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Social workers boosting expertise on money woes

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Against the backdrop of the economic meltdown, a movement is building within the ranks of America's social workers to make their profession more adept at helping clients overcome financial woes.

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18-year-old abandoned under Neb. safe-haven law

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Police say a woman has abandoned her 18-year-old daughter at a hospital, saying she can't control the girl, in what may be the latest use of Nebraska's unique safe-haven law.

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Troubled half-century of urban renewal in SF

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Holding her cane and shuffling carefully down the sidewalk in the city's Jazz Preservation District, 88-year-old Leola King stopped and looked at the words stamped in concrete: Leola King's Birdcage, 1505 Fillmore.

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Cardinal urges Catholic lawmakers to follow faith

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The head of the nation's Roman Catholic bishops says Catholic lawmakers should follow their faith when setting public policy under a new presidential administration.

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GOP a dying breed in New England

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A generation ago the Republican Party was the dominant political force in New England, populating the region's congressional delegations with moderates like Connecticut's Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and Rhode Island's John Chafee.

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Churches across America reflect on Obama election

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama's election, with congregrants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens.

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Protests sweep across Calif. on post-Prop 8 Sunday

Posted: 11/10/2008 - On the first Sunday after a gay marriage ban passed in California, activists rallied in defiance, including hundreds of protesters outside an Orange County megachurch whose pastor brought Barack Obama and John McCain together last summer for a "faith forum."

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Ariz. boy accused in slayings to appear in court

Posted: 11/10/2008 - An 8-year-old boy is due in court Monday to face two counts of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his father and a friend, a hearing on the same day mourners were to gather for a funeral.

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Farrakhan says Obama draws a 'oneness of spirit'

Posted: 11/10/2008 - After months of silence about his support for Barack Obama, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said in an address Sunday that the new president-elect has a God-given capacity to handle any burdens he'll face as the nation's leader.

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Nurse in Times Square war photo reunites with Navy

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A 90-year-old who says she's the woman being kissed by a sailor in Times Square in one of World War II's most famous photographs reunited in town with the Navy on Sunday - days before she is to serve as grand marshal of the city's Veterans Day parade.

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Titans keep winning, Lions keep losing

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The status quo remained unchanged. The surging Tennessee Titans keep winning, and the listless Detroit Lions keep losing. Kerry Collins threw for 289 yards and two touchdowns, and Tennessee beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 Sunday to stay perfect through nine games - despite rushing for just 20 yards, a franchise-low for a team that had been third in the league.

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Man questioned in Hudson case to stay in prison

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A parole review official on Monday refused to release the convicted felon questioned in the killings of Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, after a witness reported seeing him with a gun similar to the one used in the slayings.

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Courthouse shooter's death penalty trial begins

Posted: 11/10/2008 - ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- The penalty phase has begun to determine whether Brian Nichols should live or die for killing four people in a 2005 shooting rampage that began at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Government provides record aid package to AIG

Posted: 11/10/2008 - In a record bailout of a private company, the government on Monday provided a new $150 billion financial-rescue package to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including $40 billion for partial ownership.

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Obama planning US trials for Guantanamo prisoners

Posted: 11/10/2008 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.

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Deutsche Post to cut 9,500 jobs in US

Posted: 11/10/2008 - German mail and logistics company Deutsche Post AG will cut 9,500 jobs at its DHL unit in the U.S. and eliminate U.S.-only domestic express shipping by land and air, the company said Monday, citing heavy losses and fierce competition.

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Black churchgoers celebrate, give thanks for Obama's win

Posted: 11/10/2008 - RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- Pastor Shirley Caesar-Williams opened her sermon Sunday at Mount Calvary Word of Faith Church with a prayer of thanks for the election of Barack Obama -- at the risk of her flock getting "more excited over this than you do over the word."

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New Iraq pact rules out US troops past 2011

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The proposed U.S.-Iraqi security pact removes language authorizing Iraq to ask U.S. soldiers to stay beyond 2011 and bans cross-border attacks from Iraqi soil, according to a copy of the draft obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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New Iraq Pact Rules Out US Troops Past 2011

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The proposed U.S.-Iraqi security pact removes language authorizing Iraq to ask U.S. soldiers to stay beyond 2011 and bans cross-border attacks from Iraqi soil, according to a copy of the draft obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

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More Voting Problems in Crawford Co.

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Then officials found another glitch while testing all county machines on Saturday. The problem was with a machine that recorded votes in Arma and could affect the outcome of a local sales tax question.

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Legendary singer Makeba dies after collapsing on stage

Posted: 11/10/2008 - JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after collapsing on stage in Italy. She was 76.

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Study: Cholesterol drugs could help those with healthy levels

Posted: 11/10/2008 - (CNN) -- Healthy men and women with good cholesterol levels could significantly reduce their risk of heart disease by taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, better known as statins, according to a study released Sunday.

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2 explosions in northern Baghdad kill at least 28

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Monday in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls, with both blasts killing at least 28 people and wounding 68 others, authorities said.

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