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Texas jail was an Animal House, authorities say

Updated: 03/16/2009 - For months, perhaps longer, the Montague County Jail was "Animal House" meets Mayberry. Inside the small brick building across from the courthouse, inmates had the run of the place, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards, according to authorities. They also disabled some of the surveillance cameras and made weapons out of nails.

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Egypt to open inner chambers of 'bent' pyramid

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Travelers to Egypt will soon be able to explore the inner chambers of the 4,500-year-old "bent" pyramid, known for its oddly shaped profile, and other nearby ancient tombs, Egypt's antiquities chief announced Monday.

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Analysis: Stem Cell Payoff Wait's Decades not Days

Updated: 03/16/2009 - For all the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to prove that promise will take years, probably too long for many of today's seriously ill.

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Report Says 3 Percent in DC Have HIV or AIDS

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A new report by D.C. health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation's capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise.

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Police ID Victims in Miami Party Shootings

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Police say a man who fatally shot his estranged wife and three other people at a weekend party also tried to blow up his neighborhood by placing gas cans and propane tanks around his apartment before setting it afire.

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Walking, Talking Female Robot to Hit Japan Catwalk

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A new walking, talking robot from Japan has a female face that can smile and has trimmed down to 43 kilograms (95 pounds) to make a debut at a fashion show. But it still hasn't cleared safety standards required to share the catwalk with human models.

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Pastor's Wife Forgives Accused Gunman

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Last Sunday, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., near St. Louis, and opened fire, killing pastor Fred Winters. Two congregants were injured as they wrestled him to the ground.

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Astronauts En Route To Space Station

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Seven astronauts traveled toward the international space station aboard space shuttle Discovery on Monday, while NASA debated whether the orbiting outpost will need to move aside to dodge part of an old Soviet satellite.

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Wall St. Optimistic Off Bernanke Comments

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Wall Street rallied for a fifth straight session Monday after reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and encouraging news from another big bank. The Dow Jones industrials rose more than 100 points, following other world markets higher.

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N.Y. AG Wants Answers On AIG Bonuses

Updated: 03/16/2009 - New York state's attorney general joined the growing list of those angered by news of American International Group's bonuses, and wants to have details on his desk this afternoon about who is getting it rewarded.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer Ditches Print

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The future of print journalism took another hit, as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold fields, will print its final edition Tuesday.

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Egypt to open inner chambers of 'bent' pyramid

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Travelers to Egypt will soon be able to explore the inner chambers of the 4,500-year-old "bent" pyramid, known for its oddly shaped profile, and other nearby ancient tombs, Egypt's antiquities chief announced Monday.

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State Can Keep $25M Casino Fee

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A judge rules that Kansas will keep a $25 million fee paid by a company that later dropped plans to build a casino in Cherokee County and says the company should have known the risks involved before it applied to build the state-owned casino.

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Billy Graham grandson to lead famed megachurch

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A widely-known megachurch founded by an architect of the religious right and seen as a national political force selected a grandson of Billy Graham on Sunday as its new leader.

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Marking anniversary of deadly NYC crane collapse

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Survivors of a crane crash that killed seven people gathered with neighbors and elected officials to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly construction accident.

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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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Afghan stars defecting on trips abroad

Updated: 03/16/2009 - When Afghanistan's hit singing contest "Afghan Star" holds its finale this week, one popular veteran of the TV series won't be there: the show's longtime host.

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