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Regulator Says Hospital Needs Strict Heparin Rules

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A regulatory group told hospitals Wednesday to adopt strict measures to prevent errors involving blood thinners including heparin — mistakes that have been made nearly 60,000 times and led to dozens of deaths in recent years.

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Health Insurance Costs Grow More Gradually In 2008

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The 5 percent increase was comparable to last year's uptick. Overall, premiums for family coverage increased to $12,680 and premiums for single coverage increased to $4,704, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust

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Jimmy Carter says bailout plan is faulty

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry is "extremely faulty," Former President Jimmy Carter said at a Tuesday night town hall-style meeting.

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Witnesses wait at O.J. Simpson's robbery trial

Posted: 09/24/2008 - One by one, jurors in the O.J. Simpson trial are meeting the men who were in the casino hotel room where the former football star is accused of orchestrating the robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.

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13 states protest abortion refusal rule

Posted: 09/24/2008 - - Connecticut and 12 other states are protesting a proposed Bush administration rule that would give stronger job protections to doctors and other health care workers who refuse to participate in abortions because of religious or moral objections.

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Ike-battered Galveston allows residents to return

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thousands of people returned on Wednesday for the first time since their island city was blasted by Hurricane Ike nearly two weeks ago, choosing home over warnings that Galveston is "broken" and infested with germs and snakes.

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Favre uncertain if injured ankle will limit him

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Brett Favre plans to work through his injured left ankle, but was uncertain Wednesday how limited he'd be during practice as he prepares to play in the New York Jets' next game against Arizona.

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Red Sox clinch playoff spot, eliminate Yankees

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are back in the playoffs, thanks to a 5-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night that clinched at least a wild-card berth.

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Clay is gay: Aiken comes out of the closet

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Clay Aiken appears on the cover of the latest People magazine holding his infant son, Parker Foster Aiken, with the headline: "Yes, I'm Gay."

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Stocks fluctuate after Buffett-Goldman deal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Financial markets were tense Wednesday, with stocks fluctuating following investor Warren Buffett's decision to invest $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The credit markets showed added strain as investors await news about the government's plan to rescue banks from crippling debt.

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Iraqi parliament approves provincial elections law

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.

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FBI investigating companies at heart of meltdown

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The FBI is investigating four major U.S. financial institutions whose collapse helped trigger a $700 billion bailout plan by the Bush administration, The Associated Press has learned.

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N. Korea orders UN nuclear inspectors from reactor

Posted: 09/24/2008 - North Korea barred U.N. nuclear inspectors from its main nuclear reactor on Wednesday and within a week plans to reactivate the plant that once provided the plutonium for its atomic test explosion, the chief U.N. nuclear inspector said.

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Poll finds 18 percent of voters persuadable

Posted: 09/24/2008 - With Wall Street in turmoil and the economy hurting, whichever presidential candidate convinces a swath of persuadable voters that he gets it - and can be trusted to lead the country back to fiscal stability - could well win the White House.

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Ike-battered Galveston allows residents to return

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thousands of people returned on Wednesday for the first time since their island city was blasted by Hurricane Ike nearly two weeks ago, choosing home over warnings that Galveston is "broken" and infested with germs and snakes

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Bernanke: Growth hinges on stabilizing markets

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave Congress a grim assessment of the state of the economy Wednesday, saying that business growth hinges on stabilizing troubled financial markets.

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Stocks Fluctuate after Buffett-Goldman Deal

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Financial markets were tense Wednesday, with stocks fluctuating on investor Warren Buffett's decision to invest $5 billion in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. The credit markets showed added strain as investors await news about the government's plan to rescue banks from crippling debt.

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