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U.S. troops deploy as Haiti aid operation picks up
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. Black Hawk helicopters swooped down on Haiti’s wrecked presidential palace to deploy troops and supplies on Tuesday as a huge international relief operation to help earthquake survivors gained momentum.

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Iran spurns nuclear fuel deal in writing: diplomats
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Iran has notified the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it rejects key parts of a draft deal to send abroad most of its enriched uranium to ease fears it could be used to make nuclear weapons, diplomats said on Tuesday.

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Taliban attack shows tactical skill, military limits
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Taliban scored a strategic and political victory with brazen, well-timed attacks in the heart of Kabul on Monday, but the failed assaults on key government buildings also showed the limits to their military capacity.

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U.N. Security Council sanctions al Qaeda’s Yemen wing
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A U.N. Security Council sanctions committee on Tuesday added al Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing and two of its leaders to a U.N. blacklist, which U.S. envoy Susan Rice said would help efforts to weaken the group.

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Over 150 dead in clashes in Nigerian city
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

More than 150 Nigerians have been killed and dozens injured in three days of clashes between Muslim and Christian gangs in the central city of Jos, where police imposed a 24-hour curfew, residents said.

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Wall St gains on Mass. vote bets, tech; IBM off late
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Stocks rose broadly on Tuesday, lifting the Dow and the S&P 500 to fresh 15-month closing highs as investors bet a potential Republican victory in Massachusetts’ Senate race could stall Obama’s reform agenda.

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Euro falls, stocks rally to 15-month highs
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The euro fell broadly on Tuesday amid nagging worries about Greece’s finances and sour German investor sentiment, while U.S. and European stocks hit fresh 15-month closing highs on bets a U.S. Senate race will scuttle the Obama administration’s health-care reform efforts.

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Hershey will have to think smaller with Cadbury gone
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

At least Hershey Co tried. The maker of Hershey Kisses and Reese’s peanut butter cups was roused to assemble a counter offer after Kraft Foods launched a hostile bid for Cadbury.

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