Wednesday.

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/ 16 March 2004

Microsoft accused of ‘strong-arm tactics’

Microsoft used rumours, strong-arm tactics, technical sabotage and deceit to establish its monopoly over the world of computer operating systems, an attorney told a jury. The charges came on the opening day of the nation’s first consumer class action lawsuit against the software giant in the Midwestern state of Minnesota.