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Robert Anderson, 'Tea and Sympathy' Author, Dies

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Playwright Robert Anderson, author of such Broadway hits as "Tea and Sympathy" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," has died at age 91.

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6 Americans Lost In Small Plane Crash

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard and police searched for survivors from a small plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico, but hopes dimmed Monday as authorities spotted two bodies floating in the water.

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GI's Electrocution Death In Iraq Probed

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Army criminal investigators have opened a probe into the death of an Oregon soldier who was electrocuted while swimming in Iraq at a U.S.-operated base.

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Italian woman in right-to-die debate dies

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A 38-year-old woman who ignited a fierce right-to-die debate that convulsed Italy and dragged in the Vatican died Monday just as lawmakers in Parliament rushed to pass a bill designed to keep her alive. Eluana Englaro had been in a vegetative state since she was in a car accident 17 years ago. She died Monday night at the Udine clinic where she had been for the past week, said family attorney Vittorio Angiolini.

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Death toll in Australian wildfires rises past 170

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Disaster teams found charred bodies on roadsides and in crashed cars — grim signs of the futile attempt to flee raging wildfires fed by 60 mph winds, record heat and drought that caught even fire-savvy Australians by surprise.

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Suicide attack kills 4 US soldiers in Mosul

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A suicide car bomber struck a U.S. patrol in northern Iraq on Monday, killing four American soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter in the deadliest single attack against U.S. forces in nine months.

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Analysis: Obama seizes the stage, but no drama

Updated: 02/09/2009 - In his first prime-time news conference, Americans saw a determined, deadly serious President Barack Obama make his case for a historically huge economic recovery plan — pledging to push it through Congress in record time, even if he and fellow Democrats must steamroll Republicans to do it.

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Hard-liners hold edge in Israeli election

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Israel's election has suddenly become too close to call, though hard-liners are expected to have a clear edge in the horse trading that is sure to follow Tuesday's vote.

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Women try to have woman accused of affair deported

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Three women believed a 28-year-old woman was having an affair with one of their boyfriends and came up with a plan to get rid of her by having her deported. A Bellingham police spokesman, Lt. Steve Felmley, said two of the women shoved the victim in a car Friday and took her to a Border Patrol station.

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How to help patients make wiser health choices

Updated: 02/09/2009 - It's one of medicine's uncomfortable truths: That blood test for prostate cancer is far from perfect. Would as many men take a PSA test if they knew? Or consider treatment for early breast cancer: Is saving the breast worth all the extra doctor visits for radiation or would you prefer the whole breast removed in one trip?

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FBI Raids Ga. Plant at Center of Salmonella Scare

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Federal agents on Monday raided a Georgia peanut processing plant linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that has prompted one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.

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Jar Peanut Butter Sales Fall Amid Salmonella Fears

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Shoppers are leaving jarred peanut butter off their grocery lists, according to sales figures, even though familiar brands have not been affected by the salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds and led to one of the largest product recalls in U.S. history.

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Public Meeting Held for Topeka Schools

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Topeka's USD's 501 school district gave community members the chance to share their visions for the future Monday night.

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Huge Study Boosts Disappointment on Multivitamins

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The largest study ever of multivitamin use in older women found the pills did nothing to prevent common cancers or heart disease. The eight-year study in 161,808 postmenopausal women echoes recent disappointing vitamin studies in men.

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Mummies Found in Newly Discovered Tomb in Egypt

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A storeroom housing about two dozen ancient Egyptian mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb during the latest round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara south of Cairo, archaeologists said Monday.

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Police Find 22 Dogs in Station Wagon With Owner

Updated: 02/09/2009 - North Texas authorities seized 22 dogs found crammed inside a station wagon with their owner. The owner locked the car doors and refused to come out when a constable tried to serve her a warrant for the seizure of the dogs early Monday, said SPCA spokeswoman Maura Davies.

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Grandma's Moistening Kettle May Have Held Off Flu

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Grandma may have been right about keeping a teakettle warming on the stove in winter to moisten the air. Studies of seasonal influenza have long found indications that flu spreads better in dry air.

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Conn. Judge Suspended 8 Months for Slurs at Arrest

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A judge charged with drunken driving and videotaped using racial slurs while arguing with police officers was suspended without pay Monday for eight months by a judicial review panel.

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Octuplet Mom was Treated at Beverly Hills Clinic

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The mother of octuplets was implanted with those embryos at a Beverly Hills fertility clinic run by a well-known — and controversial — specialist who pioneered a method of implantation.

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Obama to Congress: Pass Stimulus, Don't Play Games

Updated: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama, urgently pressuring lawmakers to approve a massive economic recovery bill, turned his first news conference Monday night into a determined defense of his emergency plan and an offensive against Republicans who try to "play the usual political games."

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Madagascar Minister Resigns after Civilians Shot

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Madagascar's defense minister resigned in protest Monday after security forces fired on anti-government demonstrators over the weekend, killing at least 25 people.

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Conn. Judge Suspended 8 Months For Slurs at Arrest

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A judge charged with drunken driving and videotaped using racial slurs while arguing with police officers was suspended without pay Monday for eight months by a judicial review panel.

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Cockpit Recorder Recovered in Amazon Plane Crash

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Investigators probing an Amazon plane crash that killed 24 people recovered the plane's cockpit recorder, Brazil's Air Force said Monday, as thousands of people packed a gymnasium to mourn the victims.

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Original Village People Member Sues New Group

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The Village People's first cop wants a revamped version of the group to stop using his likeness and voice. The lawsuit filed last week in San Diego by Victor Willis claims companies continue to use his voice and picture to promote the new Village People. He is seeking at least $1 million and a judge's order that they can no longer use his image or voice.

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