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Doctors Fight Cholera Oubreak in Eastern Congo

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Doctors struggled Sunday to contain an outbreak of cholera in a sprawling refugee camp near Congo's eastern provincial capital of Goma, as renewed fighting ignited fears that patients could scatter and launch an epidemic.

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Transition, Too, For Michelle Obama to First Lady

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Aides say publicly she is not interested in shaping policy or reserving a seat for herself at her husband's decision-making table. She prefers, at least for now, to focus on easing the transition for Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7 — getting them in new schools, settled and comfortable with a new way of life.

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Music Headphones Can Interfere With Heart Devices

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck — even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them.

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Asphalt Shortage Delays Road Repairs Nationwide

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Expect a bumpier drive. An asphalt shortage is delaying road maintenance projects in communities nationwide. Asphalt is becoming scarce as U.S. refiners overhaul their equipment to maximize output of highly profitable fuels such as diesel and gasoline, using inexpensive — and hard to process — crude oil.

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Obama to Use Executive Orders For Immediate Impact

Posted: 11/09/2008 - President-elect Obama plans to use his executive powers to make an immediate impact when he takes office, perhaps reversing Bush administration policies on stem cell research and domestic drilling for oil and natural gas.

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Indonesia Security Tight After Executions

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Indonesia boosted security Sunday after three Islamic militants were executed for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. Emotional supporters thronged ambulances carrying their caskets through narrow streets, some shouting "God is great!" while calling for revenge.

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Cuba, In The Wake Of Paloma

Posted: 11/09/2008 - The first pictures coming out of Santa Cruz del Sur, where late-season Hurricane Paloma made landfall Saturday evening as a Category 3 storm, reveal a cat’s cradle of wooden beams and bricks - all that is left of this city of some 10,000 people.

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Cholesterol Drug May Cut Heart Attack Risk

Posted: 11/09/2008 - People with low cholesterol and no big risk for heart disease dramatically lowered their chances of dying or having a heart attack if they took the cholesterol pill Crestor, a large study found.

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'Madagascar' roars with $63.5 million weekend

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Families herded into movie theaters for another trek with stranded zoo animals as the animated sequel "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" led the weekend with a $63.5 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Transition, too, for Michelle Obama to first lady

Posted: 11/09/2008 - She's been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy, is every bit as high-powered as Hillary Rodham Clinton was and has praised Laura Bush's calm and rational approach to issues.

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Ariz. town offers support for accused boy's family

Posted: 11/09/2008 - People in this small, tight-knit community are reeling from the killing of a well-liked man police say was shot by his own 8-year-old son, and they will likely turn out in droves for his funeral.

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Carolyn Campbell Makes Kansas History

Posted: 11/09/2008 - On the same day President-Elect Barack Obama was making headlines for breaking the color barrier, one Kansas woman was doing the same, right here in the Sunflower State.

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China announces $586 billion stimulus plan

Posted: 11/09/2008 - China announced a $586 billion stimulus package Sunday in its biggest move to stop the global financial crisis from hitting the world's fourth-largest economy.

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Monks brawl at Christian holy site in Jerusalem

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Israeli police rushed into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two clergyman after an argument between monks erupted into a brawl next to the site of Jesus' tomb.

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Obama reviews Bush orders on stem cells, drilling

Posted: 11/09/2008 - President-elect Obama's transition chief said Sunday the incoming administration is looking to reverse President Bush's executive orders on stem cell research, oil and gas drilling and other matters.

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Democrats want Bush to help ailing automakers

Posted: 11/08/2008 - Democratic leaders in Congress asked the Bush administration on Saturday to provide more aid to the struggling auto industry, which is bleeding cash and jobs as sales have dropped to their lowest level in a quarter-century.

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Powerful Hurricane Paloma strikes storm-weary Cuba

Posted: 11/08/2008 - Powerful Hurricane Paloma slammed into southern Cuba on Saturday as authorities scrambled to move hundreds of thousands of people to safer ground and protect crops on an island still reeling from two other storms.

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Russian navy: sub accident kills more than 20

Posted: 11/08/2008 - An accident aboard a nuclear-powered Russian navy submarine doing a test run in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday killed more than 20 people, the navy said.

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Priest: Slain dad had taught boy, 8, to use guns

Posted: 11/08/2008 - A man who police believe was shot and killed by his 8-year-old son had consulted a Roman Catholic priest about whether the boy should handle guns and had taught him how to use a rifle, the clergyman said Saturday.

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