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1 | Israel Prime Minister Shuffle After the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is poised to become the nation's first female Premier since Golda Meir. Livni, a 50-year-old lawyer and former low-level Mossad agent with only about a decade of political experience, won her moderate Kadima party's elections on Sept. 17 and now has about six weeks to put together a majority coalition. She faces resistance from Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative Likud party, which opposes her recent peace talks with the Palestinians.

2 | Finland School Rampage A 22-year-old student killed 11 people, including himself, at...

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