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Daughter confronts Austrian incest father in video

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The woman who bore seven children through incest and was allegedly locked in a squalid dungeon for 24 years confronted her father Tuesday in a videotape shown in court — testimony that could send him to prison for life.

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Standoff With Philippine Militants Kills 6

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Philippine marines clashed for a second day Tuesday with al Qaeda-linked militants holding three Red Cross workers hostage, killing at least six combatants and wounding 19 troops, officials said.

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Shuttle Discovery Arrives at Space Station

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the international space station Tuesday, delivering one last set of solar wings that should boost the orbiting complex to full power.

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Report: Injured Richardson on Flight to US

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Actress Natasha Richardson, critically injured in a skiing accident, was on a flight to the United States, Britain's Press Association news agency said Tuesday, quoting Sacre-Coeur Hospital.

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Kansas Parents End Appeal of 'English Only' Policy

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Three Hispanic families are ending their legal battle over a judge's ruling upholding a Catholic school's policy requiring students to speak only English while at school.

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St. Patrick's Day Celebraters Climb into Bed for Charity

Updated: 03/17/2009 - More than 20 beds raced in heats of two at 9th and Kansas for the Slumberland and Housing Credit and Counseling bed races. Teams had to push someone on a bed down the street, change into pajamas, and push the bed back to the start line.

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Army puts Madagascar opposition leader in charge

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Madagascar's top generals handed over control of this Indian Ocean island nation to the toppled president's rival on Tuesday, hours after the president stepped down and tried to put the military in charge.

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White House Confident in Treasury's Oversight

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The White House stood by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Tuesday amid widespread outrage over millions of dollars in bonuses insurance giant AIG gave to executives after receiving federal bailout money.

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New England pastor houses child killer, riles town

Updated: 03/17/2009 - A pastor in this quiet, picturesque New England town thought he was doing the Christian thing when he took in a convicted child killer who had served his time but had nowhere to go.

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White House Says NATO is no Threat to Russia

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The White House says Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's pledge to strengthen its military was meant for "domestic consumption" and not intended to worry Washington.

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Brownback "Outraged" by AIG Bonuses

Updated: 03/17/2009 - The Republican senator lashed out at the insurance giant for paying out a reported $165 million in bonuses after receiving bailout money from the government.

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Caterpillar to Lay Off 2,454 Workers in 3 States

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to lay off more than 2,400 employees at five plants in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia as the heavy equipment maker continues to cut costs amid the global economic downturn.

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GM CEO Says Bankruptcy Would Cause Liquidation

Updated: 03/17/2009 - If General Motors Corp. were forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company would end up being liquidated because a long bankruptcy would scare customers away, CEO Rick Wagoner said Tuesday.

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Obama taps Steelers' Rooney as Irish ambassador

Updated: 03/17/2009 - President Barack Obama on Tuesday selected Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney to be U.S. ambassador to Ireland, turning to a lifelong Republican who provided the Democrat critical campaign support during the White House race.

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Few Caught By Steroid Testing in High School

Updated: 03/17/2009 - At one time, testing high school athletes for steroids was seen as the best way to fight performance-enhancing drug use among the young. Now, those efforts are losing steam because of high costs and few positive results.

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Cops Arrest Man Passed Out In Car At Drive-through

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Police said a 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday after he was found passed out in his vehicle in a restaurant drive-through. Police said they found the man behind the wheel with his 4-year-old daughter in the running car.

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Mass. Officer Finds Crack Inside Sack Of Dog Food

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Finding a bag of dog food in a car carrying a dog is not unusual. But a sharp-eyed Massachusetts state trooper knew something was awry when he noticed a plastic bag inside the sack of food in the back seat of a car he pulled over on the ramp from the Massachusetts Turnpike to Interstate 290 in Auburn on Monday night.

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Justice Ginsburg Will Have Chemotherapy

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she will begin chemotherapy later this month, following her surgery in February for pancreatic cancer.

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