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Obama to Appoint Bernanke to Second Fed Term

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Criticized for not doing enough to stop the economic meltdown, Ben Bernanke is now winning praise for his actions to contain the recession.

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Prosecutor to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses

Posted: 08/24/2009 - In appointing a prosecutor to investigate alleged CIA interrogation abuses, including episodes that resulted in prisoner deaths, Attorney General Eric Holder is shaking off warnings from President Obama to avoid becoming mired in past controversies.

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Cash For Clunkers Put Into Park

Updated: 08/24/2009 - With the program in its final day Monday, some buyers had trouble finding a dealer to take their clunker. Many dealerships stopped offering money back over the weekend because they ran out of vehicles.

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Testing Titan Stanley Kaplan Dies at 90

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Millions around the world owe their education success to Stanley Kaplan, who turned his tiny company into a huge industry.

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Topeka Bikeway Study Could Find Funding

Updated: 08/25/2009 - The Topeka Planning Commission was briefed Monday on possibly using KDOT planning money that had been earmarked for Highway 24 to fund a Topeka bikeway study. The money is freed up because KDOT is doing the Highway 24 work internally.

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Topeka Transit Keeps Services - For Now

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The Topeka Transit Authority board voted Monday to continue evening and Sunday service indefinitely. However, service cuts are still on the table.

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Drew Talks To Students

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Wanamaker Elementary 4th graders got a crash course in weather Monday from 13 Meteorologist Drew Switzer.

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MO Woman Allegedly Fakes Cancer, Steals Tousands

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Fundraisers were held in April and May of this year with Young receiving around $10,000. It's unclear how much money was given through individual donations.

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State Health Officials Hold H1N1 Summit

Updated: 08/25/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson and other state officials participated in a swine flu summit at the Kansas Expocentre on Monday.

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Curves Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Updated: 08/24/2009 - Ambassadors from the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce joined Joy White and her daughter Roberta Fazel as they cut the ribbon at their new Curves Fitness Center on northwest Fielding Road in Hunter's Ridge in Topeka.

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State Begins Budget Talks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The House Appropriations committee reconvened Monday for two days of meetings. They're getting a head start on closing a projected $536 million shortfall in the 2011 budget.

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Nokia Pledges Smartphone Assault On Apple

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Nokia has pledged to strike back at Apple and produce mobile phones that will compete effectively with the U.S. technology company's iPhone.

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Divided Democrats Put Obama In Health Care Bind

Posted: 08/24/2009 - As President Obama struggles to regain control of the health care debate, he's finding himself caught in a game of tug of war with members of his own party.

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Man Obsessed With Columbine Convicted Of Murder

Posted: 08/24/2009 - A man who was obsessed with the Columbine High School massacre was found guilty of murder Friday and sentenced to life without parole for gunning down his father before opening fire at a North Carolina high school three years ago.

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Family Grieves For Woman Shot By Boy, 12

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The bullet that killed Trisha Babcock on a summer night in Detroit took her life and forever shattered another one. “I can’t believe she’s gone,” Steve Babcock said of her slain daughter. “She was such a special person. She had so much potential.”

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VA Workers Given Millions In Bonuses As Vets Await Checks

Posted: 08/24/2009 - While hundreds of thousands of disability claims lay backlogged at the Department of Veterans Affairs, thousands of technology employees at the department received $24 million in bonuses, a new report says.

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Obama Slams 'Outrageous Myths' About Health Care

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Facing a recent erosion of public support for health-care overhaul, President Obama lashed out at his opponents Saturday for spreading "outrageous myths" on the Internet, television, and at town hall forums.

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