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Tax deadline brings out thousands of protesters

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Thousands of protesters, some dressed like Revolutionary War soldiers and most waving signs with anti-tax slogans, gathered around the nation Wednesday for a series of rallies modeled after the original Boston Tea Party. They chose the income tax filing deadline to express their displeasure with government spending since President Barack Obama took office.

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Thomas to give 1st year salary back to FIU

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Here's a sign of how far Isiah Thomas was willing to go for an opportunity to return to coaching: He will not make a dollar his first year at Florida International.

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US sailors who thwarted pirate hijackers fly home

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A shipping company spokesman says the American crew that thwarted the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship has left Mombasa on a chartered plane heading to the United States.

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US name 'border czar' to watch Mexican border

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano named a former federal prosecutor Wednesday to the new post of "border czar" to oversee efforts to end drug-cartel violence along the U.S.-Mexico border and slow the tide of people crossing illegally into the United States.

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Iran willing to build new relationship with US

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Iran's president said Wednesday he is willing to build a new relationship with the United States and is preparing new proposals aimed at breaking the impasse with the West over his country's nuclear program.

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Consumer prices dip unexpectedly in March

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Consumer prices dipped unexpectedly in March, leaving prices over the past year falling at the fastest clip in more than a half-century. The recession is expected to keep a lid on inflation as widespread layoffs dampen wage pressures and weak demand keeps companies from raising prices.

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Fed survey finds faint signs of hope

Updated: 04/15/2009 - The Federal Reserve said Wednesday there are some faint signs the steep plunge in economic activity that began last fall is starting to level off.

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Tax deadline brings out thousands of protesters

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Thousands of protesters, some dressed like Revolutionary War soldiers and most waving signs with anti-tax slogans, gathered around the nation Wednesday for a series of rallies modeled after the original Boston Tea Party.

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French nab 11 pirates as threats mount on US ships

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A pirate gang that staged an abortive attack on a second U.S. ship loaded with food aid said Wednesday they were singling out American vessels and would kill their crews. French forces detained 11 other hijackers in a high-seas raid.

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Obama: Get the dread out of tax deadline day

Updated: 04/15/2009 - President Barack Obama declared on tax-filing day that he aims to take the dread out of deadline day. Obama said at a White House event Wednesday that he's working toward "a simpler tax code that rewards work and the pursuit of the American dream."

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French nab 11 pirates as threats mount on US ships

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A pirate gang that launched an abortive attack on a second U.S. ship loaded with food aid said Wednesday they were singling out American vessels and would kill their crews, while French forces detained 11 other hijackers in a high-seas raid.

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Change of Command at Fort Riley

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A new general takes command of the Army's 1st Infantry Division on the grounds of Fort Riley's Cavalry Parade Field.

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Kansans Protest Stimulus Package

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of Kansans are staging ``TEA Party'' rallies around the state protesting the federal economic stimulus package and other ways the government handles money.

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Texas Elementary School Gets Noise Citation

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A fed-up Texas homeowner has gotten a noise citation issued against his neighbor - an elementary school. Police in suburban Universal City say they had to issue the citation after Butch Armstrong complained about the noise coming from Olympia Elementary School during the school's Family Fitness Day on March 20.

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Austria Sends Woman to Jail for Threatening Caruso

Updated: 04/15/2009 - An Austrian court has convicted a woman of threatening "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso and sentenced her to seven months in jail in a secure psychiatric unit, officials said Wednesday.

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American Apparel Slams Woody Allen's Sex Life

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A clothing company known for its racy ads is fighting a $10 million lawsuit brought by Woody Allen, arguing that it can't have damaged his reputation by using his image because the film director has already ruined it himself.

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Iran Willing to Build New Relationship With US

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Iran's president said Wednesday he is willing to build a new relationship with the United States, adding that he is preparing new proposals aimed at breaking the impasse with the West over his country's nuclear program.

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Drought Threatens `Garden of Eden' Marshes in Iraq

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A severe drought is threatening Iraq's southern marshes - the traditional site of the biblical Garden of Eden - just as the region was recovering from Saddam Hussein's draining of its lakes and swamps to punish a political rebellion.

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Egypt to Search 3 Sites for Cleopatra's Tomb

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Archaeologists next week will begin excavating three sites in Egypt near the Mediterranean Sea that may contain the tombs of doomed lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Anthony.

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French Forces Detain 11 Pirates off Kenya

Updated: 04/15/2009 - The French Defense Ministry says it detained 11 pirates during a French assault on a pirate "mother ship" and thwarted a pirate attack on a Liberian-registered vessel.

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Stone-throwing Afghan Crowd Swarms Women's Protest

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds of Afghans swarmed a demonstration of more than 100 women protesting Wednesday against a new marriage law they say restricts wives' rights. The women were pelted with small stones as police struggled to keep the two groups apart.

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Obama To Speak On Making Changes To Tax Code

Updated: 04/15/2009 - On the day of the deadline for Americans to file their tax returns, President Barack Obama will talk about restoring fairness to the tax code and providing tax relief to working families.

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