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Anne Frank's Friend Recalls Intense Girl

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Anne Frank's status as a symbol of the Holocaust has overshadowed the reality of a girl eager to discover the world around her, a close childhood friend said.

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Stranded Whales Die In Southern Australia

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A group of about 80 whales stranded on a remote coastline in southern Australia were battered to death on rocks before rescuers could reach them.

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Washington DUI Smashes 7 Cars In 13 Minutes

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Police say a man driving away from a Spokane bar hit at least seven cars within 13 minutes, including one driven by an off-duty detective, before they arrested him for drunken driving.

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Economy Could Curb Christmas Spending

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The economy could slow down some Christmas spending, meaning Topekans will have to clip coupons and hunt for deals.

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Parents To Toymakers: Cut The Ads

Updated: 11/30/2008 - In a season that inspires earnest letters about toys, one notable batch is being sent not by kids to Santa's workshop, but by parents to the executive suites of real-world toy makers.

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Burress To Plead Not Guilty On Gun Charge

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Plaxico Burress' lawyer said Sunday he was advised that the New York Giants' star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.

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Police Eying Wal-Mart Trample Video

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Police were reviewing video from surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify who trampled to death a Wal-Mart worker after a crowd of post-Thanksgiving shoppers burst through the doors at a suburban store and knocked him down.

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Shuttle Endeavour Lands Safely At California

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Diverted by stormy weather at the space shuttle's primary landing strip in Florida, Endeavour and its seven astronauts streaked towards a picture perfect landing in sunny California.

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Autoworker chief pleads for government aid

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The head of the United Auto Workers made a public plea Sunday for government help for U.S. carmakers as the Big Three put the final touches on stabilization plans to submit to Congress.

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Obama to name 4 more Cabinet posts

Updated: 11/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama plans to announce longtime advisers and political foes alike as his picks for top administration jobs at a Monday news conference, nominating one-time political nemesis Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

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Union: Wal-Mart Death Preventable

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The death of a temporary Wal-Mart worker trampled by customers amid frantic Black Friday shopping could have been avoided, the union that represents retail workers said Saturday.

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Commandos Faced Uncertain Conditions

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Knowing next to nothing about what they might encounter in the dark recesses of the hotel, Indian Army commandos decided to go back in -- and were met by terrorists firing mercilessly, throwing grenades and continuously switching positions.

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Economy Paves Way For Engineered Crops

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Zeng Yawen's outdoor laboratory in the terraced hills of southern China is a trove of genetic potential — rice that thrives in unusually cool temperatures, high altitudes or in dry soil; rice rich in calcium, vitamins or iron.

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Obama to name 4 more Cabinet posts

Updated: 11/30/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama plans to announce longtime advisers and political foes alike as his picks for top administration jobs at a Monday news conference, nominating one-time political nemesis Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.

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51 Protestors Injured in Bangkok

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Attackers set off explosions at anti-government protest sites Sunday, wounding 51 people and raising fears of widening confrontations in Thailand's worst political crisis in decades, which has strangled its economy and shut down its main airports.

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China pledges to fight AIDS discrimination

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Chinese health authorities and the U.N. AIDS agency pledged to fight discrimination against people with the disease in China with the unveiling Sunday of a massive red ribbon, the symbol of AIDS awareness, at the Olympic Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

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India terror begins with corpses on train platform

Updated: 11/30/2008 - 9:21 p.m. Wednesday, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus -- Two young men walk casually through Mumbai's main railway station, a worn Victorian hulk bustling with late commuters heading home, scurrying past small food stands and juice bars and vendors selling newspapers.

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"Four Christmases" Tops Box Office

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Thanksgiving weekend movie crowds gobbled up the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn holiday comedy "Four Christmases," which debuted at No. 1 with $31.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Calm returns to Nigerian city after deadly clashes

Updated: 11/30/2008 - After two days of mob violence, an uneasy calm returned Sunday to this central Nigerian town. Women with plastic buckets ventured out in search of water and many of the dead were buried.

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51 protesters wounded in Bangkok explosions

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Attackers set off explosions at anti-government protest sites Sunday, wounding 51 people and raising fears of widening confrontations in Thailand's worst political crisis in decades, which has strangled its economy and shut down its main airports.

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Wash. biologist hazes swans away from deadly lead

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Years of collecting dead carcasses and examining lead-poisoned livers have convinced Mike Smith of this: to save Pacific Coast trumpeter swans, he has to haze them.

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Ukraine First Lady Tours Hospital

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The first lady of Ukraine says she wants to develop cooperation between hospitals in her country and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Group seeks Pickens' wife's help to save rangeland

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Conservationists are looking to the wife of Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens to help push for federal reforms that they say will help thousands of wild horses and save rangeland in the West.

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