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Rapper T.I. sentenced to year on weapons charges

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Rapper T.I. was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges after he tried to buy a stash of machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend was killed.

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$150M buys you late TV producer's L.A. mansion

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The widow of producer Aaron Spelling is placing "The Manor" in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood on the market for a jaw-dropping $150 million, making it by far the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.

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'American Idol' Drills Down to 9 Contestants

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Michael Sarver got a crude awakening Thursday night from his "American Idol" life. The 27-year-old oil rig worker from Jasper, Texas, made his final plea by belting out "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," but it just wasn't slick enough for the judges to overrule the votes of viewers.

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Obama: Taliban and al-Qaida Must Be Stopped

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama on Friday ordered 4,000 more military troops into Afghanistan, vowing to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" the terrorist al-Qaida network in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

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River Reaches Record High in Fargo, Region Braces

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The rising Red River broke a 112-year record early Friday and breached one of the dikes fortifying the city, but the mayor pledged to "go down swinging" as he called for more evacuations and additional National Guard troops to prevent a devastating flood.

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Shuttle Crew Prepares For Return To Earth

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Discovery astronauts prepared for their return home Saturday, checking out the space shuttle's re-entry systems and packing for the glide back to Earth to close out a challenging space station assembly mission.

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Japan OKs deployment of missile defense system

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Japan took the rare step Friday of ordering missile-equipped battleships and missile interceptors to protect the northern coast, preparing should a rocket launch by communist North Korea go awry. Still, Tokyo urged calm and said the likelihood of rocket debris falling on the country was low.

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Japan OKs deployment of missile defense system

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Japan took the rare step Friday of ordering missile-equipped battleships and missile interceptors to protect the northern coast, preparing should a rocket launch by communist North Korea go awry. Still, Tokyo urged calm and said the likelihood of rocket debris falling on the country was low.

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Jury Finds Tiller Not Guilty in Abortion Case

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Jurors have found one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers not guilty of violating Kansas law requiring an independent, second opinion for the procedure.

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Consumer spending up for second straight month

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The government says consumers increased spending for a second straight month in February even though their incomes slipped due to continuing massive layoffs.

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Woman Accused Of Using Stroller To Shoplift

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Police say a Massachusetts woman has been accused of shoplifting in Salem, N.H., and that she hid merchandise in stroller being pushed by her 3-year-daughter. Police said Macy's employees reported Wednesday that a woman was shoplifting at the store.

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Groups find common ground on health care overhaul

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Groups often at odds over health care reform - consumers, insurers, doctors, employers - reached a broad agreement Friday that could serve as a starting point for lawmakers trying to overhaul the system.

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Indonesia Dam Bursts, Flood Kills Scores

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Torrential rain caused an old dam to burst its banks early Friday, sending a wall of muddy water crashing into a suburb of the Indonesian capital. The flood killed at least 50 people, left scores missing and submerged hundreds of homes.

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Dallas Chief Sorry For Dying Woman Delay

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A police officer was placed on administrative leave Thursday after pulling over an NFL player rushing to see his dying mother-in-law, threatening the player with jail, drawing his gun and holding him in the hospital parking lot as the woman died.

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Suicide attack kills 48 at Pakistani mosque

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A suicide bomber demolished a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers attending Friday prayers near the Afghan border, killing at least 48 people and injuring scores more, in the bloodiest attack in Pakistan this year.

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River reaches record high in Fargo, region braces

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The rising Red River broke a 112-year record early Friday and breached one of the dikes fortifying the city, but the mayor pledged to "go down swinging" as he called for more evacuations and additional National Guard troops to prevent a devastating flood.

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N. Korea Missile Puts Japan On Alert

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Japan's defense minister ordered the military to prepare to shoot down any debris that could fall on Japanese territory if a North Korean rocket launch fails, mobilizing interceptor missiles and sending two warships to the Sea of Japan.

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White House says bank CEOs meeting was productive

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The White House says President Barack Obama has urged CEOS of some of the nation's largest banks to deal with the bad assets they own so they can resume lending money to businesses and consumers.

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Man Tosses Gas Bomb In Fight, Sets Own Cars Ablaze

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Authorities said a man threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor's trailer, but the wind shifted and set fire to two cars, a pickup and a travel trailer in the man's own yard.

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Obama: Taliban and al-Qaida must be stopped

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama on Friday ordered 4,000 more military troops into Afghanistan, vowing to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" the terrorist al-Qaida network in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

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Wash. Police Chief Checks Blackberry, Hits Car

Updated: 03/27/2009 - he police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a minor traffic accident that happened while he was checking his BlackBerry in his unmarked police car.

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More States See Double-Digit Unemployment

Updated: 03/27/2009 - More states logged double-digit unemployment rates in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.

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Sister Of "Grey's Anatomy" Actress Missing

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Police are asking for help in finding the sister of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friday Night Lights" actress Aasha Davis. Leslie Herring, 45, vanished six weeks ago from her Los Angeles condo after getting into an argument with her husband.

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