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Neuroscientist tells NY trial held in secret prison
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A U.S.-trained Pakistani neuroscientist charged with shooting at her U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan yelled at jurors during the first day of her trial in New York on Tuesday, saying she had been held in a secret prison.

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U.S. gasoline price falls from 15-month high: report
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

After soaring to the highest level in 15 months, U.S. gasoline prices fell over the past week on cheaper crude oil costs, the Energy Department said on Tuesday.

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U.S. charges 22 with bribery involving arms sales
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

An executive for Smith & Wesson Holding Corp and 21 others have been charged with violating federal bribery laws involving the sale of weapons and protective gear, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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Nervous Democrats vow to pass healthcare bill
January 19, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Democratic congressional leaders vowed on Tuesday to pass a healthcare overhaul this year even if they lose their crucial 60th vote in a special Senate election in Massachusetts.

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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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