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Meltdown fallout: some parents rethink toy-buying

Updated: 11/29/2008 - 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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Kansas 'Pill Mill' Nurse Alleges Abuse in Jail

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Attorneys for a Kansas nurse accused with her husband of running a ``pill mill'' linked to 58 accidental overdose deaths says she's facing abuse in jail.

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Astronauts ready, but weather 'iffy' for landing

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Their work in orbit accomplished, space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts got the green light Saturday to return to Earth, but were warned "pretty iffy" weather at the main landing site could send them across the country or keep them up an extra day.

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Lawrence Man Dead in Accident

Updated: 11/29/2008 - The vehicle, a 1984 Chevy was heading south on Ousdahl when it left the east side of the road and hit a tree head on.

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Mumbai Terror Rage Ends After 60 Hours, 195 Dead

Updated: 11/29/2008 - A 60-hour terror rampage across India's financial capital ended Saturday when commandos killed the last three gunmen holed up in a luxury hotel engulfed in flames. At least 195 people died.

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A President Named Obama Changes The Name Game

Updated: 11/29/2008 - Zenas Ackah has heard it all his life: What kind of name is that? You must not be from here. You must be foreign. Actually, no. Born in the United States, the 22-year-old college senior with the Greek first name and the Ghanian last name grew up in Philadelphia.

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Holiday icon fights slowdown by 'tweeting,' texting

Updated: 01/14/2010 - LOGANVILLE, Georgia (CNN) -- Jerrye Lail's heart attack took her by surprise, but when overwhelming medical bills forced her and her husband, Dan, to ask for help from the Salvation Army, that was a real stunner.

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Native Americans still fighting ignorance at Plimoth

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PLIMOTH PLANTATION, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Modern-day pilgrims to Plimoth Plantation have much curiosity about life in the re-creation of an English village from the 1600s and a Native American homesite. But some of the thousands of people who visit daily to get a glimpse of how the first colonials existed and created the Thanksgiving tradition bring with them misconceptions about the Native people.

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Junk-bond king among those seeking Bush pardon

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Some high-profile convicts past and present are among more than 2,000 people asking President George W. Bush to pardon them or commute their prison sentences before he leaves office.

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Sought: Wal-Mart shoppers who trampled NY worker

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – 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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Witnesses: Fatal shooting followed toy store brawl

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PALM DESERT, Calif. – The shooting occurred in a crowded toy store on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, but authorities say it wasn't related to the bargain-hunting frenzy. Instead, two men pulled guns and killed each other after the women with them erupted into a bloody brawl, witnesses said.

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FDA sets melamine standard for baby formula

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Two months ago, federal food regulators said they were unable to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula. Now, however, they found a way to settle on a standard that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product.

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OPEC ends Cairo meeting without new output cuts

Updated: 01/14/2010 - CAIRO, Egypt – OPEC ended a hastily convened meeting in Cairo Saturday without announcing new output cuts, despite the steep drop in crude prices and the threat it poses to member governments' national budgets.

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Bush: US stands behind India in wake of attacks

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Saturday pledged full U.S. support to India as it investigates the deadly terrorist attacks in Mumbai, saying the killers "will not have the final word."

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Mumbai terror rage ends after 60 hours, 195 dead

Updated: 01/14/2010 - MUMBAI, India – A 60-hour terror rampage across India's financial capital ended Saturday when commandos killed the last three gunmen holed up in a luxury hotel engulfed in flames. At least 195 people died.

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