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Mo. Struggles to Restore Power After Ice Storm

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A no-frills office building next to agricultural rice paddies has become the nerve center for efforts to restore power to three of the hardest-hit counties in southern Missouri's worst ice storm in memory.

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Australian fire zone a crime scene; 135 killed

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and the prime minister spoke of "mass murder" after investigators said arsonists may have set some of Australia's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 135.

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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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Pilot describes birds hitting plane over Hudson

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The pilot who ditched his jetliner in the Hudson River and saved the lives of everyone on board said he had a "sickening" feeling when a flock of birds disabled both engines with violent thuds, crippling the plane at 3,000 feet over the nation's most populous city.

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Nissan to slash 20,000 jobs and sees annual loss

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Nissan announced 20,000 job cuts Monday, the deepest reduction among Japan's automakers in battling the global downturn, as it forecast its first annual loss in nine years.

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President seeks grass-roots support for stimulus

Updated: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama faces a barrage of questions on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in bailout money for the financial markets.

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Pilot Describes Birds Hitting Plane over Hudson

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger said in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that the sound of the geese hitting the plane and the smell of burning poultry entering the cabin was "shocking."

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Stimulus Package Faces Senate Procedural Vote

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The $827 billion package seems assured to clear a key procedural hurdle, but not by much. Just three Republicans are expected to join Democrats in supporting the package.

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Female Suicide Bomber Kills 28 In Sri Lanka

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A woman with a bomb strapped to her body hid in a crowd of Sri Lankan civilians on Monday, blowing herself up as security forces frisked people fleeing the northern war zone and killing 28 people, the military said.

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30 Mummies Found In Newly Discovered Tomb In Egypt

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A storehouse of 30 Egyptians mummies has been unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, in a new round of excavations at the vast necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo, archeologists said Monday.

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A-Rod's Response To Steroids Report Will Be Key

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Alex Rodriguez faces a decision far more important to his career than deciding where to sign, whether to accept a trade or if and when to opt out of his contract.

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Nissan To Slash 20,000 Jobs And Sees Annual Loss

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Nissan is slashing 20,000 jobs, or 8.5 percent of its global work force, to cope with what Japan's third-largest automaker expects will be its first annual loss in nine years.

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Australian Fire Zone A Crime Scene; 135 Killed

Updated: 02/09/2009 - Police declared incinerated towns crime scenes Monday, and Australia's prime minister spoke of mass murder after investigators said arsonists may have set some of the country's worst wildfires in history. The death toll rose to 135.

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Pilot Describes Birds Hitting Plane Over Hudson

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The pilot who ditched his jetliner in the Hudson River and saved the lives of everyone on board said he had a "sickening" feeling when a flock of birds disabled both engines with violent thuds, crippling the plane at 3,000 feet over the nation's most populous city.

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President Seeks Grass-Roots Support For Stimulus

Updated: 02/09/2009 - President Barack Obama faces a barrage of questions on his plans to reinvigorate the economy with a massive stimulus bill and additional billions in bailout money for the financial markets.

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Jackson County Identifies Car Crash Victim

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The Jackson County Sheriff's office identified the victim of this weekend's car crash as 17-year-old Adam Bloom today. Students gathered at Jackson Heights High School this afternoon for counseling.

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U.K.'s Adele Wins Best New Artist

Updated: 02/08/2009 - British pop sensation Adele, whose voice is known for its strength and soulfulness gave teen heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers a run for their money as she nabbed Best New Artist prize.

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Abilene House Fire Kills Three

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A Kansas community is trying to cope after a house fire took three people's lives Sunday night.

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Boston Bans Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Boston will become the nation’s second city to ban the sale of cigarettes by pharmacies on Monday, as new rules approved by the city’s public health commission take effect.

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States' Push For Green Jobs Heats Up

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The same week that automakers sought billions in aid to avoid bankruptcy, two states, including Michigan, announced huge alternative power industry investments, with one site being built on land once set aside to lure auto manufacturers.

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Obama Artist Arrested On Graffiti Claims

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday.

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