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American Avoids Bankruptcy 

DALLAS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Airlines on Wednesday narrowly averted a massive bankruptcy filing when flight attendants joined two other unions in approving sweeping wage concessions needed to help turn the airline around.

U.S. Urges End to Iraq Sanctions

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - With Baghdad deemed safe for a visit by the commander of the U.S.-led forces that overthrew Saddam Hussein, the focus shifted from combat to reconstruction and President Bush urged an end to U.N. economic sanctions on Iraq.

President's Approval Rating Climbs Again

The latest New York Times/CBS opinion poll puts his personal approval rating at 73% - it was 59% in the week before the war started.

Anti-War Backlash 

Celebs got heat before Iraq war, and they will likely face more now

NEW YORK (FNC) - Now that the big battles of Operation Iraqi Freedom are over and Iraq is on its way to establishing a democratic government, there are questions over whether anti-war celebrities will suffer backlash for their vocal stances. Big Hollywood names like West Wing star Martin Sheen, actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo, actor Tim Robbins and his long-time actress partner Susan Sarandon - and let's not forget country-music stars the Dixie Chicks - have been slapped with harsh criticism over the past few months for being such vocal critics of not only the war in Iraq, but of the Bush administration.

Benefits Beacon?

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By Michele Malkin
Washington Times

April 6, 2003 - Will President George W. Bush allow Iraqi troops to come to America, enjoy better welfare and health-care benefits than our own soldiers, and endanger national security?  It has happened before.

 

Britney Spears to Drop 'Stalking' Case Against Man

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears will drop her bid for a restraining order against the Japanese man she claimed had stalked her after lawyers for the two sides reached an agreement, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday.  

 


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Chicago's Push for Trolley Revival  

CHICAGO - In their heyday, well before being phased out in 1958, trolleys had 2,000 miles of track in Chicago. If an influential Southwest Side congressman has his way, trolleys, also known as streetcars, will return to select Chicago and suburban roads in less than a decade, perhaps on some of the same rails used years ago.   


Kournikova Humiliated at Australian Open  

Anna Kournikova falls to the heaviest grand slam defeat of her eight-year career, destroyed 6-0, 6-1 by fifth-seeded Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne.  

 

 

 

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The politics of thin
Review: We are bombarded with images of skinny people and yet the planet is groaning under our burgeoning weight. How can something as natural as eating and drinking be so complicated? The new year has begun and all over the world people are standing on their bathroom scales making resolutions to lose weight. Try this calculation: divide your weight in kilos by your height in metres squared: if you score over 25 you are overweight; if you score over 30 you are obese; over 40, morbidly so.

Obesity Cuts Lifespan by Up to 20 Years: Studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity is a well-known risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases that can cause premature death. Now, two national studies reveal that obesity can, on average, cut more than a decade from a person's life. For black men it can shorten life by up to 20 years.

Study Shows Why Aspirin, Fiber Prevent Cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help prevent colon cancer by preventing tumor cells from becoming immortal, and eating fiber may work in a similar way, according to a new report by U.S. scientists. Studies have shown that people who regularly take aspirin and other related drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs have a lower risk of cancer. So do people who eat a high-fiber diet. But the mechanisms remain unclear.


 

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