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    October 13, 2010

    Israeli minister says peace deal is unlikely

    Israel claims Palestinians are intransigent and violent while Palestinians are upset by settlements.

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    October 13, 2010

    GOP message resonates with many voters

    A poll shows voters aren’t thrilled with their options as the economy and employment remain soft.

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    October 13, 2010

    Members of Afghan council seek gestures from the U.S.

    The release of Taliban figures from Guantanamo could help spur peace talks, they suggest.

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    October 13, 2010

    Swept through drain pipe, sewer worker found alive

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A contract worker examining a sewer drain was swept through the 24-inch pipe Tuesday morning – then found alive about 90 minutes later after traveling more than a mile through the system. A city worker and firefighters heard the 27-year-old man scream for help, popped open a manhole and found him […]

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    October 13, 2010
    Zahra Claire Baker

    Case of missing N.C. girl being treated as homicide

    HICKORY, N.C. — Investigators indicated Tuesday they believe someone killed a 10-year-old girl with disabilities who was reported missing over the weekend, and accused her stepmother of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note. Police said the search for Zahra Clare Baker has shifted to a homicide investigation, canceling a missing child […]

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    October 13, 2010

    Nation, World Dispatches, Oct. 13, 2010

    BUDAPEST, Hungary Photo shows apparent leak before spill of toxic sludge An aerial photo taken months before a gigantic reservoir unleashed torrents of toxic sludge shows a faint red trail trickling through the container wall – part of a growing body of evidence that inspectors who gave the pit a clean bill of health may […]

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    October 13, 2010

    Feds defend constitutionality of ban on same-sex marriage

    BOSTON – The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman by appealing two rulings in Massachusetts by a judge who called the law unconstitutional for denying federal benefits to gay married couples. In separate cases, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro in July ruled […]

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    October 13, 2010
    Peter Ticktin

    Were ‘robo-signers’ industry-wide scheme?

    Depositions claim mortgage foreclosure ‘experts’ were hired to do only what many banks told them.

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    October 12, 2010
    Bette Baldwin

    Seniors hope to cope with frozen COLA

    They'll trim niceties, or necessities, to deal with a second year without a Social Security increase.

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    October 12, 2010
    Shauna St. Clair

    Stroke education spreads word: ‘Time is brain’

    Most strokes are caused by clots that a drug can treat – but only if it's given within the first few hours.

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