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Ledger's Family Thrilled With Oscar Nod

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Heath Ledger's family said Friday they were "proud and excited" by his posthumous Academy Award nomination, but that it could not heal the pain caused by his untimely death.

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Another N.Y. Giants Player Shot

Updated: 01/23/2009 - New York Giants receiver Taye Biddle is recovering from gunshot wounds to his hand and leg after being shot while visiting family in his hometown.

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Football Coach Charged In Player's Death

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Kentucky high school football coach was charged Thursday with reckless homicide in the death of one of his players who collapsed at practice on a hot day.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Hillary Rodham Clinton took charge of the State Department on Thursday, proclaiming the start of a new era of robust U.S. diplomacy and announcing the appointment of two special envoys to South Asia and the Middle East.

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Grim Details Emerge In Caylee Anthony Case

Updated: 01/23/2009 - New evidence in the case of slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony shows that her body was placed in a laundry-hamper bag and then secured in a plastic garbage bag before it was left behind in the woods.

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Soccer Club Mistakenly Mourns 'death' Of Ex-player

Updated: 01/23/2009 - An English amateur soccer team mourning the death of one of its greatest players discovered an important error in the tributes by the club and local press to the 86-year-old man, he's still alive.

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James Earl Jones: A Chameleon At His Craft

Updated: 01/23/2009 - James Earl Jones has had a remarkable career on stage and in film. Spanning five decades, he's played some of Hollywood's most memorable roles.

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Rally marks Roe v. Wade anniversary, new president

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Tens of thousands of abortion opponents rallied Thursday on the National Mall to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade amid concerns they could face political setbacks under the new president.

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Police: VaTech grad student knew suspected killer

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Alone and in a new country, graduate student Xin Yang reached out to other Chinese students at Virginia Tech when she arrived two weeks ago, trying to establish her life on campus.

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Senate nears deal to delay digital TV transition

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Senate appeared close to agreement late Thursday on a bill to delay next month's planned transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 - setting the stage for a vote early next week.

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Wall Street extends slide on economic worries

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Stocks slid Friday for a second day as corporate earnings reports continue to fall in short of estimates and stir fears about the extent of the recession.

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Officials: Obama to reverse abortion policy

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials say President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Friday ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortion.

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Guns silent as Gaza Edges Back to Normalcy

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gaza residents headed for Friday communal prayers and Israeli naval guns were largely silent as grief and shock began to mix with a palpable sense of relief in the coastal strip pounded by weeks of Israeli airstrikes and ground assaults.

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Aide: Successor Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Obama Says Stimulus Bill 'On Target'

Updated: 01/23/2009 - President Barack Obama says it appears Congress is "on target" to approve a massive new stimulus package by Feb. 16.

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Guns Silent As Gaza Edges Back To Normalcy

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gaza residents headed for Friday communal prayers and Israeli naval guns were largely silent as grief and shock began to mix with a palpable sense of relief in the coastal strip pounded by weeks of Israeli airstrikes and ground assaults.

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3 Dead, 10 Wounded In Belgium Day Care Stabbings

Updated: 01/23/2009 - An unidentified man entered a day care center in Belgium and went on a stabbing spree Friday, killing two young children and a female worker and sending 10 others to the hospital, officials said.

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Aide: Paterson Picks Gillibrand as Next NY Senator

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Xerox 4Q Profit Plunges, Misses Wall Street View

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Xerox Corp.'s fourth-quarter earnings plunged as the printer and copier maker booked hefty charges for layoffs and other restructuring costs, and the company on Friday forecast first-quarter profit below Wall Street expectations.

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China: Parents Of Milk Victims Demand Better Deal

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Chinese parents whose children were sickened after drinking contaminated milk pushed the government for greater accountability and compensation Friday, a day after a court handed down two death penalties and long prison terms for 19 other defendants.

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