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Roche to take over Genentech for $47 billion

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche agreed to pay $46.8 billion to buy the 44 percent of biotech pioneer Genentech that it doesn't already own, ending a long corporate struggle with its U.S.-based cancer drug partner.

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Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush was convicted Thursday of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced to three years in prison, provoking outrage among many Iraqis who consider him a hero.

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Jobless claims rise as retail sales slip

Updated: 03/12/2009 - With layoffs spreading, the number of initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week, while the total number of people continuing to receive benefits set a record high, the government said Thursday.

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GM says it doesn't need $2B from gov't in March

Updated: 03/12/2009 - General Motors Corp.'s chief financial officer says the company will not need the $2 billion loan installment for March that it requested from the U.S. government in February.

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Global Warming To Carry Big Costs For California

Updated: 03/12/2009 - From agricultural losses to devastation wrought by wildfires, California's economy is expected to see significant costs resulting from global warming in the decades ahead, according to a new report.

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No Real Beer For Supermarkets In Colorado

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Convenience stores and supermarkets in Colorado won't be allowed to sell full-strength beer following protests by liquor store owners, who said a proposed law change could drive many of them out of business.

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Pope Acknowledges Vatican Mistakes In Bishop Case

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged Vatican mistakes over a Holocaust-denying bishop and his efforts to reach out to ultraconservatives, saying in a highly unusual critical review that he was saddened that even Catholics attacked him with open hostility.

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Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin, the teenage daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, have broken off their engagement, he said Wednesday, about 2 1/2 months after the couple had a baby.

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Iraqi Journalist Who Threw Shoes Gets 3 Years

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at then-President George W. Bush was convicted Thursday of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced to three years in prison, lawyers said. He shouted "long live Iraq" when the sentence was read.

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Foreclosures up 30% in February

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Despite halts on new foreclosures by several major lenders, the number of households threatened with losing their homes rose 30 percent in February from last year's levels, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.

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Manhattan Designer Makes it with Wool

Updated: 03/11/2009 - 17 year old Meredith Olds wins the Senior Division at the National "Make it with Wool" competition in San Diego. She was already a winner in the Junior Division. She talks with Ralph about her style and how she started making fashions from wool.

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Photography Artist Ali Mocabee

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Meet this amazing Kansas photographer, who's just won 1st Place in a national competition in "Digital Photo" magazine. That's how we met Ali Mocabee on "13 News at 4" Tuesday.

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Law Seen as Problem for Kansas Casino Developer

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Topeka attorney John Frieden said the state's gambling law is flawed enough that it's a serious concern. He represents Olathe-based Butler National Service Corp., which has started construction on the Dodge City casino.

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District 1: Karen Hiller

Updated: 03/11/2009 - It's District 1 Council week on "13 News at 4," with Karen Hiller's interview with Ralph Hipp from Tuesday, March 10th.

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Former Kansas Resident among Alabama Shooting Victims

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Andrea Myers and her 18-month old daughter Corrine were among the nine people killed by an Alabama shooter before he killed himself. The Myers family lived in Mulvane until about a year ago.

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District 1: Shawn Leisinger

Updated: 03/11/2009 - It's the week for District 1 candidates on "13 News at 4." Here's Shawn Leisinger's interview on our program Wednesday.

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Gas Leak Postpones Space Shuttle Discovery Launch

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Hit by more valve trouble, NASA postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery just hours before it was to head to the international space station Wednesday because of a hydrogen gas leak.

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