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Official: Shoe-Thrower in Iraqi Judicial Custody

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush was handed over to the Iraqi judiciary, an Iraqi official said Tuesday, a move that ordinarily signals the start of criminal proceedings.

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Inflation Drops, Housing Starts Fall

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A record plunge in consumer prices in November puts pressure on the Federal Reserve to act decisively to guard against a debilitating bout of deflation.

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Snow Blankets Kan., Drivers Slow Down

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Snow will continue through the morning and should wind down this afternoon with 2-4 inches of accumulation expected. Roads are likely to be very slick on Tuesday.

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Prospect Of Impeachment Now Looms Over Blagojevich

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Illinois lawmakers were unanimous on how they should handle disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich - potential impeachment. And the embattled Democrat signaled he isn't going down without a fight.

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TNT Discovered At Famed Paris Department Store

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A group demanding that France withdraw its troops from Afghanistan claimed it planted dynamite found Tuesday at a major Paris department store, officials said.

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Tom Cruise Taking Risk With Nazi Film `Valkyrie'

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A Nazi-filled Christmas is not an easy sell. That's just one of the challenges Tom Cruise faces with his new World War II thriller "Valkyrie," which opens Dec. 25.

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Sources: Obama Chooses Chicago Schools Chief

Updated: 12/16/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama intends to name a big-city schools chief, Chicago's Arne Duncan, to help fix the country's ailing schools as education secretary, people familiar with the decision said.

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Over 2T Tons of Ice Melted In Arctic Since '03

Updated: 12/16/2008 - More than 2 trillion tons of land ice in Greenland, Antarctica and Alaska have melted since 2003, according to new NASA satellite data that show the latest signs of what scientists say is global warming.

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Australia OKs Facebook For Serving Lien Notice

Updated: 12/16/2008 - You've been "superpoked" - and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

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Police Find Dynamite At Paris Department Store

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A group demanding that France withdraw its troops from Afghanistan claimed it planted dynamite found Tuesday at a major Paris department store, officials said.

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Prices, Construction Numbers Expected to be Lower

Updated: 12/16/2008 - The government is expected to report that new home construction and building permit applications fell for the fifth straight month in November to the slowest rate in decades.

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Fed Ready to Slash Rates Amid Deepening Recession

Updated: 12/16/2008 - As unemployment rises painfully higher and nest eggs are shattered, the Federal Reserve is prepared slash a key interest rate — perhaps to an all-time low — in a desperate bid to stem the country's economic slide.

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Stock Futures Edge Up Ahead of Fed Rate Decision

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Wall Street headed for a modestly higher open Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision — which some investors believe will bring the key U.S. rate to the lowest level on record.

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Prospect of Impeachment Now Looms Over Blagojevich

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Illinois lawmakers were unanimous on how they should handle disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich — potential impeachment. And the embattled Democrat signaled he isn't going down without a fight.

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Missouri Search Ends for Missing Amish Girl

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A massive search involving several law enforcement agencies ended Monday morning when a passer-by spotted four-year old Hannah Yoder in a ditch about a half-mile outside of Verona.

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Dennis Quaid, Wife, Settle With Hospital

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Documents show Dennis Quaid and his wife have agreed to a a $750,000 settlement with a hospital that gave his newborn twins an overdose of blood thinner.

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Combination Treatment Best for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Researchers say a new study found that men who got both radiation and hormone-blocking drugs to treat prostate cancer had just half the death rate of men who received only one of the treatments.

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Combo Treatment for Prostate Cancer Cuts Deaths

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Treating advanced prostate cancer with radiation and hormone-blocking drugs cut the death rate in half in a study of Scandinavian men, researchers report. In the United States, the combination has been standard care since the 1990s.

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Calif. Storm Collapses School Roof, Snarls Travel

Updated: 12/15/2008 - California took a pounding Monday from a powerful storm that collapsed the roof of a trade school, made roads treacherous and forced residents from homes out of fear of mudslides from fire-stripped hillsides.

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New Trial Date Set for Bike Shop Owner in Topeka

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The trial date has been postponed in the lawsuit between developers near Washburn University and bike shop owner Jerry Morgan. Morgan is battling a year-old lawsuit filed by the Washburn Lane Parkway Renovation group.

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