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Toy Hall of Fame Points to New Addition: The Stick

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The lowly stick, a universal plaything powered by a child's imagination, landed in the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday along with the Baby Doll and the skateboard.

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Stocks Rise After 2 Days of Heavy Selling

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Buyers returned to Wall Street Friday after two days of heavy losses, mindful of the economy's growing problems but attracted by stocks' lower prices. Analysts said the advance was to be expected as Wall Street experiences a rocky recovery from October's devastating selling.

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Bandleader's Vision For The Blind

Posted: 11/07/2008 - At the Ohio State School for the Blind in Columbus, Ohio, no one sees obstacles - especially not band director Dan Kelly.

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Ex-Fed Guilty In Mob Murder Case

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Former FBI agent John Connolly was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for leaking information to Boston mobsters that led to the 1982 shooting death of a gambling executive who also had ties to gangsters.

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Election Shows Race Gap Between Christians

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The barrier-crossing election of Barack Obama did little to bridge the deep racial divide in American churches. In fact, some clergy say it has only served to underscore their differences.

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Literary Critic John Leonard Dies

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Literary and cultural critic John Leonard, an early champion of Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many other authors, and so consumed and informed by books that Kurt Vonnegut once praised him as "the smartest man who ever lived," died Wednesday night at age 69.

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Craigslist Cracks Down On Prostitution Ads

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Under the watchful eye of law enforcement in 40 states, Craigslist pledged Thursday to crack down on ads for prostitution on its Web sites.

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Dutch outcry over naming giant ship after Nazi

Posted: 11/07/2008 - It ought to be a proud milestone in the Dutch seafaring heritage - the construction of a new ship its owner claims will be the world's largest. But there's one problem: its name.

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Finding Recession-Proof Jobs

Posted: 11/07/2008 - In her new suit, Kim Black has a job interview. She hopes it's a new start, CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann reports. Black was laid off last month for the third time. If Georgia Retina hires her, the eye clinic would pay her to train as a technician.

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No Charges For New York's Ex-Gov. Spitzer

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not bring criminal charges against Eliot Spitzer for his role in a prostitution scandal, removing a legal cloud that has surrounded the former governor since his epic downfall eight months ago.

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French scientists discover new species of gecko

Posted: 11/07/2008 - French scientists say they have discovered a new species of gecko, after hatching an egg 12,000 miles (19,000 kilometers) from its South Pacific island home.

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Irish Cops Find $650M Of Cocaine On Yacht

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Police say that armed officers from Ireland's navy and police have seized an Irish-record haul of cocaine on a yacht and arrested three men.

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Angelou writing a poem about Obama

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Upon his election in 1992, Bill Clinton - affectionately referred to as the nation's first black president - asked Maya Angelou to compose a poem and read it at his inauguration.

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Obama Reaches Out To 9 Key Global Allies

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama accepted congratulations from nine presidents and prime ministers Thursday, returning calls from world leaders who reached out after his presidential victory.

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Names surface for top Obama administration jobs

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials.

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Automakers Seek Their Own Federal Bailout

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The heads of Detroit's automakers asked congressional leaders Thursday for "immediate and necessary funding" to help the troubled auto industry weather an economic crisis.

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Bodies Discovered As Congo Chaos Spreads

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Villagers who fled fighting in this rebel-held town trickled home Thursday to find the bodies of more than a dozen men in civilian clothes in and around mud huts - a sign that the conflict in eastern Congo is spreading.

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Car Impounded After Dog Drives Away From Car Wash

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A dog waiting in a car while at a car wash slipped the vehicle into gear and drove in a loop before the car came to a stop. Pryor police officer Brent Crittenden said the dog's owner was washing the vehicle when the 70-pound pit bull jumped on the dash and somehow shifted the car into reverse.

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Airlines' on-time performance improved in Sept.

Posted: 11/07/2008 - U.S. airlines' on-time performance and baggage handling improved in September, though the carriers overall posted a higher rate of domestic cancellations compared to the same month a year ago, the Transportation Department said Friday.

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Ancient Cave's Clues To Chinese History

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A stalagmite rising from the floor of a cave in China is providing clues to the end of several dynasties in Chinese history.

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Dog breeds Obama family might consider as a pet

Posted: 11/07/2008 - President-elect Obama says a main criterion for his family's first dog would be whether it is hypoallergenic, since his daughter Malia is allergic. Experts say an ideal first dog should also be good with kids and visitors.

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