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Man, Woman Arrested in Del. Stabbing, Shoplifting

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Police said a man and woman wanted in a shoplifting were arrested after she allegedly stabbed him. A 36-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were riding in a car on Sunday night when they started arguing. Police said the woman accused the man of stealing her medication and stabbed him in the shoulder and slit her wrists.

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Bermuda marks 400th anniversary, Jamestown links

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Bermuda is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, and a new exhibition called "Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies" looks at the shared history and links between England's first two permanent colonies in the New World.

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US Airways Reverses Soda Stance: Won't Charge

Posted: 02/23/2009 - In the ultra-competitive airline industry, it's tough being out there alone as the only large network carrier to charge some passengers for soda, juice and coffee, especially in the middle of a deep economic recession that is sharply reducing demand for air travel.

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Man in Jail For Impersonating Cops Charged Again

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man already serving time for impersonating an officer apparently hasn't learned his lesson. Joshua D. Kay, 30, was charged with a new count of impersonating an officer. At an initial court appearance Friday he stood mute so the court entered a plea of not guilty.

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Magpies Reportedly Build Nest Using Scrap Metal

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Even the magpies are trying to blend in in the metal and concrete jungle that is Hong Kong. News reports said that a pair of common magpies built a nest on a tree in Hong Kong's Tuen Mun district using scrap metal twigs believed to have been collected from a nearby construction site.

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Ministers Get Close Look at Antarctic Ice Threat

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A parka-clad band of environment ministers landed in this remote corner of the icy continent on Monday, in the final days of an intense season of climate research, to learn more about how a melting Antarctica may endanger the planet.

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Possible Suspect in Levy Death Had Troubled Past

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Since Washington intern Chandra Levy disappeared in 2001, one name had been familiar: Gary Condit, the former congressman who was questioned by authorities in her disappearance.

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More Newspaper Shake-Ups Loom With Chapter 11

Posted: 02/23/2009 - With the four owners of 33 U.S. daily newspapers seeking bankruptcy protection in the past 2 1/2 months, even more upheaval looms for an industry clearly gasping for survival.

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Americans Watch Yet More TV, Nielsen Reports

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Americans watched more television than ever in the fourth quarter, The Nielsen Co. reported Monday, even though the Internet is providing another way to watch.

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Topeka Zoo Hippo Dies

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Sad news from the Topeka Zoo Monday, their hippopotamus, Peka-Sue, has died.

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Summary of breakout sessions during fiscal summit

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The fiscal responsibility summit President Barack Obama hosted at the White House on Monday included breakout discussions of key issues in five different areas. A summary of each of the 90-minute sessions:

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Battle Over UBS Secret Accounts to Take Months

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A federal judge decided Monday it will take months to determine if and when the Internal Revenue Service will learn the identities of 52,000 wealthy Americans who have secret accounts at Swiss bank UBS AG.

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Baghdad Museum Reopens 6 Years After Looting

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Iraq's restored National Museum reopened Monday with a red-carpet gala in the heart of Baghdad nearly six years after looters carried away priceless antiquities as American troops largely stood by in the chaos of the city's fall to U.S. forces.

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DA: Blanket is Evidence Pa. Boy Planned to Kill

Posted: 02/23/2009 - An 11-year-old boy apparently covered his shotgun with a blanket to keep it hidden when he left his bedroom, went downstairs and fatally shot his father's pregnant girlfriend in the head as she slept, a prosecutor said Monday.

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Veterans advocates riled by report on Army charity

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Veterans advocates are venting anger and frustration toward the biggest charity within the U.S. military after revelations that it has been packing more money into reserves than it has spent on aid during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Freddie Mac Investigates Self Over Lobby Campaign

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Lawyers hired by mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac are quietly investigating the firm's own $2 million lobbying campaign, The Associated Press has learned. The lobbying effort helped quash proposed new regulations on the company before the housing market collapsed.

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Iowa Flood Victims: Waiting For Answers

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Linda Seger can't wait to move back into her house. Flooded out last June - along with some 20,000 of her neighbors - she has almost restored her 100-year-old house eight blocks from the Cedar River, CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports.

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Campbell Soup 2Q Profits Fall 15 Percent

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The Campbell Soup Co. said Monday that its second-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as its main U.S. soup division did well but business slowed in other divisions and it was hurt by the stronger dollar.

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Swiss to Vote on Tighter Gun Controls

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Campaigners said Monday they have collected enough signatures to force a referendum in Switzerland on whether to confine army weapons to military compounds.

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New Orleans Ready For Final Mardi Gras Fling

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Mark and Vickie Myers, wearing pirate costumes and draped with beads, were heading out for another New Orleans custom — breakfast at Brennan's. It's a tribute to the city and the season that they had no worries about getting into the sedate French Quarter restaurant on the Monday before Mardi Gras.

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Moving nation from sick care toward wellness care

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Popping a pill can cut your cholesterol. But did the doctor also prescribe cutting the stress that's eroding your immune system? Or teach you how to exercise without worsening painful joints?

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