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Water Main Break Shuts Down School

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka Collegiate School will be closed Wednesday, January 7th. School officials say a water main break is the reason.

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Digital Signal Test on 13 News Wednesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - WIBW TV 13 will be conducting a digital signal test Wednesday to see if you're prepared for the February 17 conversion to digital television. During the newscasts at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, we will briefly shut off our analog signal.

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Injury Accident in Junction City Tuesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - An accident in Junction City sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night. Authorities say it happened at 5th and Madison around 5:30 p.m.

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Make-up Remover Recalled for Containing Bacteria

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A make-up remover is being recalled because it could cause serious infections. Celeste Industries Corporation is recalling all of its Lots of Simply Smart Remove make up remover.

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Funding for Converter Boxes "Dries Up"

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka's market manager for the digital conversion gave that assessment to Topeka City Council members last night.

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Best-selling "God" Author Faces Plagiarism Claim

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Neale Donald Walsch, best-selling author of "Conversations with God," said Tuesday that he unwittingly passed off another writer's Christmas anecdote as his own in a recent blog post.

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Gaza-Israel Truce Discussed

Updated: 01/06/2009 - France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.N. school sheltering hundreds of people displaced by the onslaught on Hamas militants. At least 30 Palestinians died, staining streets with blood.

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Stocks End Higher on Hopes for Economic Rebound

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Wall Street brushed off more bad economic news Tuesday to finish with a moderate advance that left broad stock indexes at their highest levels in two months.

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Ex-Judge Won't Drop $54M Pants Lawsuit

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A former judge who unsuccessfully sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants isn't giving up.

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Alcoa to Cut 13 Pct of Global Work Force

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Alcoa Inc., the world's third-largest aluminum maker, said Tuesday it will cut 13,500 jobs, or 13 percent of its work force, and slash spending and output to cope with the global economic slowdown.

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Nation's Health Spending Rises, but Not So Much

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Health care continued to take up a greater share of the economy in 2007, as spending on hospitals, doctors and other services increased 6.1 percent to $2.2 trillion.

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Death of Travolta's Son Raises Medical Questions

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surrounding the life and death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

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Grand Canyon, Loch Ness Compete as Nature Wonders

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and Loch Ness will vie with more than 200 other spectacular places in the next phase of the global competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, organizers said Wednesday.

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Kaw Valley Donates to Help Historic Ritchie House

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The $1.2 million drive will fully fund the renovation and restoration of the Hale Ritchie House, which is slated to be the education center for the John and Mary Ritchie House.

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CBS, CNN's Gupta for Surgeon General?

Updated: 01/06/2009 - There's more speculation swirling that the popular television medical expert may put his skills to work for the Obama Administration.

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Voting On Nature's New 7 Wonders Underway

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A Swiss non-profit group is pushing for people to vote and decide which exciting spots (like Mount Everest) are the world's most wondrous sites.

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Kansas Senator Reacts to Gaza Violence

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, says the people of Gaza have only Hamas to blame for recent violence, and only Hamas can end it.

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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Welcome 2nd Daughter

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A spokesperson for Ben Affleck says the actor and his wife, Jennifer Garner, have welcomed their second daughter. No other details on the birth were released.

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Holloway Case Nearing End

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Aruban prosecutors said Tuesday their investigation into the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway is nearing the end and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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Democratic Leaders Want To Resolve Burris Situation

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but the Democrats' opposition cracked when a key chairwoman said seating him was simply the legal thing to do. Democratic leaders, set to meet with Burris on Wednesday, were searching for a way to defuse the dispute before it further overshadows the 111th Congress.

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Bush Security Adviser: Obama Faces Challenges

Updated: 01/06/2009 - President George W. Bush's national security adviser said Tuesday that Iran is the biggest challenge President-elect Barack Obama will face in the Middle East and that more sanctions will be needed to force Tehran to forgo its nuclear ambitions and support for extremists.

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