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Study: PC infections plague wire-transfer shops

Updated: 12/10/2008 - For immigrants who send money to their home countries, wire-transfer shops are backbones of their neighborhoods. On some blocks in San Francisco's Mission District, every third or fourth business might offer some sort of money transfer service, and they're always bustling, even on a Sunday morning.

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Injured vets still await disability appeal process

Updated: 12/10/2008 - There was nothing dramatic about how Spc. Cristapher Zuetlau's career in the Army came to an end: he stepped in a hole. But the damage to the tank crewman's wrenched back was so brutal he can barely walk.

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Native hunters: Climate is thinning caribou herds

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene nation in northern Canada brought a stark warning about the climate crisis: The once abundant herds of caribou are dwindling, rivers are running lower and the ice is too thin to hunt on.

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Obama calls for Illinois governor to resign

Updated: 12/10/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama called for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign on Wednesday, hours after the embattled governor reported for work amid charges he plotted to sell Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Native hunters: Climate is thinning caribou herds

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Chief Bill Erasmus of the Dene nation in northern Canada brought a stark warning about the climate crisis: The once abundant herds of caribou are dwindling, rivers are running lower and the ice is too thin to hunt on.

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Texas, NC students win $100,000 science contest

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Medical research projects by a student from Texas and a team from North Carolina won $100,000 prizes Monday in a prestigious high school science competition.

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Feds laud conservation deal with private entities

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The federal government signed agreements Monday with an oil and gas company and a rancher to help protect two rare New Mexico species, deals that federal officials hope will pave the way for cooperative conservation efforts across the country.

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Wait a second: 2008 gets extended by timekeepers

Updated: 12/10/2008 - With a brutal economic slowdown, 2008 may feel as if it will never end. Now the world's timekeepers are making it even longer by adding a leap second to the last day of the year.

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Studies show dogs have sense of fairness

Updated: 12/10/2008 - No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something? Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way.

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Study: More nano research needed

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The government needs a more comprehensive plan for studying the risks of nanotechnology, the National Research Council said Wednesday.

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High court weighs lawsuit against FBI head, ex-AG

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Supreme Court justices voiced concern Wednesday about including former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller in a lawsuit that claims prisoners detained after the Sept. 11 attacks were abused because of their religion and ethnicity.

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Stocks give up biggest gains as financials lag

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street tussled with fresh worries about the health of financial sector and the Big Three automakers Wednesday, forcing stocks to surrender most of their early gains.

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About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine

Updated: 12/10/2008 - More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey.

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Calif. KFC workers in hot water after sink baths

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Three employees of a Kentucky Fried Chicken have been suspended for bathing in a deep sink used to clean dishes. The prank was discovered after one of the young women posted photos on a social networking site of the trio posing and cavorting in the steaming water in their underwear and swim wear.

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Michael Jackson's famous glittery glove for sale

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Michael Jackson's glittery glove is going on the auction block. The glove, which inspired countless copycats, quips and Halloween costumes after it was unveiled in the 1983 video for Jackson's hit "Billie Jean," will be part of a five-day auction next year, Julien's Auctions announced Wednesday.

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Stocks give up biggest gains as financials lag

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street tussled with fresh worries about the health of financial sector and the Big Three automakers Wednesday, forcing stocks to surrender most of their early gains.

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Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims

Updated: 12/10/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name - Barack Hussein Obama - in his swearing-in ceremony

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Board of Education Says Goodbye to Four Members

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas Department of Education honored four outgoing State Board of Education members Wednesday. The four decided not to seek reelection to their positions.

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Hill sources: Democrats, White House get auto deal

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Majority Democrats and the Bush White House have finalized a deal to speed $14 billion in emergency loans to struggling U.S. automakers, congressional officials said Wednesday. Strong opposition lingered among some Republicans.

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Wholesale Inventories, Sales Plunge in October

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wholesalers cut back on their inventories in October by the largest amount since the period following the 2001 terrorist attacks while they watched their sales plunge by a record amount.

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