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MLK Wanted Financial Justice

Updated: 01/18/2009 - The focus of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 wasn't what had been accomplished — but rather his view of what still needed to be done.

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Gaza, Israel Agree To Week-Long Cease-Fire

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza agreed Sunday to a weeklong cease-fire with Israel, after three weeks of violence that Palestinian medics say has killed more than 1,000 people and turned Gaza's streets into battlegrounds.

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Obama Plans Full First Day

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Although he may not get to bed before 3 a.m., Barack Obama plans to make his first full day as president a jam-packed affair of prayer, diplomacy, war discussions and welcoming hundreds of visitors to the White House.

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FDA: Avoid Peanut Butter Products

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Federal health authorities on Saturday urged consumers to avoid eating cookies, cakes, ice cream and other foods that contain peanut butter until authorities can learn more about a deadly outbreak of salmonella contamination.

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"Watchmen" Will Be Watched -- On Time

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox settled their nearly yearlong dispute over the movie on Thursday, the studios announced in a joint statement.

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NAACP Says Racial Slur Issue Resolved

Updated: 01/18/2009 - An NAACP leader says the group has resolved its issues over a receipt that a shoe store customer was given containing a racial slur.

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Former Senator Pearson Dies

Updated: 01/18/2009 - A representative with the Greely Funeral Home in Massachusetts confirmed yesterday that Pearson died Tuesday at his home in Gloucester, Mass. He was 88.

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4H Enjoys a Night at the YMCA

Updated: 01/17/2009 - About 88 area students are happy to spend their Saturday night locked inside the Southwest YMCA.

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Locals Learn Grassroots Strategies for Success

Updated: 01/17/2009 - About 40 people attended a program called Candidate School today at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. The workshop provided applications, hand-outs and timelines for those considering a run at local public office.

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Banquet Honors King and Locals

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Ten days of celebration lead up to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Monday.

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Symphony Fills White Concert Hall

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Three days before the inauguration of our nation's 44th president , it was a celebration of all things American on Washburn University's campus Saturday.

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Debris Kills Boy in Stands at Monster Truck Show

Updated: 01/18/2009 - Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring another spectator, witnesses and city officials said Saturday.

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Obama rides the rails to DC for inaugural kickoff

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Invoking hope and history, President-elect Barack Obama rolled into the capital city Saturday night pledging to help bring the nation "a new Declaration of Independence" and promising to rise to the stern challenges of the times.

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4 stabbed during after-party for 'Notorious' film

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Police say four men were stabbed at a New York City nightclub advertising the "official" after-party for the film premiere of "Notorious" about rapper Biggie Smalls.

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MLK's dream also included economic justice

Updated: 01/17/2009 - The focus of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 wasn't what had been accomplished - but rather his view of what still needed to be done.

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OMG!: Text messaging an important part of response

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Soon after US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport, Vallie Collins heard a boom and started smelling smoke. When the captain urged passengers to brace for impact, she immediately reached for her phone.

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America: What in the world does it want

Updated: 01/17/2009 - George Washington, first president, said this: "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."

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Kansas Casino Regulators Ask for Salary Cut

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission members want Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to consider cutting their pay for the rest of the current budget year.

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Panel Departs From Kan. Gov's Deficit Plan

Updated: 01/17/2009 - The Senate Ways and Means Committee will continue to work on Governor Kathleen Sebelius' budget plan when they're back at work Tuesday.

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Community Pays Respects To Shirley Children

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Community members from Scranton and Carbondale came together to say goodbye to three children who were killed by their father earlier this week.

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