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Experts question benefit of school time-out rooms

Posted: 10/17/2008 - After failing to finish a reading assignment, 8-year-old Isabel Loeffler was sent to the school's time-out room - a converted storage area under a staircase - where she was left alone for three hours.

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Killer gets life for killing Vt. college student

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The man convicted of killing a Vermont college student after a chance encounter in Burlington has been sentenced to a mandatory life term with no chance for parole.

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Investigation turns to tower in Ill. copter crash

Posted: 10/17/2008 - An investigation into a medical helicopter crash that killed a desperately ill 1-year-old girl and three crew members will include whether a radio tower's lights were on when the aircraft clipped the structure's wire and went down in a suburban Chicago field, authorities said.

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Live from New York, it's Sarah Palin

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to appear on this week's broadcast of "Saturday Night Live," the entertainment show that has featured a popular parody of the Alaska governor by former cast member Tina Fey.

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Experts question benefit of school time-out rooms

Posted: 10/17/2008 - After failing to finish a reading assignment, 8-year-old Isabel Loeffler was sent to the school's time-out room - a converted storage area under a staircase - where she was left alone for three hours.

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Investigation turns to tower in Ill. copter crash

Posted: 10/17/2008 - An investigation into a medical helicopter crash that killed a desperately ill 1-year-old girl and three crew members will include whether a radio tower's lights were on when the aircraft clipped the structure's wire and went down in a suburban Chicago field, authorities said.

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Florida turns into tossup after financial meltdown

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama poured millions of dollars into Florida over the summer but couldn't close in on John McCain's comfortable lead. The Republican didn't flinch, confident the state was trending toward the GOP eight years after it gave George W. Bush the White House.

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Election could decide future of the federal courts

Posted: 10/17/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican Sen. John McCain likes fellow conservative justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama does not think much of Clarence Thomas.

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Stocks decline after lackluster housing data

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Wall Street declined in erratic trading Friday after the government said new home construction dropped by more than expected last month to the lowest pace since early 1991. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 250 points shortly after the open before paring its losses.

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Bomb near north Baghdad mosque kills 3 Shiites

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A bomb planted near a Baghdad mosque killed three Shiite worshippers as they were leaving Friday prayers, officials said, as Iraqi mosques used the Muslim week's holy day to address recent attacks against Christians.

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Bush: Credit thaw 'going to take awhile'

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The government's drastic economic rescue efforts will eventually pay off, President Bush insisted Friday, offering calming words to anxious Americans but no suggestion of a quick revival as Wall Street braced for another wild day.

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$894 Million Deal Ends Pain of Pfizer's Lawsuits

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Drug giant Pfizer Inc. has reached an $894 million deal to end most of the lawsuits over its two prescription pain relievers, the popular Celebrex and a similar drug, Bextra, no longer on the market.

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