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"Support Hose" For The Heart

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Trial under way of procedure to help heart failure patients by literally putting net around their typically-enlarged hearts.

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Chris Brown: I'm Sorry

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Singer arrested after argument with Rihanna, he says he's seeking counseling.

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Area Crews Fight House Fire Together In Americus

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Several fire crews worked to put out a blaze in Americus Sunday night. Fire units from Americus, Emporia, Dunlap and Admire were called to a house fire just before 5:30pm Sunday. It happened at 521 Road 240.

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Salma Hayek reportedly marries on Valentine's Day

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Salma Hayek picked a romance-lover's ideal time and place for her wedding: Valentine's Day in Paris. The Mexican-born actress wed French magnate Francois-Henri Pinault in a civil ceremony Saturday at the City Hall in Paris' chic 6th arrondissement, according to an official there.

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Study: 'Astonishing richness' in polar sea species

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The polar oceans are not biological deserts after all. A marine census released Monday documented 7,500 species in the Antarctic and 5,500 in the Arctic, including several hundred that researchers believe could be new to science.

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Airstrike in Afghanistan kills Taliban commander

Posted: 02/16/2009 - A coalition airstrike has killed a powerful Taliban commander who broke a promise to renounce violence after village elders persuaded President Hamid Karzai to free him from prison, officials said Monday.

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US calls for treaty on mercury reduction

Posted: 02/16/2009 - The new U.S. administration wants a legally binding international treaty to reduce mercury in the environment, a senior diplomat said Monday, announcing a reversal of previous policy.

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Beaver sighted in Detroit River; first in 75 years

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Wildlife officials are celebrating the sighting of a beaver in the Detroit River for the first time in decades, signaling that efforts to clean up the waterway are paying off.

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Roadside bombs kill 8 Iraqi Shiite pilgrims

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Roadside bombs struck two minibuses filled with Shiite pilgrims returning to Baghdad on Monday, killing eight people, officials said, in the latest of a series of deadly attacks targeting the pilgrims.

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Madagascar troops, opposition clash in capital

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Anti-government protesters threw stones and police responded with tear gas Monday in Madagascar, the impoverished Indian Ocean island where an opposition leader is trying to force out the president. No casualties were immediately reported.

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