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Congress Proposes 'Cash for Clunkers' Program

Got a 79 Chrysler Cordoba in your driveway? Congress is considering a proposal that would reward American up to $4,500 if they trade old cars to cash to scrapping companies, depending on the car.

Eric Holder at Senate Confirmation Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday began questioning Eric Holder, as he braced himself for a Republican grilling him over some controversial decision in his confirmation hearing, his path to becoming the nation's first African-American, President-elect Barack Obama's choice for attorney general.

Canada in recession until 3Q '09: Conf. Board

Canada's economy is expected to stay in recession for three quarters this year and contract 0.5 percent annually in 2009, according to forecasts by the independent, non-profit Conference Board of Canada,

9/11 Suspect tortured by US: Pentagon

Just a few days before President-elect Barack Obama is expected to direct the closure of the controversial detention facility, a report within the Bush administration has said the US tortured one of the alleged 9/11 planners held at Guantánamo Bay.

China: World's 3rd richest economy for 2007

On Wednesday, a new data record showed that China's economy grew to become the world's third-largest in 2007 reflecting the countries amazing ability to overcome yet another milestone in the country's stunning rise in the global pecking order.

Smugglers sink drug subs case

A Navy helicopter whipped the waves as the U.S. Coast Guard closed in on the suspected drug traffickers abandoning their homemade submarine off the coast of Ecuador.

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Israeli Troops move into suburbs

On Tuesday Israeli troops advanced into the densely populated Gaza suburbs for the first time leaving residents terrified as they ran for cover. Soldiers are searching alleyways and cellars to find Hamas fighters.
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Europe sees another day without gas

Parts of Europe spent yet another day without gas as the Russian and Ukrainian energy providers failed to reach an agreement on supplies as promised, with hundreds of thousands of Europeans beginning a second week with little or no heat in their homes, offices or schools.
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Ethiopian troops withdraw from Somalia

On Tuesday Ethiopia handed over security duties to a Somali force, raising fears that the Horn of Africa country collapse into chaos if extremists allegedly linked to al-Qaida move to seize power.
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Zimbabwe Cholera deaths surpass 2, 000

Africa has seen its worse outbreak in nearly a decade with more than 2,000 people dead from Cholera and 40,000 others suffering from this normally preventable illness.
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