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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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Alaska Volcano Erupts Twice, Sends Ash 12 Miles Up

Updated: 03/27/2009 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted several times Thursday, spewing a more than 12-mile-high cloud that could drop ash on Anchorage for the first time since the volcano began erupting Sunday night.

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Lights Out In 84 Countries For Earth Hour 2009

Updated: 03/27/2009 - CHICAGO -- The lights are going down from the Great Pyramids to the Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower to Sears Tower, as more than 2,800 municipalities in 84 countries plan Saturday to mark the second worldwide Earth Hour.

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Japan OKs Deployment Of Missile Defense System

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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Obama Says Automakers Need 'Drastic Changes'

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to announce a new aid package for General Motors and Chrysler in the coming days and says the carmakers must make "pretty drastic changes" to save their industry.

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Red River Tops Historic Marker, Undermines Dike

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Red River broke a 112-year-old record early Friday and was eroding a dike in an area south of downtown, forcing authorities to issue a mandatory evacuation order covering about 150 homes.

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