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Obama Says It's Time to Begin 'Remaking America'

Updated: 01/20/2009 - In the prepared text of his inaugural address, Obama speaks of the nation's economic crisis, saying the "time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions" has passed.

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Salina Police Investigate Homicide

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A 19-year-old is jailed after a man dies from injuries sustained in a weekend altercation in Salina.

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Pakistan Militants Bomb 5 Schools in Northwest

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Suspected Taliban militants bombed five schools in Pakistan's Swat valley Monday as part of a campaign against girls' education in the country's lawless northwest.

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More Recalls of Peanut Butter Products Announced

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Kellogg Co. said Monday federal authorities have confirmed that salmonella was found in a single package of its peanut butter crackers, as two grocers and General Mills Corp. recalled some of their products because of the scare.

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Court Rules in Favor of Cheney in Lawsuit

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A federal judge has ruled that Vice President Dick Cheney has broad discretion in determining what records created during his eight-year tenure must be preserved.

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Ali Salutes Obama at Inaugural Soiree

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, celebrating his 67th birthday, was the guest of honor Monday night at a party for 1,400 that included other celebrities, lawmakers and native Kentuckians.

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Cheney in Wheelchair with Pulled Back Muscle

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony.

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Man Charged in Accident that Killed Valley Falls Teen

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Valley Falls Vindicator reports Jacob Kearney will make his first court appearance Jan. 26 on charges including involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Manhattan Robberies Alarm Police

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A string of burglaries in Manhattan have Riley County police urging residents to lock up. The Manhattan Mercury reported Monday that at least thirty home burglaries in the northeast part of town have taken place since November, an area heavily populated with college students.

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Bush Commutes Sentences of Former US Border Agents

Updated: 01/19/2009 - In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration.

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Obama Steps to Door of White House — and History

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president. "Tomorrow we will come together as one people on the same Mall where Dr. King's dream echoes still," said the president-elect, invoking the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday in his honor.

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Inauguration Events Absorb King Holiday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - With the nation's attention turned to President-elect Barack Obama's anticipated inauguration Tuesday, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may have gotten lost in the shuffle in parts of the country.

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Woman Creates Artwork From 395 Days Of Junk Mail

Updated: 01/19/2009 - One person's junk mail is an Austin woman's art. Artist Annette Lawrence saved every scrap of junk mail she received, at her home, for about 13 months and made it into an exhibit called "Free Paper."

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Teacher of the Year Gets Brand New Car Monday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lucky Kansas woman got to drive home in a new set of wheels Monday. Cindy Counchman received a 2009 Chrysler Sebring at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

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Man Calls Cops, Says He Stole Car and Crashed It

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Sheboygan County prosecutors say a 21-year-old man who crashed his uncle's car called police to report that he stole the car and had been drinking. The man was charged Friday with a felony count of taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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RBS Expects full-year loss up to 28 billion pounds

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Crisis-stricken Royal Bank of Scotland took fresh help from the government on Monday and announced that its losses for last year could reach 28 billion pounds ($41.3 billion) — the biggest ever for a British corporation.

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