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Octuplets Mom Says She's Paying For New House

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The Southern California mother of octuplets said in a video posted online Wednesday that she - not her parents - is paying for the four-bedroom, three-bath home where she plans to raise her brood.

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Staples 4Q Profit Drops on Charges, Sales Rise

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Staples Inc., the world's largest office products retailer, said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profit dropped 14 percent amid a number of charges related to its acquisition last summer of a Dutch office supply chain.

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Ohio Retiree Charged For Time As Nazi Camp Guard

Updated: 03/11/2009 - German authorities say they have charged retired Ohio auto worker John Demjanjuk with more than 29,000 counts of accessory to murder for his time as a guard at the Nazi's Sobibor death camp, and will seek his extradition from the U.S.

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Tests Could Find Ovarian Cancer Early

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Doctors screening women for ovarian cancer were able to pick up the disease about two years earlier than normal, according to a British study published Wednesday.

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Wall Street Looks to Extend Big Gains

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Wall Street appeared ready Wednesday to extend its big rally into a second day. Stock index futures pointed sharply higher after markets around the world followed the lead of U.S. investors who bought stocks furiously Tuesday on news that Citigroup Inc. was operating at a profit.

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At Least 10 Killed In German School Shooting

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A 17-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire at his former high school in southwestern Germany on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and injuring others before fleeing the scene, police said.

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Obama To Sign Spending Bill, Push For New Rules

Updated: 03/11/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to sign a massive spending bill to keep the federal government running, even though it is stashed with the very kinds of pet projects that the campaigning Obama promised to resist.

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Lawyer: Madoff Will Plead Guilty To All Charges

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Bernard Madoff could be facing his final hours of freedom after acknowledging that he will plead guilty to charges that he engineered one of the largest investment scams in U.S. history and was ready to face a prison sentence of up to 150 years.

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Toyota to Cut UK Production and Wages by 10%

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Japanese carmaker Toyota said Wednesday it will cut pay and production by 10 percent at its British plants, for one year starting from April 1, to cut costs while avoiding layoffs.

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World Markets Extend Global Rally on Citi News

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Asian stock markets stormed higher Wednesday after Wall Street rallied on news Citigroup was turning a profit, but the upbeat mood was clouded by signs the region's biggest economies were still struggling amid the global slowdown. European markets gained modestly in early trade.

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Ancient Golden Jewelry Found in Egyptian Tomb

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Egyptian officials says archaeologists have found ancient golden jewelry in a pharaonic-era tomb that belonged to a senior official under Egypt's most powerful queen.

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Whale Shark Saved in Philippines, May be Smallest

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Activists in the Philippines have rescued what they believe might be the smallest offspring of the world's biggest fish — a whale shark the size of a forearm, a conservation group said Tuesday.

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Pet Store Expects Fish Shipment, but Gets Corpse

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday.

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Adam Lambert Astonishes `American Idol' Judges

Updated: 03/10/2009 - If the "American Idol" judges have their way, it won't be curtains for Adam Lambert anytime soon. The 26-year-old theater actor from Los Angeles seamlessly impressed the panel — and eclipsed his 12 co-finalists — with an energized rendition of the tune "Black or White" during Tuesday's Michael Jackson-themed performance show.

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Officials: Iran Does Not Have Key Nuclear Material

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Iran does not yet have any highly enriched uranium, the fuel needed to make a nuclear warhead, two top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Tuesday, disputing a claim by an Israeli official.

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Topeka Ice Rink Put On Ice

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The future of Topeka Ice appears to be on thin ice, as one of its major financial backers has pulled out, leaving them scrambling for financial donors.

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Bernanke Says Regulatory Overhaul Needed

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The nation's financial rule book must be rewritten to prevent a repeat of the global economic crisis now gripping the United States and other countries, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

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YouTube Blocks UK Users From Watching Music Videos

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Google Inc. said Monday it will block U.K. users from watching music videos on its popular video-sharing site YouTube after negotiations with Britain's music royalty-collecting body broke down.

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Iraqi suicide attack kills 33; US blames al-Qaida

Updated: 03/10/2009 - A suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders touring an outdoor market after a reconciliation meeting in a Baghdad suburb Tuesday, killing up to 33 people in the second major attack in the capital area in three days.

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Obama Calls Violence in Darfur 'Not Acceptable'

Updated: 03/10/2009 - President Barack Obama, declaring the violence in Darfur and inaction in the face of its worsening humanitarian crisis are "not acceptable," pledged Tuesday to work more closely with the United Nations to bring peace to western Sudan's conflict-wracked region.

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Officials: US ship in China spat was hunting subs

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The U.S. Navy ship that got into a scrape with five Chinese vessels last weekend in the South China Sea was looking for threats such as submarines — presumably Chinese — in waters that China claims as its own, defense officials acknowledged Tuesday.

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Officials: Iran does not have key nuclear material

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Iran does not yet have any highly enriched uranium, the fuel needed to make a nuclear warhead, two top U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Tuesday, disputing a claim by an Israeli official.

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