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KSU Preps for Second Pres. Candidate

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Kansas State University has announced the second of the candidates to replace outgoing President Jon Wefald.

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Protesters clash with police in Lithuania

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Violent political protests sweeping parts of Eastern Europe spread Friday to Lithuania, where police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at a rock-throwing mob attacking Parliament.

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Shoplifter gets run over twice by her getaway car

Updated: 01/16/2009 - CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities are looking for a shoplifter who was run over twice by her getaway car after stealing $1,200 worth of designer purses from a Cape Coral store. A T.J. Maxx security guard told police she saw a woman stuff six designer Dooney & Bourke purses into her pants Tuesday morning and walk out of the store. The guard said she was confronting the woman when a car pulled up.

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Cardinals' Boldin says he's likely to play Sunday

Updated: 01/16/2009 - TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- After missing a playoff game with an injured hamstring, Arizona wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he expects to play in the NFC championship against Philadelphia on Sunday. "I'm feeling good," Boldin said after practice Friday. "I've been able to practice all week, so if nothing else happens at this point, I'll be out on the field."

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Hungary gorilla recovering after rare surgery

Updated: 01/16/2009 - BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Budapest Zoo says a 32-year-old female gorilla has undergone gynecological surgery, the first such operation in Hungary and rare even worldwide.

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NASA Chief Griffin says Goodbye to Employees

Updated: 01/16/2009 - NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said goodbye Friday to the space agency's employees, thanking them for their hard work during his four years on the job and urging them to support his successor.

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Knoxville: 'Wardrobe girl' put prop grenade in bag

Updated: 01/16/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Johnny Knoxville jokes that he was worried airport security brought out a bomb-sniffing dog because he was carrying one of his movies. It was a prop grenade, not "Daltry Calhoun" or "Walking Tall," that caused the concern and could lead to a misdemeanor charge.

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Pilot's life had prepared him for 'miracle' flight

Updated: 01/16/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Chesley Sullenberger spent practically his whole life preparing for the five-minute crucible that was US Airways Flight 1549. He got his pilot's license at 14, was named best aviator in his class at the Air Force Academy, flew fighter jets, investigated air disasters, mastered glider flying and even studied the psychology of how cockpit crews behave in a crisis.

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Brrr, y'all: Temps startle South, blanket the East

Updated: 01/16/2009 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Miserable, lung-burning, face-numbing temperatures are one thing in the Midwest and Northeast. But the Deep South? Temperatures plummeted Friday across the Midwest and eastern U.S., and delivered a stinging slap to Southerners unaccustomed to the frigid weather. Schools were closed in a dozen states and homeless shelters were overcrowded. Those that did venture outside bundled up and made quick trips.

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Iraqi guards said to throw party for shoe-thrower

Updated: 01/16/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi journalist jailed since throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush got a visit from his brother Friday and a birthday party from his guards as he turned 30.

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Israel to vote on Egyptian proposal for Gaza truce

Updated: 01/16/2009 - GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel's Security Cabinet will vote Saturday night on an Egyptian proposal for a truce to end the 3-week-old offensive against Gaza's Hamas rulers, a senior government official said.

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Obama: 'Dramatic action' needed now to fix economy

Updated: 01/16/2009 - BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a Midwestern factory that makes wind turbine parts, saying Friday his plan would make smart investments in the country's future and create solid jobs in up-and-coming industries.

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Sources: Obama ready to end harsh interrogations

Updated: 01/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. Still under debate is whether to include a loophole that would allow exceptions in extraordinary cases.

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Divers look for both engines of plane in Hudson

Updated: 01/16/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal investigators said both engines of the US Airways jetliner that ditched into the Hudson River were missing Friday as reports emerged that the pilot who safely landed the aircraft had considered an emergency landing at two airports. Police divers were using sonar to find the engines. Kitty Higgins of the National Transportation Safety Board said both apparently came off after hitting the water Thursday.

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China: 757 women pregnant who lost child in quake

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Thousands of Chinese parents lost their only children in last May's Sichuan earthquake, but now a few hundred families are expecting another baby, after receiving a special exemption to the country's strict population controls.

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Obama's Half Brother Performs in China

Updated: 01/16/2009 - The news release didn't say who Mark Ndesandjo was. Nor did the posters and e-mails promoting the concert Friday in this southern Chinese boomtown where he played piano to raise money for orphans.

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US Nuclear Business Delegation visits India

Updated: 01/16/2009 - The first U.S. nuclear business delegation to visit India since the two nations sealed a historic nuclear trade agreement concluded its five-day visit Friday. Though there was much bonhomie and one preliminary deal, many hurdles remain before U.S. companies can cash in on India's nuclear promise.

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Pope says Iran Should Work for Peace

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI said Friday that Iran should work for peace in the Middle East and urged Catholics in the country not to emigrate and to cooperate with the Islamic regime.

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Pilot's life had prepared him for 'miracle' flight

Updated: 01/16/2009 - Chesley Sullenberger spent practically his whole life preparing for the five-minute crucible that was US Airways Flight 1549. He got his pilot's license at 14, flew fighter jets in the Air Force, investigated air disasters, mastered glider flying and even studied the psychology of how cockpit crews behave in a crisis.

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