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La. Police Arrest Growling Man on Drug Charges

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Authorities arrested a 32-year-old Texas man on drug charges on Thursday after construction workers saw him on his hands and knees, eating mud and growling like a dog.

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Brave a shave to fight childhood cancer

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The first swipe of the electric razor exposed a six-inch patch of bare skin on Dr. Craig Castellino's scalp. Within minutes, the pediatric oncologist with the Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta, Georgia, was bald.

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Mom: Husband Laughed after 4 Thrown from Bridge

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The mother of four young children tossed to their deaths from an Alabama coastal bridge testified Monday that her common-law husband laughed when he told her that the children - then reported missing - would never be found.

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CBS Polls: Frustration Growing over Bailouts

Updated: 03/16/2009 - CBS News survey finds the public is blaming bank management for the crisis; most resent that bailouts are benefitting irresponsible managers.

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UN expert: North Korea commits widespread torture

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A U.N. human rights investigator accused North Korean authorities Monday of committing widespread torture in prisons that he called "death traps." Life in the reclusive communist-ruled country is "dire and desperate," said Vitit Muntarbhorn, adding that people are denied enough food to survive.

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Gibbs takes swipe at Cheney, 'Republican cabal'

Updated: 03/16/2009 - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a slap at Dick Cheney Monday, likening the former vice president to controversial talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh.

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Ex-Rocky Mountain News Staffers Plan News Web Site

Updated: 03/16/2009 - With backing from three entrepreneurs, staffers of the recently shuttered Rocky Mountain News plan to start an online news publication if they can get 50,000 paying subscribers by April 23 — what would have been the News' 150th anniversary.

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Senate Moves Forward on Wilderness Bill

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is again moving forward on a stalled bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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Black & Decker CEO earns $12.1 million

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Black & Decker Corp.'s longtime chief executive saw his 2008 compensation dip by nearly 4 percent in 2008, as the toolmaker's full-year profit dropped by nearly half, according to a regulatory disclosure Monday.

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Turn it down! Jail for Owner of Noisy Spanish Bar

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A group of neighbors who said they were "tortured" by booming music and other noise from a Barcelona pub may finally get some shut-eye after a court sentenced the owner to more than five years in prison.

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Cisco Announces Its First Servers, Riling Rivals

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Cisco Systems Inc. wants a bigger chunk of the corporate computing market, and plans to start selling servers in competition with old partners like Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM Corp.

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Government Says Business Loans Down in January

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The government says that lending to businesses from the top banks getting bailout funds fell in January despite the billions of dollars the banks received in government support.

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Researchers Find Pint-Sized Meat-Eating Dinosaur

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Imagine a vicious velociraptor like those in "Jurassic Park," but only as big as a modern chicken. That's what Canadian researchers say they have found, the smallest meat-eating dinosaur yet discovered in North America.

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Cattle respond to magnetic fields from power lines

Updated: 03/16/2009 - High-voltage power lines mess with animal magnetism. Researchers, who reported last year that most cows and deer tend to orient themselves in a north-south alignment, have now found that power lines can disorient the animals.

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Lebanon Opens Embassy in Syria for First Time

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Lebanon on Monday opened an embassy in Syria, sealing the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the long-feuding rivals for the first time since they gained independence from France in the 1940s.

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Senate Moves Forward on Wilderness Bill

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Senate is moving forward on a much-debated bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness.

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Salvadoran leftist president promises moderation

Updated: 03/16/2009 - A charismatic former TV journalist promised to build strong ties with President Barack Obama and promote investor confidence Monday as he took El Salvador into uncharted territory by being elected its first leftist president.

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