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Dozens injured in train crash

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Six-hour hostage standoff at Clinton headquarters

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Israel releases 429 Palestinian prisoners

CHENNAI, INDIA

World AIDS Day observed

MANILA

Military dissident arrested for coup attempt

OLYMPIA, WASH.

Flash floods swamp the Pacific Northwest

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Happy Holidays from the White House

Tens of thousands of visitors will stream through 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue this holiday season. Those attending one of the various receptions will be treated to, among other things, chocolate-dipped cookies shaped like White House dogs Barney and Miss Beazley. This year's theme, "Holiday in the National Parks," means models...

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