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After years of Bush, Arabs see hope in Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - An Arab news network blared U.S. election coverage in a Cairo hair salon, and the barbers and beauticians watched the images of Barack Obama's victory in amazement. Then it cut to scenes from the latest Israeli-Palestinian violence and the funeral of Gaza fighters.

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Miami Jury Convicts Ex-FBI Agent in 1982 Killing

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Former FBI agent John Connolly was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder for leaking information to Boston mobsters that led to the 1982 shooting death of a gambling executive who also had ties to gangsters.

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Bush sets Oval Office meeting with Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush and Barack Obama on Monday will hold their first substantive talks about the nation's daunting priorities as the transition to a Democratic administration accelerates.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 11/06/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Stocks extend decline as economic woes mount

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Wall Street plunged for a second day, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand and retailers reporting weak sales for October. Concerns about widespread economic weakness sent the major stock indexes down more than 4 percent Thursday, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which tumbled more than 425 points.

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Fenway Park getting more seats, roof repairs

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Boston Red Sox are adding more seats to 96-year-old Fenway Park. The team is working on adding 560 new seats to the Major League's oldest and smallest ballpark. Workers are using jackhammers in the rain Thursday in the lower deck and cranes are on the field as part of another round of offseason renovations.

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Lincoln re-election speech to be auctioned in NYC

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Christie's is auctioning a handwritten copy of the 1864 speech Abraham Lincoln delivered at the White House after being re-elected in the midst of an unpopular Civil War that both he and his opponents believed might cost him his job.

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Rural Arkansas championed foster, adoption ban

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Rural and evangelical voters propelled Arkansas to adopt one of the nation's few bans against unmarried couples becoming foster or adoptive parents.

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Mass. scrambling to adapt to marijuana initiative

Posted: 11/06/2008 - After Massachusetts voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, top law enforcement officials are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to put the law into effect - despite their efforts to defeat it at the polls.

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No charges for ex-NY governor in prostitution case

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Federal prosecutors said Thursday that they will not bring criminal charges against Eliot Spitzer for his role in a prostitution scandal, removing a legal cloud that has surrounded the former governor since his epic downfall eight months ago.

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Wintry conditions wreak havoc in northern Plains

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A wintry blast of punishing wind and more than 3 feet of snow in places pummeled the Northern Plains on Thursday, knocking out power to thousands and forcing highways to close.

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Gay couples disappointed by Calif. marriage ban

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Actor George Takei and longtime partner Brad Altman were the first to receive a marriage license in West Hollywood when a court cleared the way for gay marriage earlier this year. Best known for his role as Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek," Takei on Wednesday was disappointed but philosophical about California voters' decision to yank that right by passing a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to heterosexual couples.

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Schwarzenegger: $4.4B in tax hikes to end deficit

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday proposed $4.4 billion in new taxes and a similar amount in spending cuts to deal with California's worsening fiscal crisis, saying, "We must stop the bleeding."

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Retailers report steep sales declines in October

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The nation's retailers saw their sales plummet last month to the weakest October level since at least 1969, as the financial crisis and mounting layoffs left shoppers too scared to shop.

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Bush sets Oval Office meeting with Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush and Barack Obama on Monday will hold their first substantive talks about the nation's daunting priorities as the transition to a Democratic administration accelerates.

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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Retailers report steep sales declines in October

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The nation's retailers saw their sales plummet last month to the weakest October level since at least 1969, as the financial crisis and mounting layoffs left shoppers too scared to shop.

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Longer-term jobless benefits hit 25-year high

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The number of out-of-work Americans continuing to draw unemployment benefits has surged to a 25-year high, while shoppers turned extra frugal, further proof of the damage from sinking economy, credit problems and financial stresses.

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