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General News Archive - March 16, 2009

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The recession will most likely do nothing to reduce the use of tobacco worldwide, US researchers said.

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A friend of a man who pleaded guilty in London to stealing lead from the roofs of buildings said the culprit used Google Earth to identify his targets.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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