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Record Number of Voters Expected to Deluge Polls

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A likely record voter turnout on Election Day has polling officials across the country braced for problems, and some difficulties surfaced early Tuesday as people turned out in droves even before balloting began in Eastern Seaboard states.

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Obama Casts Ballot in Chicago Neighborhood

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Barack Obama has cast his ballot in the election he hopes will make him the country's first black president. Obama and his wife, Michelle, were among the first to vote after polls opened Tuesday at Chicago's Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School.

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Archer Daniels 1Q Profit More than Doubles

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Archer Daniels Midland Co. said Tuesday its fiscal first-quarter earnings more than doubled, beating Wall Street estimates as the company benefited from an accounting change and higher selling prices.

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World Markets Rally as US goes to the Polls

Posted: 11/04/2008 - European markets moved higher Tuesday on expectations Wall Street will enjoy an election day rally and ahead of Thursday's interest rate decisions from the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.

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Study: Women Lead Men In Bacteria, Hands Down

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Wash your hands, folks, especially you ladies. A new study found that women have a greater variety of bacteria on their hands than men do. And everybody has more types of bacteria than the researchers expected to find.

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Stocks Head for Rally as US Election Begins

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Wall Street was raring for an Election Day rally Tuesday, sending stock futures soaring as millions of Americans battered by tumbling home prices, tight credit and an uncertain job market headed to the polls. Ahead of the market's open, Dow futures rose 183, or 1.96 percent, to 9,515.

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Teen Pregnancies Tied To Tastes For Sexy TV Shows

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Groundbreaking research suggests that pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior than among those who have tamer viewing tastes. "Sex and the City," anyone? That was one of the shows used in the research.

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Oil Prices Fall as US Economic Woes Mount

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Mounting evidence of a U.S recession and waning Chinese demand sent crude oil prices drifting Tuesday below the previous day's closing.

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Pakistan Says Next US Leader Must Stop Attacks

Posted: 11/04/2008 - The next U.S. president must halt missile strikes on insurgent targets in northwest Pakistan or risk failure in its efforts to end militancy in the Muslim country, the prime minister warned Tuesday.

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Idaho Killer Duncan Gets 6 Additional Life Terms

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Confessed child-killer Joseph Edward Duncan III received his final sentences Monday for the torture and slayings of an Idaho family with a judge telling him that his cruel rampage "exceeds the bounds of human understanding."

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Fla. Board Keeps Klan Leader's Name At High School

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A Florida school board voted late Monday night to keep the name of a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader at a majority black high school, despite opposition from a black board member who said the school's namesake was a "terrorist and racist."

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DNA Links Bones Near Plane Crash Site To Fossett

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada.

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Not-Guilty Plea in Celebrity Medical Snooping Case

Posted: 11/03/2008 - A former UCLA Medical Center employee has pleaded not guilty to charges that she sold information from Farrah Fawcett's medical records to a celebrity gossip tabloid.

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Driver Dies After Collision With MA Commuter Train

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Officials say a car driven by a 76-year-old man was struck by a commuter train in a Massachusetts tunnel. The man was walking and talking after the crash but later died. No injuries were reported on the train.

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Christians Turn to Prayer Before Elections

Updated: 11/03/2008 - First Southern Baptist Church hosted a community prayer service the night before elections to pray that leaders who share Christian values and the ability to lead the nation will win their races.

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2 Men Found Dead in Madison Co. Home

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Officials say more than 30 people from agencies, including the St. Louis region's major case squad, are working on the killings of a man and his stepfather in Madison County.

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Taiwan, China Trade Talks End With Agreement

Posted: 11/03/2008 - A Taiwanese official says envoys from China and Taiwan have agreed to hold high-level talks every six months. Negotiators reached the agreement as they wrapped up Tuesday's historic trade talks in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei.

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Former Topeka High Employee Charged With Theft

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Pamela Buckhalter was charged last month with one count of theft. The former Topeka High School bookkeeper is accused of taking more than $13,000 from 2005 to 2006.

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Obama, McCain Both Promise Change on Election Eve

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Barack Obama radiated confidence and John McCain displayed the grit of an underdog Monday as the presidential rivals reached for the finish line of a two-year marathon with a burst of campaigning across battlegrounds from the Atlantic Coast to Arizona.

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DNA Links Bones Near Plane Crash Site to Fossett

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada.

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