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Gap's 3Q profits edge up 3.4 percent on cost cuts

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – Apparel chain Gap Inc. reported Thursday that its third-quarter profit rose 3.4 percent as cost-cutting efforts like inventory control offset a sales slump. The company also affirming its profit guidance for the full year.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac halting foreclosures

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures for about 16,000 households during the holiday season.

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Experts: Interrogation of boy, 8, 'out of bounds'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- The third-grader's legs dangle at times from an overstuffed chair as he answers the questions of two female police officers. His manner and voice are casual, even helpful, but his words are shocking.

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Deadline Looms for Christmas Bureau

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The deadline is looming for family to register for the Christmas bureau. The program connects private adopters with qualifying families to help with holiday meals and gifts.

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Bail denied Pa. woman accused of killing FBI agent

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PITTSBURGH – A judge denied bail on Thursday for a woman accused of killing an FBI agent during a drug raid that led to her husband's arrest on cocaine-dealing charges.

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U.S. opens food safety office in China after scares

Updated: 01/14/2010 - BEIJING, China (CNN) -- The first foreign office of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened Wednesday in Beijing after an influx of contaminated Chinese food and drug imports to the United States.

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DC transit system expects inaugural crowds

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – The Washington area's transit system is warning that passengers should expect packed railcars and buses and extraordinarily long lines on Inauguration Day.

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Water Main Break Closes Roadway

Updated: 11/20/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a road closure do to a water main break that occurred Thursday morning.

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Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet

Updated: 01/14/2010 - COVINGTON, La. – A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn — hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

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Gates seen more likely to stay as Pentagon chief

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – What Robert Gates once called "inconceivable to me" — his remaining as defense secretary beyond Inauguration Day — is looking a bit more conceivable to the rest of Washington.

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Attorney: Tampa trial puts Gotti at a disadvantage

Updated: 01/14/2010 - TAMPA, Fla. – Making John A. "Junior" Gotti stand trial on racketeering charges in Tampa instead of New York would be like "cutting off the supplies he needs to fight the fight," his attorney told a federal judge Thursday. Charles Carnesi, attorney for the New York Mafia scion, argued that a Tampa trial would be a "crushing burden" for Gotti and his family and make it difficult to get already reluctant defense witnesses to testify.

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Saudi prince to boost stake in Citigroup

Updated: 01/14/2010 - Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the embattled bank's largest individual shareholder, is raising his stake back to 5%; but stock continues to plunge.

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'Precious Doe's' stepfather sentenced to life

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- The stepfather of a 3-year-old girl, known as Precious Doe after her body and severed head were discovered four years ago, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for killing the girl.

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Dog hits controls, drives van into coffee house

Updated: 01/14/2010 - ST. JAMES, N.Y. – A dog left inside a running van put the vehicle in drive, causing it to crash into a Long Island coffee house. Suffolk County police said no one was injured in the incident, which damaged the glass window and some patio furniture at Cool Beanz coffee shop in St. James.

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Octogenarian charged with dealing pain pills

Updated: 01/14/2010 - FAIRBANKS, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities arrested an 81-year-old man who illegally sold powerful prescription pain relievers. The arrest followed a raid on a home Monday by the Alaska Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Enforcement.

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Walters on flak from 'some people': 'I resent it'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – Friction keeps obstructing "The View." While she never mentioned Rosie O'Donnell by name, it was clear who Barbara Walters was referring to when she opened Thursday's show by complaining about "some people who have done this show" who criticize the daytime gabfest after leaving.

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Stocks tumble to 5-year lows, led by financials

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – Stocks have plunged again to levels not seen in more than five years as hopes fade that lawmakers will soon put together an aid package for U.S. automakers.

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Looking for hope in the ashes

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Seven-year-old Jonathan Reyes sank his hands deep into his jeans pocket as anxiety wrinkled his face. He swallowed hard, twisted and turned nervously.

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Red Sea nations condemn pirates, vow action

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Red Sea nations in the Arab League met in Egypt's capital on Thursday to coordinate a common strategy against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia.

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AP NewsBreak: Eatery in E. coli outbreak to reopen

Updated: 01/14/2010 - TULSA, Okla. – State health officials and a northeastern Oklahoma restaurant at the center of this summer's deadly E. coli outbreak have signed an agreement to reopen the eatery, even though officials have never pinpointed the source of the contamination.

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