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In 1929, Parrot Fever Gripped The Country

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Geithner To Focus On U.S., China Relationship

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Kansas Abortion Doctor Shot And Killed In Church

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Closing Hospitals No Fun For Shriners

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Obama's Agenda Awaits Congress' Return

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Teens Thwart ID Theft On MySpace

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A Fateful Day Looms For Automakers

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Fear Of Inflation Spikes Long-Term Interest Rates

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Obama To Visit Cairo, A Center Of Islamic Learning

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Pastor: No Weddings Until Gay Marriage Ban Lifted

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Curtain Closing On New York's Amato Opera

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Immigrants' Daughter Americanized In The Kitchen

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College Democrats Weigh Liberty Offer

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