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How Heart Handles Anger Predicts Irregular Beat

Posted: 02/24/2009 - How the heart handles anger seems to predict who's at risk for a life-threatening irregular heartbeat. Negative emotions like hostility and depression have long been considered risks for developing heart disease, and deaths from cardiac arrest rise after disasters such as earthquakes.

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Bernanke: Economy Suffering 'Severe Contraction'

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday the economy is suffering through a "severe contraction" and pledged to use all available tools to lift the country out of the recession that already has cost millions of Americans their jobs.

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Economy Doesn't Dampen Mardi Gras Party

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Thousands of revelers are expected to line the streets Tuesday morning for one more day of parades. Jim Belushi and his Sacred Hearts band ushered in the final day, playing hits including "Soul Man" and "Hard to Handle" into the morning.

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Obama to Address Congress, Nation on Economy

Posted: 02/24/2009 - In a prime-time speech from the House of Representatives, Obama will make his case Tuesday that much more has to be done to turn around the economy - a message he knows he must explain.

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Living Canvas: An Inside Look At The Art of Tattoing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Staring at a blank canvas can be intimidating to any artist, but what if that canvas is someone's arm or ankle or shoulder? Meet the artists and family of Fine Line Tattoo and Piercing.

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Artist Shares Private Journey In Her "Artist Book"

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The latest exhibit at the Sabatini gallery in the Topeka-Shawnee County Library breaks the boundaries of books. Meet one of the artists behind one of those books called "Migration".

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Octomom Fell Fast From Miracle Mom To Punch Line

Posted: 02/24/2009 - It seems so long ago now, but for just a day or two last month Nadya Suleman was known as Miracle Mom, the amazing woman who did what had never been done before: gave birth to the longest-surviving set of octuplets.

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Beauty And The Brain, Women Use More Than Men

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Beauty is in the brain of the beholder. Go to any museum and there will be men and women admiring paintings and sculpture. But it turns out they are thinking about the sight differently.

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New Report Expected To Show More Gloom On Economy

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Americans' moods, already the gloomiest in decades, are expected to darken more this month according to forecasts for the Conference Board report on consumer sentiment in February.

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Local Exhibit Doesn't Judge Books By Their Covers

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Yes, the library is the place to find books. But one exhibit stretches the definition of books in a whole new way. The new exhibit at the Sabatini gallery, "Books Beyond Binding", doesn't bind a book to the typical definition.

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Economy Doesn't Dampen Mardi Gras Festivities

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Partiers in New Orleans are taking one last chance to eat, drink and be merry before Lent. Thousands of revelers are expected to line the streets Tuesday morning for one more day of parades and glitzy celebrations.

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Local Artist Brings Dinosaurs To Life

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Remember your favorite toys as a kid? Meet a local man combining his life's work and his boyhood fascination into art. Jim Boydston turns his car-upholstery business into a dino-making art shop!!

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Artists Grow Through Networking At Paint America

Posted: 02/24/2009 - The paintings lining the walls of Westboro Fine Arts Gallery come from sea to shining sea and everywhere in between. The "Paint the Parks 100 National Exhibit" opened for a friday night Art Walk and some local artists earned a spot in the show.

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North Korea Says It Is Preparing Satellite Launch

Posted: 02/24/2009 - North Korea said Tuesday it is preparing to shoot a satellite into orbit, its clearest reference yet to an impending launch that neighbors and the U.S. suspect will be a provocative test of a long-range missile.

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Obama Pitching A Broad Economic Case To Nation

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Barreling ahead on a mammoth agenda, Barack Obama is ready to offer a detailed sketch of the first year of his presidency, casting the nation's bleeding economy as a tangle of tough, neglected problems.

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Major Stock Market Indexes Fall to 1997 Levels

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Wall Street has turned the clock back to 1997. Investors unable to extinguish their worries about a recession that has no end in sight dumped stocks again Monday.

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House Democrats Propose $410B Spending Bill

Posted: 02/23/2009 - House Democrats unveiled a $410 billion spending bill on Monday to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year, setting up the second political struggle over federal funds in less than a month with Republicans.

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Cops: Man Tries To Steal Laptop To Check Facebook

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Sheriff's officers said a 19-year-old man snatched a Starbucks customers laptop after being told he could not use it to check his Facebook account. According to officers, the man then grabbed the customer's laptop and ran out of the coffee shop, located in an outlet mall.

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Identical Twin Brothers Accused Of Robbery

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Police say identical twin brothers have teamed up to rob a Yonkers gas station. Police said the 22-year-olds were arrested in the driveway of their home shortly after the holdup at a Mobil gas station early Sunday. Investigators said a witness helped identify the two.

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Minus Griffin, No. 3 Sooners fall to No. 15 Kansas

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Tyshawn Taylor scored a career-high 26 points and Sherron Collins added 22 of his 26 points in the second half as No. 15 Kansas took over first place in the Big 12 with an 87-78 victory Monday night against third-ranked Oklahoma.

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Florida Nips Fish Pedicures In The Bud

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A trendy pedicure with fish that nibble dead skin from the feet has been nipped in the bud. The Florida Board of Cosmetology has banned the procedure, even before it was known to be offered anywhere in the state. The board said salons had been inquiring about its legality and decided to preemptively strike.

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Prescription Drug Discount Cards Available

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The cards enable all Shawnee County residents regardless of age, income, or existing health conditions to obtain prescription drugs not covered by insurance at discounted rates.

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