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Study Questions Usefulness of Animal-Human Embryos

Updated: 02/02/2009 - It may be futile to try producing stem cells by putting human DNA into cow or rabbit eggs and making hybrid cloned embryos, a strategy that triggered controversy recently in Britain, a new study says. The animal eggs don't reprogram human DNA in the right way to generate stem cells, researchers report.

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Kenya Begins Mourning for Victims of 2 Fires

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Kenya began a week of mourning on Monday for the victims of two massive fires that killed more than 140 people, and the Red Cross began the long process of trying to identify some of the dead with DNA samples.

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Indian IImmigrant Set on Fire in Italy

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Italian police have arrested three young men for allegedly beating and setting on fire an Indian immigrant who was sleeping on a train station bench in a seaside town near Rome, investigators said Monday.

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Putting the "Green" Back in Greensburg

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Ralph's interview with Greensburg, Kansas Mayor Bob Dixson last Friday details the story of one town's courage, and its dedication to rebuild itself as an national environmental leader. You can watch their interview again right here.

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Tech Stocks Rise But Broader Market Declines

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Investors worried about the recession have turned to a strategy of cherry-picking stocks — sending tech shares higher and industrials lower.

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GM, Chrysler Offer New Retirement, Buyout Packages

Updated: 02/02/2009 - General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC are offering blue-collar employees another round of buyout and early retirement offers as the automakers try to cut their work forces and reduce expenses, union officials said.

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Obama: Banks Need More Help; Some May Fail

Updated: 02/02/2009 - In a sobering appraisal of the nation's banking system, President Barack Obama signaled Monday that he will need more money to bail out the battered financial industry. Even so, he said, "some banks won't make it."

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Gary Collins Arrested, Suspected of DUI

Updated: 02/02/2009 - According to an arrest report, deputies in the coastal county of Santa Barbara pulled Collins over Saturday evening after noticing him driving a motor home erratically. The 70-year-old was arrested by the California Highway Patrol after failing a field sobriety test. He was later released on $25,000 bail.

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Oscar Nominees Be Warned: Surprises Lay Ahead

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Fans of this month's Academy Awards — and nominees themselves — are in for something new at Hollywood's biggest party, the show's overseers said Monday.

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Vassar Rounds Out Country Stampede Lineup

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Phil Vassar was announced as the final headlining act for this year's event at Tuttle Creek State Park. He'll be the last performer to take the stage on Sunday, June 28th.

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Dope-Smoking Among Teens Down in Many Countries

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Kids on both sides of the Atlantic are smoking less pot and going out less often with friends at night, a study of 15-year-olds in 30 countries found. The double declines occurred in the United States, Canada and mostly European countries from 2002 to 2006. The trends are likely related, since other research has found that kids who spend many evenings out are more likely to smoke dope than homebodies.

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Earliest Chocolate Use Found in What is Now US

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Chocolate for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Folks may be surprised to know how far back chocolate goes — perhaps 1,000 years in what is now the United States.

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US Seamen Are Being Trained to Fend Off Pirates

Updated: 02/02/2009 - With an alarming number of tankers and cargo ships getting hijacked on the high seas, the nation's maritime academies are offering more training to merchant seamen in how to fend off attacks from pirates armed not with cutlasses and flintlocks but automatic weapons and grenade launchers.

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FEMA Gets Decent Marks For Its Ice Storm Response

Updated: 02/02/2009 - In the first real test of the Obama administration's ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm.

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GOP Wants Mortgage Relief, Tax Cuts in Stimulus

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Senate Republicans pressed for mortgage relief as well as larger tax cuts Monday as debate opened on the emergency economic stimulus measure atop President Barack Obama's agenda. Democrats came under pressure to reduce spending in the bill.

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Mom, Dad, Son Accused of Trying to Stab Officers

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Anne Arundel County Police said a man and his parents assaulted and tried to stab officers when they responded to a report of the family arguing. Police said a 20-year-old son and his parents were arguing in a car around 11 a.m. Sunday.

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Bailout Banks Sought More Foreign Workers

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Even as the economy collapsed last year and many financial workers found themselves unemployed, the dozen U.S. banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages requested visas for tens of thousands of foreign workers to fill high-paying jobs, according to an Associated Press review of visa applications.

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Super Bowl Ads Hits & Misses

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A lot of people tuned into the Super Bowl last night just to see the commercials. A Doritos commercial was the hands-down fan favorite, according to a "USA Today" consumer opinion poll.

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Cops Open Cold Case For JonBenet Ramsey

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The slaying of 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, the police chief said Monday as the department resumed a probe for which it had long been criticized.

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Renowned U.K. Warship Found In Channel

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Deep-sea explorers who found $500 million in sunken treasure two years ago say they have discovered another prized shipwreck: A legendary British man-of-war that sank in the English Channel 264 years ago.

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Passerby Stabs Attacking Dog To Death

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A good Samaritan armed only with a pocketknife stabbed a dog to death as it was attacking a 77-year-old woman in her front yard, officials said.

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