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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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Topeka Student Awarded for Exemplifying "Y" Values

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Erika Hrenchir, a Jardine Middle School student, was awarded the 2009 YMCA Youth School Character Award. Erika excels at school and spends Saturdays volunteering at the Topeka Zoo.

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Lawyer: Religion not an issue in NY beheading case

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A Muslim-American television executive accused of decapitating his wife remained jailed without bail Wednesday as his lawyer dismissed suggestions that culture played a role in the crime.

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Missouri man convicted of '92 slaying released

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A man who spent half of his life in prison for a 1992 slaying was freed Wednesday after a judge ruled that he was wrongly convicted and had to be retried or released.

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Octuplets, Poor Children, Soccer are Ratings Hits

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A mother of octuplets, poor children from the Appalachians and soccer players from the United States and Mexico all proved unlikely keys to ratings success for television networks last week.

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Grand jury indicts alleged KKK group leader in La.

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The alleged leader of a Ku Klux Klan group was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Wednesday in the shooting death of an Oklahoma woman who police said was killed during an initiation in south Louisiana.

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Grand jury indicts alleged KKK group leader in La.

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The alleged leader of a Ku Klux Klan group was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Wednesday in the shooting death of an Oklahoma woman who police said was killed during an initiation in south Louisiana.

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