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December 7, 2008

Pearl Harbor commemoration about US response

Usually focusing on the attacks on USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor, this year's commemoration will focus on the months following the raid, said Eileen Martinez, chief of interpretation for the National Park Service, in an Associated Press article.

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November 23, 2008

Man shot and killed at Scientology building

A man wielding a sword died after being shot by a security guard at the Scientology building in Hollywood, police said in an Associated Press article.

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November 16, 2008

Obama likely to renew birth control clinic funds

Observers believe that among many of the new executive orders Barack Obama will sign, one is likely to lift the ban on US funding for family planning groups overseas, the AFP reported.

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November 9, 2008

Supporters of gay marriage march in Calif., Utah

Thousands of protesters angered by the recent passage of Proposition 8, the measure to ban gay marriage, marched in the streets of Calif., and Utah, reported the Associated Press.

October 26, 2008

Heart device recalled

The medical device compnay, Thoratec Corp., has ordered a recall of a certain implanted heart device, saying five people have died from using the device, the company said in a statement issued Friday.

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October 19, 2008

Abducted Nevada boy reunited with his father

A 6-year-old Las Vegas boy was returned to his father Sunday while police attempt to untangle ties the family had to the Mexican drug dealers suspected of taking him, police said in an Associated Press article.

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October 5, 2008

VP debate sets television ratings record

Joe Biden's and Sarah Palin's vice presidential debate, that aired live Thursday on 11 commercial networks, brought in an audience of nearly 70 million US viewers.

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September 28, 2008

Laramie, Wyoming remembers 10th anniversary of slain gay student

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of the slain gay student Matthew Shepard.

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September 21, 2008

Musicians expected to recover from plane crash

Late Friday, two musicians, Travis Barker from Blink-182 and DJ AM were in critical condition after their plane crashed in South Carolina.
The two are expected to make full recoveries stated the medical director of the burn hospital in an Associated Press article.

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September 14, 2008

More information sought in L.A. rail crash

Who is to blame for the deadly train wreck that left 25 people dead. Was it the operator? Was it the lights? The signals? Or is it too soon to be jumping to conclusions?

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