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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Updated: 01/11/2009 - In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

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Quick Tapping of Unspent $350 Billion in Works

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Senate Democrats prepared Sunday to answer a request for the remaining $350 billion in financial industry bailout funds as the Bush administration and President-elect Obama undertook a tag-team effort to obtain the money from reluctant lawmakers.

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TV makers seek depth, adding a third dimension

Updated: 01/11/2009 - This year, superficial was out at the nation's largest electronics gala. Every exhibitor at the International Consumer Electronics Show, it seemed, wanted to show some depth. Depth as in 3-D, that is.

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First US count finds 1 in 200 kids are vegetarian

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Sam Silverman is co-captain of his high school football team - a safety accustomed to bruising collisions. But that's nothing compared with the abuse he gets for being a vegetarian.

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Fixing US economy's health is a boon for DC region

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Whether it's a buildup of Civil War troops, Depression-era bureaucrats or defense contractors after Sept. 11, the region has prospered in times of crisis. Today, the financial meltdown is delivering a jolt of its own.

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Renegade Nevada claims election bellwether status

Updated: 01/11/2009 - With its 24-hour casino gambling, legalized prostitution and drive-through wedding chapels, Nevada seems anything but conventional. But when it comes to voting in presidential elections, the maverick state is as mainstream as it gets.

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State legislature posts social calendars online

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The Montana Legislature is offering its constituents food for thought by posting its 2009 calendar of special interest group-sponsored brunches and mixers online for the first time.

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Storm blankets snow across Midwest, New England

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A weekend winter storm blanketed parts of the Midwest and Northeast with up to a foot of snow, causing a 59-vehicle pileup and at least four traffic fatalities.

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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Updated: 01/11/2009 - In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

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Stars coming out for return of Golden Globes

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The carpet's rolled out, the winners are safely tucked in sealed envelopes and the wine is under chill. It's been two years since the stars came out for a Golden Globes ceremony, and they wasted no time making their way back Sunday night, trickling in early for the show. Even the weather cooperated, lighting up the scene with sunshine and 80 degree temperatures after several days of damp and cool had gripped greater Los Angeles.

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Speedy trial issue lands before US Supreme Court

Updated: 01/11/2009 - After he was charged with hitting his girlfriend in the face, career criminal Michael Brillon sat in jail without bail for nearly three years, going through six public defenders before being tried for assault.

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Salmonella prompts peanut butter recall

Updated: 01/11/2009 - An Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria.

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Price of gas up nearly 12 cents after long slide

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The average national price of gasoline rose nearly 12 cents in the past three weeks, marking the first price hike after six months of steady decreases, according to a national survey released Sunday.

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Salmonella Prompts Peanut Butter Recall

Updated: 01/11/2009 - An Ohio distributor says it has recalled two brands of its peanut butter after an open container tested positive for salmonella bacteria.

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In Obama, Many See an End to Baby Boomer Era

Updated: 01/11/2009 - When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing into the horizon.

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Price of Gas Up Nearly 12 Cents After Long Slide

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The average national price of gasoline rose nearly 12 cents in the past three weeks, marking the first price hike after six months of steady decreases, according to a national survey released Sunday.

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Somali Pirate's Body Washes Ashore With $153,000

Updated: 01/11/2009 - The body of a Somali pirate who drowned just after receiving a huge ransom washed onshore with $153,000 in cash, a resident said Sunday, as the spokesman for another group of pirates promised to soon free a Ukrainian arms ship.

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In Obama, many see an end to baby boomer era

Updated: 01/11/2009 - When George W. Bush lifts off in his helicopter on Inauguration Day, leaving Washington to make way for Barack Obama, he may not be the only thing disappearing into the horizon.

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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US

Updated: 01/11/2009 - In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

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Clint Eastwood's `Gran Torino' Tops Box Office

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Make my weekend. Clint Eastwood has had the best movie opening of his long and esteemed career. His "Gran Torino" revved up the winter box office with $29 million in ticket sales in its first weekend of wide release, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Obama: We Are Going To Close Gitmo

Updated: 01/11/2009 - On the seventh anniversary of the opening of the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of detainees have been held for years without trial or even being charged with a crime, President-elect Barack Obama reiterated his promise to close the facility, although he could not promise it would be done quickly.

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Indonesian Ferry Sinks With 267 Aboard

Updated: 01/11/2009 - An Indonesian passenger ferry sank in a storm Sunday with around 250 passengers and 17 crew onboard after being battered by seven-foot waves, officials said.

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