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Will Blagojevich try any last-minute mischief?

Updated: 01/28/2009 - With Gov. Rod Blagojevich entering what could be his final hours in office, some politicians are watching closely to see whether he attempts some last-minute mischief by spending state money, issuing executive orders or granting pardons.

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Freezing death of Mich. man in house sparks anger

Updated: 01/28/2009 - When neighbors went inside Marvin Schur's house, the windows were frosted over, icicles hung from a faucet, and the 93-year-old World War II veteran lay dead on the bedroom floor in a winter jacket over four layers of clothing.

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Former Ala. officer indicted in staged vanishing

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A former Alabama police supervisor accused of stealing evidence money, faking his abduction and flying off to Las Vegas plans to plead not guilty to federal charges, his attorney said Wednesday.

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Hospital: Calif. octuplets doing 'amazingly well'

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The nation's second set of live-born octuplets were all breathing on their own Wednesday, 48 hours after a woman gave birth to the surprising bunch in Southern California.

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State-Wide Count Finds the Hidden Homeless

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Volunteers hit the streets today for a tally of the homeless population in Kansas. The 2009 Point-in-Time Homeless Count took place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. across the state. The homeless census occurs every two years, but this year's effort was historic.

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Home-birth advocates press pro-midwife campaign

Updated: 01/28/2009 - With health care costs high on the national agenda, advocates of home births are challenging the medical and political establishments to give midwives a larger role in maternity care and to ease the state laws that limit their out-of-hospital practice.

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Postmaster General: Mail days may need to be cut

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday, in asking lawmakers to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.

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Deadly Winter Storm Begins Barrage in Northeast

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A destructive winter storm left more than a million customers in the dark before barreling into the Northeast on Wednesday, delaying flights and turning the morning rush into the morning slush as communities braced for the worst.

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House Hurries to Pass Economic Stimulus Bill

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Moving with remarkable speed, the Democratic-controlled House lined up eagerly Wednesday to approve $819 billion in spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of President Barack Obama's economic recovery program.

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Justin Timberlake Discusses his `SNL' Jokes

Updated: 01/28/2009 - One visit to Beyonce's dressing room was all it took for Justin Timberlake to ease her concerns about a "Saturday Night Live" skit featuring the two of them.

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Dockett says he Forgives his Mother's murderer

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Darnell Dockett was 13 when he came home to find his mother shot to death, the worst moment of his troubled young life. Four months later, his father died of cancer. He knows the killer of his mother may be watching the Super Bowl. He has a message: "I forgive him," Dockett said.

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Oakland Police chief resigns Amid Criticism

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Oakland's police chief, facing criticism over chronic violent crime and turmoil in the department, resigned as city leaders prepared to call for a vote of no-confidence.

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US Doctors Face Challenges in Crippled Gaza

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Doctors from the United States who rushed to the Gaza Strip to help the war wounded quickly learned that their challenge went beyond treating shrapnel injuries.

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Station Blending Own Fuel

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday at the Conoco Station on Wanamaker to celebrate the opening of Topeka's first renewable fuel retail station.

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American Indians Could Reap Almost $3B in Stimulus

Updated: 01/28/2009 - American Indians stand to gain almost $3 billion as part of the economic stimulus moving through Congress, money that could help some of the nation's poorest communities rebuild roads, improve health care and boost employment that has lagged behind the rest of the country for decades.

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Grim Water Outlook for Nevada and California

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Experts have offered a grim water outlook for Nevada and California, saying farmers can again expect to receive less water than normal this year because of a drought.

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US Roads, Water and Basic Systems Earn 'D' Grade

Updated: 01/28/2009 - America's roads, public transit and aviation have gotten worse in the past four years. Water and sewage systems are dreadful. The basic physical backbone of American society is barely above failing, a report by top engineers says.

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Dude in dress Steals Show at Super Bowl Media Day

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The oddballs once again crashed Super Bowl media day, mingling among real journalists and shocking some players with the absurdity of their questions and the audacity of their antics.

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Senate Debates State Budget

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Kansas Senate is debating a plan backed by its Republican leaders for eliminating a deficit in the current state budget.

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