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Massachusetts Senate race unnerves Democrats
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Democrats in Massachusetts are scrambling to hold onto what has been among their safest U.S. Senate seats — the one long held by the late Edward Kennedy — in a special election that could change the balance of power in the U.S. Congress.

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U.S. scales back H1N1 vaccine, cuts CSL order in half
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The United States has scaled back its supply of H1N1 flu vaccine, cutting its order with Australian firm CSL Ltd in half, the company said on Monday.

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Freeze mauls Florida citrus, significant damage seen
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Freezing temperatures mauled Florida’s citrus groves overnight, inflicting significant damage on the orange crop, producers said on Monday, although it could take weeks to see if there was long-term tree loss.

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Spotlight on trial in abortion doctor’s slaying
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Kansas trial of an anti-abortion activist accused of gunning down one of the few late-term abortion providers in the United States is set to begin this week in a case that has galvanized people on both sides of the contentious debate over abortion.

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California gays in marriage case cite status woes
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Two California men challenging a ban on same-sex marriage on Monday said they had been a couple for nine years and felt like third-class citizens, leading them to launch the federal case which could set national precedent.

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China data helps Wall St, Alcoa falls late
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

U.S. industrial shares lifted the Dow and the S&P 500 on Monday to new 15-month highs after China bolstered expectations the world economy would strengthen, but Nasdaq fell on profit-taking in tech stocks.

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Heineken buys FEMSA beers, cements Latam alliance
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Heineken NV will buy the beer business of Mexico’s FEMSA in a $5.7 billion deal that boosts the Dutch brewer’s emerging-markets presence and cements an alliance with one of Latin America’s biggest drinks firms.

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China sends Rio case to prosecutors
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Chinese investigation into a detained Australian Rio Tinto Ltd executive and three colleagues has been sent to prosecutors, Australia’s foreign office and the mining company said on Monday.

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JAL turnaround plan eyes move to Delta group: report
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A state-backed fund in charge of turning around Japan Airlines (JAL) (9205.T) wants to see a tieup between JAL and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), Kyodo news reported on Monday.

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GM says Saab closing; no viable bid yet
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

General Motors Co sent its clearest signal yet on Monday that none of the bidders for Saab had submitted an offer that would prompt the automaker to reverse a decision to shut down the Swedish luxury brand.

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The last word in astrology: 1/12/10
January 11, 2010 – 11:00 pm

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Andy Lawrence, 22; Melanie Chisholm, 36; Rob Zombie, 45; Rush Limbaugh, 59

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Cheboygan man killed in snowmobile accident
January 11, 2010 – 8:07 am

A Cheboygan man was killed Sunday after his snowmobile crashed into a group of trees.

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