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President Bush and new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown held talks Monday at the Camp David retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. According to aides, topics high on Brown's agenda included ending the conflict in Darfur and breaking a deadlock in global trade talks. On Tuesday, Brown will address the UN in New York.

A wildfire near Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana grew fivefold Sunday to roughly 5,000 acres as the result of hot, dry, and windy weather. Similar conditions caused a nearly month-old blaze in California's Santa Barbara County to burn 1,500 new acres, bringing the charred area to about 50 square miles.

Three people were arrested in Honolulu for bleaching $1 notes and using a computer printer to make them look like $100 bills, according to the US Secret Service. The alleged counterfeiters were charged with conspiring to produce $100, $50 and $20 notes. They each face 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

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An open valve at a Kansas refinery caused 71,000 gallons of crude oil to spill during a flood that damaged hundreds of homes in Coffeyville four weeks ago, state health officials told the Wichita Eagle in a Sunday story. Why the valve was left open hasn't been determined, but the refinery awaits results of its own inspection.

The average price of regular gasoline fell 17 cents to $2.88 a gallon during the past two weeks, according to national data released Sunday by the Lundberg Survey.

A record crowd of 75,000 fans and 53 Hall of Famers attended Sunday's induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y., for Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn, the two newest members of Baseball's Hall of Fame. Ripken, a two-time American League MVP, is best known for playing in a record 2,632 games for the Baltimore Orioles, with whom he spent his entire 21-year career. Gwynn won eight National League batting titles during 20 years with the San Diego Padres.

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