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Abandoned Parakeets Rescued from Kansas Highway

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two parakeets found on a Kansas highway were rescued from below freezing weather. Jefferson County Humane Society Manager Donna Fannin says the birds were left on the side of K-16 January 5th.

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Studies: Steroids do not Help Wheezing Kids

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful, according to new research.

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Study: Antarctica Joins Rest of Globe in Warming

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Antarctica, the only place that had oddly seemed immune from climate change, is warming after all, according to a new study. For years, Antarctica was an enigma to scientists who track the effects of global warming.

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Scientist: New Fault Could Mean Major Ark. Temblor

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A previously unknown fault in eastern Arkansas could trigger a magnitude 7 earthquake with an epicenter near a major natural gas pipeline, a scientist said Wednesday.

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Senate Confirms Clinton as Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Senate confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Barack Obama moved to make his imprint on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a fresh team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders.

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Obama's Whirlwind First Day: Economy, War and More

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In a first-day whirlwind, President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy.

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Sumner School to Be Auctioned Thursday

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka's historic Sumner School should have a new owner Thursday night. The building will be auctioned in proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Building Conference Room.

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OYS: Sewer Work Road Closure

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Starting Thursday, Southwest Sena between Southwest Woodhull and Southwest Seabrook will be closed for the work.

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"Hood Surfers" Have TPD Investigating

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating an injury accident that sent an 18-year-old to the hospital in serious condition.

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Carnegie Hall Slashes Schedule and Budget

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Carnegie Hall cut its 2009-10 schedule by 10 percent because of the recession, instituting a hiring freeze and slashing $4 million from the budget for its current season to keep it balanced.

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Clinton is New Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After Senate confirmation late Wednesday afternoon, Clinton was sworn in as the nation's 67th secretary of state in her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Obama Takes Presidential Oath, Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After he flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time Wednesday night. The error caused Obama to repeat wording differently than the Constitution prescribes.

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Clinton Sworn in as Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former New York Senator takes the reins of Foggy Bottom tomorrow, after debate centered on questions about donations to her husband's global foundation.

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Nokia Discontinues WiMax Tablet Computer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Just as Clearwire Corp. has fired up its long-awaited WiMax wireless data network in two cities, Nokia Corp. has stopped selling the only portable gadget that can use the network without accessories.

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Holton Approves Bonds for Rebuilding Utilities

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Holton residents voted 459-89 in a special election Wednesday in favor of issuing $3.6 million in bonds to rebuild the city's utility system. It was crippled in a December 2007 ice storm.

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Caroline Kennedy Bowing Out in New York?

Updated: 01/21/2009 - There are conflicting reports tonight on whether JFK's daughter is withdrawing her name as a Senate choice from the State of New York.

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Labrador Deemed Most Popular Pooch, Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - If there was any doubt, the Labrador retriever is the people's choice among purebred pooches for the 18th straight year. That's the word today from the American Kennel Club, which keeps its nose to the ground on such matters.

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Bunten Announces Re-Election Bid

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten tells the audience at his "State of the City" address that he plans to run for mayor again this spring.

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Anti-Porn Online Law Dies Quietly in Supreme Court

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A federal law intended to restrict children's access to Internet pornography died quietly Wednesday at the Supreme Court, more than 10 years after Congress overwhelmingly approved it.

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Raul Castro says Obama 'Seems Like a Good Man'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Raul Castro said Wednesday that Barack Obama "seems like a good man" and wished him luck, striking a conciliatory tone at odds with protests tossed at the new U.S. president by Cuba's socialist ally Venezuela.

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Rescue Charity Saves Neglected Horses

Updated: 01/21/2009 - What started with saving one horse has turned into a full-time mission for Kristin Chambers. The equine manager has saved almost one hundred horses from abuse, neglect and death since she opened Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement four years ago.

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Teens Face Charges in Nursing Home Abuse

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two young women have appeared in a Minnesota court to face charges of assault and other counts alleging they abused 15 nursing home residents.

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