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Battered Galveston ready to rebuild after Ike

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The eight-pointed star on the wall outside Trey Click's office marks it as a "survivor." The squat, orange building withstood the ravages of the 1900 hurricane, which nearly flattened this barrier island city and still stands as the nation's deadliest natural disaster.

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Black fraternal society rediscovered in Barbados

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The history of the Mosaic Templars was believed to have drawn to a close in the 1930s, when the Great Depression swallowed one of the largest benevolent societies for blacks in the nation and likely the world.

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Algae Floating on Lake Erie

Posted: 09/20/2008 - Giant floating fields of algae are back in strength this year on Lake Erie and scientists are trying to figure out why.

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Palestinians Despairing Of Independence Effort

Posted: 09/20/2008 - Prominent Palestinians are lighting a fire under Israel's feet by proposing a peace in which there would be no separate Palestine and Israel, but a single state with equal rights for all.

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China Seeks Public Trust Amid Milk Scandal

Posted: 09/20/2008 - China's leaders scrambled Saturday to contain public dismay over widespread contamination of milk supplies, castigating local officials for negligence while moving to tamp down criticism of the government's response.

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ANC Forces South African President Mbeki To Resign

Posted: 09/20/2008 - President Thabo Mbeki bowed to heavy pressure from his own party to resign Saturday, tossed to the sidelines of the economic powerhouse he built up as punishment for allegedly abusing his power in trying to quash a popular rival.

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Paulson Oversees Historic Government Intervention

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The man behind the Bush administration's sweeping intervention in the U.S. financial system is a former Goldman Sachs executive who came to Washington two years ago hoping to streamline regulation of the financial services sector.

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As Fares And Fees Rise, Passengers Want Service

Posted: 09/20/2008 - On a recent rainy day at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a suitcase bound for Colorado Springs, Colo., lay on the ground outside a terminal under a maze of American Airlines conveyor belts that ferry bags to and from nearby planes.

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Judge Says Lehman Can Sell Units To Barclays

Posted: 09/20/2008 - A bankruptcy judge decided just after midnight Saturday that Lehman Brothers can sell its investment banking and trading businesses to Barclays, the first major step to wind down the nation's fourth-largest investment bank.

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Economists See Financial Bailout As Necessary

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The economy could suffer a massive hangover from the government's efforts to rescue the financial system in the form of a soaring debt burden. But the alternatives look infinitely worse.

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Bush Team, Congress Negotiate $700B Bailout

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Bush administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as negotiations began on the largest bailout since the Great Depression.

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4 killed in SC plane crash; drummer, DJ injured

Updated: 09/20/2008 - Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

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Bush team, Congress negotiate $700B bailout

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Bush administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as negotiations began on the largest bailout since the Great Depression.

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Katrina Refugees Make Homes In Topeka

Posted: 09/20/2008 - Hurricane Katrina refugees have been in Topeka for three years. Some look back and cry, some laugh, and many have accepted the Capital City as their home.

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Rangel Calls Palin "Disabled"

Posted: 09/20/2008 - House Democrat Charlie Rangel, already in hot water over an ethics probe, has caused contrversy, calling Sarah Palin "disabled."

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EPA Reaches Agreement on Federal Pesticide Rules Violations

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Southeast office of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Region 4) has settled an administrative penalty case against E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company (Dupont) and Griffin LLC Valdosta, GA (Griffin) for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

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