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Many illegal immigrants live in public housing

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Untold thousands of illegal immigrants live in public housing at a time when hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents are stuck waiting years for a spot.

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Texas home of 'Great Debaters' has a team again

Updated: 01/01/2009 - The movie "The Great Debaters" made millions aware of the decades-old accomplishments of the debate team at a small historically black college tucked deep in the piney woods of East Texas - and gave that history new life at the school itself. Before work began on the film, the Wiley College team that broke racial barriers with several impressive victories in the 1930s was a faded memory. When the school received e-mails from debaters all over the country after the movie was released a year ago, there was no team for them to join.

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The Capitol City Has A New Baby New Year!

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Our congratulations to parents Evan and Amanda Meyer on their new addition, Alex Joseph. Alex was born at Stormont Vail at 12:27 this morning. He weighs in at 7 pounds 15 ounces.

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NTSB Releases Findings on Chopper Crash

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Almost nine months after a police helicopter crash landed in a Washburn University parking lot, NTSB releases its findings.

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Many illegal immigrants live in public housing

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Untold thousands of illegal immigrants live in public housing at a time when hundreds of thousands of citizens and legal residents are stuck waiting years for a spot.

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Rose Parade stays afloat despite recession

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Thousands of revelers packed the streets on New Year's Day to watch the Rose Parade with its dancers swinging, bands marching and a 49-foot robot tipping a top hat.

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Mummers strut in Philly despite cold, money woes

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Comics dressed as bullfighters, knights and Mexican wrestlers strutted in the annual Mummers Parade, celebrating New Year's Day and the holiday tradition's escape from the city's budget ax.

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Recording studio in hospital about more than music

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Just down the hall from the chemo infusion rooms at Texas Children's Hospital, Jalen Huckabay was about to slip into another world, away from the wearying regimen of pokes, prods and pinches she'd endured since being diagnosed with lymphoma in November.

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NYC revelers usher in '09 with cheer, optimism

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Despite months of economic gloom, revelers throughout the country welcomed the new year with merrymaking and even optimism, though some festivities fell to hard times and others were subdued.

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Man sought in Colo. bank bomb threats found dead

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A man wanted for questioning after two banks received bomb threats and suspicious packages in holiday wrapping was found dead early Thursday, police said. The threats shut down this resort town on New Year's Eve, one of its busiest nights of the year as the evacuation lasted until 4 a.m. Thursday.

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Mission accomplished for Penn St. WR Williams

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Win or lose at the Rose Bowl, senior Derrick Williams has accomplished what he set out to do when he arrived at Penn State. The Nittany Lions are winners again. Forty victories over his four seasons in Happy Valley. Four bowl games, including two BCS appearances - capped by the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions' matchup Thursday with No. 5 Southern California in Pasadena. Those four losing seasons in five years to start this decade? Now just a distant memory.

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Man says he shot car with paintballs to deter DUI

Updated: 01/01/2009 - KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- A man who reportedly told police he was trying to deter a friend from driving drunk by blasting the friend's windshield with paintballs wound up in jail. In the words of Kennewick, Wash., police Sgt. Ken Lattin: "This is a very creative way to prevent someone from drinking and driving, but not legal or safe."

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Study: Hawaii's pygmy killer whales stay close

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A new study of pygmy killer whales - one of the least understood marine mammal species - shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the open ocean. There are very few of the whales, probably less than 200 individuals, in this distinct pygmy killer whale population off the islands. The population's limited number make it more vulnerable than other whale populations to potentially harmful human behavior, including fishing and Navy sonar, said the paper published Tuesday in the journal Marine Mammal Science.

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Man sought in Colo. bank bomb threats found dead

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A man wanted for questioning after two banks received bomb threats and suspicious packages in holiday wrapping was found dead early Thursday, police said. The threats shut down this resort town on New Year's Eve, one of its busiest nights of the year as the evacuation lasted until 4 a.m. Thursday.

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South African activist Helen Suzman dies at 91

Updated: 01/01/2009 - South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman, who won international acclaim as one of the few white lawmakers to fight against the injustices of racist rule, died Thursday. She was 91. Suzman, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, fought a long and lonely battle in the South African parliament against government repression of the country's black majority and the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela.

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Somali pirates seize Egyptian ship; Tanker saved

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Somali pirates seized an Egyptian cargo ship and its 28 crewmembers on Thursday while a Malaysian military helicopter saved an Indian tanker from being hijacked in the new year's first attacks by pirates in the dangerous Gulf of Aden. Fifteen armed pirates snatched the Egyptian vessel, called Blue Star, after the ship exited the Red Sea and entered the gulf, carrying a cargo of 6,000 tons of fertilizer, according to Egyptian Deputy Foreign minister, Ahmed Rizq.

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Taliban militants kill 20 Afghan police in ambush

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Taliban militants ambushed a group of Afghan police while they were eating lunch in a remote and dangerous part of southern Afghanistan, killing 20 officers and one of the policeman's mother, an Afghan official said Thursday. A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said two Taliban were killed and four wounded during the ambush. Ahmadi claimed 32 police were killed, but that number had not been confirmed by Afghan officials.

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Iraq takes control of Green Zone from US

Updated: 01/01/2009 - The United States handed over control of the Green Zone and Saddam Hussein's presidential palace to Iraqi authorities on Thursday in a ceremonial move described by the country's prime minister as a restoration of Iraq's sovereignty.

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Israel kills top Hamas figure, escalating campaign

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Israel assassinated a Hamas strongman Thursday in its first assault on the top leadership of Gaza's rulers, escalating a crushing aerial offensive even as it declared it was ready to launch a ground invasion. The airstrike targeted the four-story apartment building that was home to 52-year-old Nizar Rayan, ranked among Hamas' top five decision-makers in Gaza. It also killed 12 other people including two of Rayan's four wives and four of his 12 children, Palestinian health officials said. The Muslim faith allows men to have up to four wives.

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Iraqi Parliament delays vote on foreign troops

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Iraq's parliament speaker has delayed a session to approve a resolution allowing British and other non-American troops to remain in Iraq until July 2009.

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UN extends protection for Iraqi assets

Updated: 01/01/2009 - In a move sought by Iraq at a critical transition, the Security Council voted unanimously Monday to maintain U.N. protection for billions of dollars of Iraqi assets against seizure by governments, companies or individuals until the end of 2009.

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