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NBC’s Leno drama might have a happy ending
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

NBC’s late-night TV troubles are proving embarrassing and costly for the network — but the drama could pay dividends down the road.

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2009 deadliest year for Afghan civilians: U.N.
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Western and government troops killed fewer civilians in Afghanistan in 2009 but far more died at the hands of insurgents, making it the deadliest year of the eight-year war, a U.N. report said on Wednesday.

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Yemen says forces kill local al Qaeda leader
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Yemen security officials said on Wednesday that government forces had killed a local al Qaeda leader in an overnight shootout and that militants hit back with an ambush that killed two soldiers and wounded four.

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Expert testimony may boost case against Demjanjuk
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Many prisoners of war who were made to work at Nazi death camps tried to flee despite the risk of execution, a court heard on Wednesday, in testimony that could bolster the case against camp guard John Demjanjuk.

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Al Qaeda linked to rogue aviation network
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

In early 2008, an official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent a report to his superiors detailing what he called “the most significant development in the criminal exploitation of aircraft since 9/11.”

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Tens of thousands feared dead in Haiti quake
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Tens of thousands of people were feared dead on Wednesday in Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake, buried beneath demolished schools, hospitals and homes, and traumatized citizens milled in streets strewn with rubble and scattered bodies.

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Obama vows unwavering support for quake-hit Haiti
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed “unwavering support” to help Haiti recover from a devastating earthquake.

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Democrats meet at White House for healthcare talks
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

With President Barack Obama urging them on, congressional Democratic leaders spent most of Wednesday at the White House in search of an elusive final compromise on a sweeping healthcare overhaul.

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Obama to ask for $33 billion for Afghan troop buildup
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $33 billion in emergency war funding for a major U.S. troop buildup in Afghanistan this year, defense officials said on Wednesday.

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Sales tax collections rise in U.S. states: report
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Sales tax revenues in U.S. states rose in December from their anemic state in November but are still far from returning to the levels seen in the middle of last decade, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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Shortfalls for U.S. cities could reach $56 billion
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. cities will face a collective budget shortfall of at least $56 billion over the next two years, with the current recession not seen hitting bottom until 2011, according to a report on Wednesday

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Oil falls below $80 as inventories rise
January 13, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Oil prices fell below $80 a barrel on Wednesday, pressured by a U.S. inventory report showing rises in crude and distillate fuel stocks despite severe winter weather.

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