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Twisters Touch Down In Oklahoma, Killing 8

Updated: 02/11/2009 - An unusual cluster of February twisters touched down across Oklahoma, ripping off roofs, littering roads with downed power lines and killing eight people in a small southern town.

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Oil Stays Below $38 on Bailout Skepticism

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Investor skepticism about the new U.S. bank rescue plan kept oil prices below $38 a barrel Wednesday despite evidence OPEC countries are complying with their agreed production cuts.

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Spellers Put it All on the Line (or Letter)

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Try spelling llama under a bright spotlight in front of all your friends. That spells pressure at the Seaman School District Spelling Bee. Sixth grader David Haskell became a spelling bee champ today in the auditorium of Seaman High School after spelling perfectly in the fourth round.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Blowing Up Mailbox

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man accused of blowing up a U.S. mailbox and a stolen fiberglass Jayhawk pleads guilty to using explosives to destroy government property.

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Topeka Hazmat Called to Vacant House

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Hazmat crews had to be called to a vacant house in Topeka Tuesday night after maintenance workers found what appeared to be methamphetamine paraphernailia.

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Iowa Agency: Housing for Disabled Men was Criminal

Updated: 02/10/2009 - An Iowa state agency said Tuesday it intends to file criminal charges against the party responsible for lodging 21 mentally disabled factory workers in an unsafe, poorly heated building.

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DA: No Charges in Boy's Horseplay Death

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The death of a 12-year-old boy who was hit by a bus outside school as he horsed around with friends was a tragic accident that does not warrant criminal charges, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

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Napolitano Talks NBAF in Manhattan

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The new Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, talked about the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility in Manhattan, KS on Tuesday. She assured residents the site would be safe when built.

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Newark Airport Last in On-Time Arrivals in '08

Updated: 02/10/2009 - New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport improved its on-time arrivals and departures last year, but still ranked last and next-to-last in those categories among U.S. airports.

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Chechen Leader Probed for Alleged Rights Abuses

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Austrian prosecutors said Tuesday they have investigated Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov for alleged human rights violations based on a complaint filed by a Chechen dissident who was gunned down in Vienna.

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Oil Crosses Over into the Ethanol Business

Updated: 02/10/2009 - If federal renewable fuel mandates require ethanol to be mixed into gasoline, the nation's largest independent oil refiner figures it might as well just do it itself.

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Karzai: Afghans, US in 'Gentle Wrestling' Match

Updated: 02/10/2009 - After seven years in office, President Hamid Karzai's star is rapidly waning in Washington, with President Barack Obama saying Afghanistan's government is detached from the surrounding communities it is supposed to serve.

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Two Candidates Claim Victory In Israel

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Livni is edging out Benjamin Netanyahu in exit polling tonight. But whoever wins must form a coalition government to the right, after a strong showing from right-wing leaders.

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Senate Passes $838B Stimulus Bill

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Obama says it's "good news" after the 61-37. The bill now goes into negotiation with the House version.

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Australian Death Toll to "Top 200"

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The premier of the state devastated in Saturday's wildfire rampage gives that grim assessment, as experts re-think their policy for people to return home.

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Emergency Responder Learn to Work Together

Updated: 02/10/2009 - From tornadoes, floods, and wildfires to acts of terrorism, the courses help all levels of government learn how to act together to protect the lives and property of Kansans.

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Homeland Security Head Visiting Kan. Bio Institute

Updated: 02/10/2009 - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University Tuesday before addressing the press with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

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Iranian president says talks with US possible

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Iran's hard-line president told crowds celebrating the Islamic revolution's anniversary Tuesday that the country is ready for talks with the United States, the strongest signal yet that Tehran welcomes President Barack Obama's calls for dialogue.

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