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Oil prices rise despite huge inventory buildup

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Oil prices rose Wednesday despite another government report showing that U.S. crude stockpiles are growing as consumers and business slash spending on energy.

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Kansas Man Sentenced for Lying about Racial Attack

Updated: 01/28/2009 - U.S. District Court Judge Sam Crow said Tuesday that he was sentencing 24-year-old Andrew S. Ralph to prison time for his role in a racially-motivated attack because he continued to use drugs and alcohol while on bond.

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"Butterflies" Will Help Raise Funds

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Chesney Park Action Team launched its newest fundraiser campaign Wednesday. The campaign, called 21 butterflies will raise funds for the Great Mural Wall of Topeka. The local engineering firm Bartlett and West was named the first butterly.

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Kelly Rowland Splits from Beyonce's Manager Dad

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her career since she was kid, when he put her in Destiny's Child along with Beyonce. He even helped raise her.

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Kansas Senate Advances Budget Deficit Plan

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Senators gave first-round approval Wednesday night to a budget-balancing bill that backs off the heavy spending cuts originally proposed by GOP leaders.

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Sebelius Writes Gates on Guantanamo

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Governor tells the Defense Secretary she supports the plan to shut down Gitmo, but says Fort Leavenworth "lacks any capability to host any detainees." Her letter follows here.

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Kelly Rowland splits from Beyonce's manager dad

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her career since she was kid, when he put her in Destiny's Child along with Beyonce. He even helped raise her.

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Offshore Drilling Deal Could be Scuttled

Updated: 01/28/2009 - An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

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Billions more needed for financial rescue

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Obama administration is developing proposals to help rescue the banking system that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars beyond the $700 billion bailout Congress already has approved.

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Target Cutting Jobs, Closing Distribution Center

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Target Coporation says the weak economy is forcing it to cut 9 percent of its headquarters workers and close a distribution center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Billions more needed for financial rescue

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Obama administration is developing proposals to help rescue the banking system that could cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars beyond the $700 billion bailout Congress already has approved.

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Sudan convicts man of spying for war crimes court

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A Sudanese man was convicted Wednesday of spying for the International Criminal Court ahead of its expected decision on whether to seek President Omar al-Bashir's arrest on charges of war crimes in Darfur.

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Iran calls for US to end support of Israel

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Iran's president called Wednesday for "profound changes" in U.S. foreign policy including an end to support for Israel and an apology to the Islamic republic for past misdeeds.

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Putin calls financial crisis a 'perfect storm'

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called the world financial crisis a "perfect storm" whose destructive powers were multiplied worldwide, and urged economic rivals to work together to find an exit route.

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Canada opposition reconsiders toppling government

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Canada's main opposition party backed away from plans to topple the Conservative government, saying Wednesday the prime minister would remain "on probation" if he agrees to give periodic economic status reports in Parliament.

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