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Lehman Brothers, burdened by $60 billion in soured real-estate holdings, filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after attempts to rescue the 158-year-old firm failed.

North Korea’s ailing leader remained out of sight Monday, missing another key chance – Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday – to make a public appearance that could have put to rest mounting speculation about his health.

A new poll says Americans strongly oppose giving the president more power at the expense of Congress or the courts, even to enhance national security or the economy.

The number of infants Chinese health officials say were sickened by tainted milk powder doubled Monday to more than 1,200 as police announced the first arrests in the spreading scandal.

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