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Iraqis reopen major bridge in Baghdad

Posted: 11/11/2008 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- A bridge linking Sunni and Shiite neighborhoods that was barricaded shut three years ago reopened Tuesday, offering the latest sign of improving security in the Iraqi capital despite near-daily scattered attacks.

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Blood Pressure Gap Leads To Deaths Of 8,000 Blacks

Posted: 11/11/2008 - The lives of nearly 8,000 black Americans could be saved each year if doctors could figure out a way to bring their average blood pressure down to the average level of whites, a surprising new study found.

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Palin says she thought election would be closer

Posted: 11/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she thought the Election Day contest between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain would be closer. But she added that, in retrospect, "it's really not so much a surprise" that Obama's margin of victory was so large.

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Elderly Fare Well In Open-Heart Surgery

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Eighty-year-olds with clogged arteries or leaky heart valves used to be sent home with a pat on the arm from their doctors and pills to try to ease their symptoms.

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Obama to mark Veterans Day with wreath-laying

Posted: 11/11/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- President-elect Obama planned to honor fallen troops Tuesday, taking a short break from his primary task of mapping out his administration to mark Veterans Day.

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Aides: Obama suggested more help for auto industry

Posted: 11/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Obama suggested to President Bush that the administration immediately help struggling U.S. automakers, aides to the Democrat say, in the first face-to-face meeting the pair had since Obama's election victory.

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Citigroup to help at-risk borrowers stay in homes

Posted: 11/11/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup says it is imposing a moratorium on most foreclosures as part of a series of initiatives aimed at helping at-risk borrowers remain in their homes - making Citi the latest big bank to announce sweeping efforts to try to curtail losses from souring mortgages.

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Hawaii's Quarter Marks End Of Nationwide Program

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Still reveling in the election of the first Hawaii-born U.S. president, the islands marked the issuance of its state quarter - the last in the 50-state quarter program.

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Former Taiwan President Led Away In Handcuffs

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Former Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian on Tuesday was led from a prosecutor's office in handcuffs after being questioned for five hours on money-laundering allegations.

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Gov't Wants To Change Course Of Forest Experiments

Posted: 11/11/2008 - For more than a decade, the federal government has spent millions of dollars pumping elevated levels of carbon dioxide into small groups of trees to test how forests will respond to global warming in the next 50 years.

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Europe Markets Follow Asia Down on Economic Fears

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Europe's stock markets opened lower Tuesday following losses in Asia amid mounting concerns about the world economy following downbeat corporate news in the U.S.

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More Housing Worries Send Stock Futures Lower

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Wall Street looked to open lower Tuesday after homebuilder Toll Brothers Inc. said it couldn't project a profit for 2009 and Starbucks Corp. reported earnings missed Wall Street expectations.

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Oil Falls to $60 as China Spending Optimism Wanes

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Oil prices fell to near an 18-month low of $60 a barrel Tuesday as hopes waned that a huge Chinese spending plan will do much to avert a prolonged slowdown in the global economy.

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Kansas Man Killed in Harper County Collision

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A 19-year-old man from Liberal, Kan., has died in a two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 283 in Harper County in far northwestern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Marcos Siprian Delacruz was southbound when his vehicle struck a pickup driven by 48-year-old Tracy Broadbent of Gage.

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Palin Open to Open Doors

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says if there's an open political door for her in four years or eight years, and it's right for her and the country, then she'll ``plow through that door.''

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Central Kansas Volunteers Get 1919 Train Working

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad Association is working to restore a 1919 Baldwin locomotive. They got the train's engine running for the first time in 50 years.

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Highland Park Starts New Lecture Series

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Highland Park High School kicked off the new Farrell Lecture Series Monday evening with author Angela Cervantes. The series is named after retired teacher Ron Farrell. He was recognized at a reception preceding Ms. Cervantes' speech.

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Missing Marine Finally Comes Home

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Marine Lance Corporal Kurt LaPlant was in a helicopter shot down by enemy fire in Vietnam 40 years ago. The military finally positively identified his remains.

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Circuit City Plugs into Bankruptcy Protection

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Getting outhustled by competitions like Best Buy, Circuit City asks the court for bankruptcy protection as it battles to remain open over the holiday shopping season.

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Riley County Celebrates Soaring Scores

Updated: 11/11/2008 - The USD 378 Riley County School Board has approved an extra day off for everyone in the district in the wake of improvements in state test scores. The district's gone from 42-percent making the standard of excellence in '04-05 to 87-percent in '07-'08.

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Deputy Suspended For Using Taser To Wake Inmate

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A Pinellas County detention deputy was suspended for using the sound of his stun gun to try and wake up an inmate. According to an internal affairs report, the deputy thought the crackling sound of his Taser would rouse an inmate on July 27. It did not.

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Armed Bandits Target Man's Jug Of Loose Change

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Police say three armed thieves stormed into a Long Island home to steal a water jug full of loose change. Suffolk County police said the masked suspects descended on the East Patchogue home around 2 a.m. Saturday.

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