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New heart stents pass key tests, but long-term questions linger

March 24th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A new crop of experimental heart stents has passed some key safety and effectiveness tests and may one day offer alternatives to the controversial stents currently used to keep unclogged arteries open, doctors reported Saturday.

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McCain tested by war, economy, weather on latest N.H. visit

March 24th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

LITTLETON, N.H. - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain trekked to New Hampshire on Saturday, testing his appeal with rural voters and promising help for economically depressed areas while grappling with questions about the Iraq war.

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Edwards says he'll definitely stay in race

March 24th, 2007 11:12 pm by Associated Press

LAS VEGAS - John Edwards said Saturday he will definitely stay in the presidential race, trying to reassure voters and donors that he can handle the dual pressure of the campaign and his wife's cancer diagnosis.

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Rat poison found in recalled pet food blamed for pets' deaths

March 24th, 2007 10:27 pm by Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. - Pet owners were rechecking their cabinets and threatening legal action after state officials said rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs.

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Porsche moves to keep VW in German hands

March 24th, 2007 10:27 pm by Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany - Prestige automaker Porsche will increase its stake in Volkswagen AG, maker of the Beetle, Golf and Jetta, in a widely expected move aimed at keeping the company firmly in German hands.

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Democrats face hurdles in passing immigration bill

March 24th, 2007 10:09 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Democrats may have support from President Bush on immigration, but they face other obstacles in getting a bill through Congress.

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Iran escalates rhetoric over seized sailors; Britain demands release

March 24th, 2007 10:09 pm by Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran claimed Saturday that 15 British sailors and marines had confessed to entering its waters in an act of "blatant aggression," an escalation of Tehran's rhetoric over the confrontation.

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Wash. to test licenses that would let residents travel passport-free to Canada

March 24th, 2007 10:09 pm by Associated Press

SEATTLE - High-security driver's licenses aimed at letting U.S. citizens return from Canada without a passport could be adopted elsewhere if Washington state's experiment works, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said.

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Authorities halt opposition rally in Russian city, detain activists

March 24th, 2007 9:27 pm by Associated Press

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia - Riot police wielding truncheons broke up an opposition rally in a central Russian city on Saturday, detaining dozens of activists and beating some of them in the third major crackdown on a demonstration in recent months.

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