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FDA Inspectors Find Many Problems at Peanut Plant

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Georgia peanut processing plant at the center of a national salmonella outbreak had a history of problems it failed to correct, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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Rare 1,800-year-old Figurine Found in Jerusalem

Updated: 01/27/2009 - An 1,800-year-old figurine believed to have originated from the eastern stretches of the Roman Empire has been discovered by archaeologists outside the walls of the old city, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. The 2-inch marble bust depicts the head of a man with a short curly beard and almond-shaped eyes who may portray a boxer, the authority said.

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LA Man Upset Over Job Kills Wife, 5 Kids, Himself

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A man fatally shot his wife, five young children and himself, claiming in a note he faxed to a TV station Tuesday that the couple had just been fired from their hospital jobs and together planned the killings as an escape for the whole family.

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Obama Open to Compromise on $825B Stimulus Bill

Updated: 01/27/2009 - On the eve of a key vote, President Barack Obama privately promised Republicans he stands ready to accept changes in the $825 billion economic stimulus legislation, invoked Ronald Reagan to rebut conservative critics and urged lawmakers to "put politics aside" in the interest of creating jobs.

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Kansans Attend Drug Endangered Children Training Program

Updated: 01/27/2009 - People from all across the state were in Topeka Tuesday learning about how to help children in drug abusive homes. A training session was held at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for the Kansas Alliance for Drug Endangered Children program.

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Car Dealers Shuttering Showrooms

Updated: 01/27/2009 - With America's car business stuck in reverse, the annual convention of America's car dealers is no party.

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Band, "Burn," Blamed For Thai Club Fire

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Thai police have charged the singer of a band named Burn with negligence for allegedly setting off fireworks that started a New Year's Eve nightclub blaze that killed 66 partygoers in Bangkok.

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Firefighter Suspended From Band Over Nod To Obama

Updated: 01/27/2009 - An Ohio firefighter has been given a six-month suspension from his role in a pipe and drum band because he nodded to President Barack Obama during last week's inaugural parade in Washington.

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Medicare Expands Cancer Rx Coverage

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Medicare has quietly expanded its coverage for cancer drugs to include some treatments that haven't gotten the Food and Drug Administration's full seal of approval.

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Gates Sees Long Road Ahead In Afghanistan

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday there is too little "time, patience or money" for the United States to set unrealistic goals for war-torn Afghanistan.

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OSHA Investigating Manhattan Trench Collapse

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Twenty-five year old Christopher Kramer died Monday while working at a new house construction site on McMillin Road, just off Highway 24 east of Manhattan. OSHA is investigating the accident.

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Bill Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Sources

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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U.S. Fights Information War With Taliban

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Angry villagers protested the raid which they claim killed 17 of their neighbors. U.S. forces say it killed 15 enemy fighters.

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FBI's Blagojevich Wiretaps Heard At Trial

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich was hundreds of miles away but his voice boomed through the Illinois Senate's chambers Tuesday as his impeachment jurors listened to FBI wiretaps of conversations in which he seems to demand campaign contributions in exchange for signing legislation.

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La. Woman Allegedly Shoots Boyfriend Over Sleep

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A 21-year-old Monroe woman charged with aggravated battery allegedly told police she shot her boyfriend because he wouldn't let her sleep. The motive for Saturday's shooting was detailed in an arrest affidavit.

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Suspect Gets 3 Bites From Police Dog, 2 Taser Zaps

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A 19-year-old suspect in northeast Nevada may not be a very good prowler but there's no denying he's one tough cookie. Elko County sheriff's deputies said the man had to be zapped with a Taser twice and bitten by a police dog three times before he stopped struggling with officers during a recent arrest.

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Treasury Doles Out $386M To 23 Banks

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Treasury Department said Tuesday it has distributed another $386 million to 23 banks, the first awards from the federal bailout fund since President Barack Obama took office.

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In Peanut Checks, Gaps for Salmonella to Sneak by

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Food regulators didn't consider salmonella a threat to most peanut products before they traced an outbreak to a peanut butter plant in Georgia two years ago. Officials in the nation's top peanut-producing state promptly began checking for the bacteria during routine inspections, and everything went fine for about a year.

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Starbucks Stops Brewing Decaf After Noon

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Starbucks customers who are used to getting their decaf grande mochachino after lunch will have to wait a little longer than usual to get their fix.

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Obama Woos GOP Over Stimulus Plan

Updated: 01/27/2009 - On the eve of a key vote, President Barack Obama privately promised Republican critics he stands ready to accept changes in $825 billion economic stimulus legislation, and urged lawmakers to "put politics aside" in the interest of creating badly needed jobs.

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