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Hudson River pilot: We were just doing our jobs

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Thousands of people holding signs and waving American flags cheered wildly Saturday to honor the pilot who safely landed a US Airways jetliner in the Hudson River. He told them he and his crew were only doing their jobs.

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Obama Breaks from Bush, Avoids Divisive Stands

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Barack Obama opened his presidency by breaking sharply from George W. Bush's unpopular administration, but he mostly avoided divisive partisan and ideological stands. He focused instead on fixing the economy, repairing a battered world image and cleaning up government.

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Silvia Ortiz Running for Re-election in District 3

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz is running for re-election. Ortiz has served one term on the council. She represents district three and is the first person from that district to announce her intention to run.

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Gaza Children Return to School After War

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Tens of thousands of children returned to schools across Gaza on Saturday after three weeks of war, playing games for some relief from the devastation and telling friends and teachers about the explosions they heard and relatives they lost.

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Despite Poor Economy, Super Bowl Won't Lose Luster

Updated: 01/24/2009 - The sagging economy has put a hit on plans for this year's Super Bowl, not that visitors to Tampa for the game and hundreds of millions watching on TV will be able to tell the difference.

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Top Mexico Cops Charged With Favoring Drug Cartel

Updated: 01/24/2009 - President Felipe Calderon's war on drug trafficking has led to his own doorstep, with the arrest of a dozen high-ranking officials with alleged ties to Mexico's most powerful drug gang, the Sinaloa Cartel.

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Plumber Finds Woman's Diamond In The Roughage

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Just a case of plumb luck. It took a plumber to retrieve a woman's 7-carat diamond ring after city workers failed in efforts to flush the gem out of the pipes of a restaurant toilet.

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Some Officials Question Aviation Training Center

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A couple of Sedgwick County commissioners are wondering if there's still a need to build a $54 million aviation training center at a time when so many workers in the industry are being laid off.

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Oops! Palin Fan Mistakenly Bids On Effigy

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A Sarah Palin supporter won an eBay auction to own his very own mannequin of the Alaska governor and former vice presidential nominee.

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Hometown Saluting Hero Pilot

Updated: 01/24/2009 - US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger saved 155 lives when he landed Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River safely.

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Neb. Woman Claims She Found Needle In Pork Roast

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A York woman is suing a grocer alleging she was injured after biting into a pork roast that she said contained part of a hypodermic needle. Birdie Farr said she bought the roast from a Bag 'N Save store in York in April 2007. She sued the grocer in York County District Court, filing in October. She seeks $11,500 for medical expenses plus legal costs.

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Pink Locks Get Michigan Girl Locked Out Of School

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Eleven-year-old Natasha Rzanca has been out of Sawyer Elementary School for more than a week. The fifth-grader from the school in the Upper Peninsula community of Gwinn isn't sick and says she hasn't been suspended. The cause of her absence? She has pink hair.

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Pentagon Seeks Air Force One Replacement

Updated: 01/24/2009 - The Pentagon has begun a search for a replacement for Air Force One, but it will probably be some future president who first uses the new presidential airplane.

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Man Charged With Driving With Worker On Car Hood

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A man is facing assault charges after deputies said he hit a state transportation worker and continued driving several miles while the man clung to the hood of the car. Marin County prosecutors charged 73-year-old Peter Buchanan with assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run driving Wednesday.

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Judges Refuse Minn. Ballot Inspection

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A trio of judges rejected Republican Norm Coleman's request to investigate alleged vote-counting irregularities in precincts around the state over the weekend, just days before they begin hearing Coleman's lawsuit over the Minnesota Senate recount.

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"Hoops" Obama Takes Game To White House

Updated: 01/24/2009 - It may have been just an impression, but Barack Obama seemed to spend as much time dribbling up the hardwood during the presidential campaign as he did prepping for debates.

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Major Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk

Updated: 01/24/2009 - If the market meltdown, housing and bank crises weren't enough, U.S. consumers can now add the potential of massive credit and debit card fraud to the list financial concerns. A major processor of credit card transactions just disclosed its system had been hacked, putting millions of consumers at risk, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.

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Sports Center Collapse In Spain Kills Four

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Part of a sports center collapsed in high winds Saturday near Barcelona, killing four children and injuring 16 other people, officials and witnesses said.

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Obama Pushes Plan To Stop Economic Slide

Updated: 01/24/2009 - President Barack Obama took to the airwaves Saturday to promote his economic aid plan in what's-it-mean-to-me terms: thousands of better schools, lower electricity bills, health coverage for millions who lose insurance.

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