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Wife of Illinois Governor Apologizes to Neighbors

December 16, 2008

Illinois first lady Patti Blagojevich has sent a note to her neighbors apologizing for the media attention that has besieged her Chicago neighborhood. In the message sent over the weekend, Blagojevich acknowledged “the media barrage that has descended” on her neighborhood.

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Detroit Newspapers Going Digital

December 16, 2008

Newspapers are desperately seeking new business models that will help them survive dwindling readership and a deep advertising slump exacerbated by the recession.

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Australian Couple Loses Home via Facebook

December 16, 2008

You’ve been “superpoked” — and served. A court in Australia has approved the use of Facebook, a popular social networking Web site, to notify a couple that they lost their home after defaulting on a loan.

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New York Governor: Caroline Kennedy Wants Clinton’s Senate Seat

December 16, 2008

Caroline Kennedy told New York’s governor on Monday that she’s interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job. 

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Texas Sect Elder Gets 30 Years for Molesting Girl

December 16, 2008

A judge sentenced a religious sect’s elder to 30 years in prison for molesting an 11-year-old girl during a phony cervical cancer exam.

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New Mexico Sect Leader Guilty in Child Sex Case

December 16, 2008

An apocalyptic religious sect’s leader was convicted Monday of criminal sexual contact with an underage girl in an incident he called a spiritual healing exercise.

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Donating, Drinking, Depression and Devotion: Barna Surveys People’s Holiday Behaviors

December 16, 2008

The Christmas season is deeply embedded into the consciousness and lifestyles of Americans. It alters people’s schedules, spending patterns and family experience, but it may not have as dramatic an effect on lives in other dimensions as you might imagine.

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