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Bloody, then buddies: It's still the American way

Posted: 11/11/2008 - LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) -- The seat of Clinton County sits along a river at the foot of a spectacular mountain range in rural central Pennsylvania. On Election Day, what happened here was a microcosm of American duality: Just 327 votes separated John McCain, who won the county, and Barack Obama, who didn't.

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Gag order in case of boy charged with killing 2

Posted: 11/11/2008 - ST. JOHNS, Ariz. (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy charged in the shooting deaths of his father and another man appeared in handcuffs at a court hearing, drawing tears from some in the audience, and the judge slapped a gag order on the shocking case.

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Police: Slaying of NY immigrant was a hate crime

Posted: 11/11/2008 - YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) -- Seven high school students looking "to beat up some Mexicans" attacked an immigrant from Ecuador on a Long Island street, with one of them fatally plunging a knife into the man's chest during the brawl, police said.

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Dallas nixes 2 proposals to name road for Chavez

Posted: 11/11/2008 - DALLAS (AP) -- An effort to rename one of two Dallas streets for Cesar Chavez failed Monday, but the city plans to find another road to name after the late labor and civil rights activist.

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Exclusive Yellowstone Club files for bankruptcy

Posted: 11/11/2008 - BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Yellowstone Club, an exclusive mountain retreat for the ultra-rich, said it filed for bankruptcy Monday after failing to secure new financing - underscoring that even the elite can't escape the country's current economic troubles.

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Ex-Wash. priest agrees to pay abuse victims $5M

Posted: 11/11/2008 - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A former priest accused in many of the child sex-abuse claims that bankrupted the eastern Washington Catholic diocese has agreed to pay $5 million to victims, who'll likely never be paid.

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Ohio college says employee data posted on Web

Posted: 11/11/2008 - DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A community college in Ohio says the names and Social Security numbers of almost 1,000 employees were inadvertently left open to public view on the Internet for about a year.

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Hawaii's quarter marks end of nationwide program

Posted: 11/11/2008 - HONOLULU (AP) -- 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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Gov't wants to change course of forest experiments

Posted: 11/11/2008 - DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- 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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Sheriff to ban deputies from mixing drinking, guns

Posted: 11/11/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The sheriff of Los Angeles County plans to prohibit his off-duty deputies from carrying their guns while drinking because several have been accused in recent years of firing weapons while intoxicated.

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Warner leads Cardinals to 29-24 win over 49ers

Posted: 11/11/2008 - GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kurt Warner's ageless arm and an improbable goal-line stand at the finish saved the Arizona Cardinals from an ugly loss on a national stage. The Cardinals stopped Michael Robinson up the middle from the 2-yard line as the game ended Monday night to preserve a 29-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.

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World's ugliest dog dies after battle with cancer

Posted: 11/11/2008 - GULFPORT, Fla. (AP) -- A one-eyed, three-legged dog that won the title of world's ugliest pooch this summer has died. The St. Petersburg Times in Florida reports that Gus, a Chinese crested dog, had cancer. He was 9. Gus was rescued from a bad home and went on to win the annual World's Ugliest Dog contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in northern California.

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Ohio College says Employee Data Posted on Web

Posted: 11/11/2008 - A community college in Ohio says the names and Social Security numbers of almost 1,000 employees were inadvertently left open to public view on the Internet for about a year.

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Sheriff to Ban Deputies from Mixing Drinking, Guns

Posted: 11/11/2008 - The sheriff of Los Angeles County plans to prohibit his off-duty deputies from carrying their guns while drinking because several have been accused in recent years of firing weapons while intoxicated.

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'Leave It to Beaver' actor to show at the Louvre

Posted: 11/11/2008 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eat your heart out, Eddie Haskell. Tony Dow, best known as the actor who portrayed The Beav's big brother, Wally, in the '50s TV series "Leave It to Beaver," will have one of his abstract sculptures on display at the Louvre. Several sculptors from the Karen Lynne Gallery - including Dow - will have their works shown at the historic art museum in Paris as part of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts exhibition.

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Aides: Obama Suggested More Help for Auto Industry

Posted: 11/11/2008 - 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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Europe Markets Down ahead of Expected US Sell-off

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Europe's stock markets traded sharply lower Tuesday ahead of expected losses on Wall Street amid concerns about the world economy following downbeat corporate news in the U.S. Asian markets closed sharply lower.

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Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin honor George Carlin

Posted: 11/11/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The late comedian George Carlin - famous for those "Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV" - was honored Monday with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the only award he saw as a legitimate comedy prize.

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Studies: Elderly fare well in open-heart surgery

Posted: 11/11/2008 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- 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. Now more are getting open-heart surgery, with remarkable survival rates rivaling those of much younger people, new studies show.

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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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