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Palin to Media: Leave My Kids Alone

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is going on the offensive against news organizations and bloggers she says are perpetuating malicious gossip about her and her children.

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Possible Bird Remains Found in Downed Jet's Engine

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Investigators said Wednesday they have found the remains of what may be a bird in the engine of the US Airways jet that made a dramatic landing in New York's Hudson River.

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Obama Takes Presidential Oath -- Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Because the wording was bungled during President Barack Obama's swearing-in ceremony, Chief Justice John Roberts re-administered the oath to Obama Wednesday night.

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Source Tells AP: Kennedy Still Wants Senate Seat

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A source tells the Associated Press Caroline Kennedy has misgivings about seeking Hillary Clinton's NY Senate seat after her uncle Sen. Edward Kennedy's suffered a seizure Tuesday, but she's now renewed her determination to win the appointment.

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Castro's 1st Essay in 5 Weeks Calls Obama 'Honest'

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Fidel Castro has broken a five-week silence with an essay in which he calls President Barack Obama 'honest' in his ideas. The ailing 82-year-old former leader met Wednesday with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez.

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Va. Tech Student Fatally Stabbed; Suspect Caught

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A female student was stabbed to death Wednesday night on Virginia Tech's campus, the first killing at the school since a deadly mass shooting there in 2007.

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Abandoned Parakeets Rescued from Kansas Highway

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Two parakeets found on a Kansas highway were rescued from below freezing weather. Jefferson County Humane Society Manager Donna Fannin says the birds were left on the side of K-16 January 5th.

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Studies: Steroids do not Help Wheezing Kids

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Steroid drugs, a common treatment for young children prone to wheezing and colds, do not help and may even be harmful, according to new research.

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Study: Antarctica Joins Rest of Globe in Warming

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Antarctica, the only place that had oddly seemed immune from climate change, is warming after all, according to a new study. For years, Antarctica was an enigma to scientists who track the effects of global warming.

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Scientist: New Fault Could Mean Major Ark. Temblor

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A previously unknown fault in eastern Arkansas could trigger a magnitude 7 earthquake with an epicenter near a major natural gas pipeline, a scientist said Wednesday.

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Senate Confirms Clinton as Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Senate confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Barack Obama moved to make his imprint on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a fresh team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders.

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Obama's Whirlwind First Day: Economy, War and More

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In a first-day whirlwind, President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy.

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Sumner School to Be Auctioned Thursday

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka's historic Sumner School should have a new owner Thursday night. The building will be auctioned in proceedings beginning at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Building Conference Room.

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OYS: Sewer Work Road Closure

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Starting Thursday, Southwest Sena between Southwest Woodhull and Southwest Seabrook will be closed for the work.

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"Hood Surfers" Have TPD Investigating

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating an injury accident that sent an 18-year-old to the hospital in serious condition.

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Carnegie Hall Slashes Schedule and Budget

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Carnegie Hall cut its 2009-10 schedule by 10 percent because of the recession, instituting a hiring freeze and slashing $4 million from the budget for its current season to keep it balanced.

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Clinton is New Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After Senate confirmation late Wednesday afternoon, Clinton was sworn in as the nation's 67th secretary of state in her office in the Russell Senate Office Building.

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Obama Takes Presidential Oath, Again

Updated: 01/21/2009 - After he flubbed the oath a bit on Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to Barack Obama for a second time Wednesday night. The error caused Obama to repeat wording differently than the Constitution prescribes.

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Clinton Sworn in as Secretary of State

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The former New York Senator takes the reins of Foggy Bottom tomorrow, after debate centered on questions about donations to her husband's global foundation.

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Nokia Discontinues WiMax Tablet Computer

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Just as Clearwire Corp. has fired up its long-awaited WiMax wireless data network in two cities, Nokia Corp. has stopped selling the only portable gadget that can use the network without accessories.

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