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Earthquake Rocks China

Posted: 07/09/2009 - An earthquake rocked southwest China on Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said.

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Worst Violence In Iraq Since U.S. Pullback

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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Conservative Democrats Rebel Against Health Plan

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Conservative Democrats in the House are rebelling against their party leaders and trying to put the brakes on the push to pass a health care overhaul by August.

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Pelosi Shuts Down Jackson Resolution

Posted: 07/09/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise "contrary views" about the pop star's life.

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Kim Jong Il Appearance Spurs Fresh Health Concerns

Posted: 07/09/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's latest public appearance is spurring fresh speculation that his health might be worsening, almost a year after he reportedly suffered a stroke.

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Drug Dealer Guilty Of Murdering 15-Year-Old

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Marijuana dealer Jesse James Hollywood faces a possible death sentence after his conviction for kidnapping and murdering a 15-year-old boy over an escalating drug debt, a crime that inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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Top Media Execs Wonder How Twitter Will Make Money

Updated: 07/09/2009 - It turns out the media elite aren't so different from a lot of less affluent folks: They think Twitter is a great communications tool, but can't figure out how the online messaging service is going to make money.

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Citigroup Shuffles Executives, Former CFO Leaving

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Citigroup says its former chief financial officer and current chairman of Citi Holdings, Gary Crittenden, is leaving the company as part of a broader shuffling of management.

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Opponents Of GM Sale Face Noon Deadline

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Opponents of General Motors Corp.'s plan to sell the bulk of itself to a new government-controlled company as part of its effort to emerge quickly from Chapter 11 protection face a noon deadline to file appeals and find a way to get the sale halted.

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Hundreds Protest In Iran, Defying Crackdown Vow

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Hundreds of young men and women chanted "death to the dictator" and fled baton-wielding police in the capital Thursday as opposition activists sought to revive street protests despite authorities' vows to "smash" any new marches.

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World Leaders Want Deal In Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of rich and developing nations want to finish a long-delayed world trade deal in 2010 and head off trade wars that could hit world economies as they struggle to emerge from the recession, according to a draft of a joint declaration obtained by The Associated Press.

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HHS: Swine Flu Shots May Begin In October

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The Obama administration says vaccinations against swine flu are likely and probably will begin in mid-October, assuming soon-to-start studies go well.

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565K New Jobless Claims, Lowest Level Since Jan.

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits last week fell to lowest level since early January, largely due to changes in the timing of auto industry layoffs.

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Bomb Attacks Kill Over 40 In Iraq

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed at least 41 people on Thursday, police said, underscoring doubts about local forces' ability to keep Iraqis safe after U.S. troops pulled out of city centers.

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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World Leaders Want Deal In Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of rich and developing nations want to finish a long-delayed world trade deal in 2010 and head off trade wars that could hit world economies as they struggle to emerge from the recession, according to a draft of a joint declaration obtained by The Associated Press.

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WIBW PowerUp

Posted: 07/09/2009 - But for some of you, that conversion meant you got poor or no service over-the-air. Because you were left out, we asked the FCC to let us raise our power by about 25%.

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