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Police say Indian helped smuggle Pakistani gunmen

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Pakistani-based militant group blamed for the Mumbai attacks kept an Indian militant as a "point man" to shepherd gunmen across India's porous borders to stage attacks, police said Wednesday.

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Princeton settles suit, keeps control of donation

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Princeton University will keep control of most of an estimated $600 million fund as it settles a lawsuit by descendants of the money's original donor, who said the school strayed from their relatives' original intent for the gift.

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Countries agree on goals for new UN climate treaty

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Delegates from nearly 190 countries agreed Wednesday on a series of goals to be included in a global warming treaty, but the U.N. conference failed to make a real commitment to reduce the amount of carbon emissions.

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6 Afghan police killed in mistaken US strike

Updated: 12/10/2008 - U.S. Special Forces killed six Afghan police and wounded 13 Wednesday in a case of mistaken identity by both sides after the police fired on the Americans during an operation against an insurgent commander.

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Britain to withdraw most troops from Iraq by June

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Britain announced Wednesday it will withdraw all but a handful of its 4,000 soldiers from Iraq next year, ending a mission that was unpopular at home and failed to curb the rise of Iranian-backed Shiite militias in the south.

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Ariz. shooter defendants boast on wiretaps

Updated: 12/10/2008 - As they listened to scratchy recordings and followed along on transcripts, a jury heard two men boasting and laughing about a series of shootings that killed eight people.

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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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