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Montana Group Says Bid to Classify Walleye a Native Species is No Fish Tale

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Walleye enthusiasts want the Montana Legislature to fully embrace the fish, but some find their proposal hard to swallow. A bill up for a state Senate hearing this week calls on legislators to declare walleye, with big eyeballs and meat that is easily separated from bone, a native of Montana even though scientists widely say the fish was transplanted to the state.

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Britain announces 2nd banking rescue plan

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Britain announced a second rescue plan for the country's ailing banks on Monday, hoping to thaw frozen lending by offering to insure banks against large-scale losses on bad assets they already hold.

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213 China families take milk case to highest court

Updated: 01/19/2009 - More than 200 families whose babies fell ill after drinking tainted infant formula said Monday they are taking their case to China's highest court after being repeatedly ignored by lower courts.

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Britain announces 2nd banking rescue plan

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Britain announced a second rescue plan for the country's ailing banks on Monday, hoping to thaw frozen lending by offering to insure banks against large-scale losses on bad assets they already hold.

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SKorea names new minister for NKorea

Updated: 01/19/2009 - North Korea warned Monday that it does not engage in "empty talk" and has "guns and bayonets" aimed at its southern neighbor, heightening tensions surrounding its threat to take military action to counter what it calls South Korean plans to invade.

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Science vs. emotion in NJ's river dolphins debate

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Federal wildlife officials are convinced science is on their side in the decision to leave a family of bottlenose dolphins in a frigid New Jersey river over the winter, even if it means letting them die.

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Financial burden of homeownership spread unequally

Updated: 01/19/2009 - When it comes to homeownership, Hispanics in New Jersey, single parents in California and senior citizens in Rhode Island all have something in common: More than a third have an unaffordable mortgage.

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Future of abstinence-only funding is in limbo

Updated: 01/19/2009 - With the exit of the Bush administration, critics of abstinence-only sex education will be making an aggressive push to cut off federal funding for what they consider an ineffective, sometimes harmful program.

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Obamas, Bidens enjoy Lincoln Memorial concert

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Under the gaze of Abraham Lincoln's statue, Bruce Springsteen and a red-robed gospel choir kicked off a spirited preinaugural concert Sunday before tens of thousands on the National Mall.

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Regulators were warned about parachuting financier

Updated: 01/19/2009 - An Indiana financial manager who parachuted from a small plane in a suspected bid to fake his death handled lucrative accounts in several states for years despite repeated accusations that he was bilking investors.

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Russia, Ukraine to sign gas deal, end standoff

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Ukrainian prime minister arrived in Moscow on Monday as Russia and Ukraine prepared to sign a deal ending a contentious dispute that cut off Russian natural gas shipments to Europe for nearly two weeks.

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Plane's recorders support hero pilot's account

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The "black box" recorders recovered from the US Airways jetliner that splashed down in the Hudson River captured thumping sounds, the sudden loss of engine power and the pilot's calm "Mayday" call, evidence that seems to back up the crew's account of hitting a flock of birds shortly after takeoff.

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Israel to pull out of Gaza by Obama inauguration

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Israel hopes to pull all its troops out of the Gaza Strip by the time Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States on Tuesday, Israeli officials said.

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Gitmo war court back for what may be last session

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Military judges in a Guantanamo war crimes court pressed forward Monday with hearings for five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks and for a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier.

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Saudi Arabia to donate $1 billion to rebuild Gaza

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Saudi king said Monday his country will donate $1 billion to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after the devastating Israeli offensive and told Israel that an Arab initiative offering peace will not remain on the table forever.

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Obama Visits With Troops, Honors King on Holiday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - With history intersecting the transfer of power, large crowds thronged to the capital Monday, on the eve of Barack Obama's elevation to the presidency as America honored slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

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European Markets Down as Banking Stocks Plummet

Updated: 01/19/2009 - European stock markets declined Monday with banks in free fall as investors fretted over a second British government bailout of the sector in just over three months. Royal Bank of Scotland shares fell 60 percent after it announced massive losses.

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Bush Making Calls to World Leaders

Updated: 01/19/2009 - On the day before leaving office, President George W. Bush talked by phone to a number of world leaders he has worked with during the past eight years.

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Reports: Billionaire Could Boost Stake in NY Times

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The New York Times Co. is in talks with billionaire Carlos Slim Helu about a possible investment of hundreds of millions of dollars that could help the newspaper publisher to meet debt payments, according to published reports.

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Gitmo War Court Back For What May Be Last Session

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Military judges in a Guantanamo war crimes court were pressing forward Monday with hearings for five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks and a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier.

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Science Vs. Emotion In NJ's River Dolphins Debate

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Federal wildlife officials are convinced science is on their side in the decision to leave a family of bottlenose dolphins in a frigid New Jersey river over the winter, even if it means letting them die.

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Plane's Recorders Support Hero Pilot's Story

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The black boxes recovered from the US Airways jetliner that safely splashed down in the Hudson River last week captured thumping sounds, the sudden loss of engine power and the pilot's calm mayday request, evidence that seems to back up the crew's account of hitting a flock of birds shortly after take off.

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