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Local Red Cross Sends Relief

Updated: 12/28/2004 - The death toll rises to over 52,000 people killed in the devastating tsunami that hit South East Asia on Sunday.

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Sirius, XM Hit New Subscriber Records

Updated: 12/28/2004 - Sirius Satellite Radio said it has achieved its goal of signing up 1 million subscribers by the end of 2004, while rival XM Satellite Radio Holdings announced that its customer numbers recently topped 3.1 million.

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24 Die in String of Iraq Insurgent Attacks

Updated: 12/28/2004 - Insurgents launched multiple attacks on Iraqi police across the dangerous Sunni Triangle on Tuesday, killing 24 people — including 19 policemen — a day after the major Sunni Muslim political party pulled out of the Jan. 30 elections citing the deteriorating security situation.

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Tsunami Death Toll Rockets to 114,000

Updated: 12/30/2004 - The death toll from last weekend's earthquake-tsunami catastrophe rose to more than 114,000 on Thursday as Indonesia uncovered more and more dead from ravaged Sumatra island, where pilots dropped food to remote villages still unreachable by rescue workers. A false alarm that new killer waves were about to hit sparked panic in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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A&M Explosion Victim Expected to Be Released

Updated: 12/28/2004 - Ejaz Chaudhury has been undergoing physical rehabilitation at Clearlake Rehab Center in League City. He's expected to be released Tuesday and on his way back home to Bangladesh.

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Changes Around Town

Updated: 12/28/2004 - You may have noticed that it has been taking less time to get around Bryan/College Station lately. Well there's a good reason for that, something or someone is missing.

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Leon County Shooting Update

Updated: 12/27/2004 - A Leon County sheriff's dispatcher is in critical but stable condition after being shot Sunday.

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Suicide Bomber Kills 15 People in Iraq

Updated: 12/27/2004 - A suicide bomber detonated his car Monday at the gate of the home of the leader of Iraq's biggest political party, killing 15 people and injuring dozens, police said. The cleric was unharmed.

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Tsunami Waves Kill Over 20,900 in Asia

Updated: 12/28/2004 - Rescuers piled up bodies along southern Asian coastlines devastated by tidal waves that smashed into nine countries, obliterating seaside towns and killing more than 20,900 people. Hundreds of children were buried in mass graves in India, and morgues and hospitals struggled to cope with the catastrophe.

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Leon County Dispatcher Shot

Updated: 12/26/2004 - A 44 year old dispatcher with the Leon County Sheriff's Department was shot in the chest with a shotgun at close range this morning and her husband has been arrested.

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Landslide Win Projected In Ukraine

Updated: 12/26/2004 - After massive protests following the disputed election, exit polls show Viktor Yushchenko will receive the most votes in Ukraine's presidential race. His opponent hinted he may challenge the latest results.

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NFL's "Minister of Defense" Dies

Updated: 12/27/2004 - Reggie White, the National Football League's second all-time sack leader and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, died Sunday at the age of 43. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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Retailers Hope to Save Slow Holiday Sales

Updated: 12/26/2004 - After a subpar holiday season of sales, many retailers are slashing prices to encourage buying. They also hope more people spend the week after Christmas rather than returning items.

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Nearly Ten Thousand Dead After Asian Quake

Updated: 12/26/2004 - The world's strongest earthquake in 40 years set off tsunamis along the coasts of Southeast Asia. Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, India and Malaysia have all been affected.

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Holiday Travelers Stranded Across the Nation

Updated: 12/25/2004 - Mother Nature, technology and illnesses have all added up to massive delays and cancellations for those making their way around the country this holiday weekend.

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No Basket-Brawl Part II on Christmas Day

Updated: 12/25/2004 - In a peaceful meeting between heated rivals, the Detroit Pistons left Indianapolis with a five point victory over the hometown Pacers. Just over a month ago, the teams were involved in one of the ugliest brawls in US sports history.

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Americans Capture Top Terror Leaders

Updated: 12/25/2004 - U.S. forces captured two senior figures in al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, the U.S. military said Saturday, and one of Turkey’s richest businessmen was reported kidnapped, appearing in a video along with a weeping employee saying they were being held hostage.

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Finally...One Texas Town Sees Snow

Updated: 12/25/2004 - Although the Brazos Valley didn't see any flakes, much of the nation was hit with wintery weather that has made for treacherous travel. Estimates are that over 60 million people are travelling over the next couple of weeks.

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Pope Delivers Christmas Message of Peace

Updated: 12/25/2004 - Worshippers flocked to Manger Square in Bethlehem and to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to hear Christmas messages that urged peace on earth and an end to violence, particularly in the Middle East.

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Civilian Contractor Comes Home

Updated: 12/24/2004 - Everyday civilian contractors put their lives on the line to help our soldiers do their job. This week's suicide bombing in Mosul is a harsh reality of that.

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Holiday Homecomings for Local Soldiers

Updated: 12/24/2004 - The 420th Engineer Brigade made it home to the Brazos Valley just in time for Christmas, and the holidays mean that much more when families are reunited.

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Snowfall Buries Parts of Midwest, South

Updated: 12/24/2004 - A sloppy storm dumped more than a year's worth of snow on parts of the Midwest and made a mess of holiday travel and last-minute Christmas shopping Thursday. More than a dozen traffic deaths were blamed on the storm.

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U.S. Opens Probe Into Mosul Base Attack

Updated: 12/24/2004 - The brigadier general who investigated abuse at Abu Ghraib prison is heading the U.S. military's probe into how a suicide bomber infiltrated a U.S. Army base near Mosul and detonated a deadly explosion, authorities said Friday.

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Rumsfeld Gets Friendly Questions in Iraq

Updated: 12/24/2004 - The questions from the troops for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld were considerably more friendly on his Christmas Eve visit to Iraq than they were on his previous trip to the region a couple of weeks ago.

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