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Ex-Ala. cop who fled to Vegas guilty of theft

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A former north Alabama police officer accused of stealing $60,000 from his department, staging his abduction and fleeing to Las Vegas pleaded guilty Wednesday and will likely face prison time.

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Police Search for Beamer Stolen During Car Jacking

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Topeka Police are asking the public's help finding a black, 2001 BMW 530i 4-door. The car was reported taken on March 9 in the 1100 Block of NE Oakland during a car jacking.

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Australian Man Murdered Beekeeper For His Honey

Updated: 03/25/2009 - An Australian man was convicted Wednesday of murdering a fellow beekeeper so he could steal 40,000 Australian dollars ($27,880) worth of honey and has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Vaccine Scare Threatens Health In Ukraine

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A widespread scare about vaccine side effects in Ukraine has led to a sharp drop in immunizations that could result in disease outbreaks spreading beyond the former Soviet republic, international and local health officials say.

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Insurers Offer To Stop Charging Sick People More

Updated: 03/25/2009 - The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.

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Schumer's Gay-Marriage Support Comes At Right Time

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Sen. Charles Schumer reached out to gay leaders earlier this month and convened a meeting at an upscale Manhattan restaurant to make an important announcement: He was supporting gay marriage after years of opposing it.

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US Takes Steps To Deport Alleged Nazi To Germany

Updated: 03/25/2009 - The U.S. government said Tuesday it is asking German officials for travel documents needed to deport accused World War II Nazi guard John Demjanjuk, who is charged in Europe with 29,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Obama To Critics: I'll Bend, But Not Break

Updated: 03/25/2009 - With Congress pushing back against his proposals for energy, taxes and other matters, President Barack Obama is taking a bend-but-don't-break posture.

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Narco Wars Loom Over Clinton Agenda In Mexico

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to Mexico on Wednesday to pursue a broad diplomatic agenda that will be overshadowed by spiraling drug violence and fears of greater cross-border spillover.

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Military Can't Be Sued For Malpractice

Updated: 03/24/2009 - About a year ago, CBS News reported on the story of a Marine, Carmelo Rodriguez, who died of skin cancer that military doctors noticed but left untreated.

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Man Hit By NFL Player Wasn't In Crosswalk

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk when Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed him with his Bentley, according to a report released Tuesday by police in Miami Beach.

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Guard Fired After Locking New Hire In With Inmate

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A western Pennsylvania county prison guard has been fired over a prank in which a new guard was locked in a cell with an inmate involved in a police shootout. Blair County officials didn't release the guards' names, but confirmed the incident after The Altoona Mirror received an anonymous report.

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Report: 1 In 5 U.S. Workers Uninsured

Updated: 03/24/2009 - American workers - whose taxes pay for massive government health programs - are getting squeezed like no other group by the nation's health insurance woes.

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Treasury Head Seeks More Regulatory Muscle

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress on Tuesday for broad new powers to regulate nonbank financial companies like troubled insurer American International Group whose collapse could jeopardize the economy.

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Ex-Sheriff Sentenced In Sex Abuse Scandal

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A former western Oklahoma sheriff was sentenced to 79 years in prison Tuesday for using his power over female drug court defendants to force them to have sex with him.

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Insurers May Nix Charging Sick People More

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its controversial practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems.

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White House Steps Up Drug Cartel Fight

Updated: 03/24/2009 - The Obama administration says it is sending more agents and equipment to the southwestern U.S. border to combat Mexican drug cartels.

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Obama Seeks To Tamp Down On AIG Outrage

Updated: 03/24/2009 - President Obama tells the nation Tuesday night he's "angry as anybody" about AIG bonuses, but calls it a "mistake" to demonize investors.

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