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Assisted suicide ring members prep for court fight

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Members of an assisted suicide ring say they've done nothing wrong and seem eager for a court battle over criminal charges they helped a Georgia man kill himself, while their supporters are using the case as a rallying cry for more debate about end-of-life issues.

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Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham is Broadway's New Doll

Updated: 02/27/2009 - At Lauren Graham's first rehearsal for her Broadway debut in "Guys and Dolls," the star of TV's long-running "Gilmore Girls" felt a twinge of insecurity when the actors were asked how many times they've been cast in a Broadway show.

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Tenn. sheriff looks to serve 80-year-old warrant

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although unsure if he is alive. The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.

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Steven Page explains why he left Barenaked Ladies

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Singer-guitarist Steven Page said a big reason he decided to leave the Barenaked Ladies was he felt his songwriting voice was occasionally being squeezed out as a result of being in a five-member band.

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Finding genes that make teeth grow all in a row

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Ever wonder why sharks get several rows of teeth and people only get one? Some geneticists did, and their discovery could spur work to help adults one day grow new teeth when their own wear out.

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FDIC raising fees on banks, adds emergency fee

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Facing a cascade of bank failures depleting the deposit insurance fund, federal regulators on Friday raised the fees paid by U.S. financial institutions and levied a hefty emergency premium in a bid to collect $27 billion this year.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,251

Updated: 02/27/2009 - As of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at least 4,251 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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New urgency to get to Iraq's oil

Updated: 02/27/2009 - International companies have waited years to tap into Iraq's vast oil wealth and now Iraqi officials are working feverishly to make that happen.

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Iraqis Mixed on Obama Troop Plan

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Iraqis offered varying reactions Friday to President Barack Obama's plan to remove U.S. combat forces by August 2010 - some applauding the withdrawal, but others questioning whether Iraq's security forces were up to the task alone.

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Iraqis split over Obama pullout plan

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Iraqis offered varying reactions Friday to President Barack Obama's plan to remove U.S. combat forces by August 2010 - some applauding the withdrawal, but others questioning whether Iraq's security forces were up to the task alone.

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Gates prefers small US force in Iraq after 2012

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he thinks it would be a good idea to keep a small number of U.S. forces in Iraq past a deadline agreed to by the U.S. and Iraq.

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Report: More Agents Needed to Secure Mass Transit

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The agency responsible for transportation security has too few inspectors to make sure rail and mass transit employees are doing enough to guard against terrorists, a government report says.

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Vatican: Bishop's apology on Holocaust not enough

Updated: 02/27/2009 - An apology from a bishop who denied the Holocaust wasn't good enough, the Vatican said Friday, adding that he must repudiate his views if he wants to be a Roman Catholic clergyman.

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Dobson resigns as chairman of Focus on the Family

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Conservative evangelical leader James Dobson has resigned as chairman of Focus on the Family but will continue to play a prominent role at the organization he founded more than three decades ago.

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AP Source: Obama to rescind Bush abortion rule

Updated: 02/27/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to roll back a Bush administration rule that has become a flash point in the debate over a doctor's right to refuse to take part in abortions.

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Rocky Mountain News Publishes Final Edition

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Colorado's oldest newspaper, which launched in Denver in 1859, printed its last edition Friday, leaving The Denver Post as the only daily newspaper in town.

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Breathing problems reported near Tenn. ash spil

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A survey finds Tennessee residents are experiencing breathing problems, stress and anxiety near where more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash sludge spilled from a power plant storage facility.

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