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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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Ticketmaster to Change Online Sales System

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Ticketmaster agreed Monday to change its online sales process after it directed people seeking Bruce Springsteen tickets to a subsidiary that charged up to 50 times the face value.

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SC Governor OKs $25 a Week Increase For Jobless

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The governor of South Carolina, a vocal opponent of federal bailouts in a state beset by one of the nation's highest jobless rates, has decided to take stimulus money to increase weekly unemployment checks by $25, officials said Monday.

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Guantanamo Detainee Freed After 4 Years in Prison

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The first Guantanamo detainee released since President Barack Obama took office returned to Britain on Monday, saying his seven years of captivity and torture at an alleged CIA covert site in Morocco went beyond his "darkest nightmares."

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Taliban pledges cease-fire in 2nd Pakistani region

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A Taliban commander announced a unilateral cease-fire Monday in a northwestern Pakistan region where the military says it has killed around 1,500 militants in an ongoing offensive.

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Sen. Bunning apologizes for Ginsburg cancer remark

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning apologized Monday to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for saying he believes she could die within a year from pancreatic cancer. At the same time, his planned bid for a third term in 2010 may have gotten tougher with one of Kentucky's top Republicans saying he has not ruled out a possible run.

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New England Snow Knocks Out Power, Shuts Schools

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A winter storm blew through northern New England on Monday, dumping 2 feet of snow in spots, forcing hundreds of schools to cancel classes and leaving tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Day Care Molestations

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man pleaded guilty to seven sex-related charges for molesting children as young as an infant at a small day care business his wife operated out of their home.

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Feds Explore Taking Bigger Stakes in Shaky Banks

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The government on Monday moved toward dramatically expanding its ownership stakes in the nation's banks — with Citigroup, the struggling titan of the industry, apparently at the top of the list.

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Poll: Public Wary Of More Bailouts

Posted: 02/23/2009 - While Americans support the notion the government providing financial help to struggling homeowners, many are resentful of beneficiaries they deem “irresponsible,” a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds.

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Apartment Building Evacuated After Early Morning Fire

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Crews worked to put out a small fire in Topeka early Monday morning. Authorities received the call just after midnight that there were flames at an apartment building in the 1300 block of southwest Van Buren.

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Meth Makers Leave behind a Toxic Trail at Motels

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Methamphetamine "cooks" are secretly converting hundreds of motel and hotel rooms into covert drug labs - leaving behind a toxic mess for unsuspecting customers and housekeeping crews.

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