News roundup 7/17/08

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Obama campaign raised $52 million in June:

Obama's campaign says it raised $52 million in June, twice as much as Republican rival John McCain. The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee ended with a combined $92.3 million in the bank. McCain has outspent Obama on television ads for general election, while Obama has opted out of public financing. Yahoo News via AP

E. Coli outbreak spreads to more states:

E. coli outbreaks traced to recalled beef in Michigan and Ohio have been connected to cases in three other states, officials said Tuesday. Cases in New York, Kentucky and Indiana match lab-confirmed cases of a bacterial infection that matches the 41 previously reported cases, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CNN via AP

Manson follow denied compassionate release:

California's parole board on Tuesday denied a request to release Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who made headlines for killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate. Atkins is dying from brain cancer and is expected to have fewer than six months to live. CBS News via AP

Iraqi's divided over withdrawal timetable :

One thing is for sure certain: Iraqi's want the U.S. military presence to end. But security officials and politicians cannot agree whether a timetable should be set for troops to leave is something ordinary Iraqis. MSNBC via Reuters

Grandparents of slain N.C. woman take custody of children:

In a custody complaint filed Wednesday by slain Raleigh woman Nancy Coopers parent's, Garry and Donna Rentz claimed Brad Cooper was having an affair when their daughter was murdered. The complaint is being characterized by investigators as a "private matter." Fox News

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