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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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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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