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Volunteers spend a week on horse rescue in Canada

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Two frostbitten, emaciated horses were recovering inside a warm barn on Saturday thanks to volunteers who spent the week before Christmas digging the animals out of snow in the mountains of northeastern British Columbia.

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Writer recalls truth, fiction of `Usual Suspects'

Updated: 12/27/2008 - The jaw-dropping ending of "The Usual Suspects" is firmly lodged in movie lore, but on Singer and McQuarrie's recent collaboration, the ending couldn't be more predictable.

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Author of 'Man of La Mancha,' dies at 94

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Dale Wasserman, author of the book for the Tony-winning musical "Man of La Mancha" as well as the stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died. He was 94.

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Publication of disputed Holocaust memoir canceled

Updated: 12/27/2008 - The publisher of a disputed Holocaust memoir is canceling publication of the book. Berkley Books issued a statement Saturday saying it is canceling publication of "Angel at the Fence" after receiving new information from the agent of author Herman Rosenblat.

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Commission Considers Cable at County Jail

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Inmates at Shawnee County jail and the juvenile detention center could be without television starting Feb. 17 because the TVs at those facilities receive only analog signals that won't be around after that date.

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Corruption crisis creates confusion in Illinois

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has made a point of regularly going to work at his office in Chicago. He has signed legislation and issued pardons. He has sent out press releases about predatory lending and fighting poverty.

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Hawaii's Oahu island regains power after blackout

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Crews gradually restored electrical service across parts of Oahu on Saturday after a power failure blacked out the island's population of about 900,000 and thousands of visitors including President-elect Barack Obama.

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3 kids, 4 adults killed by Philadelphia house fire

Updated: 12/27/2008 - A duplex fire apparently caused by fuel spilling from an overfilled kerosene heater killed seven people in a basement that had only one exit, a survivor and firefighters said.

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Warmer weather, floods could follow Midwest snow

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Rain and rapidly rising temperatures accompanied by thick fog threatened to cause flooding Saturday in the Midwest after days of Arctic cold, heavy snow and ice.

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Tens of thousands mark anniversary of Bhutto death

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Wailing and beating their chests, tens of thousands of people paid homage to Benazir Bhutto Saturday on the one-year anniversary of her assassination - an event that dashed U.S. hopes the moderate Muslim politician would regain power and galvanize the campaign against al-Qaida.

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Animals Need "Helping Hands"

Updated: 12/27/2008 - The Helping Hands Human Shelter has taken in nearly 600 animals since the beginning of December, and the month is not over yet. Anyone looking for a new pet could really make a difference.

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Madoff Suicide Investor Lost Own Money Too

Updated: 12/27/2008 - The French financier who killed himself after losing more than $1 billion of his clients' investments to Bernard Madoff's alleged fraud also saw his own family's money disappear, his older brother told The Associated Press on Friday.

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Israeli Air Strikes In Gaza Kill Over 200

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Israeli warplanes retaliating for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip pounded dozens of security compounds across the Hamas-ruled territory in unprecedented waves of airstrikes Saturday, killing more than 200 people and wounding nearly 400 in the single bloodiest day of fighting in years.

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Man Shoots Talker at Movies, Police Say

Updated: 12/27/2008 - A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pakistan seeks to reduce tensions after troop move

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Pakistan told India on Saturday it did not want war and was committed to fighting terrorism — a move apparently aimed at reducing tensions after Pakistan moved troops toward their shared border.

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Cops: Santa Slayer Planned To Flee Country

Updated: 12/27/2008 - Law enforcement officials in Southern California say the gunman who killed nine people in a Christmas Eve bloodbath at a his ex-in-laws' Covina home intended to flee to Canada but was severely burned before he killed himself.

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