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Pedroia back in Red Sox's lineup

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Dustin Pedroia had a hit and an RBI in his first game since straining an abdominal muscle 10 days ago while playing for the United States, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-4 Friday.

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CBS Switches Games, Misses Final 30 seconds of KU

Updated: 03/20/2009 - During the (14)North Dakota St.- (3) Kansas NCAA Tournament Basketball game on Friday CBS Sports changed satellite feeds before the game had run in its entirety.

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After horrific trial, Austria struggles to move on

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Long before Josef Fritzl and the horrendous crimes in his dungeon, Austria was maligned for its Nazi past, its right-wing politics and another high-profile abduction case.

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$1 Trillion Deficits Seen For Next 10 Years

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Despite new estimates that say President Barack Obama's budget would generate unsustainable large deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year, the White House insisted Friday that the flood of red ink won't swamp its costly agenda.

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Judge Refuses Fast Depostion of Kansas Governor

Updated: 03/20/2009 - A federal magistrate judge has rejected a utility's demand to depose Gov. Kathleen Sebelius before she is confirmed as health and human services secretary.

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China says Coke Case Shouldn't Hurt Rio Tinto Bid

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Beijing is confident a Chinese bid to invest in Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto Group will not be hurt by its rejection of Coca-Cola's attempt to buy a Chinese juice maker, a Cabinet official said Friday.

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Video Game Industry Bucks Downturn With Feb. Sales

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The video game industry continued to defy the recession in February, posting double-digit year-over-year growth with Nintendo Co.'s popular Wii gaming system leading the way.

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Fannie Mae CEO defends retention bonuses

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Mortgage giant Fannie Mae's chief executive warned Friday that canceling bonuses for workers at institutions receiving federal bailout money could undermine efforts to stabilize the U.S. housing market.

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Cows on the Catwalk in Miami for Agriculture Show

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Those in the agricultural world of Miami-Dade County hope the city's more pastoral side will come out Friday when nearly 400 head of cattle spend the weekend modeling for vendors from as far as Texas and Argentina.

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Mo. town outraged over killings, illegal immigrant

Updated: 03/20/2009 - A Hannibal police officer was finishing up mundane paperwork on a quiet Saturday morning when Manuel Cazares walked into the station, blood splattered on his hands and shoes.

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Brain injury victims can seem OK, symptoms delayed

Updated: 03/20/2009 - At first, Natasha Richardson said she felt fine after she took a spill on a Canadian ski slope. But that's not unusual for people who suffer traumatic head injuries like the one that killed the actress.

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Report: Energy production choking bird population

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Energy production of all types — wind, ethanol and mountaintop coal mining — is contributing to steep drops in bird populations, a new government report says.

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Obama Apologizes For Special Olympics Gaffe

Updated: 03/20/2009 - President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his late-night talk show quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.

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Police: Fugitive Ex-NFL QB Killed in Greece Crash

Updated: 03/20/2009 - A former NFL quarterback who failed to show for sentencing on drunken driving charges nearly four years ago was killed in a car crash in Greece, authorities said, leaving behind an unsolved mystery involving two suspicious fires and years spent on the lam.

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2 US Navy Vessels Collide in Strait of Hormuz

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Two U.S. Navy vessels — a nuclear-powered submarine and an amphibious ship — collided before dawn Friday in the mouth of the Persian Gulf, one of the world's most important sea passages for oil supplies.

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Bernanke Says Exec Compensation Must Be Monitored

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday called for banking supervisors to pay "close attention" to compensation practices as they examine the soundness of financial institutions.

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