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Obama's Economic Recovery Plan on Track in Senate

Updated: 02/07/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan is on track to pass the Senate after a handful of moderate Republicans and Democrats forced more than $100 billion in cuts in programs that wouldn't create many jobs right away.

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The Rise and (Almost) Fall of America's Banks

Updated: 02/07/2009 - These days, you can roll up to an ATM at the grocery, the pharmacy, the gas station, the hardware store, the office, even the ballpark. You can check your Bank of America balance on your iPhone. You can text Chase, and Chase will text you back.

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Versatile Actor James Whitmore Dies

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The famed Tony And Emmy award winner even graced the stage of the Topeka Performing Arts Center with his portrayal of Will Rogers. Best known for his work in theatre, he was also a fixture on television and the movies, including "The Shawshank Redemption."

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Deal Reached On Stimulus - But No Vote Yet

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Three Republicans agree to a trimmed down $780 billion package, after the original version of the stimulus bill ballooned to nearly one trillion dollars.

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Oil Near $40 Again on Dismal Jobs Report

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Oil prices sank below $41 a barrel Friday as the government reported that U.S. employers slashed more than a half million jobs last month, the most in 35 years.

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Homebuyers Turn Frugal to Save for Down Payments

Updated: 02/06/2009 - She's not ready to audition for the Top Chef TV show, but Nicole Nagel's home cooking is helping her save for a house. The Miami resident is skipping fancy restaurants so she has enough money for a down payment.

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Nazi find sheds Light on Egypt's Sensitive Past

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Nazi hunters urged Egypt on Friday to come clean about how much it knew about a fugitive dubbed "Dr. Death," who reportedly lived here for decades until he died in 1992. But Egypt has long kept a strict silence about former Nazis reported to have taken refuge on its soil.

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Harvard to Cut 50 Endowment Jobs

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Harvard University said Friday it will cut about a quarter of staff - or about 50 jobs - from the company that manages its endowment after the fund's value tumbled $8 billion in four months.

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US Rep. Davis Seeks to be 1st Black Alabama Governor

Updated: 02/06/2009 - U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, an early supporter of Barack Obama with uncanny similarities to the new president, announced his Democratic candidacy for governor Friday in a bid to become the first black to win Alabama's top office.

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AG Steve Six Warns of Credit Card Scam

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Attorney General Steve Six announced Friday that there is a new scam going around. The scam involves someone who calls and claims to be with a company called Card Services.

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Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The annual Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show will be at the Kansas Expocentre through the weekend. The show features more than 250 booths of new and innovative products.

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Skull Found in Melvern Home

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Authorities say they got a call Thursday from construction crews working on a house at 241 NW Maple St. saying they had found what appeared to be a human skull.

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Locals Go Red for Cause(s)

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Today is National Wear Red Day and locals wore red with style and smarts at two events in town.

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Boy Allegedly Forced to Use Hands to Unclog Toilet

Updated: 02/06/2009 - An elementary school principal could be disciplined for allegedly forcing a 6-year-old boy to unclog a toilet with his bare hands. The principal of Rahn Elementary has been on paid leave since mid-December while the school district investigated a complaint from the boy's parents. The school board proposed disciplinary action on Thursday. The nature of the discipline wasn't made public.

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Man Reported For Loud Music Accused of Threats

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Police said a Manchester, N.H., man threatened to slit his neighbors' throats after they reported him for playing loud music. A 32-year-old man was charged with three counts of criminal threatening and two of criminal mischief after he admitted punching a hole in the neighbors' wall.

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Hero Pilot Calm And Collected, Tapes Show

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Just before he ditched into New York's Hudson River last month, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 calmly radioed to air traffic controllers, "We're gonna be in the Hudson."

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Baby Trashed After Botched Abortion

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Eighteen and pregnant, Sycloria Williams went to an abortion clinic outside Miami and paid $1,200 for Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique to terminate her 23-week pregnancy.

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Octuplets Mom Got $168G In Disability

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The mother of newborn octuplets and six other children collected almost $168,000 in state disability payments for an on-the-job back injury that she and a doctor said was worsened by pregnancy, according to state documents released Thursday.

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Face Transplant Patient Leaves Hospital

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The severely disfigured woman who received the nation's first face transplant left the hospital in Cleveland Thursday night, able to eat solid food and breathe on her own for the first time in several years.

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Gay Women Married in Canada Can Divorce in NJ

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Gay marriages performed outside New Jersey are recognized in the state for the purpose of divorce, according to a ruling Friday by a judge deciding whether a lesbian couple married in Canada can split.

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Officials Say Tentative Stimulus Deal Reached

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Amid stunning new job losses and yet another bank failure, key senators and the White House reached tentative agreement Friday night on an economic stimulus measure at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan. Two officials said the emerging agreement was for a bill with a $780 billion price tag, but there was no immediate confirmation.

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