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After banning YouTube, military launches TroopTube

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The U.S. military, with help from Seattle startup Delve Networks, has launched a video-sharing Web site for troops, their families and supporters, a year and a half after restricting access to YouTube and other video sites.

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Sirius XM Radio posts $4.88B loss after charge

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Sirius XM Radio Inc. said its loss widened to $4.88 billion in the third quarter after the satellite-radio provider booked a hefty impairment charge related to a drop in the company's stock.

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Gasoline continues plunge; crude tumbles below $60

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations. The price of crude fell again too, hitting a 20-month low.

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Myanmar: Long sentences for democracy advocates

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Courts in military-ruled Myanmar delivered a devastating blow Tuesday to the nation's pro-democracy movement, sentencing two dozen activists to harsh prison terms that will keep them behind bars long past a 2010 election.

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NM teens deny hazing charges

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Six former high school athletes have denied charges they sexually assaulted younger teammates during a hazing incident at a preseason football camp.

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Hawaii's quarter marks end of nationwide program

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Still reveling in the election of the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, the islands marked the issuance of its state quarter - the last in the 50-state quarter program.

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No. 2 Klan group on trial in Ky. teen's beating

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The 28-acre compound that the nation's second-largest Ku Klux Klan outfit calls home features a high gate with armed guards, a stage for the group's annual gatherings and an open field for burning crosses.

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Sheriff to ban deputies from mixing drinking, guns

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The sheriff of Los Angeles County plans to prohibit his off-duty deputies from carrying their guns while drinking because several have been accused in recent years of firing weapons while intoxicated.

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Ice, snow make travel treacherous on Plains

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A layer of ice and nearly a foot of snow made some Nebraska highways treacherous Tuesday, part of a storm system that also interfered with Minnesota schools.

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Mormon comments give gays hope for new Utah laws

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gay-rights activists see opportunities for their cause in Utah thanks to Mormon church officials, who strongly supported California's proposition denying same-sex couples the right to marry but said they did not object to granting those couples certain other rights.

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Emporia Celebrates Veterans Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - It's the birthplace of Veterans Day and after 51 years Emporia still rolls out the red carpet for all Veterans.

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Gasoline continues plunge; crude tumbles below $60

Updated: 11/18/2008 - HOUSTON – Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations.

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Palin says she might run for high office again

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASILLA, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she wouldn't hesitate to run for the presidency in four years if it's God's will, even though she never thought Campaign 2008 would be "as brutal a ride as it turned out to be."

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Most in AP poll confident Obama will fix economy

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – In one of the economy's darkest hours in decades, it looks as if people are taking Barack Obama up on his exhortations for hope and change.

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Consumer spending worries clobber stocks

Updated: 11/18/2008 - NEW YORK – Volatility slammed Wall Street again Tuesday as the reality hit investors that few industries are safe from the consumer spending slump — whether they're building homes, making cars or selling coffee. The Dow Jones industrial average fell about 150 points.

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Obama marks Veterans Day with wreath-laying

Updated: 11/18/2008 - CHICAGO – President-elect Obama honored fallen troops Tuesday by placing a wreath at a memorial and making a Veterans Day pledge to the many Americans who have served in the military.

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Democratic aides: Pelosi supports automakers help

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress likely to convene in the next few days.

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Gasoline Continues Plunge; Crude Tumbles Below $60

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The sign in front of a BP gas station in Brunswick, Ohio shows the price of one gallon of unleaded regular … HOUSTON – Retail gasoline prices dipped for a 17th week since July 4, falling below $2 a gallon in a number of states and approaching $1.50 at some service stations.

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Wistful president salutes veterans in NY ceremony

Updated: 11/18/2008 - NEW YORK – President Bush wistfully saluted the nation's veterans Tuesday as he prepares to hand two ongoing wars over to his successor, saying he'll "miss being the commander in chief of such a fabulous group."

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Democratic Aides: Pelosi Supports Automakers Help

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Democratic aides say Speaker Nancy Pelosi intends to seek legislation to provide relief to the battered auto industry, and wants it done in a post-election session of Congress likely to convene in the next few days.

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Payless Chain to Give Away Shoes Through Charities

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Retailer Payless ShoeSource plans to give out 65,000 reduced-price or free pairs of shoes to children over the next two months through a partnership with local nonprofit organizations.

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U.S. unveils mortgage plan

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Effort focuses on Fannie, Freddie - sets standards for private sector. No direct financial help from U.S.

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