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Ariz. district cuts school week to save cash

Posted: 02/14/2009 - A school district has decided to shrink the school week from five days to four in an effort to save cash because of the deepening recession and falling enrollment.

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Recession, fires: double trouble for the Red Cross

Posted: 02/14/2009 - The worsening recession, coupled with a seasonal surge of house fires, has depleted the resources of many American Red Cross chapters as they struggle to meet rising demands at a time of dwindling donations.

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Wreckage, remains being gathered at NY crash site

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Investigators began gathering pieces of the incinerated wreckage of a commuter airliner early Saturday in search of clues to the cause of the fiery crash that killed 50 people.

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Savoring win, Obama celebrates `major milestone'

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama on Saturday celebrated the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a "major milestone on our road to recovery."

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Democrats Muscle Stimulus Package Through the Senate

Posted: 02/13/2009 - In the late Friday night roll call, the Senate passes the $787 billion recovery bill, 60-38, including three crucial Republican votes. The President plans to sign it on President's Day.

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KDOT Expects $380 Million From Stimulus

Posted: 02/13/2009 - State transportation officials now expect Kansas to receive about $380 million for transportation projects from the federal stimulus plan that passed the House and Senate today.

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Deadly Kansas Blaze Ruled Accidental

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Authorities say an Abilene fire that killed three children was sparked by combustible materials left too close to the furnace.

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Democrats Muscle Huge Stimulus Through Congress

Posted: 02/13/2009 - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

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Wanted US Marine Commits Suicide in Canada

Posted: 02/13/2009 - A Marine wanted by the U.S. military for abandoning his unit sneaked across the border into Canada and fatally shot himself outside his mother's farmhouse, police said Friday.

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Kidnappers Threaten American Abducted in Pakistan

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Kidnappers threatened on Friday to kill an American employee of the United Nations within 72 hours and issued a grainy video of the blindfolded captive saying he was "sick and in trouble." A letter accompanying the video delivered to a Pakistani news agency said the hostage, John Solecki, would be killed unless authorities released 141 women it said were being held in Pakistan.

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Injury Accident in Topeka Friday Night

Posted: 02/13/2009 - One person was taken to the hospital Friday night an SUV nearly flips over. Police say it happened around 7:45 p.m. at 26th and Indiana in Topeka.

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NASA Delays Space Shuttle Launch Again

Posted: 02/13/2009 - NASA has again delayed the launch of space shuttle Discovery so it can review tests of hydrogen gas valves. Shuttle managers decided Friday night to postpone liftoff until at least Feb. 27 to give engineers more time to pore over test data. The launch was originally planned for Thursday but has been pushed back twice already.

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Obama to Outline Plan to Stem Home Foreclosures

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The biggest players in the mortgage industry are halting home foreclosures while the Obama administration develops its plan to help struggling homeowners.

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Auto Suppliers Seeking Federal Aid

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Auto suppliers asked the Obama administration Friday for up to $25.5 billion in loans and government guarantees to stabilize the battered U.S. auto industry.

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Allegedly Intoxicated Couple Seek Lift from Police

Posted: 02/13/2009 - An allegedly intoxicated couple stopped at a police station to try to catch a lift home. La Marque Police Chief Richard Price said the woman collapsed in the lobby. Her 22-year-old boyfriend was arrested after marijuana was found in his shoes.

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NTSB: Crew Saw Ice Buildup Before Crash

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The black box recording reveals the doomed crew talked about a "big ice buildup" on the wings before the Buffalo-area crash that killed 50 people Thursday night.

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Kisses Unleash Chemicals That Ease Stress Levels

Posted: 02/13/2009 - "Chemistry look what you've done to me," Donna Summer crooned in Science of Love, and so, it seems, she was right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, a panel of scientists examined the mystery of what happens when hearts throb and lips lock.

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US Churches to Discuss Evolution vs Creation

Posted: 02/13/2009 - After a lifetime in the church, the Rev. William L. Rhines Jr. lately has started to question one of the Bible's fundamental teachings, that God created man. It's an especially touchy topic in his Wilmington, Del., congregation, where generations of black worshippers have leaned on faith to endure the indignities of racism.

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Clinton Urges NKorea Against 'Provocative' Actions

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her first major policy speech, urged North Korea Friday not to take any "provocative" actions that could undermine peace efforts.

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Jet's Nosegear Collapses During Landing in London

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The nosewheel of a British Airways passenger jet collapsed with a loud bang as it landed Friday evening at London City Airport, sending the plane scraping across the tarmac with 71 people aboard, officials and witnesses said. All aboard escaped by emergency slides, but one person was taken to a hospital with a minor injury.

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Peanut Corp. of America Files for Bankruptcy

Posted: 02/13/2009 - The peanut processing company at the heart of a national salmonella outbreak is going out of business. The Lynchburg, Va.-based Peanut Corp. of America filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia Friday, the latest bad news for the company that has been accused of producing tainted peanut products that may have reached everyone from poor school children to disaster victims.

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