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The stock market suffered one of its worst single days since the September financial meltdown Monday with the Dow industrials falling nearly 680 points and the broader S&P 500 index losing almost nine percent of its value. The carnage came as a research group said the United States has already been in a recession for a year.

Oil prices fell below $50 as a U.S. recession dating to December 2007 was declared.

Barbara Bush started a liquid diet and continued her recovery after ulcer surgery.

The most extensive study of its kind found almost one in five college-age adults has a personality disorder, and even more abuse alcohol or drugs.

Rescue crews rushed to reach about 80 whales stranded on a remote coast in southern Australia.

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