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Obama Losing The Stimulus Message

Updated: 02/05/2009 - At this crucial juncture in the push to pass an economic recovery package, President Obama finds himself in the most unlikely of places: He is losing the message war.

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Ky. Amish Help Non-Amish Weather Ice Storm

Updated: 02/05/2009 - When the wind died down and the ice storm had passed, Joe Stutzman gathered his spare lanterns and stepped out of his Amish farmhouse to lend them to his modern-living neighbors.

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Teen Accused Of Sex Assaults In Facebook Scam

Updated: 02/05/2009 - An 18-year-old male student is accused of posing as a girl on Facebook, tricking at least 31 male classmates into sending him naked photos of themselves and then blackmailing some for sex acts.

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Study: 9/11 Lung Problems Persist Years Later

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Researchers tracking Sept. 11 responders who became ill after working at the World Trade Center site found many had lung problems years later in a study the authors said proves persistent illness in people exposed to toxic dust caused by the twin towers' collapse.

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Prank Video For 'World's Best Job' Stars Bin Laden

Updated: 02/05/2009 - More than 10,000 people have jumped at the chance to become the caretaker of a tropical Australian island - including a prankster identifying himself as terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

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FDA Defends Its Handling Of Salmonella Outbreak

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Federal health officials are defending their handling of the nationwide salmonella outbreak, telling Congress they had been hot on the trail of a Georgia processor even before they were certain that peanuts were to blame for hundreds of illnesses.

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Stores See January Sales Fall; Wal-Mart Posts Rise

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Shoppers grappling with rising layoffs and shrinking retirement accounts dug deep into survival mode last month, resulting in sharp January sales declines for many retailers and raising more concerns about the financial health of the industry.

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Obama Warns Of Need For Stimulus Bill Right Away

Updated: 02/05/2009 - President Barack Obama warned on Thursday that failure to act on an economic recovery package could plunge the nation into a long-lasting recession that might prove irreversible, a fresh call to a recalcitrant Congress to move quickly.

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Burger King 2Q Profit Falls, Cuts 2009 Forecast

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Burger King says its profit dropped 10 percent in its second quarter as the effect of a stronger dollar outweighed a boost in sales. The fast-food company is also cutting its full-year earnings forecast.

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World Stocks Fall on Grim Company Earnings

Updated: 02/05/2009 - World markets fell Thursday, as the drumbeat of ugly corporate earnings undermined optimism over government stimulus measures and urged caution ahead of interest rate decisions later in the day.

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Banks Could Still Find Wiggle Room in Pay Caps

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The squeeze on big paydays for executives of bailed-out banks will probably leave Wall Street plenty of wiggle room. Consultants on executive pay say the caps imposed by President Barack Obama on Wednesday will probably apply only to a few executives — not star traders, brokers and salespeople who routinely earn whopping pay packages.

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New Post Exchange to Have Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange at Fort Riley will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at the new location on Trooper Drive at Camp Forsyth.

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Stocks Fall on Worries About Consumer Companies

Updated: 02/04/2009 - After an early rally Wednesday, investors succumbed to concerns about disappointing earnings and the market ended the day with a loss. Falling consumer stocks weighed most heavily on the Dow Jones industrial average, which slid 122 points. Meanwhile, the tech-focused Nasdaq composite index showed only a moderate retreat.

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FBI Announces Review of Evidence in Tylenol Deaths

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Federal agents on Wednesday searched the home of a man linked to the fatal 1982 Tylenol poisonings in Illinois and the FBI in Chicago said authorities are reviewing evidence in the deaths, which caused a nationwide scare and led to dramatic changes in the way food and medical products are packaged.

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Girl, 14, in Juvenile Custody After Police Chase

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A 14-year-old girl leads Wichita police on a short chase early this morning. Police said the girl refused to stop her vehicle when an officer tried to pull her over shortly before 2 a.m. today. During the chase, investigators say she hit another car, a trailer and a fence.

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Car Crashes into Girl's Room

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Changing bedrooms may have saved a Hutchinson girl's life after a car crashed through her family's apartment.

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Mother Testifies about Day Daughter Disappeared

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Cindy Sanderholm testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Justin Thurber. He's accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her 19-year-old daughter Jodi in 2007.

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Teens Who 'Sext' Racy Photos Charged with Porn

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Teenagers' habit of distributing nude self-portraits electronically - often called "sexting" if it's done by cell phone - has parents and school administrators worried. Some prosecutors have begun charging teens who send and receive such images with child pornography and other serious felonies. But is that the best way to handle it?

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Senate OKs $15,000 tax break for homebuyers

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Senate voted Wednesday night to give a tax break of up to $15,000 to homebuyers in hopes of revitalizing the housing industry, a victory for Republicans eager to leave their mark on a mammoth economic stimulus bill at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan.

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Small Kansas Communities Get Improvement Grants

Updated: 02/04/2009 - The state Commerce Department awarded a total of a half-million dollars to seven communities Wednesday. The money is from a program to fund community improvements with cities whose population is less than 5000.

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First Deep Sea Observatory Looks at Climate Change

Updated: 02/04/2009 - A crane on a ship deck hoisted a 502-pound video camera and plopped it into the ocean for a 3,000-foot descent to the world of neon-glowing jellyfish, bug-eyed red rock cod and other still unknown slithery critters.

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