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Decades Later, Fire Scars Remain

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The disaster threw the city into mourning and brought messages of condolence from around the world, including from Pope John XXIII and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

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NZ won't quickly rescue hurt whalers, protesters

Updated: 11/30/2008 - New Zealand will not be able to quickly rescue anyone who gets lost or hurt if clashes erupt between animal rights activists and Japanese whalers off the north Antarctic coast, the foreign minister said Saturday.

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150 whales die in stranding in Australia

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A group of 150 whales that became stranded on a remote coastline in southern Australia were battered to death on rocks before rescuers could save them.

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Deer Die Jumping Into Roadway

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Police in Indiana say five deer that wandered onto a highway overpass have jumped to their deaths on Interstate 69, one of them crashing through a tractor-trailer's windshield.

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Wizard of Oz Festival Cancelled

Updated: 11/30/2008 - An annual Wizard of Oz festival that once attracted 75,000 fans of the classic film to see the actors who played Munchkins has been cancelled, its organizers announced Friday.

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High School Survey Shows Cheating, Stealing

Updated: 11/30/2008 - In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.

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Late Students Can Get Transit Notes

Updated: 11/30/2008 - People late for school or work because of New York City subway delays can get notes from the transit agency to give to their teachers or bosses.

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Is Gay the New Black?

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Gay is the new black, say the protest signs and magazine covers, casting the gay marriage battle as the last frontier of equal rights for all.

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Obama To Name Ambassador, AG Monday

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A Democratic official says President-elect Barack Obama plans to name his picks for U.N. ambassador, attorney general and homeland security secretary at a news conference Monday.

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Police: Militant Group Behind Terror Attacks

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The only gunman captured by police after a string of attacks on Mumbai told authorities he belonged to the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, a senior police officer said Sunday.

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Shuttle Landing Re-Routed

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Dangerously high wind and a stormy sky prevented space shuttle Endeavour from returning to its home base in Florida on Sunday, and NASA ordered the astronauts to take a detour and land in sunny California.

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Man Grateful For Pardon

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Twelve years after pleading guilty to federal charges in the deaths of three bald eagles, Leslie Collier learned his name was cleared: He was pardoned by President George W. Bush.

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Plea Deal Offered to 8-Year-Old Suspect

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to an 8-year-old boy charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and another man in their eastern Arizona home, court records show.

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Swiss Program To Give Addicts Heroin

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A pioneering Swiss program to give addicts government-authorized heroin was overwhelmingly approved Sunday by voters who simultaneously rejected the decriminalization of marijuana.

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Lawrence Author Doubts JFK Assassination

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Brian Edwards says he never believed gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole person responsible for the killing. The book, ``Beyond the Fence Line,'' tells the story of one of the eyewitnesses.

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Obama Set To Introduce Clinton Monday

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A deal with Bill Clinton over his post-White House work helped clear the way for Hillary Rodham Clinton to join President-elect Barack Obama's national security team as secretary of state, reshaping a once-bitter rivalry into a high-profile strategic and diplomatic union.

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Some Say AIDS Funding Needs to be Reduced

Updated: 11/30/2008 - As World AIDS Day is marked on Monday, some experts are growing more outspoken in complaining that AIDS is eating up funding at the expense of more pressing health needs.

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Online retailers ramp up deals to capture dollars

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Online retailers are ramping up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during the crucial Thanksgiving weekend and "Cyber Monday" - but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth.

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