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    By Chet Brokaw
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    A Cherry Creek man pleaded guilty in federal court Nov. 21 to two counts of second-degree murder for starting a fire that killed his young brother and sister.

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    12-02-2008, 10:26 AM
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    Minot, North Dakota (AP)

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