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Topekans Pledging Thanksgiving Support

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Want to help make the Topeka Thanksgiving Dinner bigger and better? Organizers need your help to purchase new kitchen appliances for the facility at the Expocentre's Ag Hall. The number is 1-866-817-1313.

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Workers Willing To Take Pay Cuts

Posted: 08/31/2009 - As the number of layoffs mount, more workers are ready and willing to take significant pay cuts to find employment. Rebecca Eason settled for making 40% less, but says it will not suffice in the long term.

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Crimestoppers Wants To Reward Tipster

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A crime stoppers tip helped Topeka police find their man, now they want to find the tipster so he or she can collect a substantial reward.

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U.S. Journalist War Contract Terminated

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A U.S. military contract that drew fire for creating profiles to rate the output of journalists as well as coverage of the Afghanistan war is being terminated, according to U.S. military officials.

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Bikeway Study Donations Driven To Bike Racks

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods says it will donate proceeds from its bikeway study fundraising campaign to the Capital City Wellness Project bike rack sculptures project.

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Man Arrested In Aftermath Of Iran Election Killed

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A coroner's report shows that a man arrested in the violent aftermath of Iran's presidential elections died from beatings, Iranian media reported Monday in what appeared to be the first official confirmation of a detainee's death from mistreatment.

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Roz Savage: Rowing Oceans For A Better World

Posted: 08/31/2009 - There are many reasons why Roz Savage is an extraordinary woman -- she has rowed single-handed across the Atlantic and is now tackling the Pacific, after all.

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Juarez Mayor Investigates Violence

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Juarez, Mexico, may be one of the world's most dangerous cities, but an influx of new police officers will stem the wave of violence set to make August the deadliest month yet, Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes Ferriz told CNN Monday.

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Tennis Injuries, Anyone?

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Pick a day -- any day -- and you'll probably find Sean Bugg on the courts. A tennis fanatic, he's been playing the sport since he was 9 years old. Now at age 41, Bugg is definitely feeling the pain from his game.

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MIT Engineers Create New School Of Robotic Fish

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Schools of robotic fish could one day map the ocean floor, detect pollution or inspect and survey submerged boats or oil and gas pipelines, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say.

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Passengers Ready For Rights

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Claustrophobia was not a condition Bill Johnson understood. Passengers on a Continental flight operated by ExpressJet sat on the tarmac for nearly six hours on August 8.

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MIT Create Robotic Fish

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Schools of robotic fish could one day map the ocean floor, detect pollution or inspect and survey submerged boats or oil and gas pipelines, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say.

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Carville "Slightly Miffed" At Obama

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A prominent Democrat who is also a Louisiana native said Sunday he was somewhat offended that President Obama has yet to pay a visit to New Orleans, a city trying to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina four years ago.

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King Won't Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat

Posted: 08/31/2009 - The Republican congressman from New York State announced that he won't take on Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand next year when the appointed senator runs for the final two years of Hillary Clinton's term.

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Mass. Senate To Hear Succession Bill

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Two Massachusetts political sources say the Joint Elections Committee in the state legislature plans to hear a Senate succession bill in just a week and a half.

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Reid Responds To Media Attack

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday responded to a scathing column published in Sunday's Las Vegas Review-Journal that recounted an unfriendly encounter between Reid and the paper's advertising director, in which the Nevada senator told the executive: "I hope you go out of business."

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McDonnell Research Paper Draws Controversy

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Eager to draw attention Bob McDonnell's conservative roots, campaign advisers to Democrat Creigh Deeds on Monday called McDonnell's newly-discovered 1989 graduate thesis a "devastating" revelation that threatens to sink the Republican's campaign for the Virginia governor's mansion.

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Homeowners Growing Frustrated

Posted: 08/31/2009 - When President Obama unveiled the Making Home Affordable Program in March, he said it would help "responsible folks who have been making their payments" reduce their monthly mortgage bills and avoid losing their homes to foreclosure.But six months into the program, only 6 percent of the 4 million eligible homeowners have gotten help. A lot more say they've been frustrated with the runaround they've been getting from lenders.

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Wisconsin Rep. Treated For Cancer

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner announced Monday that he is starting treatment for early stage prostate cancer, but said that it was "caught in time."

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Steele: No Guilt Trip After Kennedy Death

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele said Monday that Americans shouldn't be "guilted" into passing health care reform because of the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy.

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Palin Heading To Hong Kong

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's first major speaking engagement after leaving office won't be in Iowa, New Hampshire or South Carolina. Instead, she's apparently headed to Hong Kong.

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FEMA Red Tape Keeps Families In Toxic Trailers

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Hard times are hardly new in Pass Christian, Miss., but four years after Hurricane Katrina tore this area apart, Ritamarie Northrop still calls a FEMA travel trailer home.

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Where Does Health Debate Go Next

Posted: 08/31/2009 - As Congress prepares to come back from its August recess and tackle health care reform, the question arises whether lawmakers will do something in honor of the "Lion of the Senate" -- or should Congress simply start over?

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