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Man Faces Charges over Broken Tooth Fraud

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A Massachusetts man is accused of filing 21 fake injury claims for the same broken tooth, pocketing at least $36,000 in insurance payments. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office says the man injured a tooth at a restaurant in 2002 by biting into a piece of plastic in his salad. The eatery paid for his medical treatment.

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`Madea' Beats `Jonas Brothers' at Box Office

Updated: 03/02/2009 - "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" wasn't paroled from the top spot at the box office, taking No. 1 for a second straight weekend and raking in $16.1 million. The comedy bested "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," which rocked out with $12.5 million. Oscar champion "Slumdog Millionaire" finished third with $12 million.

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Lawmakers Looking to Smooth, Quick Transition in Governor's Office

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' move to Washington comes at a tough budget time for Kansas. He believes Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will work with lawmakers, but they need a quick transition to get started.

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NYPD Lieutenant Sues to Get Gun and Badge Back

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A police lieutenant who once reported seeing a "demon" at police headquarters is suing to get his gun and shield back, claiming supervisors took them from him because of his religious practices.

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FAA Settles with Southwest Airlines for $7.5M

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Southwest Airlines will pay a fine of $7.5 million for flying planes that had missed critical safety checks - $2.7 million less than government regulators initially ordered.

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President Introduces Kansas Governor as HHS Secretary

Updated: 03/02/2009 - President Barack Obama named Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as his nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. She'll lead an overhaul of our nation's health care system and he says our economic future depends on its success.

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Obama Kicks up White House Entertaining

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Since the presidency changed hands less than six weeks ago, a burst of entertaining has taken hold of the iconic, white-columned home of America's head of state. Much of it comes on Wednesdays.

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Damages Top $1 Million for Osage City Fire

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Damages will cost more than $1 million for Sunday's catastrophic fire in Osage City's historic business district, according to Osage Fire Chief Dan Romine. Romine says Sunday's fire was the community's largest fire in 30 years.

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Beached Whales, Dolphins Rescued in Australia

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Rescuers used jet skis, backhoes and human muscle to save dozens of whales and dolphins stranded on a beach in southern Australia on Monday, officials and news reports said.

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World Stocks Fall on US Economic Slump, Bank Woes

Updated: 03/02/2009 - World stock markets tumbled Monday, with benchmarks in Britain and Japan sinking 4 percent, as the worsening U.S. recession and more evidence of deep rot in the financial industry dashed hopes of a global recovery later this year.

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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Reaches California Court

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A year after the state Supreme Court entertained arguments on extending marriage to gay couples, many of the same lawyers will be back before the same justices this week arguing why California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should stand or fall.

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Did Rihanna & Chris Brown Reconcile?

Updated: 03/02/2009 - It's a story that shocked the entertainment world -- accusations of domestic violence between two of the hottest stars in music. But now Rihanna and Chris Brown appear to be back together.

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New Concern Over Kids' Cough, Cold Meds

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Cough and cold medicines for kids -- already under scrutiny by regulators in the United States and Britain -- have come into focus again "across the pond."

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Genentech makes case for higher Roche offer

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Genentech Inc. on Monday touted its culture of innovative research and offered detailed long-term sales projections as it made its case to Wall Street on what it considers a low buyout bid from drugmaker Roche.

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Man Taunts Police While On Alleged Crime Spree

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Police said a man who allegedly went on a crime spree and called to taunt them about it started out just needing a place to stay. Police say the 23-year-old man wanted help Friday night when he called 911. His roommate had kicked him out and he had nowhere to go. He said he had been drinking. And he wondered if police had any suggestions for a place he could stay.

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Bees Force Allergic Woman To Abandon Texas Home

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A woman allergic to bees had to abandoned her Houston-area home after the buzzing insects were found crawling in her 8-year-old daughter's bed a few days ago. The Houston Chronicle reported Saturday that a hive beneath the floorboards is so big that the floor rattles. Bees are also in the interior walls.

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Missing 13-Year-Old Found In Texas Forest

Updated: 03/02/2009 - A 13-year-old boy who became disoriented during a map-reading exercise in a national forest was found safe Monday after spending the night alone in near-freezing temperatures.

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Chief nuke inspector chides Iran, Syria

Updated: 03/02/2009 - The U.N. nuclear monitoring agency cannot exclude the possibility that Iran may be hiding atomic activities, the agency's head said Monday.

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Donor conference pledges $5B for Gaza, Abbas gov't

Updated: 03/02/2009 - International donors pledged $5.2 billion Monday to rebuild the devastated Gaza Strip and fund the Palestinian government, giving a powerful boost to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and putting new pressure on the rival Hamas militant group to moderate.

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Raul Castro ousts top Cubans loyal to Fidel Castro

Updated: 03/02/2009 - President Raul Castro abruptly ousted some of Cuba's most powerful officials Monday, remaking the government in the biggest shakeup since he took over from his ailing brother Fidel Castro a year ago.

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