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China On Alert For Unrest On Key Tibet Anniversary

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Authorities in Tibet and restive parts of western China were on heightened alert Tuesday for possible unrest on the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule as the Dalai Lama said Tibet had become "hell on earth" under Beijing's control.

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Biden Warns Of 'Deteriorating' Afghan Situation

Updated: 03/10/2009 - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged NATO members to jointly confront al-Qaida and other extremist groups in Afghanistan where he said instability threatens all of the alliance's members equally.

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Oil Rises to near $48 as OPEC Signals Supply Cuts

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Oil rose to near $48 a barrel Tuesday in Asia after OPEC signaled it will likely announce another production cut within days, adding to large supply reductions the cartel has already implemented.

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The Obama Budget Faces Tests from Party Barons

Updated: 03/09/2009 - What the Democratic barons of Congress liked best about President Obama’s audacious budget was his invitation to fill in the details. They have started by erasing some of his.

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Holly Madison, Melissa Rycroft join `Dancing'

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Hugh Hefner's ex-girlfriend Holly Madison and "The Bachelor" reject Melissa Rycroft each have a new potential love in their lives: "Dancing With the Stars."

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Merck Buying Schering-Plough in a $41.1B Deal

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Merck & Co. is buying Schering-Plough Corp. for $41.1 billion in a deal that gives Merck key new businesses, access to a promising pipeline of new products and the chance to further cut costs, including eliminating about 16,000 jobs.

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Dow Moves Forward on Buyout of Rohm & Haas

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Dow Chemical reached a tentative deal Monday to complete its disputed $15 billion buyout of Rohm & Haas. The combined company will shed thousands of additional jobs and freeze salaries this year.

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U.S.: Chinese Harassed Unarmed Ship

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Pentagon charged Monday that five Chinese ships shadowed and maneuvered dangerously close to a U.S. Navy vessel in an apparent attempt to harass the American crew.

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Blacks, Hispanics Have Steeper End-of-life Costs

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Striking new research shows dying blacks and Hispanics have much steeper treatment costs than whites, sobering evidence that racial health-care differences continue right up until death.

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Chimp's Attacks A Sign Animals Can Plan

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday.

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Study: Belligerent Chimp Proves Animals Make Plans

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday.

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Gun Dealer Accused Of Selling To Cartels

Updated: 03/09/2009 - In Phoenix Monday, a gun dealer went on trial for supplying assault rifles to Mexican drug gangs who are locked in a bloody war with authorities -- and each other. CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports on a case that's being watched closely in both the United States, and in Mexico.

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More Evidence that Depression is Hard on the Heart

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Severe depression may silently break a seemingly healthy woman's heart. Doctors have long known that depression is common after a heart attack or stroke, and worsens those people's outcomes.

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Help Wanted: Companies Hiring In Recession

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams.

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NY Man Claims NJ Psychic Defrauded Him Of $250,000

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A New York man is suing a New Jersey psychic, claiming she defrauded him of nearly $250,000 he paid her to craft a golden statue that was supposed to ward off negativity. Charles Silveira, 38, of Seaford, Long Island, claims he never received the statue.

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"Harry Potter" Book Sells For $19K

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A softcover copy of the first Harry Potter book has sold for just over $19,000, according to a Dallas auction house.

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Court Won't Expand Minority Voting Rights

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that electoral districts must have a majority of African-Americans or other minorities to be protected by a provision of the Voting Rights Act.

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Obama Ends Stem Cell Research Ban

Updated: 03/09/2009 - President Barack Obama said Monday he is allowing federal taxpayer dollars to fund significantly broader research on embryonic stem cells because "medical miracles do not happen simply by accident," and promised his administration would make up for the ground lost under his predecessor.

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