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Iceland Moves Fast To Salvage Government

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Iceland's center-left Social Democratic Alliance Party was chosen Tuesday to lead the country following the collapse of the island nation's government amid deep economic troubles and intense political discord.

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Novelist Updike Dies at 76

Updated: 01/27/2009 - John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76.

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After Katrina, New Orleans is going Green

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The city known more for French Quarter trash than recycling or renewable energy is going green. In rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina, homes are being fitted with solar panels, organic farming is catching on and the city's got a new fleet of hybrid buses.

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Call For Unity Marks Economic Forum's Open

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The head of the World Economic Forum called Tuesday for unity among companies and governments trying to steer a path clear of the global financial crisis.

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Parents: Coach Pushed Son "Over The Edge"

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The parents of a high school football player that died after collapsing at practice say the team's coaches "pushed him over the edge" in a grueling physical workout.

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Gene Roddenberry, Wife to Spend Eternity in Space

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The creator of "Star Trek" and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights," said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next year.

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Haggard's Wife Knew Of Same-Sex Attractions

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Former evangelical pastor Ted Haggard's wife says she knew about his struggles with same-sex attraction for years and felt he was "winning the battle" before a scandal involving a male prostitute triggered his downfall in late 2006.

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Investors Robbed Of $370M In Ponzi Scheme

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The owner of a New York investment firm ran a $370 million Ponzi scheme, luring in clients with promises of astronomical returns while secretly blowing tens of millions of dollars on bad trades and conspicuous spending, federal authorities said Tuesday.

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Woman Arrested After Teaching Kids How To Shoplift

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Lee County authorities say a 24-year-old Lehigh Acres woman taught children how shoplift then abandoned them when the group was stopped. The woman was jailed on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child cruelty and larceny petit theft.

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Illinois Senators Hear Blagojevich Tapes

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Blagojevich never specifically mentions money, but he and others on the recordings talk about a lobbyist being "good for it" and keeping his "commitment."

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Senate Grills SEC Officials On Madoff

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The head of the Senate Banking Committee is asking regulators to report frequently to the panel on their progress to improve fraud detection after their failure to discover the multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme allegedly hatched by disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.

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Posters Of Dead Sell Well In Gaza

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Some were killed when tank shells hit their homes. Others died when bombs erased their offices. Still others - like Islamic Jihad fighter Mohammed Bedawi - met their end battling Israeli troops.

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Obama Meets With GOP Over Stimulus Plan

Updated: 01/27/2009 - President Obama met face-to-face Tuesday with congressional Republicans who have been chafing over parts of a $825 billion plan to pull the country out of recession, and he urged lawmakers to "keep politics to a minimum" and quickly approve the measure.

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Murder-Suicide Snuffs Out LA Family Of 7

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A Los Angeles hospital has confirmed that two of its former employees died in family murder-suicide in the city's Wilmington area.

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Obama Meets with House Republicans

Updated: 01/27/2009 - President Barack Obama met face-to-face Tuesday with congressional Republicans who have been chafing over parts of a $825 billion plan to pull the country out of recession, and he urged lawmakers to "keep politics to a minimum" and quickly approve the measure.

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Springsteen Hits the Road

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Bruce Springsteen's Super Bowl halftime show will be a mere primer for his upcoming tour, which he announced Tuesday.

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FedEx Plane Veers Off Texas Runway, catches Fire

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Officials say a FedEx cargo plane landing at a Lubbock, Texas, airport veered off the runway, crashed and caught fire, but that both crew members walked away from the plane.

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Girl Died Telling Mother "I Love You"

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A slain toddler tried to stop her mother and stepfather from beating her to death by reaching out to her mother and saying, "I love you," a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. The pleas from 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers didn't stop her mother, Kimberly Trenor, from continuing to brutalize her, assistant district attorney Kayla Allen said in her opening statement at Trenor's murder trial.

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Austria: Man Gets 20 Years for Quadruple Homicide

Updated: 01/27/2009 - An Austrian court sentenced a man to 20 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to murdering his sister, brother and their spouses in a long-running family feud over rent.

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