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Did Obama Team Have Contact with Ill. Gov.?

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Barack Obama insists he didn't have any contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or anyone else who might have been scheming to sell the president-elect's U.S. Senate seat.

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Lancet: Dozens Of Nations Inflated Vaccine Numbers

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Dozens of developing countries exaggerated figures on how many children were vaccinated against deadly diseases, which allowed them to get more money from U.N.-sponsored programs, a new study said Friday.

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Report: Mugabe's Cholera Denial Was Sarcasm

Updated: 12/12/2008 - President Robert Mugabe's declaration that there was "no cholera" in Zimbabwe was sarcasm, the state newspaper reported Friday, as the opposition expressed concerns about his remarks on an epidemic that has killed nearly 800 people.

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Forgotten No More: Schools Cater To Transfers

Updated: 12/12/2008 - For many new students, the first-year college experience is an academic and social buffet, a dizzying array of activities and opportunities to herald the passage into adulthood.

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After-School Cuts stir Fears of Kids Home Alone

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Directors of after-school programs around the nation fear the deepening recession will force more children to spend afternoons home alone or on the street as cash-strapped governments slash funding and donations shrink.

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Driving Continues To Decline As Gas Prices Drop

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Drivers clocked 9 billion fewer miles on the nation's roads in October even while gas prices were dropping, suggesting a downturn in driving that began a year ago is attributable to more than just energy costs.

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Oil Prices Fall Below $45; Market Looks to OPEC

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Oil prices fell below $45 a barrel Friday in reaction to news that a $14 billion emergency bailout for U.S. automakers had collapsed in the Senate, raising more fears for the U.S. economy.

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World Markets Plunge as US Auto Bailout Fails

Updated: 12/12/2008 - World stock markets plunged Friday as the U.S. Senate's rejection of a $14 billion deal to rescue Detroit's ailing automakers stoked concerns that the recession in the world's largest economy will be even longer and deeper than projected.

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Bailout Dead, Automakers Search For A Lifeline

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Their efforts in Congress squashed, U.S. automakers are depending upon a reluctant White House to quickly provide a multibillion lifeline to help them avoid imminent collapse.

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FDIC Chief Sheila Bair Sees Housing Pain into 2010

Updated: 12/11/2008 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair says the credit market has to revive and government rescue programs must have time to make an impact. Bair says regulators are bracing for a difficult year ahead.

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Study: Bone Drug Helps Chemo Fight Breast Cancer

Updated: 12/11/2008 - New research adds fresh hope that a drug that strengthens bones might also fight breast cancer. Women who were given the drug, Zometa, as part of their initial treatment had greater tumor shrinkage and were less likely to need radical surgery, according to a preliminary study reported Thursday at a cancer conference in Texas.

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Ex-Nasdaq Chair Arrested on Fraud Charge in NYC

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A former Nasdaq stock market chairman was arrested on a securities fraud charge Thursday, accused of running a fraudulent investment business that lost at least $50 billion before he confessed to senior employees it was a "giant Ponzi scheme," authorities said.

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BofA Plans up to 35,000 Job Cuts in Next 3 Years

Updated: 12/11/2008 - In this Nov. 25, 2008 file photo Pedestrians walk through New York's Times Square under a glowing Bank … NEW YORK – Bank of America Corp. said Thursday it expects to cut 30,000 to 35,000 jobs over the next three years, as it faces a deteriorating economic environment and tries to absorb Merrill Lynch & Co.

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Court Date Set for Clay Center Shooting Suspect

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A preliminary hearing has been set for the man accused in a shooting last week. The Clay County's Sheriff's Office says a tip from a 13 News viewer led to the arrest of 41-year-old Tracy Hackney.

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