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Nurse In Times Square War Photo Reunites With Navy

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday — days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade.

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Wall Street Turns To Consumers to Gauge Economy

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on the consumer.

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Sea Census Leads to Discoveries of Marine Wonders

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

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Bomb Attacks Kill 8, Wound Dozens Across Iraq

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Bombs killed at least eight people Sunday across Iraq and wounded dozens of others, officials said. Syria's president blamed the U.S. military presence for Iraq's instability and called on U.S. troops to leave.

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Wonders of ocean life counted in massive census

Posted: 11/09/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

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Franken sees boost in nail-biter election

Posted: 11/09/2008 - MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (CNN) — In a move that could be seen as a benefit to Democrat Al Franken, a Minnesota judge Saturday denied a request from incumbent Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign to block certain uncounted absentee ballots from being counted in a race separated by–at latest tally–just over 200 votes in Coleman's favor.

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Emanuel brushes off 'hyper-partisan' charges

Posted: 11/09/2008 - (CNN) — Rep. Rahm Emanuel insisted Sunday that he would help President-elect Barack Obama work in a bipartisan fashion, brushing off criticism that he would be a “hyper-partisan” chief of staff.

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Lieberman can still help Dems, Reid says

Posted: 11/09/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he's still trying to keep Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman within the Democratic caucus despite anger over Lieberman's support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

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Hurricane Paloma wrecks hundreds of homes in Cuba

Posted: 11/09/2008 - CAMAGUEY, Cuba – Crashing waves and a powerful sea surge from Hurricane Paloma destroyed hundreds of homes along Cuba's southern coast, but the storm rapidly weakened into a tropical depression Sunday as it moved over the island.

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Transition, too, for Michelle Obama to first lady

Posted: 11/09/2008 - WASHINGTON – She's been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy, is every bit as high-powered as Hillary Rodham Clinton was and has praised Laura Bush's calm and rational approach to issues.

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'Madagascar' roars with $63.5 million weekend

Posted: 11/09/2008 - LOS ANGELES – Families herded into movie theaters for another trek with stranded zoo animals as the animated sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" led the weekend with a $63.5 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Wall Street turns to consumers to gauge economy

Posted: 11/09/2008 - NEW YORK – Wall Street heads into another turbulent week with investors set to pore over a government report on retail sales and earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to get a better reading on the consumer.

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Obama to use executive orders for immediate impact

Posted: 11/09/2008 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.

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New Coats for Local Foster Children

Updated: 11/09/2008 - The Topeka Active 20-30 Club teamed up with foster care agency KVC Behavioral HealthCare to provide 100 new coats to local foster children.

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Deutsche Post Ready to Cut Jobs, Costs in US

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Deutsche Post AG is poised to announce thousands of job cuts at its DHL Express operations in the United States, possibly as early as Monday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

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Stars in the Sea: Ocean Census Finds New Wonders

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty water and a carpet of tiny crustaceans on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor are among the wonders discovered by researchers compiling a massive census of marine life.

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Churches Across America Reflect on Obama Election

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama's election, with congregrants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands from Raleigh to Los Angeles to the Atlanta church where the dream was born.

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GOP a Dying Breed in New England

Posted: 11/09/2008 - A generation ago the Republican Party was the dominant political force in New England, populating the region's congressional delegations with moderates like Connecticut's Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and Rhode Island's John Chafee.

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Accident on Russian Nuclear Sub Suffocates 20

Posted: 11/09/2008 - The fire safety system on a brand-new Russian nuclear submarine accidentally turned on as the sub was being tested in the Sea of Japan, spewing a gas that suffocated 20 people and sent 21 others to the hospital, officials said Sunday.

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Doctors Fight Cholera Oubreak in Eastern Congo

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Doctors struggled Sunday to contain an outbreak of cholera in a sprawling refugee camp near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma, as renewed fighting ignited fears that patients could scatter and launch an epidemic.

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Transition, Too, For Michelle Obama to First Lady

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Aides say publicly she is not interested in shaping policy or reserving a seat for herself at her husband's decision-making table. She prefers, at least for now, to focus on easing the transition for Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7 — getting them in new schools, settled and comfortable with a new way of life.

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Music Headphones Can Interfere With Heart Devices

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck — even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them.

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