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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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Iran Plays Down New Video Message From US President

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Iran played down President Barack Obama's new video message to the Iranian people on Friday, saying it welcomed the overtures but warned that decades of mistrust can't easily be erased.

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Rock Hall Presenter To Include Eminem, Jimmy Page

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland.

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UConn coach Calhoun released from hospital

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was released from the hospital Friday morning, a day after missing the Huskies' victory over Chattanooga in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

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Broadway Dims Lights For Natasha Richardson

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave were among family members who went to Broadway as theaters dimmed their lights in tribute to Natasha Richardson, the Tony-winning actress who died from bleeding in the skull caused by the fall she took on a ski slope.

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Cemetery Co-Owner Charged With $800,000 Fund Theft

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder said Sharon McDonough was arrested late Thursday and charged with 16 counts of theft. Schroeder said McDonough, the co-owner of Fairlawn Burial Park, posted a $50,000 bond Thursday night.

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US flag-burning marks war anniversary

Updated: 03/20/2009 - American flags were set on fire Friday to chants of "no, no for occupation" as followers of an anti-U.S. Shiite cleric marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

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US flag-burning marks war anniversary

Updated: 03/20/2009 - American flags were set on fire Friday to chants of "no, no for occupation" as followers of an anti-U.S. Shiite cleric marked the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.

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NKorea shuts border for third time in recent days

Updated: 03/20/2009 - North Korea closed its southern border Friday for the third time in recent days, even as it told Seoul it would restore a military communications hot line severed last week, South Korean officials said.

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Netanyahu requests more time to form government

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Israeli prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu asked for two more weeks to form a new government Friday as he tries to broaden his support by persuading moderates to join.

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World markets mixed on worries about US inflation

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Stock markets were mixed Friday as investors turned cautious amid worries the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest move to combat recession in the world's largest economy will lead to rampant inflation.

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African Union suspends Madagascar

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The African Union on Friday suspended Madagascar from the continental body, saying the replacement of the island nation's president by an army-backed politician constitutes a coup.

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Expedia Shares Drop After Analyst Downgrade

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Expedia Inc. shares dropped on Thursday after a JPMorgan analyst downgraded its stock to a "Neutral" rating from "Overweight," citing an increased pricing wars between the online travel company and its rivals.

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Posh Greenbrier Seeks Bankruptcy, Sale To Marriott

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The historic Greenbrier resort, which has gone from hosting presidents and royalty to posting losses, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday and unveiled a plan to sell itself to hotel giant Marriott International Inc. for up to $130 million.

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Stock Move In Narrow Range Before Bernanke Speech

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The Fed gave the market a jolt this week by announcing plans to buy Treasury securities to revive lending and the economy. Wall Street initially jumped on the move but fell Thursday on worries about the dollar and inflation.

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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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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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US Navy: 2 Vessels Collide On Strait of Hormuz

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Two U.S. Navy vessels — a submarine and an amphibious ship — collided during the early morning hours Friday in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and the Arabian peninsula, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet reported.

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World markets mixed on worries about US inflation

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Stock markets were mixed Friday as investors turned cautious amid worries the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest move to combat recession in the world's largest economy will lead to rampant inflation.

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African Union suspends Madagascar

Updated: 03/20/2009 - The African Union on Friday suspended Madagascar from the continental body, saying the replacement of the island nation's president by an army-backed politician constitutes a coup.

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Tens of thousands of Angolans welcome pope

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI urged Angolans on Friday to continue on the path of reconciliation after nearly three decades of civil war, saying dialogue could overcome all conflict and tension.

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US Navy: 2 vessels collide in Strait of Hormuz

Updated: 03/20/2009 - Two U.S. Navy vessels - a submarine and an amphibious ship - collided during the early morning hours Friday in the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and the Arabian peninsula, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet reported.

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