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(CNN) -- An eight-hour hostage standoff ended late Wednesday when an armed, disabled man wheeled himself out of a Virginia post office and was taken into custody, according to the mayor of Wytheville.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure.
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US Census estimates released Wednesday show that Texas added more residents than any other state in the year ending July 1. The Lone Star State has 478000 more people than it did a year ago - roughly the equivalent of packing up all of ...
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New York Times - - 25 minutes ago
The Ford Motor Company and the Chinese automaker, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, said Wednesday that they had settled “all substantive” details on a sale of Volvo, clearing the way for Geely to buy Ford's Swedish unit.
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with Alzheimer's disease may be less apt to get cancer and people with cancer may be less apt to get Alzheimer's disease, new research hints.
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Daily Mail - - Dec 19, 2009
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