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Canes' Williams out four to six months

The Hurricanes suffered a big blow today when forward Justin Williams underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon.

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Report: 10 years between colonoscopy screenings OK

People who show no signs of cancer during a colonoscopy screening do not need a followup scan five years later, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill are reporting today.

Updated: Sep. 17, 2008 6:50 PM | Full story

Stocks tumble after government bailout of AIG

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Wall Street plunges again as anxieties about the financial system run high after the government's bailout of insurer American International Group failed to restore confidence in banking stocks. The Dow industrial average lost about 450 points.

Updated: Sep. 17, 2008 7:28 PM | Full story
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