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GM Savage hoping to finish job with Browns

Posted: 12/03/2008 - His future in doubt, Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage is moving ahead with plans for 2009 without knowing if he'll be around to see them through.

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Polygamist Jeffs appeals 2007 Utah conviction

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Attorneys for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs asked the Utah Supreme Court to reverse his 2007 criminal conviction and direct a judge to order a new trial.

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Kin of NY man trampled by shoppers sue Wal-Mart

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The family of a worker trampled to death in a "Black Friday" crush of bargain hunters at a Long Island Wal-Mart store filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming store ads offering deep discounts "created an atmosphere of competition and anxiety" that led to "crowd craze."

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O.J. Simpson's final chapter: a prison sentence

Posted: 12/03/2008 - During his trial for armed robbery and kidnapping, O.J. Simpson once sat in a courthouse hallway musing on what might have been: Before his arrest, he had considered moving to Las Vegas, where he liked the climate and the people he had met.

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EU to push for Caspian gas line

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The European Union will push harder for a pipeline to carry natural gas from the Caspian Sea region to Europe while bypassing Russia, a senior EU diplomat said Wednesday.

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Meltdown 101: How productive are we as a nation?

Posted: 12/03/2008 - If you're employed, you're one of your company's assets. The measure of how well your employer uses you is your productivity - the goods and services you produce for each hour you work.

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Kin of NY man trampled by shoppers sue Wal-Mart

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The family of a worker trampled to death in a "Black Friday" crush of bargain hunters at a Long Island Wal-Mart store filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming store ads offering deep discounts "created an atmosphere of competition and anxiety" that led to "crowd craze."

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Scientists ask: Is technology rewiring our brains?

Posted: 12/03/2008 - What does a teenage brain on Google look like? Do all those hours spent online rewire the circuitry? Could these kids even relate better to emoticons than to real people?

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Camels found wandering in Mexican border city

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Mexico (AP) -- It may have seemed like a mirage: Two camels nibbling on a pine tree along a street in this desert metropolis on the Texas border. Police tried lassoing the animals, which lunged at the officers with snapping teeth as onlookers chuckled.

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Urn left at Helping Hands charity in Arkansas

Posted: 12/03/2008 - BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Usually when a charity wants a donor to return, the agency is seeking another contribution. Helping Hands in Bentonville wants the person who left what's apparently a funerary urn to come back and get it.

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RI man bags mutant, 4-clawed lady lobster

Posted: 12/03/2008 - NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- A lady lobster with four claws was pulled from the deep this week in the waters off Newport. With a large crusher claw and three pincher claws - instead of the usual one - the crustacean was unlike anything 39-year-old lobsterman Patrick Marks had ever seen in his 14 years catching the creatures.

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Man uses candy cane to subdue attacker with knife

Posted: 12/03/2008 - AP) -- A man using a candy cane lawn ornament fended off a knife-wielding neighbor who had been attacking holiday guests at a Sacramento home. Police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong saID the man used the two-foot-tall plastic ornament to subdue the attacker until officers arrived.

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The one that didn't get away yields long-lost ring

Posted: 12/03/2008 - BUNA, Texas (AP) -- The one that didn't get away held an unlikely surprise for a Texas man. The blue-stoned class ring of Joe Richardson, engraved with his name, turned up inside an 8-pound bass 21 years after he lost it while fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn.

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Holiday Music fills the Library

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Patrons to the Topeka and Shawnee County Library was treated to some beautiful holiday music today.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 12/03/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Bloody, then buddies: It's still the American way

Posted: 12/03/2008 - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) -- The seat of Clinton County sits along a river at the foot of a spectacular mountain range in rural central Pennsylvania. On Election Day, what happened here was a microcosm of American duality: Just 327 votes separated John McCain, who won the county, and Barack Obama, who didn't.

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1 in 5 young adults has personality disorder

Posted: 12/03/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- 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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British conjoined twin dies after surgery

Posted: 12/03/2008 - LONDON (AP) -- Faith was breathing for Hope. So when the newborn conjoined Williams twins were separated, it turned out that Hope couldn't live without her sister.

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Report: Young doctors still too tired for safety

Posted: 12/03/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doctors-in-training are still too exhausted, says a new report that calls on hospitals to let them have a nap. Regulations that capped the working hours of bleary-eyed young doctors came just five years ago, limiting them to about 80 hours a week.

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Study raps Web sites touting stem cell therapies

Posted: 12/03/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumers should be wary of Web sites from clinics that offer stem cell treatments, says a study that found a lack of firm medical evidence to back up their claims.

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Mandates driving surge to the river for hydropower

Posted: 12/03/2008 - HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- Many decades ago, cost-conscious Henry Ford turned to hydroelectric plants to power his car factories like the one by the Great Miami River, near this Cincinnati suburb. That assembly plant is long gone, but the power plant and the technology behind it isn't.

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Food crunch opens doors to bioengineered crops

Posted: 12/03/2008 - KUNMING, China (AP) -- Zeng Yawen's outdoor laboratory in the terraced hills of southern China is a trove of genetic potential - rice that thrives in unusually cool temperatures, high altitudes or in dry soil; rice rich in calcium, vitamins or iron.

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