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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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Obama Rides Rails to Capital, as Onlookers Cheer

Updated: 01/17/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama, tracing the train route Abraham Lincoln took nearly a century and a half earlier, undertook the final leg of his inaugural journey to the nation's capital Saturday, pledging to reclaim America's spirit but also warning of steep challenges facing the country.

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Trial Begins In Italy Student Slaying

Updated: 01/17/2009 - An American college student and her Italian former boyfriend went on trial Friday accused of sexually assaulting and murdering her roommate in a slaying that shocked Italy.

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Bush Admin. Issues Offshore Drilling Plan

Updated: 01/17/2009 - The Interior Department on Friday issued a detailed proposal for widespread oil and gas drilling off both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts in areas that have not had energy exploration for decades.

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Teen Sentenced In "Mortal Kombat" Death

Updated: 01/17/2009 - A Colorado teen has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for his role in the death of a 7-year-old girl during an apparent imitation of the "Mortal Kombat" video game.

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Group: Thai Navy Left 400 Migrants To Die

Updated: 01/17/2009 - Thailand's navy abandoned hundreds of illegal migrants on a barge in the Indian Ocean where about 300 desperate people with little food and water later drowned, a refugees' advocacy group said.

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