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Strife Continues Over Art Looted by Nazis

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A Jewish man fighting to regain possession of thousands of rare posters seized from his father by the Nazis appeared to score a victory on Tuesday when a Berlin court indicated it believed his father was the owner in 1938 when they were taken.

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It's GOP's world; elitists just live in it

Updated: 01/20/2009 - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Snowmobiles are good. NASCAR is very good. Football metaphors about God are better. "Sam's Club Republicans" are the salt of the American earth. Hollywood, the media and academics are suspect at best, subversive at worst. Though not as bad as European ideas.

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Mexican Mogul Slim Sees Opportunity in NY Times

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A Latin American billionaire looks to expand his empire in the United States in a deal that could make him the largest shareholder of The New York Times Co.

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Pound Slumps Against Dollar on Credit Rating Fears

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The British pound slumped to a seven and a half year low against the dollar Tuesday amid fears that Britain's credit rating could be downgraded if the government has to take over ailing banks.

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'Celebrity' dig reflects US culture, history

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- When John McCain decided to cast Barack Obama as a feckless upstart, an empty suit, he reached for the dirtiest word he could use: "celebrity."

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In these times, political catchword is certainty

Updated: 01/20/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Fellow Americans, let us be clear: This news article will improve your life. Of that there can be no doubt. And those negative voices that disagree? They're fundamentally wrong. It is time, finally, to turn our backs on their failed notions.

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VP: A second banana in a country of firsts

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Beside a mighty river, tucked away in the shadow of a towering ribbon of asphalt that leads drivers into the Lincoln Tunnel and Manhattan beyond, sits a plot of land notable because of a two-century-old event that, for most Americans, is largely forgotten.

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When Washington is broken, enter the `outsider'

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Back in 1780, while the Revolutionary War still raged, a village in eastern Georgia had a notion. The hero of that uncertain hour was Gen. George Washington, and the community of Heard's Fort became the first of nearly 30 across the land to take his surname as its own.

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The morning after: Half of us will be disappointed

Updated: 01/20/2009 - PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The meteorologists tell us that Wednesday morning in southwestern Pennsylvania's largest city will be crisp and sunny with a high of 64. That's about all we know. Being a weather forecast, it offers nothing about the political climate that will have been created by the election the day before.

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Finally: Decision time for a deeply divided USA

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Rarely has an election been so anticipated. Rarely has a campaign gone on for so long and offered so many plot twists. And never in a generation have Americans and their talking heads expressed such certainty, such passion that the next president can change the national game so fundamentally and so entirely.

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Business Leaders Criticize Sebelius

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Business leaders are criticizing Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' plan to help balance the state's budget by eliminating two economic development agencies.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Updated: 01/20/2009 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Study: Women Less Able To Suppress Food

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests.

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Indiana Man, 72, Shaves Shaggy Eyebrows For Charity

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A 72-year-old man with eyebrows so long he brushed them each morning raised $1,600 for charity from people who paid to take turns trimming down his out-of-control brows. Some of the wiry hairs shorn from Si Burgher's shaggy eyebrows measured more than three inches long because the former jeweler's brows had never been trimmed before.

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Messina Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Country singer Jo Dee Messina and her husband have announced the birth of their first child, a boy.

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Russia Agrees To Allow Supplie To Pass Through

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Russia and neighboring Central Asian nations have agreed to let supplies pass through their territory to American soldiers in Afghanistan, lessening Washington's dependence on dangerous routes through Pakistan, a top U.S. commander said Tuesday.

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