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Life for Md. teen who killed mom after grade fight

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A Maryland teenager who never got in trouble before beating his mother to death with a baseball bat after an argument over his grades was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

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Cautious Gains In Asia Temper Market Rally

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Asian stock markets climbed Friday after the world's major powers pledged more than $1 trillion to combat the global economic crisis and China's hard-hit factories showed signs of new life.

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Midwesterners hope to find cash for flood fixes

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Still soggy from surging floodwaters, weary residents and elected officials in the Midwest already are clamoring to bulk up the region's patchwork flood control system - hoping that they won't be so dependent on sandbags and sweat the next time around.

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Iowa Man Claims He Was Robbed Twice In 30 Minutes

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A 22-year-old man claims he was robbed twice in a 30-minute span in Iowa City on Thursday morning. Police said the man said he was approached by a group of about six men asking for cigarettes early Thursday morning. The victim said he was attacked by the group and had his cigarettes stolen.

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NJ doctor in hepatitis B case fights for license

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Medical regulators in New Jersey heard from health inspectors on Friday about unsanitary conditions in a doctor's office they suspect is the source of a hepatitis B outbreak, in which nearly 3,000 patients are being warned to get tested.

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13 Reported Dead In N.Y. Hostage Standoff

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A gunman blocked the back door of an immigration services center with his car Friday before walking through the front door firing and taking as many as 41 hostage, officials said. As many as 13 people were killed, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.

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SC man's corpse was apparently cut to fit coffin

Updated: 04/03/2009 - James Hines was a giant - a 6-foot-7, 300-pound preacher and funk musician so big that after he died in 2004, a macabre rumor began circulating in this small town that the undertaker had to cut off his legs to fit him in the coffin.

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Life for Md. teen who killed mom after grade fight

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A Maryland teenager who never got in trouble before beating his mother to death with a baseball bat after an argument over his grades was sentenced to life in prison Friday.

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Ichiro has bleeding ulcer, goes on 15-day DL

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki is being treated for a bleeding ulcer and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, sending Seattle into opening day minus one of baseball's best players.

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Fannie, Freddie worker bonuses total $210M

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plan to pay more than $210 million in bonuses through next year to give workers the incentive to stay in their jobs at the government-controlled companies.

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Ex-sailor sentenced to 10 years in terror case

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A former Navy sailor convicted of leaking details about ship movements and the best ways to attack them was sentenced Friday to the maximum 10 years in prison.

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Police fire tear gas at NATO protesters

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Police fired tear gas at rock-hurling protesters Friday on the eve of a NATO summit - the first real confrontation after hours of mostly small, scattered and peaceful rallies.

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Stocks push higher to extend week's rally

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Stocks crept higher Friday as investors looked past a jump in the unemployment rate jump to 8.5 percent and braced for corporate earnings.

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AT&T-union negotiations expected down to the wire

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Union officials representing more than 100,000 workers at AT&T Inc. expressed frustration with the phone company's management Friday, saying the two sides are still far apart on important labor issues a day before contracts are set to expire.

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Vick says he could play football for 10 more years

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick began to outline plans for life after prison Friday, telling a judge his time behind bars gave him a chance to reflect and that he hopes to play pro football for another 10 years.

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Newest job numbers portend weak energy demand

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Oil prices dipped Friday after the government reported that the nation's unemployment rate rose to the highest rate since late 1983 as employers eliminated 663,000 jobs.

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Forecaster: Red River may return to record level

Updated: 04/03/2009 - There's a good chance the swollen Red River separating North Dakota and Minnesota will return to a dangerously high level by late April, forecasters said Friday.

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Venezuelan police sentenced for 2002 violence

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A Venezuelan court on Friday sentenced nine former police officers to as long as 30 years in prison for the killings of demonstrators during street protests before the failed 2002 coup against President Hugo Chavez, lawyers said.

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Royal Bank of Scotland execs face shareholders

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Angry Royal Bank of Scotland shareholders demanded that former chief executive Fred Goodwin return some of his multimillion-pound pension pot Friday in the first major stockholders session since the bank's near collapse last year.

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Nevada lawmakers squeamish about prostitution tax

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Nevada taxes you when you have a drink, when you catch a show and when you buy some smokes - and of course it gets a piece of your action at the casino. But if you're looking for a sin-tax haven, you could head to a brothel.

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Banker released from custody on euro100 million bail

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The heir of one of Austria's wealthiest and most venerable business families was released from jail Friday on euro100 million ($130 million) bail, but some of his countrymen already consider the dynasty's name stained.

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