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Sebelius Still Not Interested in Commerce Job

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Sebelius said a month ago that she was taking herself out of consideration for a position in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. She cited the state's budget problems.

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Bill Would Base Turnpike Tolls on Speed

Updated: 01/05/2009 - David Haley has introduced a bill that would allow the Kansas Turnpike Authority to charge tolls based on a driver's speed. Fast drivers traveling on the turnpike would be charged more than a flat rate.

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CSI Hunley: Fate Of Historic Sub A Cold Case File

Updated: 01/05/2009 - It could be one of the nation's oldest cold case files: What happened to eight Confederate sailors aboard the H.L. Hunley after it became the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship?

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8 Dead, 1 Hurt After Chopper Crashes In La. Marsh

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Federal officials were expected to arrive Monday to find out why a helicopter bound for an offshore oil platform crashed in Louisiana's marshlands, killing eight and critically injuring another.

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Burris to go to DC as his Fate Remains in Question

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Illinois U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris is leaving for Washington on Monday afternoon for a high-stakes stakes showdown on Capitol Hill about whether he'll succeed President-elect Barack Obama in Congress.

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Oil Supported above $46 as OPEC Cutbacks Take Hold

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Evidence that OPEC cutbacks were taking hold helped support oil prices above $46 a barrel Monday, with crude also getting support from new unrest in oil-rich Nigeria.

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Stock Futures Mixed ahead of Auto Sales Data

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Wall Street proceeded warily into the first full week of 2009, trading mixed in premarket activity Monday ahead of readings on auto sales and construction spending.

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Obama to Meet Congress Leaders on Economic Plan

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Barack Obama is heading to Capitol Hill to push for quick action on a broad economic stimulus package that congressional leaders are saying won't be ready until mid-February at the earliest — almost a month later than the president-elect wanted.

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Richardson Withdraws As Obama Nominee

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Obama's cabinet choice pulls out of the running over a grand jury probe investigating lucrative New Mexico state contracts.

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Florida Couple Back Home After Unexpected Cuba Trip

Updated: 01/04/2009 - A Florida couple who said they wound up in a Cuban jail after their boat was badly damaged in a storm is back home. Robert Vassallo on Friday said he and his girlfriend, Angellette Smith, flew into Miami New Year's Eve. The couple said they had been sailing around the Caribbean when they encountered rough waves, and their boat washed ashore and sustained damages.

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Homicides Down In Many Major Cities

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Killings dropped by a third here last year, making Wisconsin's largest city among the nation's most successful in tackling its 2008 murder rate.

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DWI Deaths: Is It Murder?

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Drunk driving kills more than 13,000 Americans a year - that's one every 39 minutes. Authorities call it an epidemic. They say that despite all the publicity, all the education campaigns, and all the advertising over the past decade, the number of drunk-driving fatalities has not gone down.

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Israeli Troops and Tanks Slice Deep Into Gaza

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Thousands of Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships surrounded Gaza's largest city and fought militants at close range Sunday, the first full day of an overwhelming ground offensive in the coastal territory.

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Critics Say Newark Barbed Wire Ban Helps Criminals

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Some business owners in this crime-plagued city say recent enforcement of a decades-old ordinance prohibiting some types of barbed wire and razor wire is making Newark more attractive — to thieves.

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Wikipedia meets $6 million fundraising goal

Updated: 01/04/2009 - The nonprofit foundation that runs Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia of user-contributed articles, said Friday it has met its $6 million fundraising goal for fiscal 2008.

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Kaine to take over as DNC chairman

Updated: 01/04/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama has selected Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, two Democrats said Sunday.

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Illinois Senate appointee Burris plans busy Sunday

Updated: 01/04/2009 - The man who embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich named to fill a vacant Senate seat says he hopes legal details regarding his controversial appointment are worked out soon.

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