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Groups find common ground on health care overhaul

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Groups often at odds over health care reform - consumers, insurers, doctors, employers - reached a broad agreement Friday that could serve as a starting point for lawmakers trying to overhaul the system.

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Indonesia Dam Bursts, Flood Kills Scores

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Torrential rain caused an old dam to burst its banks early Friday, sending a wall of muddy water crashing into a suburb of the Indonesian capital. The flood killed at least 50 people, left scores missing and submerged hundreds of homes.

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Dallas Chief Sorry For Dying Woman Delay

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A police officer was placed on administrative leave Thursday after pulling over an NFL player rushing to see his dying mother-in-law, threatening the player with jail, drawing his gun and holding him in the hospital parking lot as the woman died.

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Suicide attack kills 48 at Pakistani mosque

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A suicide bomber demolished a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers attending Friday prayers near the Afghan border, killing at least 48 people and injuring scores more, in the bloodiest attack in Pakistan this year.

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River reaches record high in Fargo, region braces

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The rising Red River broke a 112-year record early Friday and breached one of the dikes fortifying the city, but the mayor pledged to "go down swinging" as he called for more evacuations and additional National Guard troops to prevent a devastating flood.

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N. Korea Missile Puts Japan On Alert

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Japan's defense minister ordered the military to prepare to shoot down any debris that could fall on Japanese territory if a North Korean rocket launch fails, mobilizing interceptor missiles and sending two warships to the Sea of Japan.

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White House says bank CEOs meeting was productive

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The White House says President Barack Obama has urged CEOS of some of the nation's largest banks to deal with the bad assets they own so they can resume lending money to businesses and consumers.

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Man Tosses Gas Bomb In Fight, Sets Own Cars Ablaze

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Authorities said a man threw a Molotov cocktail at his neighbor's trailer, but the wind shifted and set fire to two cars, a pickup and a travel trailer in the man's own yard.

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Obama: Taliban and al-Qaida must be stopped

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama on Friday ordered 4,000 more military troops into Afghanistan, vowing to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" the terrorist al-Qaida network in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.

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Wash. Police Chief Checks Blackberry, Hits Car

Updated: 03/27/2009 - he police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a minor traffic accident that happened while he was checking his BlackBerry in his unmarked police car.

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More States See Double-Digit Unemployment

Updated: 03/27/2009 - More states logged double-digit unemployment rates in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.

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Sister Of "Grey's Anatomy" Actress Missing

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Police are asking for help in finding the sister of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friday Night Lights" actress Aasha Davis. Leslie Herring, 45, vanished six weeks ago from her Los Angeles condo after getting into an argument with her husband.

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Fired Nurses: Octuplets Mom "AWOL"

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The lawyer for the group of registered nurses that was providing free training to the nannies caring for octuplets mother Nadya Suleman's 14 children until Suleman told them to leave charges that Suleman is "AWOL" as a mother.

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Dead U.S. Marshal Was Pawning Weapons

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A U.S. Marshal found dead in Mexico this week was on suspension and in such financial strain he was pawning weapons for cash, according to a newspaper report.

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Source: Obama To Up Auto Fuel Standards

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Obama administration plans to raise fuel efficiency standards by 2 miles per gallon to 27.3 mpg for new cars and trucks in the 2011 model year, marking the first increase in passenger car standards in more than two decades.

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Tiller Case Heads to Jury

Updated: 03/27/2009 - In closing arguments Friday, prosecutors pointed to Tiller's journal about a 1999 conversation between the doctors over Neuhaus' fee as the "smoking gun'' in their case.

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Rapper TI Sentenced To Weapons Charges

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A judge has sentenced Rapper T.I. to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was sentenced Friday.

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Dam Bursts Near Indonesian Capital; 58 Dead

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Torrential rain caused a colonial-era dam to burst outside the Indonesian capital early Friday, sending a wall of muddy water crashing into a densely packed neighborhood and killing at least 58 people.

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Fierce Storms Hit South Again; 1 Injured In La.

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Fierce thunderstorms rolled across the South on Friday for a second day, kicking up a tornado in Alabama that overturned a mobile home. Meanwhile, residents in a south Mississippi community cleaned up after a twister that injured 28 people a day earlier.

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Red River Tops Historic Marker, Undermines Dike

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Red River rose to a daunting 112-year high early Friday and breached one of the dikes fortifying the city, but the mayor pledged to "go down swinging" as he called for more evacuations and additional National Guard troops to prevent a devastating flood.

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China Marks 50 Years Since Exile of Dalai Lama

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Testimonials about the misery of life in old Tibet kicked off celebrations Friday for the newest holiday on China's political calendar — an anniversary that marks the communist government's overturning of the region's feudal hierarchy.

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Japan OKs Deployment Of Missile Defense Program

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Japan's military mobilized Friday to protect the country from any threat if North Korea's looming rocket launch fails, ordering two missile-equipped destroyers to the Sea of Japan and sending batteries of Patriot missile interceptors to protect the northern coastline.

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Suicide Attack Kills 48 At Pakistani Mosque

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A suicide bomber demolished a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers attending Friday prayers near the Afghan border, killing at least 48 people and injuring scores more, in the bloodiest attack in Pakistan this year.

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