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Islamic Militants Laugh At Bush Pet Death

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Islamic militants posted sarcastic comments on an extremist Web site Tuesday ridiculing a recent announcement by First Lady Laura Bush that the family's cat had died.

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Coleman Sues Over Franken Win

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Republican Norm Coleman said Tuesday he is suing to challenge Democrat Al Franken's apparent recount victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, delaying a resolution of the contest for weeks or months.

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Wittig to Report to Prison Wednesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Westar CEO David Wittig is scheduled to report to the federal Bureau of Prisons Wednesday to complete his sentence on bank fraud charges.

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Even in recession, CES to have stuff worth seeing

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The recession figures to tone down the flashiness of this week's International Consumer Electronics Show, but the lineup of innovative products likely will measure up to those of past years.

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Airlines fly into new year with wave of fare sales

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A wave of fare sales has spread across the airline industry in the early days of the new year as the weak economy continues to put pressure on carriers to fill seats even after they drastically reduced capacity and some expressed willingness to cut more.

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Apple Cuts Prices, Copy Protection

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Apple Inc. closed its final appearance at the Macworld trade show Tuesday by cutting the price of some songs in its market-leading iTunes online store to as little as 69 cents and disclosing that soon every track will be available without copy protection.

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Parkinson's Sufferers Improve Through Brain Stimulation

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, according to the biggest test yet of deep brain stimulation. The study, which followed patients for six months, offers the most hopeful news to date for Parkinson's sufferers.

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Natural gas shortages slam many European nations

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Russia-Ukraine natural gas dispute hit Europe with the force of a winter storm Tuesday, cutting or limiting supplies to at least a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of people were left without heat and governments scrambled to find alternate energy sources.

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Mule Saves Elderly Woman

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Woman notices mule's bizarre behavior, then notices house on fire. She made it out and called 911.

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Skilling convictions upheld, resentencing ordered

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld former Enron Corp. Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling's convictions for his role in the energy giant's collapse but vacated his 24-year prison term and ordered that he be resentenced.

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Apple cuts copy protection and prices on iTunes

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Apple Inc. closed its final appearance at the Macworld trade show Tuesday by cutting the price of some songs in its market-leading iTunes online store to as little as 69 cents and disclosing that soon every track will be available without copy protection.

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Gunmen Kill Member of Iraqi President's Party

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Gunmen have killed a member of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's political party in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police officials said Tuesday.

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Obama Plans More Aggressive Terror Approach

Updated: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama apparently plans a more aggressive approach than the Bush administration to helping friendly nations get better at fighting terrorism within their own borders, the State Department's top counterterrorism official said Tuesday.

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Jeb Bush Will Not Run For Senate

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Gov. Jeb Bush says he won't run for the U.S. Senate in 2010 to replace the retiring Mel Martinez. Bush made the announcement Tuesday, saying "now is not the right time to return to elected office."

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Feds plan to charge Seattle man for Iraq death

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Federal prosecutors intend to charge a former security contractor for Blackwater USA in the killing of an Iraqi guard in 2006, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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"Late Late Show" Host Marries

Updated: 01/06/2009 - You couldn't miss the wedding band on Craig Ferguson's ring finger when he returned to CBS' "The Late Late Show" from his holiday break. Ferguson held his left hand up to the camera and announced that he'd gotten married. The 46-year-old talk-show host said he'd tied the knot with art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham.

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Cross-Dressing Murder Found Hanged

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A cross-dressing, millionaire Harvard dermatologist serving life in prison for shooting his estranged wife to death has been found hanged in his cell, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday.

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Social Security Taking Online Applications

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Social Security Administration, bracing for the coming eligibility of 80 million baby boomers, is introducing an online application that will allow people to apply for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes.

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LA water cops hunt wasteful faucets, sprinklers

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The green thumbs who keep lawns lush and flora flourishing in the city have found a new foe among the aphids, white flies and other yard pests - the water police.

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Obama Says Nation To Face Long-Term Deficits

Updated: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama says the nation probably faces huge deficits for years to come, but heavy spending is needed now to spur the economy.

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New Congress Faces Obama Plan, Financial Crisis

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The new Congress opened for business at the stroke of noon on Tuesday, eager to join President-elect Barack Obama in tackling the worst economic crisis in generations. Democrats celebrated last fall's election gains in the House and Senate.

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Stocks Up After Federal Reserve Minutes

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Wall Street advanced moderately Tuesday, as fresh details from the Federal Reserve on its efforts to combat the recession helped offset disappointing economic reports.

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