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Sen. Brownback Seeks Study on Detainee Transfer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback introduced a bill Wednesday. It would require the president to provide a study regarding the feasibility of closing Guantanamo or transferring the detainees to any other location.

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Paternity and DNA... Do They Relate?

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A Wakefield Kansas woman testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of her husband who is serving in Iraq. State law has required Master Sgt. Christopher Sprowson to pay child support for a child that he did not father.

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Tech Stocks, Financials Give Wall Street a Lift

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A partial rebound in financial shares and gains by technology stocks pulled the market higher Wednesday, a day after fears about the banking system pummeled Wall Street.

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Myers' `Love Guru' Proves Endearing at Razzies

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Mike Myers' comedy flop "The Love Guru" led the field Wednesday for the Razzies with seven nominations, among them worst picture and worst-acting slots for Myers, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley.

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US Bancorp 4Q Profit Falls on Higher Credit Costs

Updated: 01/21/2009 - U.S. Bancorp on Wednesday reported a 72 percent drop in earnings in the final three months of last year — its eighth-straight quarterly profit decline — as credit costs and securities losses climbed.

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GM Falls Behind Toyota in Annual Global Sales

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. sold more cars and trucks last year than General Motors Corp., stripping the Detroit automaker of the No. 1 global sales crown for the first time in 78 years.

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Wall Street Moves Higher Led by Tech Stocks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Wall Street rebounded in morning trading Wednesday after investors found some reassurance from IBM's better-than-expected forecast for 2009.

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Iraq Willing To See US Troops Leave Early

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Iraq is willing to have the U.S. withdraw all its troops and assume security for the country before the end of 2011, the departure date agreed to by former President George W. Bush, the spokesman of the Iraqi prime minister said.

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Chinese Translation Cuts Out Parts Of Obama Speech

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The official Chinese translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech omitted his references to communism and dissent, and a live broadcast on state television Wednesday quickly cut away to the anchor when sensitive topics were mentioned.

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IBM Sunny About 2009 Despite Dreary Forecasts

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In what promises to be a dismal year for tech spending, IBM Corp. packed a wallop of a surprise with its 2009 profit guidance: the numbers were so far ahead of Wall Street's forecast they were initially met with disbelief.

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Senate Action Expected On Clinton, Other Nominees

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Senate is expected to consider several of President Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees Wednesday. A vote to confirm Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, whose confirmation was blocked Tuesday by Republican John Cornyn of Texas, is expected Wednesday.

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Left Engine Of US Airways Jet Still Missing In NYC

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Divers hope to resume their search of the frigid, murky Hudson River on Wednesday for the most coveted piece of debris from the plane that safely splashed down in the river last week: The missing left engine.

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Obama Administration Moves To Suspend Gitmo Trials

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Military judges will consider Wednesday whether to halt the Guantanamo war crimes trials after President Barack Obama ordered prosecutors to request a 120-day suspension during a review of the system used to try suspected terrorists.

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Obama To Begin Workaday Task Of Governing Nation

Updated: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is turning from the star-studded, crowd-pleasing pomp of his inauguration to the workaday task of governing a hurting nation of 304 million and meeting the soaring expectations that he and others have put on his shoulders.

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New First Couple Celebrates at Inaugural Balls

Updated: 01/20/2009 - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle danced to the Etta James song ``At Last'' before celebrities and supporters alike at the Neighborhood Ball Tuesday night in Washington.

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Police: Bomb Threat on NJ Turnpike Not Credible

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A bomb scare shut down a 30-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday night, snarling traffic for hours before state police determined the threat was not credible.

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Russia Restarts Gas, Europe Sighs with Relief

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Russian natural gas finally flowed into Europe once again Tuesday, after Moscow and Kiev pulled back from an energy war that drastically reduced supplies to many nations for two tough winter weeks.

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Worldwide Hopes Soar for Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The arrival of a new American president triggered joy and jubilation Tuesday in a world made weary by warfare, recession and fear. Bulls and goats were slaughtered for feasts in Kenya, toasts were offered at black-tie balls in Europe and shamans in Latin America chanted Barack Obama's name with reverence.

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