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Jay Leno Staying on NBC in Prime-time

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Jay Leno is staying at NBC, and he's moving to prime time. The network announced on the "Today" show Tuesday that Leno will host a show on weeknights at 10 p.m. Eastern, after he leaves the "Tonight" show.

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New Violence Wracks Greece Ahead Of Teen's Funeral

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Hundreds of teenage protesters pelted police with rocks and scuffled with officers in front of Parliament Tuesday before the funeral of a 15-year-old boy whose shooting by police set off three days of rioting across Greece.

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Confessions Throw Gitmo 9/11 Trials Into Confusion

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said Monday he will confess to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, throwing his death-penalty trial into disarray and shocking victims' relatives who watched from behind a glass partition.

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Cruise Ship Evacuated Due To Somali Pirate Threat

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Hundreds of passengers on a round-the-world cruise will disembark before reaching waters off Somalia and fly to Dubai to avoid pirates, German cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd said Tuesday.

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Calling In 'Gay' To Work Is Latest Form Of Protest

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.

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Lawyers: Most Ex-Simpson Defendants Face Probation

Posted: 12/09/2008 - At least three of the four former co-defendants who took plea deals and testified against O.J. Simpson in his kidnapping and armed robbery trial could get probation at sentencing Tuesday, their lawyers said.

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Confessions Throw Gitmo 9/11 Trials into Confusion

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said he'll confess to masterminding the 9/11 attacks. Four other accused terrorists are also abandoning their defenses. The judge ordered lawyers to advise him by Jan. 4 whether the Pentagon can apply the death penalty without a jury trial.

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Shawnee Coral Society Choir Performs Monday

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Shawnee Coral Society Choir members are getting into the Christmas spirit. Sixty-five choir members performed Monday night at the Countryside Methodist Church at their Christmas program.

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Suspicious Letters Sent to at Least 6 Governors

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Suspicious letters containing powdery substances addressed to governors were intercepted in Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana and Rhode Island. Missouri test results are expected Tuesday; the rest were found not harmful.

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Laid-off Workers Become Symbol of Mounting Anger

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The nation's grim economy now has a rallying point: Employees at a window-and-door factory that went out of business have taken over the building in a siege that has come to symbolize the woes of the ordinary worker.

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Japan Fell into Deeper Recession in Third Quarter

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Japan fell into a deeper recession in the third quarter than first thought, the government said Tuesday, as exports weakened, domestic demand fell and companies bracing for a prolonged downturn pared inventories.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev to Cut 1,400 US Jobs

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Anheuser-Busch InBev announced Monday it would cut some 1,400 U.S. jobs — or another 6 percent of its U.S. work force — to help save the world's largest brewer at least $1.5 billion a year.

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Dow Chemical to Slash 5,000 Jobs, Shut 20 Plants

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Dow Chemical Co. said Monday it will slash 5,000 full-time jobs — about 11 percent of its total work force — close 20 plants and sell several businesses to rein in costs amid the economic recession.

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Wall Street Extends Big Rally to 2nd Session

Posted: 12/08/2008 - The stock market showed renewed confidence Monday, extending its rally and lifting the Dow Jones industrials to their highest level in a month following President-elect Barack Obama's promise to increase infrastructure spending to lift the economy.

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Study: Gender Gap Remains for Heart Attack Care

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Women hospitalized with heart attacks still don't get the treatment they need and are more likely to die than men if they suffer a massive heart attack, a new study of U.S. hospitals shows.

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Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Africa Tests

Posted: 12/08/2008 - A vaccine that may become the world's first to prevent malaria shows promise in protecting African children, researchers said Monday, calling the results a "major milestone."

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Half-dose Flu Shots Work in Adults, Study Finds

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Half-dose flu shots are effective in adults, especially in women and those younger than 50, and offer a viable way to stretch supplies during vaccine shortages, a government study found.

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Scientists Find Nutty Risk Reducer: Eat More Nuts

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Here's a health tip in a nutshell: Eating a handful of nuts a day for a year — along with a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit, vegetables and fish — may help undo a collection of risk factors for heart disease.

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Studies Show Dogs Have Sense of Fairness

Posted: 12/08/2008 - No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something? Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way.

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Congress Sends White House $15B Auto Aid Proposal

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Congressional Democrats and the White House worked to resolve their last disputes Monday over terms of a $15 billion bailout for U.S. auto makers — complete with a "car czar" to oversee the industry's reinvention of itself — that's expected to come to a vote as early as Wednesday.

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