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General News Archive - November 30, 2004

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. military death toll in Iraq rose by at least three Monday and the November total is approaching the highest for any month since the American-led invasion was launched in March 2003. At least 133 U.S.

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KIEV, Ukraine - Facing a relentless tide of opposition protests, embattled President Leonid Kuchma said Monday that a new election might be the only way out of a spiraling crisis that threatens to split this former Soviet republic into a pro-Russian east and a pro-Western rest of Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON - President Bush picked Carlos Gutierrez, the chief executive officer of cereal giant Kellogg Co., as commerce secretary Monday, working to build a new economic team to help sell second-term overhauls of Social Security and the tax code.

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MONTROSE, Colo. - Moments after surviving a horrific plane crash, Charles Ebersol frantically begged bystanders for help in rescuing his kid brother from the wreckage: "Can you please help get him out?" the 21-year-old was quoted as saying.

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NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season got off to a modest start after bargain-hunters jammed malls on Friday for early bird specials but did less buying the rest of the weekend after the sales ended. Big chains including J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Sears, Roebuck and Co. were pleased with their sales.

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When Saddam Hussein's lieutenant heard that an oil pipeline had been sabotaged in Qushqia, his order was swift: blow up the village. Under Saddam, nobody messed with oil. Saddam and his notorious lieutenant Ali Hassan al-Majid, or "Chemical Ali," are gone - both in U.S.

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WASHINGTON - Fueled by fierce fighting in Fallujah and insurgents' counterattacks elsewhere in Iraq, the U.S. military death toll for November is approaching the highest for any month of the war. At least 134 U.S. troops died in November, according to casualty reports available Tuesday.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. - The governor proclaimed it "Brett Favre Day," and the night belonged to the quarterback, too. Favre celebrated his 200th straight regular-season start with three touchdown passes and yet another record in the Green Bay Packers' 45-17 rout of the St. Louis Rams on Monday night.

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KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's Supreme Court resumed its probe Tuesday of the validity of bitterly disputed results from the presidential runoff election, while parliament convened to debate the growing threat to this ex-Soviet republic's unity.

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WASHINGTON - President Bush's trip North of the border will be akin to a polite dance where he'll try to avoid missteps that could create more anti-Americanism in Canada. For his part, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin will want to avoid looking as if he's bending to U.S.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.