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States Push To Tax Web Sales

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Internet retailers rebel as governments seek new revenue to close budget gaps.

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Investor Had Concerns About Missing Pilot

Updated: 01/13/2009 - An investor who had entrusted money to an Indiana financial manager suspected of trying to fake his own death in a plane crash said Tuesday he had complained to state regulators that the man was unfairly charging high fees and pocketing the money.

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Israel-Gaza Talks Get "Serious"

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Israel's chief negotiator will go to Egypt for "decisive" talks on a cease-fire with Hamas, officials said Tuesday, as the sound of battles between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants rang out in the crowded streets of Gaza City.

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Democrats Push For Bush Investigation

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The incoming Obama administration should launch a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials to see whether they broke the law in the name of national security, a House Democratic report said Tuesday. President-elect Barack Obama has been more cautious on the issue and has not endorsed such a recommendation.

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Treasury Secretary Pick Didn't Pay All Of His Taxes

Updated: 01/13/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed publicly Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

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Indian Police Search Offices of Satyam's Auditor

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Indian police on Tuesday searched the offices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the auditors of the troubled outsourcing giant Satyam Computers, whose founder last week admitted to doctoring the company's accounts for years, an official said.

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Not just a dream: Obama sparks black men to action

Updated: 01/13/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An actor turns a dilapidated, inner-city mosque into a theater in just a few days. A 20-year-old buckles down on his studies at a historically black college after his mother dies of cancer. A community organizer decides his plan to create thousands of green jobs is too modest and enlarges it twenty-fold. Barack Obama's election to the White House is the very realization of what so many black fathers have told their sons to aspire to for years, even if often it was just a confidence-booster, not meant to be taken literally.

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NY deal reached over Monroe's last nude photos

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A legal fight over seven nude and seminude photographs taken during Marilyn Monroe's "Last Sitting" has been settled amicably, both sides of the dispute said Monday.

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Chiefs Hire Scott Pioli as GM

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Scott Pioli, who helped build a dynasty at New England, is the new general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Pa. officer smells smoke, arrests man for arson

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A Butler County police officer's sense of smell was the key to arresting a man suspected of setting fire to a barn. Patrolman William Wilson spotted a man walking early this morning near where the barn was burning in Cranberry Township.

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Stinky escape: Mafia boss flees into sewer

Updated: 01/13/2009 - One of Italy's most-wanted mafia fugitives eluded capture Monday by climbing through a trap door and into the sewer as police closed in on his hideout in southern Italy, authorities said.

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Angry customer accused of setting fire at store

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Portland police said a customer angry over a convenience store clerk's refusal to sell alcohol returned and set a fire. Officers said the man became belligerent before leaving the Big Apple store Thursday night, then returned a half-hour later with a gas can.

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Aging hands tie the knot at Ill. senior center

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A suburban Chicago couple really believes it's never too late for love. Dorothy Taylor, 84, and Duane Williams, 82, were married Saturday at a Tinley Park independent living center after what family members describe as a "whirlwind" courtship.

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Man accused of recruiting would-be cops for cartel

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Criminals posing as police have become commonplace in Mexico, but prosecutors said they have uncovered an odd new twist. The Attorney General's Office said a man has been charged with allegedly posing as a police recruiter and trying to get would-be police officers to unwittingly work for a drug cartel.

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