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Queuing psychology: Can waiting in line be fun?

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Warning: Standing in line can cause extreme boredom, annoyance and even rage, which is precisely why there is a fascinating science devoted to what makes people tick -- and ticked off -- when forced to wait.

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Roche ordered to pay $13M to users of acne drug

Updated: 01/14/2010 - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A jury has ordered drugmaker Roche to pay nearly $13 million to three patients who claim they developed a chronic bowel disorder because of the company's acne drug Accutane.

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Paulson: crisis happens once or twice in 100 years

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called the financial crisis now plaguing the world economy a "once or twice" in a 100 years event, even as he warned Thursday against imposing too-strict regulations to prevent a repeat calamity.

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Jackson to attend London lawsuit

Updated: 01/14/2010 - LONDON, England (AP) -- Michael Jackson's lawyer says the pop star has agreed to come to London to respond to an Arab sheikh's $7 million lawsuit.

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Fire breaks out at Berlin airport

Updated: 01/14/2010 - BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that engulfed a wooden barracks at Berlin's main Tegel airport. Air traffic was interrupted for half an hour.

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U.N. condemns Congo atrocities

Updated: 01/14/2010 - UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to send more than 3,000 additional troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo, bolstering a mission that is already its largest peacekeeping force in the world.

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Waxman topples Dingell for key panel chair

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Rep. Henry Waxman — a liberal ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi — has wrested the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from veteran Rep. John Dingell when the new Congress convenes in January.

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Bush daughters give tour to Obamas

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) — Jenna and Barbara Bush, the president's daughters, personally toured Barack Obama's daughters around the White House Tuesday, a White House spokeswoman said.

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Five ways to keep Alzheimer's away

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Blanche Danick may be 86 years old, but she's pretty hip. She keeps up with all the latest health news, and a while back, she called her daughter wanting to know whether she should start taking the herb ginkgo biloba. She'd heard it might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

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Dems want automakers to show bailout spending plan

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The auto industry has until December 2 to fashion a plan that will provide a path to "accountability and viability," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

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UAW to Congress: Get a deal done

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Autoworkers union calls on government to give aid to GM, Ford and Chrysler before Congress adjourns.

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Teen lives 4 months with no heart, leaves hospital

Updated: 01/14/2010 - MIAMI – D'Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart."

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Beau Biden ships out to Iraq

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) – Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s eldest son Beau left his training base in Texas on Wednesday, bound for a year-long tour of duty in Iraq with his Delaware National Guard unit.

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Stocks try to stabilize

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks cut losses Thursday morning, turning mixed, as stocks bounced after touching key levels not seen in nearly six years.

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Prostitute to Spitzer's wife: 'I'm sorry'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The prostitute at the center of the scandal that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has apologized to his wife.

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No need for bailout, say diners near thriving car plant

Updated: 01/14/2010 - ANNA, Ohio (CNN) -- Many people in the diner know someone working in the car industry. They are certainly in car country -- there's an engine factory down the road, and they live between Ohio's major plants and the Detroit home of the industry.

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China to overhaul battered dairy industry

Updated: 11/20/2008 - BEIJING – China announced a complete overhaul of its dairy industry Thursday to improve safety at every step — from cow breeding to milk sales — saying its worst food quality scandal in years had revealed "major problems."

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Dems look to stop endangered species rule changes

Updated: 11/20/2008 - WASHINGTON – With the Bush administration on the verge of relaxing regulations protecting endangered species, Democratic leaders are looking at ways to overturn any last-minute rule changes.

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Astronauts vow remaining tool bag won't drift away

Updated: 11/20/2008 - HOUSTON – Astronauts vowed to double-check, even triple-check all their tethers to make sure a bag of tools is properly tied down during a spacewalk Thursday so it doesn't float away like one did earlier this week.

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Bipartisan group works to revive auto bailout

Updated: 11/20/2008 - WASHINGTON – Aides to a bipartisan group of auto-state senators say they have reached a compromise to speed emergency loans to Detroit's Big Three car makers.

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