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Ex-Rocky Mountain News Staffers Plan News Web Site

Updated: 03/16/2009 - With backing from three entrepreneurs, staffers of the recently shuttered Rocky Mountain News plan to start an online news publication if they can get 50,000 paying subscribers by April 23 — what would have been the News' 150th anniversary.

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Senate Moves Forward on Wilderness Bill

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is again moving forward on a stalled bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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Black & Decker CEO earns $12.1 million

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Black & Decker Corp.'s longtime chief executive saw his 2008 compensation dip by nearly 4 percent in 2008, as the toolmaker's full-year profit dropped by nearly half, according to a regulatory disclosure Monday.

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Turn it down! Jail for Owner of Noisy Spanish Bar

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A group of neighbors who said they were "tortured" by booming music and other noise from a Barcelona pub may finally get some shut-eye after a court sentenced the owner to more than five years in prison.

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Cisco Announces Its First Servers, Riling Rivals

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Cisco Systems Inc. wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market, and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners like Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp.

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Government Says Business Loans Down in January

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The government says that lending to businesses from the top banks getting bailout funds fell in January despite the billions of dollars the banks received in government support.

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Researchers Find Pint-Sized Meat-Eating Dinosaur

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Imagine a vicious velociraptor like those in "Jurassic Park," but only as big as a modern chicken. That's what Canadian researchers say they have found, the smallest meat-eating dinosaur yet discovered in North America.

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Cattle respond to magnetic fields from power lines

Updated: 03/16/2009 - High-voltage power lines mess with animal magnetism. Researchers, who reported last year that most cows and deer tend to orient themselves in a north-south alignment, have now found that power lines can disorient the animals.

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Lebanon Opens Embassy in Syria for First Time

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Lebanon on Monday opened an embassy in Syria, sealing the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the long-feuding rivals for the first time since they gained independence from France in the 1940s.

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Senate Moves Forward on Wilderness Bill

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is moving forward on a much-debated bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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Salvadoran leftist president promises moderation

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A charismatic former TV journalist promised to build strong ties with President Barack Obama and promote investor confidence Monday as he took El Salvador into uncharted territory by being elected its first leftist president.

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Khatami pulls out of Iran's presidential race

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Iran's most prominent reformist, former President Mohammed Khatami, pulled out of the race against the country's hard-line president Monday, saying he didn't want to split the pro-reform vote in upcoming elections.

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Netanyahu Steps Closer To Israeli PM Post

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party has signed a coalition agreement with an ultranationalist faction that brings its leader significantly closer to becoming foreign minister, a Likud party spokeswoman said Monday.

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Anna Nicole's Psychiatrist Surrenders

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Los Angeles police say psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevichhas surrendered to face charges of excessively prescribing drugs to Anna Nicole Smith before the former model's overdose death in 2007.

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N. Korea Reopens Border To Some

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Three days after shutting its southern border, North Korea partially reopened the crossing Monday to let South Koreans stranded in a northern industrial zone head home.

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Bomber Kills 11 In Afghan Police Station

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated explosives he was carrying inside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 11 people and wounding 29 others, the Interior Ministry said.

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Venezuela: Russian Bombers OK, But No Base

Updated: 03/16/2009 - President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that Russian bombers would be welcome in Venezuela but the socialist leader denied that his country would offer Moscow its territory for a military base.

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"Witch Mountain" Races To Box Office Win

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Disney's "Race to Witch Mountain" finished No. 1 at the weekend box office, bypassing expectations with $25 million in ticket sales.

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Possible Therapy Takes Bite Out of Peanut Allergy

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A handful of children once severely allergic to peanuts now can munch them without worry. Scientists retrained their bodies to tolerate peanuts by feeding them tiny amounts of the very food that endangered them.

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