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Obama: 'Dramatic Action' Needed Now to Fix Economy

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Taking his economic pitch on the road Friday, President-elect Barack Obama promoted his plans to create long-lasting, well-paying jobs in cutting-edge industries like alternative energy as part of his mammoth plan to pull the country out of recession.

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Obama's AG Pick Earns Praise, GOP Support

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Former FBI Director Louis Freeh urged the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday to confirm Eric Holder as the next attorney general as Barack Obama's pick won key support from another GOP senator.

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Investigators: One Engine Missing From Jet in Hudson

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Federal investigators said the left engine of the US Airways jetliner that ditched into the Hudson River was missing Friday as reports emerged that the pilot who safely landed the aircraft had considered an emergency landing at two airports.

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Kansas Budget Cuts Hits Social Services

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she would try to protect the state's most vulnerable citizens from service cuts as she looked for ways to trim spending.

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Martian Methane Belch: From Rocks Or Microbes?

Updated: 01/16/2009 - A surprising and mysterious belch of methane gas on Mars hints at possible microbial life underground, but also could come from changes in rocks, a new NASA study found. The presence of methane on Mars could be significant because by far most of the gas on Earth is a byproduct of life - from animal digestion and decaying plants and animals.

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Birds, An Aviation Hazard, Hit 1 In 10,000 Flights

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Airplanes chew up birds all the time but sometimes the birds win. That may be what happened Thursday in New York when a US Airways Airbus 320 made a crash landing in water shortly after taking off from LaGuardia International Airport.

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Investigation Begins In Planes NYC Splash Landing

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Everything about the fate of Flight 1549 seemed like a million-to-1 shot — a flock of birds crossing a jetliner's path and taking out both engines, a safe landing in the Hudson River by a former fighter pilot.

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Hudson River Hero Is Ex-Air Force Fighter Pilot

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Civil engineer Robert Bea wasn't surprised when he learned the name of the cool-headed pilot who guided his hobbled jetliner over the city and landed it in the Hudson River. The pilot, after all, had been studying crisis management.

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Owner: Pirates Free Danish Ship Held For 2 months

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Somali pirates have released a Danish cargo ship and its mainly Russian crew after a ransom payment was parachuted to the hijackers, more than two months after it was seized, the owner said Friday.

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