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Black Ministers May Rethink Backing Sen. Burris

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Many of the city's most influential black pastors supported Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate, even though his name had been put forward by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Now that support may be waning.

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Jobless Hit With Bank Fees On Benefits

Posted: 02/20/2009 - For hundreds of thousands of workers losing their jobs during the recession, there's a new twist to their financial pain: Even as they're collecting unemployment benefits, they're paying bank fees just to get access to their money.

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Obama Tells Canada He Favors Free Trade

Posted: 02/20/2009 - On his maiden voyage outside U.S. borders as president, Barack Obama sought to reassure free-trading Canadians that his country is not cultivating a protectionist streak as its economy tanks and hemorrhages jobs.

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Frenetic Clinton Hits Asia Running

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Dashing through a kaleidoscopic tour of the far East in her first outing as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton is back in full campaign mode.

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Clyburn: Opposition to Stimulus is Slap in Face

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said Thursday he was insulted when the GOP governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina said they might not accept some of the money from the $787 billion stimulus package.

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FBI Tracks down Texas Financier in Fraud Case

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has surrendered his passport after being tracked down Thursday in Fredericksburg, Va. FBI agents have served him with legal papers in a multibillion-dollar fraud case, but he is not under arrest and is not in custody.

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President Obama Reassures Canada on Trade

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Pres. Barack Obama says he told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper during talks in Ottawa that there is nothing in the stimulus package that would run counter to growing trade with Canada.

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Abortion Records Sent to Ousted Kansas Prosecutor

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller claim patient files and other abortion documents were mailed to former prosecutor Phill Kline's new address in Lynchburg, Va.

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Blunt's Announcement Sets Up Show-Me Showdown

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Former House Republican Whip Roy Blunt announced Thursday he will run for a Missouri Senate seat. It sets up a showdown between two of Missouri's prominent political families.

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Incoming KSU President Meets and Greets

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Dozens of people showed up for a meet-and-greet with incoming KSU president Dr. Kirk Schulz on the Manhattan campus Thursday.

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Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Her hands looked like they were wrecked by a machine. Eyes wounded, hair yanked out. Face and scalp injuries so extensive, all the blood obscured whatever parts were left.

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NY Post Apologizes — to Some — Over Obama Cartoon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - After two days of protests, the New York Post apologized Thursday for a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Budget-balancing Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - California lawmakers passed a massive tax increase Thursday along with making billions in spending cuts, ending a grueling week of negotiations over closing the state's $42 billion budget deficit.

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What a Mess! Experts Ponder Space Junk Problem

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Think of it as a galactic garbage dump. With a recent satellite collision still fresh on minds, participants at a meeting in the Austrian capital this week are discussing ways to deal with space debris — junk that is clogging up the orbit around the Earth.

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Obama Treads Lightly in Meeting with Canada's PM

Posted: 02/19/2009 - President Barack Obama courted warmer relations with America's snowy northern neighbor Thursday, declining to ask war-weary Canada to do more in Afghanistan, promising he won't allow a protectionist creep into U.S. trade policy and talking reassuringly around thorny energy issues.

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Free Dental Clinic Coming to Manhattan

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Here's your chance to see a dentist for free! The Kansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic is coming to Manhattan Friday and Saturday. Preparations started Thursday for the big event.

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