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Obama Adviser: Slowing Economy Won't Halt Tax Cuts

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A top adviser to President-elect Barack Obama said Sunday that the country's slowing economy won't keep the new administration from fulfilling its plans for a middle-class tax cut.

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Israeli Troops Mobilize as Gaza Assault Widens

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding smuggling tunnels and a central prison, sending more tanks and artillery toward the Gaza border and approving a reserves callup for a possible ground invasion.

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Streams Rise in Midwest Following Stormy Weather

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Midwesterners got ready for the possibility of flooding Sunday as runoff from heavy rain and melting snowbanks bloated streams, and high wind caused new power outages for thousands in Michigan.

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Mrs. Bush, Rice: Bush Presidency Not a Failure

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The two most influential women in President George W. Bush's White House — first lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — are strongly defending the president's legacy against critics who are calling his administration one of the worst in history.

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Can Dolphins Survive Winter in NJ Rivers?

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A group of bottlenose dolphins have been confounding humans since they took up residence in two rivers near the Jersey shore six months ago. Now that it's winter, some people are worried they'll never make it out.

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Movie Crowds Adopt `Marley' With $37M Weekend

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Hollywood had a happy holiday with a huge Christmas weekend as movies from Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and Adam Sandler all opened strongly.

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Report: Driver in Triple Fatality Was Intoxicated

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Autopsy results show that a Wichita woman who killed herself and two other women when she crashed her car while fleeing the Kansas Highway Patrol last month was legally drunk.

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College Endowments Face Losses

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Three college endowments in Kansas have lost tens of millions of dollars because of the stock market's plunge, and it could cause a drop in the number of student scholarships.

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Designer Near For Memorial to Eisenhower

Updated: 12/28/2008 - After almost a decade of development, officials behind a Washington, D.C. memorial to former President Dwight Eisenhower are close to picking a designer.

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Family Escapes Valencia Road House Fire

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A family escaped a house fire on Valencia Road Sunday morning. Fire officials are investigating, but they think a space heater could be to blame.

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Iraq Car Bombs Kill More Than Two Dozen People

Updated: 12/28/2008 - A pair of car bombs killed more than two dozen people on Saturday, shattering a recent period of calm and serving as a grim reminder that recent gains remains fragile as Iraq prepares to take over security responsibilities for much of the country.

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U.S. Urges End to Air Strikes

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The U.S. on Saturday blamed the militant group Hamas for breaking a cease-fire and attacking Israel, which retaliated with strikes of its own during what became the single bloodiest day of fighting in years.

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Israeli Foreign Minister: No Plans To Occupy Gaza

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni says there are no plans to occupy Gaza, after two days of airstrikes in the Palestinian territory and the callup of 6,500 Israeli reserve soldiers.

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Zimbabwe Children Wasting Away

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Some of Zimbabwe's children are "wasting away" as political turmoil and economic crisis have caused a severe food shortage, according to a report from Save the Children.

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RNC Decries "Parody" Song

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals.

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U.S. Teen Keeps Darfur Women Safer

Updated: 12/28/2008 - In Sudan's Darfur region, where violence and genocide are rampant, women risk their lives every day performing tasks as seemingly mundane as seeking out firewood.

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Santa Shooter Harbored Guilt

Updated: 12/28/2008 - The man who police say dressed as Santa Claus and killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party lived with guilt from an incident that left his son from a previous relationship a paraplegic, according to an attorney who once represented the woman in that relationship.

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Gaza Strikes Continue, Death Toll Rises

Updated: 12/28/2008 - Israeli jets continued to pound Hamas targets in Gaza and Hamas militants launched more rockets into Israel on Sunday, as the number of people killed in the past day in Gaza rose to at least 275.

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