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Baby's Death Spurs Recall Of 220,000 Infant Travel Beds

Updated: 11/19/2012 - A children's safety equipment manufacturer has agreed to recall about 220,000 infant travel beds after reports of one infant's death and nine others entrapped or distressed while inside the portable sleep tents.

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Judge to Deny L.A. Churches' Bid for Nativity Scenes

Posted: 11/19/2012 - A Los Angeles federal judge has indicated she will deny a bid by churches to force suburban Santa Monica to reopen spaces in a city park to private displays including Christmas Nativity scenes.

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Multiple Sclerosis Study Uses Nanoparticles To Stop Immune System From Attacking

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Multiple sclerosis is an incurable autoimmune disease, meaning a person's immune system attacks the central nervous system, often causing disability. Now, a new study that scientists are hailing as a breakthrough showed microscopic nanoparticles were able to "stealthily trick" the immune system to stop attacking nerves.

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Unemployment May Trigger Heart Attacks, Study Suggests

Updated: 11/19/2012 - A new study from Duke University researchers finds older American workers who lost a job may be about 20 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack, a percentage that climbs as job losses mount.

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FBI Releases Its Files On Stalin's Daughter

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Newly-declassified documents show the FBI kept close tabs on Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's only daughter after her high-profile defection to the United States in 1967, gathering details from informants about how her arrival was affecting international relations.

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Obama Visits Asia Amid Lingering Issues at Home

Posted: 11/18/2012 - With a second term locked down, President Obama is on his first post-reelection foreign trip to Southeast Asia, where he's expected to recognize emerging nations for their steps toward democracy and to try to strengthen ally support in the face of the United States' looming fellow superpower China.

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French Gourmands Welcome The American Burger

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Remember that old advertising slogan "Where's The Beef?" In French, that translates to "Ou est le Boeuf?" . . . a question we've posed to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris:

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Payments From Aurora Victim Relief Fund Finalized

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Families of those killed and some of the victims wounded in a shooting spree at a movie theater in Aurora in July, will soon receive payments from a charitable fund set up on their behalf, the Colorado governor's office said Friday.

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Rubio's Iowa Visit Sparks 2016 Speculation

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Sen. Marco Rubio said the way to turn around the nation's struggling economy is not to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals, but rather to make "poor people richer" as he visited this politically important state in a trip certain to stoke speculation about Rubio's plans.

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Former Giffords Aide Clinches Re-Election To Her Seat

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz. - the onetime aide to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who was shot alongside her in an assassination attempt nearly two years ago - was re-elected today after his Republican challenger conceded a race that for 10 days had been too close to call, azcentral.com reports.

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Retailers Hope For Good Start On Black Friday

Posted: 11/18/2012 - The pall of the fiscal cliff looms over a holiday shopping season that begins in less than a week. The National Retail Federation has been projecting $586 billion in holiday spending , a four-point one per cent increase over last year. But with America's fiscal future still a question mark, storeowners now are holding their breath.

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Officials: Vets' Float Crossed Track After Signals

Posted: 11/18/2012 - A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, investigators said Saturday.

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Coast Guard: Body Found Near Burned Gulf Oil Rig

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig's owner.

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2 Police Choppers Collide In L.A. Area, 6 Hurt

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Federal officials are investigating a collision involving two police helicopters in the Los Angeles area that left five officers and a civilian with minor injuries.

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Obama: Israel Has "Right To Defend Itself"

Posted: 11/18/2012 - As Israeli airstrikes into Hamas-controlled Gaza expand from government targets into civilian areas, President Obama reiterated his support of Israel's "right to defend itself."

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Judge: No Bond For Kan. Doctor In Abortion Case

Posted: 11/17/2012 - A Kansas doctor won't have to post a bond while appealing the revocation of her medical license over referrals of young patients to the late Dr. George Tiller for late-term abortions.

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