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7 Wounded By Gunfire On Mardi Gras Parade Route

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The shootings of seven people, including a toddler, marred Fat Tuesday partying as ear-piercing gunfire sent revelers ducking for cover and brought Mardi Gras' final stream of truck floats to a horrifying halt.

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Troops To Leave Iraq In 18 Months, Officials Say

Updated: 02/25/2009 - President Barack Obama is expected to order all U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by August of next year, administration officials said, closing the door on a war that has led to the deaths of at least 4,250 American soldiers.

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J.M. Smucker 3Q Profit Rises 84%

Updated: 02/25/2009 - J.M. Smucker says fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 84% as acquisitions helped drive a sharp increase in sales for the nation's top maker of jams and jellies.

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Nine Die in Plane Crash In Amsterdam

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Turkish Airlines plane with 135 people aboard slammed into a field while attempting to land at Amsterdam's main airport Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring more than 50, the area's acting mayor said.

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Banks Help Push World Markets Higher

Updated: 02/25/2009 - World stock markets rose sharply Wednesday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. government had no plan to fully nationalize any of the country's distressed banks.

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Just a Joke: Cowell Has no Deep-freeze Plan

Updated: 02/25/2009 - LOS ANGELES – A spokeswoman for Simon Cowell says reports that the "American Idol" judge wants to be frozen after death are greatly exaggerated.

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More Evidence Links Alcohol, Cancer in Women

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A study of nearly 1.3 million British women offers yet more evidence that moderate alcohol consumption increases the risk of a handful of cancers. British researchers surveyed middle-aged women at breast cancer screening clinics about their drinking habits, and tracked their health for seven years.

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NASA Rocket Failure Blow to Earth Watching Network

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A new satellite to track the chief culprit in global warming crashed into the ocean near Antarctica after launch Tuesday, dealing a major setback to NASA's already weak network for monitoring Earth and its environment from above.

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Kansas Equal Rights Amendment Considered

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Senate committee head testimony Tuesday on a proposed equal rights amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Supporters say prohibitions on gender discrimination are only in statutes which can be easily changed.

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More Economic Gloom, but Wall Street Gets a Boost

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Shoppers stroll near the entrance to the Macy's department store at the Mall at Millennia in Orlando, … NEW YORK – Just when things were looking even worse in the economy — consumer confidence in free fall and home prices dropping faster — came some good news: Wall Street bolted higher on a regulator's prediction that the recession may end this year.

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Penny Stocks? Small Change for Big-name Companies

Updated: 02/25/2009 - What costs more — a spark plug or a share of General Motors? A Sunday New York Times or a share of the newspaper company? A General Electric toaster or a share of GE?

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Topeka Transit Changes Cause Riders Consternation

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beginning April 1, Topeka Transit riders will no longer have routes to ride weekdays after 6:30 or on Sundays. They are concerned about being stuck at home...or worse yet, not being able to get to work.

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Obama: The "Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived"

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Proclaiming to a joint session of Congress and an recession-scarred American people that the “day of reckoning has arrived,” President Obama said Tuesday night that the country must now act “boldly and wisely” to take charge of its future.

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Kan. Governor Still Hasn't Talked to Obama on HHS

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she still hasn't talked to President Barack Obama about a potential appointment to his Cabinet. In Washington, Sebelius is considered a leading contender for health and human services secretary.

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Obama: The "Day Of Reckoning Has Arrived"

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The President tells Americans Tuesday night the country must "act boldly," as he pushed a broad agenda before a joint session of Congress.

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WIBW-TV to Air Mayoral Debate Wednesday Night

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Incumbent Bill Bunten, Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner, Jon-Wesley O'Hara, Jason Dabney, and Randal Trackwell discussed issues ranging from the sales tax question and form of government, to Heartland Visioning.

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