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Pakistan: Trucks torched along US supply line

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Assailants torched 10 trucks stranded in Pakistan by the bombing of a key bridge on the main supply route for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.

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UN says Hamas seized food aid, blankets in Gaza

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Hamas police seized thousands of blankets and food packages meant for the needy in Gaza, the U.N. said Wednesday, a move that could threaten the provision of aid essential for a majority of Gaza's impoverished residents.

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Vatican: Holocaust denier must recant

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

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Russia says it wants to help US in Afghanistan

Updated: 02/04/2009 - President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia and its ex-Soviet allies want to help the United States stabilize Afghanistan, saying Moscow wanted "full-fledged" cooperation with Washington.

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Crews Battle Blaze At Landmark Chicago Cathedral

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Firefighters battled an early morning blaze in frigid temperatures Wednesday at Holy Name Cathedral, a 134-year-old Chicago landmark and the seat of Cardinal Francis George.

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Iraqi Lawmaker: PM's Party Winner In Elections

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Iraqi prime minister's coalition will talk to other parties about sharing power in mostly southern areas after initial projections showed the Shiite leader's allies were the big winners in last weekend's provincial elections, an Iraqi lawmaker said Wednesday.

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Wynn Resorts Cut Work Week, Salaries To Save Cash

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Wynn Resorts Ltd. said Tuesday it is cutting wages for all salaried workers at its Wynn Las Vegas casino and reducing work weeks for full-time hourly employees in an effort to save about $75 million to $100 million a year.

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Obama To Detail Further Compensation Limits

Updated: 02/04/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to impose a $500,000 pay cap on executives whose firms receive government financial rescue funds, a dramatic intervention into corporate governance in the midst of financial crisis.

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Sara Lee Posts 2Q Loss Due to Write-down

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Food maker Sara Lee says it lost $17 million in its fiscal second quarter, largely due to a write-down related to its North American foodservice beverage unit.

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Cash-Strapped States Mull Seat Belt Law Changes

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Drivers better buckle up or pay the price: More cash-strapped states want to give law enforcement officers the authority to pull over motorists just for not wearing their seat belts.

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World Stocks Rise Amid Hopes Downturn is Bottoming

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Asian stocks advanced Wednesday, with Tokyo's index up nearly 3%, as better-than-expected news about the U.S. and Chinese economies raised hopes the global downturn was nearing a bottom. European markets opened modestly higher.

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Bat-Killing Syndrome Spreads In Northeast

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A mysterious and deadly bat disorder discovered just two winters ago in a few New York caves has now spread to at least six northeastern states, and scientists are scrambling to find solutions before it spreads across the country.

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Firm Tied To Salmonella Ran Unlicensed Texas Plant

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A peanut processing plant in Texas run by the same company blamed for a national salmonella outbreak operated for years uninspected and unlicensed by government health officials, The Associated Press has learned.

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Survey: College Increasingly Important But Pricey

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The number of Americans who think a college degree is essential for success has risen dramatically in recent years, a new survey shows, but two-thirds of them also believe that higher education is priced out of reach for some qualified students.

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Blagojevich Tells Letterman He's Misunderstood

Updated: 02/04/2009 - David Letterman's first guest appeared to the strains of "My Way." Then, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was posed a question a lot of people wanted to ask.

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