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Aides Say Obama Still Favors Public Option

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The White House sought to reassure jittery supporters Monday that President Obama is not abandoning the fight for a public health insurance option.

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Chima Evicted From Big Brother House By Producers

Updated: 08/17/2009 - Big Brother 11 is under way on CBS and producers of the show had to make a decision they've rarely made through the last 11 seasons...they evicted a house guest themselves. Chima is out.

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Dean: Public Option "Linked" to Reform

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A day after President Obama's health secretary indicated the administration might drop its support for a government-funded option from its campaign for health-care reform, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who's also a doctor, gave a second opinion the administration probably doesn't want to hear.

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Violence Looms 3 Days Before Afghan Vote

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Campaigning must end at midnight Monday for the candidates in Afghanistan's presidential elections, just three days before Thursday's vote.

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China: The New Big Oil

Posted: 08/17/2009 - China is on an oil buying binge. Over the few months the Chinese government or its big government-controlled oil firms have closed or floated a slew of deals in countries all over the world.

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Stocks Hit Hard In Early Going

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Stocks tumbled at Monday's open on fears that nervous consumers will limit the strength of any economic recovery, giving investors a reason to retreat after a five-month rally.

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Tropical Storm Claudette Heads Toward Florida

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Tropical Storm Claudette is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle by early Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center, and the storm's outer bands already were pounding the area with heavy rain Sunday evening.

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California Vulnerable To Massive Fires

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Dry conditions and strong winds in California left much of the state vulnerable to massive fires, with blaze-starters ranging from a cooking fire at a drug trafficking operation to a bird flying into a power line.

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Sebelius On Swine Flu: 'We're Preparing For The Worst'

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday that it would likely be Thanksgiving before the most vulnerable, high priority populations are completely vaccinated against the H1N1 or swine flu virus. In the meantime, Sebelius said parents and schools need to make back-up plans to deal with possible illness.

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Obama Gets Personal in Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 08/16/2009 - In an unexpectedly personal moment during a town hall meeting Saturday, President Obama invoked the death of his grandmother as he took to task critics of overhauling health care.

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Early Morning Assault

Posted: 08/16/2009 - A man was assaulted around 6:30 Sunday morning at 430 SE Winfield.

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Milwaukee Mayor Attacked by Man with Metal Pipe

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was in stable condition Sunday at a local hospital after he was attacked by a man with a metal pipe at the Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday night, police said.

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15 Arrests Made During Manhattan Sobriety Checkpoint

Posted: 08/16/2009 - The Riley County Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint early Sunday morning. 15 arrests were made during the two hours officers were there. Eight of those arrests were for Driving Under the Influence.

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Break-In at Indian Hills Elementary School

Updated: 08/16/2009 - Shawnee County Sheriff Deputies and Topeka Police were notified of a break-in Saturday night at Indian Hills Elementary School. A window was broken in the Principal's office.

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Pizza Hut Employee Assaulted

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Topeka Police say the female worker was making the deposit at the US Bank at White Lakes Center when she was approached by a man with a gun.

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Police Chase Ends At Red Robin

Updated: 08/15/2009 - It started around 8:15 p.m. Saturday when a blue Dodge neon refused to pull over for a routine stop according to Topeka police.

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Michael Zapletal Remembered: Two Years Later

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Two years ago on August 15, Michael Zapletal drowned in the Kansas River. Now, nearing that anniversary, his father looks back and remembers the son he watched down on that fateful day.

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Woodstock Remains Legendary

Posted: 08/15/2009 - The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was arguably more influential and, like Woodstock, spawned a terrific film, D.A. Pennebaker's "Monterey Pop." The 1969 Isle of Wight Festival in England, two weeks after Woodstock, included the elusive Bob Dylan.

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