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Huge Study Boosts Disappointment on Multivitamins

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.

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Stimulus Bill Survives Senate Test, Moves Ahead

Updated: 02/09/2009 - An $838 billion economic stimulus bill backed by the White House survived a key test vote in the Senate Monday despite strong Republican opposition, and Democratic leaders vowed to deliver legislation for President Barack Obama's signature within a few days.

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Italian woman in right-to-die debate dies

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A 38-year-old woman who ignited a fierce right-to-die debate that convulsed Italy and dragged in the Vatican died Monday just as lawmakers in Parliament rushed to pass a bill designed to keep her alive.

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Airlines' On-Time Performance Sags In Dec.

Updated: 02/09/2009 - U.S. airlines' on-time performance declined dramatically in December compared to the previous month, but improved slightly over a year earlier, the Transportation Department said Monday. The carriers blamed heavy snowstorms around the Christmas holiday and aviation system issues for contributing to some delays.

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Man Calls 911 After Eatery Runs Out Of Lemonade

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Authorities said a man, 66, was arrested after calling 911 on Saturday to complain that a fast food restaurant ran out of lemonade. After a drive-through employee failed to respond to the man's threat of contacting the police, the irate diner called 911, a police report alleges.

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SEC, Madoff Reach Civil Fraud Case Deal

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday announced an agreement with disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff that could eventually force him to pay a civil fine and return money raised from investors.

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A-Rod Admits Juicing

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Alex Rodriguez admitted Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03, saying he did so because of the pressures of being baseball's highest-paid player.

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Crescent Oil Files For Bankruptcy

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Crescent Oil Company Inc., a fuel supplier for at least six Midwest states, has filed for bankruptcy.

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Kansas Senator Hopeful on Detainee Decision

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback says policymakers in Washington are beginning to slow down and think through the decision to close the Guantanamo Detainee Center.

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Talks Resume on Kansas Budget

Updated: 02/09/2009 - House and Senate negotiators are resuming talks on a compromise bill for closing an estimated $199 million state budget deficit.

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NYC mayor gives hero pilot, crew keys to the city

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented keys to the city to US Airways Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and his crew Monday, thanking them for preventing "an awful tragedy" when Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River.

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Man sentenced to life in Tenn. church shooting

Updated: 02/09/2009 - An out-of-work truck driver smiled Monday as he pleaded guilty to killing two people and wounding six others at a Tennessee church last summer because he hated its liberal politics.

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Man sentenced to life in Tenn. church shooting

Updated: 02/09/2009 - An out-of-work truck driver smiled Monday as he pleaded guilty to killing two people and wounding six others at a Tennessee church last summer because he hated its liberal politics.

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FBI helping FDA investigate salmonella outbreak

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The FBI says it's helping with a federal investigation of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people nationwide and may have contributed to eight deaths.

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Trial begins for Miss. mayor who destroyed duplex

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The mayor of Mississippi's largest city led a "rampage of destruction" when he directed a group of young men to use sticks and sledgehammers to destroy a duplex he considered a crack house, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Calif. artist sues AP over image of Obama

Updated: 02/09/2009 - An artist who created a famous image of Barack Obama before he became president sued The Associated Press on Monday, asking a judge to find that his use of an AP photo in creating the poster did not violate copyright law.

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