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(NNPA) - Tiger Woods used to be discussed as the "world's most marketable athlete." That's still the case, but the conversation has changed.


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Tiger Wood's mother-in-law, Barbro Holmberg, was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday with stomach pains. Although she was released about 11 hours later and returned to the pro golfer's house, the event touched off the second media frenzy in two weeks surrounding Woods' carefully guarded private life.


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OSLO – Newly enshrined among the world's great peacemakers, President Barack Obama offered a striking defense of war. Eleven months into his presidency, a fresh Obama doctrine. Evil must be vigorously opposed, he declared as he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday. At the same time, he made an impassioned case for building a "just and lasting peace." ...


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DALLAS (NNPA) - Having garnered national attention, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is taking to another dimension his fight against young Black men saggin' their pants. And he's got Big Mama in his corner. But will teens listen to fashion advice from people twice their age? Only time will tell.


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ATLANTA (AP) -- Colon cancer deaths could drop dramatically in America during the next decade because of better screening and treatment, according to an optimistic new prediction by top researchers...


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it is settling a long-running and contentious lawsuit over royalties owed to American Indians.
Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the Interior Department will distribute $1.4 billion to more than 300,000 tribe members to compensate them for historical accounting claims, and to resolve future claims.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- An internal investigation of the community-organizing group ACORN found no pattern of intentional, illegal conduct by ACORN staffers on undercover videos shot by conservative critics of the group...


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(NNPA) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), has reported that a record number of loans --1 in 7 -- is delinquent, up from 1 in 10 a year ago. The numbers also show that 1 in 22 families in the U.S. is in the process of losing their home, up from 1 in 34 a year ago.
Based on those figures, the country's now on track for 2.9 million foreclosure starts in this year alone.


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NEW YORK ( NNPA) - For a little more than a half hour at the Military Academy at West Point Dec. 1, President Barack Obama put his stamp on the war in Afghanistan.


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Shortly after issuing the 24th annual "Trouble in Toyland" report, the authors got a call from the lawyers representing Fast Forward New York, a manufacturer.
The Elmo Lunch Bag, which contains an excess of the plastic-softening chemical diisodecyl phthalate, is not a toy, said the lawyers. Therefore, it is not subject to the phthalate regulations of children's toys...


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