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Long-Range Rocket From Gaza Hits Israel

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A long-range Grad rocket from Gaza landed in the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Tuesday as delegates of the militant Islamic Hamas organization met in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials striving to mediate a long-term truce with Israel.

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Jet Lands Safely After Bird Hits Engine

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A United Airlines jet returned safely to the Denver airport Tuesday after a bird was sucked into one of its engines shortly after takeoff.

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Mob Sweep Nets 30 Alleged Wiseguys In R.I.

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Rhode Island authorities investigating organized crime have arrested 30 people, including a man sent to prison for the 1973 shooting death of a Boston detective.

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With Rare Candor, China Airs Shoe Throwing

Updated: 02/03/2009 - It hesitated for hours over the sensitive footage of a protester in Britain shouting "dictator" and throwing a shoe at Premier Wen Jiabao. But finally, China's carefully controlled state broadcaster ran it Tuesday.

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Johansson On Love's Unwritten Rules

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Actress Scarlett Johansson has found herself "Lost in Translation" before, but in her latest film, she's trying to translate the language of love in the romantic comedy "He's Just Not That Into You."

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Bailed-Out Bank Nixes Lavish Vegas Junket

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Wells Fargo & Co. is canceling a pricey Las Vegas casino junket for employees after a torrent of criticism that it was misusing $25 billion in taxpayer bailout money.

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Man Arrested In Suspicious Powder Mailings

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A man apparently upset about losing more than $60,000 when the government took over a failed bank has been arrested on charges alleging he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices, authorities said Tuesday.

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N.H. Gov. Taps GOP Sen. To Replace Gregg

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Tuesday named Republican Bonnie Newman as his pick for the U.S. Senate, a selection that allows departing GOP Sen. Judd Gregg to become U.S. commerce secretary without handing his old Democratic colleagues a filibuster-proof majority.

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Good Kids Shadow Legislators

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Annastasia and Frankie had the chance to shadow lawmakers. They found out about the legislative process, and just became better informed future voters, too.

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GM Sales Plunge 49%; Ford Down 40%

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Toyota, Honda January sales are also down, as the industry is looking at a one-third decline in U.S. sales for four months in a row.

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New Pet Policy for Fort Riley

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A new pet ownership policy at Fort Riley bans certain breeds of dogs and exotic animals. Fort Riley says the policy brings the post in line with Department of Army rules.

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Obama Taps GOP Senator Gregg For Commerce

Updated: 02/03/2009 - New Hampshire Republican struck a deal with his state's governor to keep his seat out of Democratic hands. That opened the way for Judd Gregg's nomination.

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Obama on Daschle: "I Messed Up"

Updated: 02/03/2009 - President takes responsibility for his Cabinet pick, explains the content of his stimulus package.

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Daschle's Downfall Raises Sebelius Speculation

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A spokeswoman for Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says the governor remains focused on the challenges facing Kansas. The comments come amid speculation Sebelius might be a choice for Health and Human Services Secretary with Tom Daschle removing his name.

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New Bill seeks to Limit Home Appraisal Rates

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A new proposal would limit how much a home appraisal could increase each year. The bill would only allow for a home's value to increase by 2% a year.

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Mayor Under Fire After Shooting Dogs

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A shooting in a small southeast Kansas town leaves two pets dead, and the man behind the gun is the city's mayor.

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Community Mourns Teen Killed in Accident

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Friends of Corey Davis, 16, say they'll miss his bear hugs. Wetmore Principal, David Schmitz, said Davis was a great friend and had a good sense of humor. Davis died Monday in an accident about five miles north of Netawaka.

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Chrysler, GM Sales Tumble

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Chrysler's U.S. vehicle sales plunged 55 percent in January, while General Motors' tumbled 49 percent and Ford's dropped 40 percent, starting 2009 at an abysmal pace for the whole auto industry as lower sales to fleet buyers like rental car companies weighed down the results.

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