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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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Accident on Russian Nuclear Sub Suffocates 20

Posted: 11/09/2008 - The fire safety system on a brand-new Russian nuclear submarine accidentally turned on as the sub was being tested in the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas that suffocated 20 people and sent 21 others to the hospital, officials said Sunday.

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'Madagascar' Roars With $63.5 Million Weekend

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Families herded into movie theaters for another trek with stranded zoo animals as the animated sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" led the weekend with a $63.5 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Nurse In Times Square War Photo Reunites With Navy

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday — days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade.

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Wall Street Turns To Consumers to Gauge Economy

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on the consumer.

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Sea Census Leads to Discoveries of Marine Wonders

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

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Bomb Attacks Kill 8, Wound Dozens Across Iraq

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Bombs killed at least eight people Sunday across Iraq and wounded dozens of others, officials said. Syria's president blamed the U.S. military presence for Iraq's instability and called on U.S. troops to leave.

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Wonders of ocean life counted in massive census

Posted: 11/09/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

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Franken sees boost in nail-biter election

Posted: 11/09/2008 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) — In a move that could be seen as a benefit to Democrat Al Franken, a Minnesota judge Saturday denied a request from incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign to block certain uncounted absentee ballots from being counted in a race separated by–at latest tally–just over 200 votes in Coleman's favor.

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