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NYC church tweeting the Passion of Christ

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Experience the Passion of Christ - in 140-character bursts. In a marriage of Christian tradition and digital technology, Wall Street's Trinity Church is using the micro-blogging service Twitter to perform the story of Jesus Christ.

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Christians Mark Good Friday in Jerusalem

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Thousands of Christian clergymen, worshippers and pilgrims thronged the alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City, chanting hymns and bearing crosses as they marked Good Friday by retracing Jesus' final footsteps.

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Italy marks day of mourning for quake victims

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Sobbing mourners gazed at coffins adorned with mementos of the dead - a boy's toy motorcycle, a baby's blue T-shirt - as they bade farewell Friday to some 200 of Italy's quake victims at an open-air funeral Mass.

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Wildfires kill Texas couple, hurt dozens in Okla.

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Firefighters mopped up hot spots Friday from wind-driven wildfires that injured at least 34 people in western and central Oklahoma and destroyed more than 100 homes.

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Captain Tried to Escape Pirates, U.S. Official Says

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Richard Phillips, the captain of a U.S.-flagged cargo ship, tried to escape from his captors Thursday night by jumping out of the lifeboat where he's being held, a U.S. official said Friday.

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Water Monitor Eyes Farm Runoff In Gulf of Mexico

Updated: 04/10/2009 - A clean water expert at Auburn University hopes a new project that enlists middle and high school students will help reduce farm runoff that is a growing pollution threat to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Wind-Whipped Wildfires Scorch Texas, Oklahoma

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Firefighters kept watch Friday morning over wind-driven wildfires in western and central Oklahoma that injured at least 34 people and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes and buildings.

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Obama Meets Advisers, Plans Update on Economy

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Fresh off a foreign trip heavily focused on global economic troubles, President Barack Obama is getting together with his top economic advisers as the U.S. recession shows signs of abating.

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Japanese Leader Unveils $150 Billion Stimulus Plan

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso unveiled a new stimulus package Friday, calling for 15 trillion yen ($150 billion) in government spending to lift the world's second-largest economy from a painful recession.

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Report: Farrah Fawcett Released from LA Hospital

Updated: 04/10/2009 - People.com is reporting that "Charlie's Angels" star Farrah Fawcett has been released from a Los Angeles hospital after being treated for bleeding resulting from a medical procedure in Germany to treat her anal cancer.

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Italy Marks Day Of Mourning For Quake Victims

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Sobbing mourners gazed on coffins adorned with mementos of the dead - a boy's toy motorcycle, a baby's blue T-shirt - comforting each other as they said farewell at a funeral mass for Italy's quake victims.

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Pirate Ships Converge On US Hostage At Sea

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Escalating a dramatic Indian Ocean standoff, more U.S. warships - as well as pirate reinforcements with an international gallery of hostages - rushed Friday toward the spot where four Somali bandits are holding a U.S. sea captain aboard a drifting lifeboat.

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Japanese Bank Stocks Tumble on SMFG Loss Warning

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Japanese financial stocks took a beating Friday on mounting capital concerns, after the country's No. 3 bank warned investors that it sank into the red in the just-ended fiscal year.

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