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General News Archive - November 25, 2004

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FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. Marine officers said Wednesday that U.S. and Iraqi troops sweeping Fallujah have uncovered enough weapons to fuel a nationwide rebellion and that clearing the former insurgent bastion of arms is holding up the return of civilians.

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A fierce snowstorm pummeled the Midwest on one of the busiest travel days of the year Wednesday, snarling roads and causing long delays at airports as millions of Thanksgiving travelers tried to make it home for the holiday weekend.

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LOS ANGELES - Robert Townsend first caught the film industry's eye with 1987's "Hollywood Shuffle," a clever satire about black actors trapped in demeaning roles.

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CHICAGO - United Airlines asked a bankruptcy court Wednesday to terminate its union contracts if the carrier can't get an additional $725 million in cost savings from employees by mid-January. The nation's No.

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CLEVELAND - LeBron James soared, swooped and scored almost at will with Larry Brown watching from the opposite bench. Perhaps trying to show his U.S.

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KIEV, Ukraine - Opposition leaders, backed by thousands of supporters who spent a fourth night outside in the bitter cold, kicked off a nationwide strike Thursday to protest the Ukrainian government's decision to name a Kremlin-backed candidate winner of presidential elections.

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WASHINGTON - An Army whistleblower who raised concerns that the Pentagon improperly awarded business to Vice President Dick Cheney's former company has been interviewed extensively by the FBI and is gathering documents to help agents.

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WASHINGTON - The man who shot President Reagan may continue taking short, overnight trips away from a mental hospital, but a federal judge says John Hinckley Jr. is not ready for longer visits yet. U.S. District Judge Paul L.

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SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan scored 27 points and the San Antonio Spurs held Dallas to 3-for-17 shooting in the fourth quarter of a 94-80 victory over the Mavericks on Wednesday night. The Spurs won their 18th straight regular-season home game.

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For Dino Rossi, a 42-vote lead was enough to declare victory in the Washington governor's race. Christine Gregoire, however, begged to differ. And so, with a slim margin and a candidate unwilling to concede Wednesday, the state probably has another recount - a third - to look forward to.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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