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Home that nurtured a star now harbors a calamity

Posted: 10/25/2008 - It was the cradle of Jennifer Hudson's greatest triumphs. It's now the scene of her darkest hour. The Oscar-winning actress and singer has often credited her rise to fame to her upbringing in the impoverished neighborhood on Chicago's South Side where she went to grade school and sang in church.

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Obama and McCain try a little Western swing

Posted: 10/25/2008 - Scrambling to win the West, Democrat Barack Obama mocked John McCain on Saturday for aggressively trying to distance himself from President Bush. McCain touted his Western ties and warned that Obama is a tax-and-spend threat to the nation.

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Christians Feud Over Church of Holy Sepulcher

Posted: 10/25/2008 - Two rival monks are posted at all times in a rooftop courtyard at the site of Jesus' crucifixion: a bearded Copt in a black robe and an Ethiopian sunning himself on a wooden chair, studiously ignoring each other as they fight over the same sliver of sacred space.

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Death Toll Mounts In Yemen Tropical Storm

Posted: 10/25/2008 - Mohammed bin Gohar saw an old woman drowning in flood waters from a deadly tropical storm in southern Yemen, but couldn't save her. He was carrying his two kids and running with his wife to escape the deluge.

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2 Held, Believed Linked To NJ Drive-By Shootings

Posted: 10/25/2008 - Two men were arrested in connection with a series of drive-by shootings that killed two people and wounded one in attacks that further shook a city trying to shed a reputation for gun violence.

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Iraq's Main Sunni Party Suspends Contacts With U.S.

Posted: 10/25/2008 - Iraq's largest Sunni party said Saturday that it has suspended official contacts with American military personnel and civilians after the killing of a man near Fallujah.

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FBI Joins Search For Jennifer Hudson's Nephew

Posted: 10/25/2008 - The FBI joined the search Saturday for the 7-year-old nephew of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, still missing a day after the bodies of Hudson's mother and brother were found in the actress' childhood home.

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Obama and McCain Try A Little Western Swing

Posted: 10/25/2008 - In a scramble to lock up the West, Democrat Barack Obama mocked John McCain on Saturday for trying to distance himself from fellow Republican President Bush. McCain touted his Western ties and countered that Obama is a tax-and-spend threat to the nation.

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Sony Tells Phelps to Stop Song

Posted: 10/25/2008 - The Rev. Fred Phelps' group known for picketing soldiers' funerals around the country has been accused by a music company of violating copyright laws.

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2 Greenhouse Gases on the Rise Worry Scientists

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Carbon dioxide isn't the only greenhouse gas that worries climate scientists. Airborne levels of two other potent gases — one from ancient plants, the other from flat-panel screen technology — are on the rise, too. And that's got scientists concerned about accelerated global warming.

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No Curbs on Wall Street Pay Despite Meltdown

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Despite the Wall Street meltdown, the nation's biggest banks are preparing to pay their workers as much as last year or more, including bonuses tied to personal and company performance.

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Chrysler Slashing 5,000 Jobs as Sale Talk Goes On

Posted: 10/24/2008 - As talks over the potential sale of Chrysler LLC continued, the struggling automaker said Friday that it will slash 25 percent of its salaried work force and make further cuts to deal with a continued downward spiral in U.S. auto sales.

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Overdose Victim Taken from Isiah Thomas' Home

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Authorities were called to the home of former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas, where police said a 47-year-old man was taken to the hospital and treated for an accidental overdose of sleeping pills early Friday morning.

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Christian Right Intensifies Attacks on Obama

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Terrorist strikes on four American cities. Russia rolling into Eastern Europe. Israel hit by a nuclear bomb. Gay marriage in every state. The end of the Boy Scouts.

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