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Texas may let hunters shoot pigs from choppers

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Millions of wild pigs weighing up to 300 pounds have been tearing up crops, trampling fences and eating just about anything in their path in Texas. But now they had better watch their hairy backs. A state lawmaker is proposing to allow ordinary Texans with rifles and shotguns to shoot the voracious, tusked animals from helicopters.

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Arizona 9-year-old pleads guilty in shooting death

Posted: 02/19/2009 - A 9-year-old boy accused of methodically shooting his father and his father's roommate to death last fall pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of negligent homicide, settling the case that shocked the nation.

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N. Korea Steps Up Rhetoric Ahead Of Clinton Trip

Posted: 02/19/2009 - North Korea stepped up its war rhetoric Thursday, saying its troops are "fully ready" for war with South Korea just hours before a visit to Seoul by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Late-night Trading Yields Hope for Calif. Budget

Posted: 02/19/2009 - An early morning vote began Thursday on a deal that brought hope of a budget passage inside California's Capitol after legislative leaders agreed to make major election and government reforms in exchange for one last vote from a moderate Republican.

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Oil Above $35 Amid Grim Economic News

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Markets shrugged off a steady barrage of grim U.S. economic news to push oil prices above $35 a barrel Thursday, with a drop in the dollar encouraging investors to buy crude.

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Roland Burris Feels The Heat As Questions Swirl

Posted: 02/19/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris is pleading with ordinary Illinoisans to stop a "rush to judgment" amid growing fury over the new senator's shifting accounts of how he came to be appointed to the Senate.

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Cops And Their Horses Train For Mardi Gras Madness

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Blaring bands and waving flags, stumbling drunks and splashing beer, glittery trinkets flying toward curb-to-curb crowds numbering in the hundreds of thousands - Mardi Gras could almost have been invented to spook horses.

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CVS Caremark says 4Q Profit Grew 17%

Posted: 02/19/2009 - CVS Caremark Corp. says its profit rose 17 percent in the fourth quarter because of improved results for its drugstores.

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'American Idol' Selects First 3 Finalists

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Tatiana Del Toro had something else to cry about. The emotional 28-year-old crooner from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was one of nine "American Idol" semifinalists sent packing Wednesday.

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Clinton Hammers Home Obama Message In Asia

Posted: 02/19/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham on Thursday relentlessly hammered home the Obama administration's message that America is under new management and ready to listen and engage the world.

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New Reports Due On Jobs, Wholesale Prices

Posted: 02/19/2009 - After releasing a grim assessment of the economy yesterday, the government is set to report on weekly jobless claims, wholesale prices and leading indicators this morning.

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Is Sebelius Headed to Washington?

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a leading contender to become the next secretary of the Health and Human Services department, two senior administration officials told CNN.

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Topeka Votes '09 - Mayor
Topeka Mayoral Candidates Debate

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Jeff Preisner, Randal Trackwell, Jon-Wesley O'Hara, Jason Dabney and Bill Bunten met in the WIBW Channels studio Wednesday night. See their debate here, or on 13.1 WIBW-TV 7pm, Feb. 25th and 13.2 MyTV 9pm, Feb. 28th.

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Gene Test Helps Set Accurate Blood Thinner Dose

Posted: 02/18/2009 - People taking warfarin, a leading blood thinner to prevent clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, soon may have a better way to get the tricky dose right.

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Obama Throws $75 Billion Lifeline to Homeowners

Posted: 02/18/2009 - President Barack Obama threw a $75 billion lifeline to millions of Americans on the brink of foreclosure Wednesday, declaring an urgent need for drastic action — not only to save their homes but to keep the housing crisis "from wreaking even greater havoc" on the broader national economy.

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Pope Tells Nancy Pelosi Life Must be Protected

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI received Nancy Pelosi, one of the most prominent abortion rights politicians in America, and told her Wednesday that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development."

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4-month-old Boy Dies in SE Kansas Crash

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A 4-month-old boy is dead after the car he was riding in crashed into a pickup truck that ran a stop sign near Chanute in southeast Kansas.

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