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Jon Stewart Puts Spotlight on CNBC and Meltdown

Updated: 03/14/2009 - The feud between Jon Stewart and CNBC's Jim Cramer has been good for laughs — and ratings — but has also raised the serious question of whether the experts at TV's No. 1 financial news network should have seen the meltdown coming and warned the public.

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Obama Focuses on Food Safety, Picks FDA New Chief

Updated: 03/14/2009 - The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he focused on that task by filling the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.

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Arrests In N. Ireland Troop, Cop Killings

Updated: 03/14/2009 - Three men have been arrested in Northern Ireland and are being questioned by police in connection with the killing of 2 soldiers last weekend outside a British army base.

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Archbishop Defends Criticism of Kansas Governor

Updated: 03/14/2009 - The Roman Catholic archbishop of Kansas City, Kan., isn't backing off of his criticism of the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for health and human services secretary.

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Jon Stewart Puts Spotlight On CNBC And Meltdown

Updated: 03/14/2009 - The feud between Jon Stewart and CNBC's Jim Cramer has been good for laughs - and ratings - but has also raised the serious question of whether the experts at TV's No. 1 financial news network should have seen the meltdown coming and warned the public.

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Report: Cuba, Venezuela Could Host Russian Bombers

Updated: 03/14/2009 - A Russian Air Force chief said Saturday that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered an island as a temporary base for strategic Russian bombers, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Obama Announces FDA Picks, Food Safety Measures

Updated: 03/14/2009 - President Barack Obama says the nation's decades-old food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and in need of an overhaul, starting with the selection of a new head of the federal Food and Drug Administration.

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Japan Protests North Korea's Rocket Launch Plan

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Japan hinted it could down an incoming North Korean rocket, but analysts said the communist country will go ahead with a planned April launch with little fear of the consequences.

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Man charged in death of mixed martial arts figure

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Prosecutors charged a man Friday with vehicular manslaughter in the death of a mixed martial arts promoter killed when his red Ferrari was sheared in half in a collision.

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Staff Sgt. Chad Caldwell: `Life of the platoon'

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Staff Sgt. Chad Caldwell called his wife from Iraq the night his first son was born and heard his son's first loud cry over a cell phone. Caldwell joined the Army in 2002, served one tour in Iraq, then a second combat tour in Afghanistan. In February 2007 he signed up for an another tour in Iraq.

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Iraqis defend security forces after attacks

Updated: 03/13/2009 - An Iraqi official Wednesday defended the performance of his country's security forces after suicide bombers killed more than 60 people in the Baghdad area this week, saying such attacks are nearly impossible to prevent.

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Fire at Bangladesh's largest mall kills 7

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A helicopter plucked survivors from the roof of Bangladesh's biggest shopping mall Friday as a fire raced through the upper levels of the high-rise complex, killing at least seven people and injuring 50 others.

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Fire at Bangladesh's largest mall kills 7

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A helicopter plucked survivors from the roof of Bangladesh's biggest shopping mall Friday as a fire raced through the upper levels of the high-rise complex, killing at least seven people and injuring 50 others.

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Canadian search ends for 16 missing in crash

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Canadian rescuers ended a search Friday night for 16 oil workers aboard a helicopter that crashed in the Atlantic, saying there was no likelihood anyone could survive in the frigid waters for more than a day.

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G-20 finance officials meet amid policy divisions

Updated: 03/13/2009 - International finance officials searched for common ground Friday amid deep divisions on how to tackle the global downturn - even as more bad news arrived in the form of figures showing U.S. trade slumping.

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Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

Updated: 03/13/2009 - An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws - evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire.

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Oil soaks Australian beaches after spill

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Authorities declared a disaster zone Friday along a stretch of some of Australia's most popular beaches after tons of fuel oil that leaked from a cargo ship blackened the creamy white sand for miles.

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Topeka Police Recruit Graduation

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka Police Department held graduation ceremonies for officers at the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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