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Congress Extends Jobless Benefits; Stocks Fall 400

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Congress raced to approve legislation to keep unemployment checks flowing into the new year for a million or more laid-off Americans whose benefits are running out.

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Neb. Lawmakers Form Task Force On Child Drop-offs

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Lawmakers are poised to close a loophole that led to troubled teens being abandoned at Nebraska hospitals, but they aren't stopping there. Instead, they're vowing to make sure families can get help in a crisis.

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Dems Delay Auto Bailout Vote, Seek Plan From Big 3

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The $25 billion rescue plan for the auto industry, desperately sought by Detroit's beleaguered Big Three, collapsed Thursday as Congress drew the line at one more bailout and Democrats said they wouldn't even consider it until the companies produced a convincing plan for rebuilding their once-mighty industry.

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3 US Airports Open New Runways Amid Economic Woes

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Planes began taking off from new multimillion-dollar runways at three U.S. airports on Thursday with aviation officials heralding the increased capacity as crucial to reducing delays, even in the face of a slumping economy and a projected decline in domestic flights this winter.

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Americans Still Giving, Despite Economic Meltdown

Posted: 11/21/2008 - As more Americans turn to charity amid worsening economic gloom, operators of food banks and other aid groups are relying on the surprisingly resilient generosity of their neighbors and finding that even when times are tough, people still give.

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Astronauts End 2nd Spacewalk At Space Station

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Spacewalking astronauts performed more repair work on a jammed joint at the international space station on Thursday, keeping a tight grip on all their tools so nothing would get away this time.

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Water Pollution Leads To Septic Tank Ban In Malibu

Posted: 11/21/2008 - Water regulators have voted to ban septic tanks in the heart of Malibu, Calif., after a prolonged battle over bacterial pollution leaching into the ocean at some of the state's most popular beaches.

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Children Dying In Haiti, Victims Of Food Crisis

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The 5-year-old teetered on broomstick legs — he weighed less than 20 pounds, even after days of drinking enriched milk. Nearby, a 4-year-old girl hung from a strap attached to a scale, her wide eyes lifeless, her emaciated arms dangling weakly.

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Aide: Obama On Track To Nominate Clinton

Posted: 11/21/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is on track to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state after Thanksgiving, an aide to his transition said Thursday

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Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A second suspect has been arrested for the armed robbery of the Fuel Warehouse on South Glenburnie Road in New Bern.

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New Bern Drug Arrest

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A man is charged with cocaine possession and resisting a police officer after lawmen tried to arrest him.

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Men Accused In Obama Plot Face More Charges

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and dozens of others face more federal charges in Tennessee.

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NC Fund Spurs Rural Transition From Tobacco

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A foundation supported by money North Carolina receives from the landmark tobacco settlement has pumped about $366 million into helping the state's poorer areas.

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Former NC Agriculture Commissioner Gets Honor

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Friends and colleagues of North Carolina's longest-serving agriculture commissioner remembered Jim Graham for his laughter and commitment to farmers.

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