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Walgreen 2Q Profit Down 7% on Restructuring

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says its profit fell 7 percent in the fiscal second quarter because of costs for its restructuring plan.

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Tiny Hotel Room May Fit Shrinking Budgets

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A New York hotel with luxury sheets and state-of-the-art audio for less than $100 a night? All you have to sacrifice is a bit of privacy and a little — well, a lot — of space.

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Cargo Plane Crashes On Landing In Tokyo Airport

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A FedEx cargo plane smashed into a runway and burst into a ball of fire while attempting to land at Tokyo's main international airport Monday, killing the American pilot and copilot. Investigators believe wind shear, or a sudden gust of wind, may have been a factor.

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Alaska Volcano Mount Redoubt Erupts 3 Times

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano has begun erupting. Geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say the volcano erupted three times late Sunday and early Monday, with the largest eruption sending a plume of smoke some 50,000 feet above sea level.

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WA Bill Would Smooth Voter Registration For Felons

Updated: 03/23/2009 - For tens of thousands of convicted felons in Washington state, only one thing stands between them and the ballot box: debt. Under current law, felons can't vote until they have served their sentences, including the completion of any parole or probation, and paid all restitution and other court fees.

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World Markets Surge ahead of US Bank Crisis Plan

Updated: 03/23/2009 - World stock markets soared Monday ahead of a U.S. announcement to purge as much as $1 trillion in toxic bank assets and as Japan signaled more stimulus measures to resuscitate the world's second-largest economy.

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Actor Bruce Willis Weds For 2nd Time

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The actor's publicity agency, Rogers & Cowan, says in a statement Sunday that the 54-year-old Willis married Emma Heming in a small, private ceremony at his home in Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Oil Climbs above $52 in Asia on Stock Market Rally

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Oil prices rose above $52 a barrel Monday in Asia, boosted by stronger Asian stock markets amid plans by the U.S. government to buy bad assets from banks to contain the financial crisis.

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9-foot dinosaur skeleton is no-sale at auction

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Bidding failed to meet expectations Saturday on a uniquely complete skeleton of a Jurassic-era dryosaurus -- a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur -- so it was no-sale for the centerpiece at an auction of rare skeletons, fossils and other prehistoric memorabilia.

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U.S. Files Complaint Against Suspects in '07 Iraq Ambush

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The U.S. Army has filed a criminal complaint in Iraq against 12 people suspected in an ambush south of Baghdad nearly two years ago that left seven U.S. soldiers dead, the military said Sunday.

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Reality TV star Jade Goody Loses Cancer Fight

Updated: 03/22/2009 - British reality TV celebrity Jade Goody died early Sunday morning following a public battle with cervical cancer, her publicist has announced.

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US Plan to Buy Toxic Assets Near

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Treasury chief Tim Geithner is poised to announce details of next step in rescuing banks: Public-private partnerships.

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Cargo Plane Bursts into Flames at Tokyo Airport

Updated: 03/22/2009 - The pilot and co-pilot aboard a FedEx cargo plane were killed when the plane burst into flames Monday at Tokyo's Narita airport in Japan, airport and hospital officials said.

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FAA: 17 killed in Montana Plane Crash

Updated: 03/22/2009 - A single-engine airplane crashed near Butte, Montana, on Sunday, killing at least 17 people, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.

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Sexual Orientation Bill Likely Held Up

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Supporters of a bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation are happy it was passed out of committee.

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Hardline Saudi clerics urge TV ban on women, music

Updated: 03/22/2009 - A group of Saudi clerics urged the kingdom's new information minister on Sunday to ban women from appearing on TV or in newspapers and magazines, making clear that the country's hardline religious establishment is skeptical of a new push toward moderation.

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