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Commemorating Tarawa

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Camp Lejeune will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the battle of Tarawa with a ceremony and weapons display Thursday.

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China To Overhaul Battered Dairy Industry

Posted: 11/20/2008 - China announced a complete overhaul of its dairy industry Thursday to improve safety at every step — from cow breeding to milk sales — saying its worst food quality scandal in years had revealed "major problems" in quality control.

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Astronauts Vow Remaining Tool Bag Won't Drift Away

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Astronauts vowed to double-check, even triple-check, to make sure a bag of tools is properly tied down during a spacewalk Thursday so it doesn't float away like one did earlier this week.

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Great American Smokeout

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Today marks the 32nd Annual Great American Smokeout, an event that urges smokers to try quitting for one day.

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Fast Food Calorie Counting

Updated: 11/20/2008 - There’s a burger on a menu right here in Eastern Carolina that has over 2000 calories and 150 grams of fat. Find out which Chain offers this diet buster.

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Somali Pirates Transform Villages Into Boomtowns

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Somalia's increasingly brazen pirates are building sprawling stone houses, cruising in luxury cars, marrying beautiful women — even hiring caterers to prepare Western-style food for their hostages.

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Drug Suspect's Wife Charged In FBI Agent's Death

Posted: 11/20/2008 - An FBI agent trying to arrest a cocaine-dealing suspect at a home near Pittsburgh was killed Wednesday by the man's wife, who might have thought she was shooting an intruder, authorities said.

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GM, Chrysler Scale Back Glitz At LA Auto Show

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Chrysler and General Motors are still showing off their newest vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but their displays were noticeably quiet Wednesday while Asian and European companies unveiled new models that will likely chip away at the U.S. market share.

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Fed Sees Economic Woes Persisting Into Next Year

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Pounded by a fierce financial crisis, the country is sinking deeper into economic despair and is likely to be in the hole well into next year, forcing more Americans into the ranks of the unemployed.

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Will Clinton Pardon Of Tax Fugitive Haunt Holder?

Posted: 11/20/2008 - The first black man elected U.S. president is poised to name Washington lawyer Eric Holder as the nation's first black attorney general — a historic appointment but one with some potential political problems over a 2001 pardon.

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Sen. Clinton Weighing Secretary Of State Post

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Associates of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband say the former first lady is weighing whether to leave the Senate and become secretary of state, believing the job is hers if she wants it.

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Oil Falls; Americans Cut Driving By 90B Miles

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Oil slipped below $54 a barrel Wednesday as stock markets across the globe fell and yet another U.S. government report illustrated the disarray in the housing market.

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Deflation Fears Grow, And Dow Slips Below 8,000

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A growing fear of economic deflation helped take the air out of the stock market Wednesday, and another white-knuckle final hour on Wall Street pushed the Dow Jones industrials under 8,000 to their lowest close since the financial meltdown began.

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California Supreme Court To Take Up Gay Marriage Ban

Posted: 11/20/2008 - California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

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Bush Set To Relax Endangered Species Rules

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Animals and plants in danger of becoming extinct could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways and other projects don't pose a threat, under regulations the Bush administration is set to put in place before President-elect Obama can reverse them.

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Arraignment Set For Cheney, Gonzales In Texas

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A Texas judge has set a Friday arraignment for Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others named in indictments accusing them of responsibility for prisoner abuse in a federal detention center.

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Panel Suggests Higher Taxes, Fees For Roads

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Higher taxes and fees may be around the corner for drivers and car owners if the Legislature agrees with recommendations from a blue-ribbon commission.

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Somalia's Boomtowns: Pirates Have Become Heroes

Posted: 11/19/2008 - Somalia's increasingly brazen pirates are building sprawling stone houses, cruising in luxury cars, marrying beautiful women - even hiring caterers to prepare Western-style food for their hostages.

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U.S. Cellular Recognized For Helping In Wildfire

Updated: 11/19/2008 - It was the biggest wildfire eastern Carolina has seen in years, and without the necessary equipment, it may never have been put out. And we're not just talking about the job of the firefighters

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