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NBC: O'Brien reaches `Tonight' exit deal

Posted: 01/21/2010 - NBC says it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth a reported $45 million.

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UN praises US efforts in Haiti

Posted: 01/19/2010 - The United Nations is dimissing criticism over how the U.S. controls the Port-au-Prince airport.

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Rights groups urge Hamas to investigate war crimes

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Eleven Palestinian human rights groups have asked Hamas to conduct a credible internal investigation into allegations it committed war crimes during last winter's war with Israel.

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5 tried in Iran over December opposition rallies

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Iran has put five people on trial over their alleged roles in anti-government protests in December that sparked the worst violence in months. If found guilty, they could face the death penalty.

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EU nations pledge $575 million for Haiti aid

Posted: 01/18/2010 - The European Union has pledged over euro400 million ($575 million) to help the needy in Haiti and help rebuild the country from the rubble of last week's earthquake.

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More marines to arrive in Haiti

Posted: 01/18/2010 - Some 2,000 U.S. Marines are expected to arrive off the coast of Haiti's crumbled city of Port-Au-Prince today to help relief organizations get supplies to earthquake survivors. They'll also be reinforcing 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground.

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Prices rise for 2009 because of energy surge

Updated: 01/15/2010 - Consumer inflation was tame in 2009, with prices rising 2.7 percent. Yet families felt squeezed as their spending power sank in the face of falling wages, job losses and higher prices for energy, medical care and education.

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Army officer says relief effort up and running

Posted: 01/15/2010 - A high-ranking U.S. Army officer says more than 300 American military personnel have arrived in Haiti to help stabilize the country and "push out relief supplies" to earthquake survivors.

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House subpoenas Geithner's AIG e-mails, phone logs

Posted: 01/14/2010 - A House committee probing bailout deals is demanding that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York turn over correspondence from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) and other officials.

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AP source: Obama to propose bank fee tomorrow

Posted: 01/13/2010 - A senior administration official says President Barack Obama is ready to announce an administration plan to recover Wall Street bailout shortfalls with a bank fee on the country's biggest financial firms.

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