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    September 24, 2010

    1950s pop singer Eddie Fisher dies at age 82

    Marriages to Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor took a toll on his legacy as a singer.

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    September 24, 2010

    Wife of William ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ Boyd dies at age 97

    Grace Bradley Boyd gave up her own acting career to devote herself to her movie actor husband.

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    September 24, 2010
    Teresa Lewis

    Virginia executes first woman in 5 years

    Some objected to lethal injection for Teresa Lewis, who had her husband and stepson killed for money.

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    September 24, 2010

    Salmon just one round in genetic food fight

    Scientists say it's safe to eat, but should we? Skeptics aside, engineered foods are here to stay -- for better or worse.

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    September 24, 2010

    High-risk diabetes drug being limited, withdrawn

    GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia, once the world’s best-selling diabetes drug, will be withdrawn from the market in Europe and sales will be limited in the United States because of an increased risk of heart attacks, regulators said in decisions announced almost simultaneously. Glaxo will stop promoting the drug in all countries in which it operates, the company […]

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    September 24, 2010
    John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Mike Pence

    House Republicans roll out list of promises

    Their 'Pledge to America' could appeal to tea partiers and independents as midterm elections loom.

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    September 24, 2010

    Democrats to delay vote on tax cuts

    Senate leaders say tax breaks for the middle class will be extended before they expire at year's end.

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    September 24, 2010

    Mitchell leads mediation effort in Middle East talks

    At issue is the 10-month-old Israeli slowdown on settlement building, which is due to expire Sunday.

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    September 24, 2010

    Obituaries

    LONDON Geoffrey Burgon, composer for film and TV, dies at 69 Geoffrey Burgon, the composer whose soundtrack for the television production of “Brideshead Revisited” became a hit recording, has died at age 69, his publisher said. Burgon also contributed to Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” and produced music for “Dr. Who,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy,” […]

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    September 24, 2010

    Official’s lurid texting drew no reprimand

    MADISON, Wis. – Pressure built Thursday for regulators to explain why they failed to sanction a Wisconsin prosecutor who admitted sending sexually charged text messages to a domestic abuse victim. The Office of Lawyer Regulation and the Wisconsin Crime Victims’ Rights Board knew 10 months ago about inappropriate behavior by Calumet County District Attorney Ken […]

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