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Iraq, Iran swap remains of 1980-1988 war dead

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Iraq and Iran on Sunday exchanged the remains of 241 soldiers killed during an eight-year war between the two countries - the latest sign of increased cooperation between the neighboring nations that were fierce rivals under Saddam Hussein.

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NPR journalists' car bombed in Baghdad

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An American journalist for National Public Radio and three Iraqi colleagues escaped injury Sunday when a bomb attached to their car exploded as it was parked along a street in west Baghdad.

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Iran to back US-Iraq pact after referendum

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says his country will fully back the U.S.-Iraq security pact if it's approved by Iraqis in a referendum next summer.

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Stocks Open Higher after Big Drop

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Wall Street is bouncing back after Monday's big selloff, rising moderately as buyers wade back into the market in search of bargains.

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South Korea ends Iraq deployment, troops head home

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A South Korean general offered a wish for peace in Iraq on Monday as his troops ended a five-year reconstruction mission in the country - the latest departure from the dwindling U.S.-led coalition.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,207

Updated: 12/02/2008 - As of Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at least 4,207 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death in Iraq

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A special Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin, "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday after convicting him of crimes against humanity for his part in crushing the 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq.

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'Chemical Ali' Sentenced to Death in Iraq

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A special Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin, "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday after convicting him of crimes against humanity.

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British Airways in Merger Talks with Qantas

Updated: 12/02/2008 - British Airways PLC said Tuesday it is in talks with Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. about a potential merger, sending its shares soaring as it confirmed expectations of consolidation in the hard-hit aviation industry.

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Body-swap Illusion Tricks Mind in New Study

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much.

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Sears Suffers 3Q Loss on Weak US, Kmart Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Hefty charges and poor results at its U.S. stores led Sears Holdings Corp. to post a bigger-than-expected loss for the third quarter on Tuesday, and the struggling retailer withdrew its operating profit outlook because of the nation's recession.

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Recession-hit Automakers Brace for Grim US Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Walloped by the recession, automakers' U.S. sales are plummeting as hard-to-get credit, job losses and other stresses make many Americans wary of taking on big-ticket financial commitments.

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Britney Spears Tops Yahoo Searches

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Britney Spears was the most popular search term on Yahoo for the fourth year in a row - her seventh time topping the list.

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Automakers to Submit Plans to Congress

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Detroit's automakers, making a second bid for $25 billion in funding, are presenting Congress with plans Tuesday to restructure their ailing companies.

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Stocks Point to Higher Open after Big Drop

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Wall Street headed toward a higher open Tuesday, following a now-familiar pattern of snapping back after a huge selloff. Investors, while looking for bargains, are focusing on the health of retailers and automakers.

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Dirty Teeth Reveal Ancient Diet

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Thanks to poor dental hygiene, researchers are getting a more detailed understanding of what people ate thousands of years ago in what is now Peru.

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Asthma Inhalers To Go 'Green' On Dec. 31

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Last warning: Asthma inhalers go "green" on Dec. 31, forcing patients still using the old-fashioned kind to make a pricey and even confusing switch.

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1 in 5 Young Adults Has Personality Disorder

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Almost one in five young American adults has a personality disorder that interferes with everyday life, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs, researchers reported Monday in the most extensive study of its kind.

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Indictments Against Cheney, Gonzales Dismissed

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A judge dismissed indictments against Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday and told the southern Texas prosecutor who brought the case to exercise caution as his term in office ends.

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Sen. Kennedy Awarded Honorary Degree From Harvard

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Saying he has "lived a blessed time," Sen. Edward Kennedy smiled broadly and flashed a thumbs up as he accepted an honorary degree Monday from his alma mater during a rare special convocation at Harvard University.

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Parents: Slain Anchorwoman Was Sexually Assaulted

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A television anchorwoman killed in her home had been sexually assaulted and beaten so badly in a suspected burglary that her jaw shattered and she broke a hand while trying to fend off her attacker's blows, her parents said Monday.

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