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Suzuki planning to cut jobs in Hungary

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The Hungarian subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp. is planning to cut around 1,200 jobs at its local car plant, an official said Friday.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Departs Space Station

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven have left the international space station. The space shuttle undocked from the space station Friday morning, ending a 12-day visit that left the orbiting complex with more modern and deluxe living quarters.

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Flashpoint Sudan town tense months after battle

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The dirt roads are still lined with burned huts, and many of the scattered residents say they are too frightened to return and rebuild, half a year after north and south Sudanese forces battled over this small town, claimed by both sides in an oil-rich flashpoint region.

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India blames "elements" in Pakistan for attacks

Updated: 11/28/2008 - India pointed the finger of blame at Pakistan on Friday, saying preliminary investigations into the bloody attacks on its commercial capital showed that "some elements" inside the rival nation were responsible.

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US Sends FBI Agents to India to Investigate Attack

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The government ordered FBI agents Friday to fly to India to investigate the bloody Mumbai attacks that killed at least five Americans. U.S. citizens still in the city were warned their lives remain at risk.

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FDA Sets Safe Level for Melamine in Infant Formula

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Federal regulators set a safety threshold Friday for the industrial chemical melamine that is greater than the amount of contamination found so far in U.S.-made infant formula.

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Hariri tribunal expected to start on March 1

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he expects the international tribunal that will prosecute suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to start operating on March 1, 2009.

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Business up For Electric Car Conversions

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Times are tough for big automakers trying to stay afloat in a cantankerous economy, but Wayne Alexander has his hands full keeping up with demand for his cars.

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The Fed Boosted Emergency Loans to Banks and Firms

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The Federal Reserve boosted its lending to commercial banks and investment firms over the past week, indicating that a severe credit crisis was still squeezing the financial system.

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Plumes Spewing from Saturn Moon May Contain Water

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Astronomers looking at the spectacular supersonic plumes of gas and dust shooting off one of Saturn's moons say there are strong hints of liquid water, a key building block of life.

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Ill. family thanks employees with surprise bonuses

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Even though employees at the Peer Bearing Co. no longer work for the Spungen family that recently sold the Waukegan-based ball bearings maker, they still received a turkey each this Thanksgiving in keeping with tradition.

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Expert: Small Ark. Earthquakes Could be Warning

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A series of small earthquakes that rattled central Arkansas in recent weeks could be a sign of something much bigger to come. By this weekend, seismologists hope to install three measurement devices to gather data about future temblors in the area.

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DNA ties suspect in Ark. anchor slaying to rape

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Forensic evidence gathered at the home of a slain television anchorwoman led police to a man now also suspected of raping a school teacher in eastern Arkansas, officials said Friday.

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Thief Uses Lubricant to Swipe Ring on Woman's Hand

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Police said a thief used a Vaseline-like lubricant to swipe an expensive ring off an elderly woman's hand in broad daylight. Authorities said two men bumped 80-year-old Helen Artim's car, then asked her to open her trunk to check for damage.

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Space Shuttle Undocks from Space Station

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven departed the international space station on Friday, ending a 12-day visit that left the orbiting complex with more modern and deluxe living quarters for bigger crews.

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Group urges humane treatment of stray dogs in Iraq

Updated: 11/28/2008 - An animal rights group is urging Iraqi authorities to find better ways to eliminate stray dogs after 200 of them were killed in Baghdad this week by poisoned meat and rifles.

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Patients Treat Serious Illness as Laughing Matter

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The off-color jokes flew around the room. As the anecdotes got bawdier, the laughter intensified. Some recited from memory, others read from notebooks they brought along.

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Space shuttle undocks from space station

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven departed the international space station on Friday, ending a 12-day visit that left the orbiting complex with more modern and deluxe living quarters for bigger crews.

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Iraq's PM may be weakened by dealmaking over pact

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Parliament's approval of a security pact with the U.S. has propelled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into a position of strength unsurpassed among Iraqi political leaders since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Black Friday Shoppers Out in Force, But Cautious

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Shoppers, who had snapped their wallets shut since September, turned out in force Friday to grab early morning deals and hard-to-find items like Elmo Live and the "Wii Fit" exercise game, but many said worries about the economy have them focusing on fewer gifts and less expensive, more practical items.

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