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Afghan president: US forces killed 16 civilians

Updated: 01/25/2009 - President Hamid Karzai condemned a U.S. operation he said killed 16 Afghan civilians, while hundreds of villagers denounced the American military during an angry demonstration Sunday.

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Returning Soldiers Receive Warm Welcome Home

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Soldiers returning from a 15-month tour to Iraq received a warm welcoming from the Aviation Battalion today. The Ist Infantry Division's 2/1 General Support Aviation Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, hosted the Home Ball at the Courtyard Marriott.

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Local Shelters Give Away Free Dogs and Cats

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Local residents found new family members through the "Change a Pet's Life Day" at the Helping Hands Humane Society. Homeless dogs and cats received new homes through today's national free adoption drive. Hill's Science Diet covered the fees for the first 10 pet adoptions at shelters across the country.

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Auto Shop Fire

Updated: 01/24/2009 - An Auto Shop on the 3000 Block of SE Fremont caught fire Saturday evening causing $50,000 in total damages.

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Indiana student ill, but wins Miss America crown

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Katie Stam of Indiana was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, fighting off a throat infection, laryngitis and 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant.

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Israeli official: Obama envoy coming to Mideast

Updated: 01/24/2009 - President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East will come to Israel Wednesday for talks on keeping alive a fragile Gaza cease-fire and reviving Mideast negotiations, an Israeli foreign ministry official said Saturday.

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Wis. school's epic snowball fight flakes out

Updated: 01/24/2009 - When a whistle blew Saturday afternoon, two teams of University of Wisconsin-Madison students pelted each other with snowballs, but the 45-minute battle won't be going down in history.

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Brazilian model who lost hands and feet dies

Updated: 01/24/2009 - One month ago, 20-year-old beauty queen Mariana Bridi was living the dream of many young Brazilian women, trading her striking good looks for a modeling career that promised to lift her family out of poverty.

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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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