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Zoos Shorten Elephants' Lives, Study Says

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Researchers compared the life spans of elephants in European zoos with those living in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and others working on a timber enterprise in Myanmar. Animals in the wild or in natural working conditions had life spans twice that or more of their relatives in zoos.

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Teacher Sells Advertising On Tests

Updated: 12/14/2008 - America's public schools are being sorely tested by the economic crisis, with states and cities across the nation cutting their education budgets. That's forcing teachers to come up with unusual solutions, CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports.

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Staff Shortage Causes Autopsy Backlog

Updated: 12/14/2008 - A staffing shortage at a Wichita center that performs autopsies for dozens of Kansas counties has caused a backlog that in some cases has delayed death certificates that are required before survivors can collect life insurance.

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Suspicious Fire Burns Palin's Church

Updated: 12/14/2008 - A "suspicious" fire devastated the church attended by Alaska Gov. and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Friday night in her hometown of Wasilla, the church's minister said.

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U.S. Troops Get Permission To Stay In Iraqi Cities

Updated: 12/14/2008 - The Iraqi Defense Ministry says some American troops may remain in urban areas beyond a summer deadline to pull back but only with the permission of the Iraqi government.

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Obama Will Return To Chicago On Breaks

Updated: 12/14/2008 - When President-elect Barack Obama heads home for a break from the White House, he won't go to a sprawling ranch or private seaside compound.

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India Wants "Normalized" Relations with Pakistan

Updated: 12/14/2008 - India's prime minister said Sunday he wants "normalized" relations with Pakistan amid rising tensions between the South Asian rivals following the Mumbai attacks that left more than 160 people dead.

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Athens Calm After Violence

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Athens was calm Sunday after eight days of the worst riots Greece has seen in decades, sparked by the police killing of a teenager.

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Woman Charged With Hoops Bite

Updated: 12/14/2008 - A woman has been charged with biting a security officer who was trying to break up a crowd at a Long Island high school basketball game.

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White House: No Immediate Auto Deals

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Don't expect an announcement Sunday or Monday from the White House on a possible plan to prevent the collapse of the troubled auto industry. That's the latest word from White House officials.

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Economic Woes Prove Challenging

Updated: 12/14/2008 - The economic slump roaring across the world's geopolitical map poses weighty challenges, as well as some unexpected opportunities, for President-elect Barack Obama.

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British Promise More Pakistan Help

Updated: 12/14/2008 - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Sunday pledged more technical support and funding to help Pakistan and India battle terrorism in the wake of the attacks in Mumbai that killed more than 160 people.

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More New Hampshire Outages Possible

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Utility officials trying to recover from the devastating ice storm in the Northeast warned there could be more outages Sunday as drooping branches shed ice and snap back to their original positions, potentially taking out more power lines.

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Blagojevich Meets With Attorney

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich met with a renowned Chicago criminal lawyer Saturday as he weighed his legal options on how to fight a scandal that has left his career in tatters and disrupted President-elect Barack Obama's White House transition.

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More Fraud Victims in New York

Updated: 12/14/2008 - Investors who put their fortunes in the hands of arrested New York money manager Bernard Madoff are waiting to hear how much of their stake is left.

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Bush Makes Surprise Visit To Iraq

Updated: 12/14/2008 - President George W. Bush on Sunday made a farewell visit to Iraq, a place that defines his presidency for better or worse, just 37 days before he hands the war off to a successor who has pledged to end it.

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Fire Forces Evacuations at KU Residence Hall

Updated: 12/13/2008 - According to Sgt. Robert Linzer at the KU Police Department a call was received about a possible fire on the 9th floor. When crews responded they found smoke in the west wing of the 9th floor but no signs of fire.

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WU Nursing Grads Celebrate

Updated: 12/13/2008 - It was a graduation celebration for some hard working students in Topeka Saturday. The School of Nursing at Washburn University honored the fall 2008 Baccalaureate Nurse graduates.

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Hyvee and Best Buy Help, Let's Help

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Best Buy employees were out to give some Topeka families an even better gift than electronics on Saturday. The store teamed up with Hyvee for a food drive to raise money for Let's Help.

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Dogs and Cats Enjoy Holiday Feast

Updated: 12/13/2008 - Humans aren't the only ones celebrating the holidays this season! Dogs and cats at the Helping Hands Humane Society celebrated Christmas with an early dinner Saturday! Dogs feasted on grilled hamburger while the cats enjoyed tuna.

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Red Stocking Breakfast Serves Up Charity

Updated: 12/13/2008 - A special treat was served up along with breakfast at Carlos O' Kelly's Saturday. More than 500 people attended the 16th Annual Red Stocking Breakfast.

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