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Israel suspects Qaeda or Hezbollah in Jordan blast
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Al Qaeda and Lebanon’s Hezbollah top Israel’s list of suspects in the bomb attack against its diplomats in Jordan, an Israeli official said on Friday.

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Six al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen air strike
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Six al Qaeda militants were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen Friday in a stepped-up government campaign against the Islamist group.

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Haiti says 200,000 may be dead, violence breaks out
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

As many as 200,000 people died in the earthquake that devastated Haiti and three-quarters of the capital, Port-au-Prince, will need to be rebuilt, authorities in the Caribbean country said on Friday.

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Democrats close in on healthcare agreement
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Congressional Democrats closed in on a final deal on a landmark U.S. healthcare overhaul on Friday, with President Barack Obama pushing them to move quickly in marathon White House negotiating sessions.

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Watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. law-enforcement agencies and charity watchdogs have warned that con artists may use Haiti-relief scams to take advantage of an outpouring of generosity after the Haitian earthquake to steal cash and sensitive financial information from potential donors.

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Court asked to allow prosecution for “sexting”
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A teenage girl who appeared topless in a “sexting” cell phone picture that was distributed among her middle-school classmates should face child-pornography charges, a Pennsylvania prosecutor argued before a U.S. appellate court on Friday.

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Up to 80 million Americans infected with H1N1: CDC
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

As many as 80 million Americans have been infected with H1N1 swine flu, up to 16,000 have been killed and more than 360,000 hospitalized, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday.

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J&J recalls more products after unusual odor
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Johnson & Johnson’s consumer division is recalling more than 53 million bottles of over-the-counter products including Tylenol, Motrin and Rolaids after reports of an unusual odor, expanding on an issue that led to a Tylenol recall last year.

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Nikkei closes at 15-month high, buoyed by techs
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Japan’s Nikkei average hit a 15-month high on Friday, boosted by tech shares such as Advantest Corp that climbed after Intel Corp reported a quarterly profit that beat expectations, underscoring hopes for a 2010 tech sector recovery.

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Dollar rises broadly. Greece debt woes hurt euro
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The U.S. dollar gained against most major currencies on Friday, helped by U.S. reports indicating a rise in manufacturing alongside stable consumer price inflation, while pressure on the euro persisted over concerns about the Greek economy.

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Oil slips to $78 as cold spell eases
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil prices fell for the fifth straight day on Friday, settling at $78 per barrel as expectations for reduced heating demand in the United States, a stronger dollar and high oil inventories pressured prices.

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Wall St stumbles on JPMorgan, economic data
January 15, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. stocks slid on Friday after JPMorgan Chase & Co reported deep fourth-quarter loan losses and raised concerns about bank profits.

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