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Studies: Vitamin Pills Don't Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Vitamins C and E - pills taken by millions of Americans - do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found.

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Music Headphones Can Interfere With Heart Devices

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck - even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them.

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2 Explosions In Northern Baghdad Kill At Least 28

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Monday in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls, with both blasts killing at least 28 people and wounding 68 others, authorities said.

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Reports: Russian Accident Sub Intended For India

Posted: 11/10/2008 - India's navy was supposed to lease the brand-new Russian nuclear submarine that suffered an accident over the weekend which killed 20 people, news reports said Monday - a development that would unsettle the military balance of power in Asia.

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2 Explosions In Baghdad Kill At Least 28

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Monday in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls, with both blasts killing at least 28 people and wounding 68 others, authorities said.

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Studies: Vitamin Pills Don;t Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Vitamins C and E — pills taken by millions of Americans — do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found.

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South African Music Legend Miriam Makeba Dies

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after a concert in Italy. She was 76.

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Obama Planning US Trials For Guantanamo Detainees

Posted: 11/10/2008 - President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.

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Obama to get his First Look at the Oval Office

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Barack Obama has never set foot in the Oval Office. Talk about making an entrance. In a sit-down discussion Monday with President Bush, the president-elect will get his first feel for the place where momentous decisions will soon fall to him.

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Asian Stock Markets Gain on China Stimulus Plan

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Asian stock markets gained strongly Monday, with Shanghai's index spiking more than 7 percent, as investors welcomed China's $586 billion stimulus plan aimed at countering the effects of a global slowdown on its economy. European markets opened higher.

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Oil Jumps Above $63 on Higher Asian Stocks

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Oil prices jumped above $63 a barrel Monday in Asia as regional stock markets rallied on a massive Chinese economic stimulus plan, which could underpin demand for crude.

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Obama Plans Quick use of Executive Power

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Wahington - Barack Obama will assume the U.S. presidency with "a real mandate for change," and likely will use his executive powers to make quick changes, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and oil exploration.

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Brownback Talks Politics

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Senator Sam Brownback takes a moment to discuss several pressing political issues including President-Elect Barack Obama.

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Jobless Rate Bolts to 14-Year High of 6.5 Percent

Posted: 11/09/2008 - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, far worse than economists expected and stark proof the economy is deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid pace.

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China Announces $586 Billion Stimulus Plan

Posted: 11/09/2008 - China unveiled a $586 billion stimulus package Sunday in its biggest move to inoculate the world's fourth-largest economy against the global financial crisis.

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Protests Sweep Across Calif. on Post-Prop 8 Sunday

Posted: 11/09/2008 - On the first Sunday after a gay marriage ban passed in California, activists rallied in defiance, including hundreds of protesters outside an Orange County megachurch whose pastor brought Barack Obama and John McCain together last summer for a "faith forum."

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Farrakhan Says Obama Draws a 'Oneness of Spirit'

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday celebrating Barack Obama that the new president-elect has a God-given capacity to handle any burdens he'll face as the nation's leader.

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Studies: Vitamin Pills Don't Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Vitamins C and E — pills taken by millions of Americans — do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found.

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Social Workers Boosting Expertise On Money Woes

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Against the backdrop of the economic meltdown, a movement is building within the ranks of America's social workers to make their profession more adept at helping clients overcome financial woes.

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GOP a Dying Breed in New England

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A generation ago the Republican Party was the dominant political force in New England, populating the region's congressional delegations with moderates like Connecticut's Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and Rhode Island's John Chafee.

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Churches Across America Reflect on Obama Election

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama's election, with congregrants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens.

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Asphalt Shortage Delays Road Repairs Nationwide

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Expect a bumpier drive. An asphalt shortage is delaying road maintenance projects in communities nationwide. Asphalt is becoming scarce as U.S. refiners overhaul their equipment to maximize output of highly profitable fuels such as diesel and gasoline, using inexpensive — and hard to process — crude oil.

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Ariz. Town Offers Support For Accused Boy's Family

Posted: 11/09/2008 - People in this small, tight-knit community are reeling from the killing of a well-liked man police say was shot by his own 8-year-old son, and they will likely turn out in droves for his funeral.

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