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Companies Pledge More Internet Transparency

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Companies that track consumer behavior online for advertising purposes are vowing to make their practices more transparent and to give people a way to decline being shadowed.

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Three Hawaii State Employee Unions Challenge Furloughs

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Hawaii Government Employees Association, United Public Workers and the Hawaii State Teachers Association contend the state's governor cannot unilaterally order furloughs under the state constitution.

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SC 1st Lady Says She's Angry, May Forgive Husband

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Jenny Sanford says it is up to her husband to save their 20-year marriage. She says she is still angry with him and he will deal with the consequences of his actions for a long while.

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Flight Diverted Due To Naked Passenger

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A passenger stripped naked during a US Airways flight and resisted a flight attendant's efforts to cover him with a blanket before two off-duty law enforcement officers on board subdued and handcuffed him, authorities said Wednesday.

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California To Issue IOUs

Updated: 07/02/2009 - California's controller will start paying many of the state's bills with IOUs as soon as Thursday after lawmakers failed to close the state's worsening budget deficit, adding a new measure of indignity to a state sinking deeper into dysfunction.

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Global Warming Shrinking Sheep

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Like the wool sweater that emerges from the dryer a size too small, global warming seems to be shrinking sheep.

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Jermaine Jackson: "I Wish It Was Me"

Updated: 07/02/2009 - In an interview broadcast Thursday on NBC's "Today" show, Jermaine Jackson also said he wishes he had died instead of his younger brother, and that Michael was "a gift from Allah."

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Web Retailers, States Fight Over Tax Rules

Updated: 07/02/2009 - In a big break for online shoppers, Web retailers generally don't have to charge sales taxes in states where they lack a store or some other physical presence.

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Judge Tentatively Acquits Woman In MySpace Case

Updated: 07/02/2009 - In his ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge George Wu has acquitted Lori Drew of misdemeanor counts of accessing computers without authorization. Wu says his ruling will become final when he issues it in writing.

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Crash Survivor Welcomed Home

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A severely bruised young girl believed to be the only survivor of an Indian Ocean plane crash flew back Thursday to Paris, where she was embraced gently by her father, who tried to lift her spirits with a joke.

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Person: Jackson Event Being Planned

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Los Angeles officials are holding closed-door talks about a possible event for Michael Jackson on Tuesday at a downtown arena, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.

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Marine Exchange Fire With Taliban In Soaring Heat

Updated: 07/02/2009 - U.S. Marines hiked through searing heat and took fire from small pockets of militants Thursday after landing in this Taliban-controlled southern region of tree-lined fields, mud homes and crisscrossing waterways in the first major operation under President Barack Obama's strategy to stabilize Afghanistan.

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Biden In Iraq, Meets With Troops

Updated: 07/02/2009 - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Thursday to visit U.S. soldiers, just two days after all American combat troops withdrew from Baghdad and all of Iraq's cities and towns.

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Obama" Putin Has "One Foot In Old Ways"

Updated: 07/02/2009 - On the eve of a trip to Moscow, President Barack Obama chided Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday for keeping "one foot in the old ways of doing business."

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Obama Confident In Recovery Despite Jobs Report

Updated: 07/02/2009 - President Obama says he's confident the economy will rebound despite a report that employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June. The unemployment rate climbed to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent.

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OAS Chief Says Sanctions Likely In Honduras

Updated: 07/02/2009 - OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza says the international community has done ``practically everything that can be done'' to persuade interim leaders to give up power and restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

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Topeka Motorcyclist Succumbs To Injuries

Updated: 07/02/2009 - 56-year old Robert Wehmeyer passed away Monday. He was injured May 30th when authorities say he lost control of his motorcycle near 46th and Menoken Road.

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Topeka Railroad Crossings Close

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Union Pacific Railroad will permanently close two of its crossings - one at NW Howard just west of Lincoln and one at NW Grant Street just west of Tyler - beginning around 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 7.

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AMA Open To Government-Funded Health Insurance Option

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The new president of the American Medical Association, which represents the interests of the nation's doctors, said Wednesday the group is open to a government-funded health insurance option for people without coverage.

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One Count Dismissed in Judd Case

Updated: 07/03/2009 - Judge Nancy Parrish listened to arguments Thursday morning in the evidentiary hearing in the case against Topeka Police officer Jason Judd. She decided to drop one of the four charges against Judd.

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Police Looking For Parents Of Found 5-Year-Old

Posted: 07/02/2009 - At 4:50 a.m. Topeka Police Officers came across a 5-year-old boy walking in the area of Munson and LaneThe child is safe and sheltered. The parents or guardians may call 368-9464 for further information.

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