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After Dora Uproar, Nick and Mattel Soothe Moms

Updated: 03/16/2009 - When toy maker Mattel, working with Nickelodeon, announced earlier this month that a "tween" version of Nick's beloved "Dora the Explorer" cartoon character would be unveiled in the fall, the response was overwhelming ... overwhelmingly negative.

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US Military Shot Down Iranian Drone Last Month

Updated: 03/16/2009 - U.S. jets shot down an Iranian unmanned surveillance aircraft last month over Iraqi territory about 60 miles northeast of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Monday. A U.S. statement said the Ababil 3 was tracked for about 70 minutes before U.S. jets shot it down "well-inside Iraqi airspace" and that the aircraft's presence over Iraq "was not an accident."

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Sudan's President: Foreign Aid Groups Must Leave

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Sudan's president said Monday he wants all international aid groups out of the country within a year, insisting they can drop off supplies "at airports or seaports" and let Sudanese organizations take care of it.

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Liberal Media Watchdog Begins Anti-CNBC Drive

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Some critics are seizing on comedian Jon Stewart's attacks of CNBC to launch an online petition drive urging the network to be tougher on Wall Street leaders.

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More Evidence Links Diabetes to Alzheimer's Risk

Updated: 03/16/2009 - You've heard that diabetes hurts your heart, your eyes, your kidneys. New research indicates a more ominous link: That diabetes increases the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease and may speed dementia once it strikes.

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Monitoring of rare whales near NY harbor ends

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Monitoring for endangered right whales off New York harbor is ending because the project has lost funding in the state's current budget crunch.

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Cheap Booze? British Tradition Under Threat

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Two-for-one specials. Alcopops to make booze tasty to teens. Supermarket prices that reward buying in bulk. And pubs on every street corner, making it easy to start your day with a liquid lunch.

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Austrian Admits Incest, Pleads Innocent to Murder

Updated: 03/16/2009 - An Austrian who fathered seven children with a daughter he held captive in a squalid cellar for 24 years refused to even speak to her for years, coming only to rape her, often in front of the youngsters, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Dozens of soldiers seize a palace in Madagascar

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Soldiers broke into an unoccupied presidential palace Monday and took it over in a symbolic show of force after Madagascar's opposition leader called on the army to arrest the president.

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Marking Anniversary of Deadly NYC Crane Collapse

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Survivors of a crane crash that killed seven people gathered with neighbors and elected officials to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly construction accident.

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KU's Collins Among USBWA All Americans

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Kansas' Sherron Collins, a first-team All-Big 12 selection, is the fourth Jayhawk to earn USBWA All-America honors since 2002. He led Kansas and was fourth in the Big 12 with 18.3 points per game to go with 5.0 assists.

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Obama Plans Small-Business Lending Boost

Updated: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama on Monday offered a fresh package of aid to small businesses — "the heart of the American economy" — in an aggressive push to get big banks that got federal bailout money to do more lending to these struggling entrepreneurs.

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Kansas Cement Company Opens Asbestos Investigation

Updated: 03/16/2009 - An asbestos investigation is under way at an Ash Grove Cement Co. operation in Montana, and the Kansas company has told employees they should not report for work until instructed to do so.

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Monitoring of Rare Whales Near NY Harbor Ends

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Monitoring for endangered right whales off New York harbor is ending because the project has lost funding in the state's current budget crunch.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer Newspaper Goes Web-Only

Updated: 03/16/2009 - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which has chronicled the news of the city since logs slid down its steep streets to the harbor and miners caroused in its bars before heading north to Alaska's gold fields, will print its final edition Tuesday.

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Ex-money manager known for his love of horses

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Nothing seems to be missing at St. James Episcopal Church, where Paul Greenwood is the treasurer. The books at the local library, where he was on the board, appear to be in order. A financial audit of town government, where Greenwood moonlighted as supervisor and refused the $88,257 salary, hasn't turned up anything suspicious so far.

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Ex-Pa. senator convicted of 137 corruption counts

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Vincent Fumo, once one of the most powerful figures in Pennsylvania politics, was convicted Monday of more than 130 counts of corruption for schemes that defrauded the state Senate and others of more than $3.5 million and helped pay for his lavish lifestyle.

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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 after being elected its first leftist president.

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Texas jail was an Animal House, authorities say

Updated: 03/16/2009 - For months, perhaps longer, the Montague County Jail was "Animal House" meets Mayberry. Inside the small brick building across from the courthouse, inmates had the run of the place, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards, according to authorities. They also disabled some of the surveillance cameras and made weapons out of nails.

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Egypt to open inner chambers of 'bent' pyramid

Updated: 03/16/2009 - Travelers to Egypt will soon be able to explore the inner chambers of the 4,500-year-old "bent" pyramid, known for its oddly shaped profile, and other nearby ancient tombs, Egypt's antiquities chief announced Monday.

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Analysis: Stem Cell Payoff Wait's Decades not Days

Updated: 03/16/2009 - For all the past week's headlines about embryonic stem cells' medical promise there is a sobering reality: The science to prove that promise will take years, probably too long for many of today's seriously ill.

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