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Obama And Senate GOP Bicker Over Stimulus

Updated: 02/07/2009 - President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans bickered Saturday over his economic recovery plan after states and schools lost billions of dollars in a late-night bargain to save it.

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Boston Cop Accused Of Escorting Porn Stars To Club

Updated: 02/07/2009 - A Boston police officer is being investigated for allegedly helping two gay porn stars cut through traffic to get to a nightclub. Police said the officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on desk duty for allegedly using his cruiser to escort a car from Logan International Airport to the Roxy nightclub last October.

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City Council Talks Charter Proposals

Updated: 02/07/2009 - The Topeka City Council came together Saturday to discuss possible changes to the city's charter ordinance. They could only agree to continue to pursue changing the charter to allow the city council to override mayoral vetoes.

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Senate Moves Closer To Passing Stimulus

Updated: 02/07/2009 - The U.S. Senate has gone back into session this afternoon, as it moves closer to a vote on President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan.

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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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