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Franken on Top in Minn. Recount; Coleman to Sue

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Canvassing Board's declaration started a seven-day clock for Coleman, the incumbent, to file a lawsuit protesting the result. His attorney Tony Trimble said the challenge will be filed within 24 hours.

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Burris Determined to take Senate Seat Tues.

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Barack Obama's appointed successor declared Tuesday he's qualified to take a seat in the Senate and said he'll go to Capitol Hill to do just that.

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Guatemalan Mudslide Kills 35, Injures 15

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Rescuers dug through tons of mud late Monday in search of more victims of a massive landslide that buried a long stretch of highway in northern Guatemala, killing at least 35 coffee workers and travelers using the road.

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Obama Stimulus Plan Boosts Business Tax Refunds

Updated: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's proposed stimulus package would provide businesses with billions of dollars in refunds on taxes they paid several years ago.

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Milky Way _ The Galaxy _ Not Snack-Sized Anymore

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Take that, Andromeda! For decades, astronomers thought when it came to the major galaxies in Earth's cosmic neighborhood, our Milky Way was a weak sister to the larger Andromeda. Not anymore.

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Records Reveal Anguish Of Anthrax Suspect's Wife

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Anthrax mailing suspect Bruce Ivins tormented his wife with rudeness and behaved erratically in the weeks before the Army scientist took his own life by overdosing on Tylenol, according to documents released Monday.

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Prop. 8 Backers Blast Calif. Attorney General

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Sponsors of California's voter-approved gay marriage ban accused Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday of advancing a far-fetched legal theory to justify overturning it.

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Toyota To Suspend Production For 11 Days In Japan

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Toyota is suspending production at all 12 of its Japan plants for 11 days over February and March, a stoppage of unprecedented scale for the nation's top automaker as it grapples with shrinking global demand.

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Israeli Troops Approach Gaza Population Centers

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Israeli shells slammed into Gaza and ground forces edged closer to major population centers Tuesday, taking more civilian lives after Israel ignored mounting international calls for an immediate cease-fire.

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Travolta's Son Died of "Seizure"

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Jett Travolta's body was in "great condition" and coroners in the Bahamas say his remains showed no signs of head trauma.

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Gaza civilian toll rises; diplomats seek truce

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Israel ignored mounting international calls for a cease-fire Monday and said it won't stop its crippling 10-day assault until "peace and tranquility" are achieved in southern Israeli towns in the line of Palestinian rocket fire.

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Asian Markets Extend Gains, Nikkei up 0.4 Percent

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday, shrugging off lackluster trade in the U.S. and Europe amid growing optimism the world economy will recover later this year.

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Clay County Schools OK Random Drug Testing

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The USD 379 school board voted unanimously Monday night to enter a contract with the company "Sport Safe" to perform random drug testing. It will cover seventh thru twelfth graders involved in extracurricular activities.

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Polanski lawyer Claims LA Superior Court Biased

Updated: 01/05/2009 - An attorney for fugitive movie director Roman Polanski is seeking to have the Los Angeles County Superior Court removed from his notorious sex case, accusing the court on Monday of bias and prejudice against Polanski.

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Snow park opens in Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Residents of Atlanta aren't accustomed to snowy winters. But now anybody in the area who wants a day of snow play can head to Stone Mountain Park, which has opened its first "Snow Mountain Park," with three football fields of snow, a 400-foot hill with 11 tubing runs, and a 30,000-square-foot play area.

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Nursing Industry Desperate to Find New Hires

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Please, please accept a high-paying job with us. In fact, just swing by for an interview and we'll give you a chance to win cash and prizes.

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Death certificate: Travolta son killed by seizure

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Jett Travolta's body shows no sign of head trauma and his death certificate says he was killed by a seizure, an undertaker said Monday, after doctors performed an autopsy on the 16-year-old son of the U.S actor.

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Apple's Jobs has Hormone Imbalance, Will Stay CEO

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs, a survivor of pancreatic cancer whose gaunt appearance in the past year has alarmed the Mac and iPod lovers who look to him as an oracle, said Monday he has an easily treated hormone imbalance and will remain in charge of the company.

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Can't Pay for your Hyundai? Return it Free

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Are you confident that the ailing economy will rebound quickly? Apparently Hyundai is betting that you aren't. Under the new Hyundai Assurance plan, if you buy or lease a new Hyundai and lose your job within a year, you can take the car back without credit hassles.

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