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New Words Added To Webster's

Posted: 07/09/2009 - John Morse, president and publisher of the Springfield-based dictionary publisher, said many of this year's new words are tied to changes in technology, increasing environmental awareness and aging baby boomers' concerns about their health and have become part of the general lexicon.

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KBI Hosts Open House

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The public got the opportunity to see 70 years of history at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Thursday. The organization opened its doors for an open house.

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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Group Picks Up Cigarette Butts Downtown

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Keep America Beautiful Topeka/Shawnee County launched a new campaign Thursday. It's called "No Butts About It - This Is Litter, Too!" It takes aim at cigarette litter tossed around the community.

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Jobless Claims Indicate Economy Still Weak

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Even though new claims for jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, dipping below 600,000 for the first time since early January, the number of Americans seeking this safety net points to an economy that is still very weak.

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Obama Urges Poor Nations To Fight Global Warming

Posted: 07/09/2009 - President Barack Obama said Thursday the global recession makes it harder to strike an international agreement to battle dangerous temperature increases, but he urged the poor emerging economies that rejected specific clean-energy goals to "fight the temptation toward cynicism" and embrace them soon.

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Earthquake Rocks China

Posted: 07/09/2009 - An earthquake rocked southwest China on Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said.

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Worst Violence In Iraq Since U.S. Pullback

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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Conservative Democrats Rebel Against Health Plan

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Conservative Democrats in the House are rebelling against their party leaders and trying to put the brakes on the push to pass a health care overhaul by August.

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Pelosi Shuts Down Jackson Resolution

Posted: 07/09/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise "contrary views" about the pop star's life.

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Kim Jong Il Appearance Spurs Fresh Health Concerns

Posted: 07/09/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's latest public appearance is spurring fresh speculation that his health might be worsening, almost a year after he reportedly suffered a stroke.

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Drug Dealer Guilty Of Murdering 15-Year-Old

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Marijuana dealer Jesse James Hollywood faces a possible death sentence after his conviction for kidnapping and murdering a 15-year-old boy over an escalating drug debt, a crime that inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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Top Media Execs Wonder How Twitter Will Make Money

Updated: 07/09/2009 - It turns out the media elite aren't so different from a lot of less affluent folks: They think Twitter is a great communications tool, but can't figure out how the online messaging service is going to make money.

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Citigroup Shuffles Executives, Former CFO Leaving

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Citigroup says its former chief financial officer and current chairman of Citi Holdings, Gary Crittenden, is leaving the company as part of a broader shuffling of management.

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Opponents Of GM Sale Face Noon Deadline

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Opponents of General Motors Corp.'s plan to sell the bulk of itself to a new government-controlled company as part of its effort to emerge quickly from Chapter 11 protection face a noon deadline to file appeals and find a way to get the sale halted.

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Hundreds Protest In Iran, Defying Crackdown Vow

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Hundreds of young men and women chanted "death to the dictator" and fled baton-wielding police in the capital Thursday as opposition activists sought to revive street protests despite authorities' vows to "smash" any new marches.

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World Leaders Want Deal In Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of rich and developing nations want to finish a long-delayed world trade deal in 2010 and head off trade wars that could hit world economies as they struggle to emerge from the recession, according to a draft of a joint declaration obtained by The Associated Press.

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