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Obama Calls Stimulus Bill Delay 'Inexcusable'

Updated: 02/06/2009 - President Barack Obama decried as "inexcusable and irresponsible" the delay of his economic recovery legislation in Congress with an estimated 3.6 million Americans losing their jobs since the recession began.

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Possibly Tainted Peanut Butter Sent to Schools

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Agriculture Department shipped possibly contaminated peanut butter and other foods to schools in at least three states under a contract with the Georgia company blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak.

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Judge Rejects Move to Reinstate SAG Leader

Updated: 02/06/2009 - A California judge on Thursday rejected a request to reinstate the ousted executive director of the Screen Actors Guild, a decision that ends a round of infighting and paves the way for renewed talks with movie studios.

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Bill Would Abolish Kansas Death Penalty

Updated: 02/06/2009 - A state lawmaker wants to see the Kansas death penalty abolished to help close the state's projected budget shortfall of $199 million.

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Crescent Oil Not Commenting On Gas Shut-Off Claims

Updated: 02/06/2009 - A Kansas-based fuel supplier for seven Midwest states says it would probably issue a statement later on retailers' claims that this week's fuel deliveries never arrived.

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Jobless Rate 7.6 Pct; 598K Job Cuts Most Since '74

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Recession-battered employers eliminated 598,000 jobs in January, the most since the end of 1974, and catapulted the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent. The grim figures were further proof that the nation's job climate is deteriorating at an alarming clip with no end in sight.

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Fire Marshall Investigates Electrical Connection as Fire Starter

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Kansas State Fire Marshall's office is investigating a fire to 3423 SE 35th Street. The fire destroyed the home Thursday afternoon. Investigators say the fire appears to have accidentally started on the back deck, possibly by a main electrical connection at the hot tub.

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Painted Violins Part of Fund Raiser For Topeka Symphony

Updated: 02/06/2009 - We're weeks away from an elegant affair, the 20th annual Topeka Symphony ball. The group's fundraiser gives you the chance to bid on some very fitting and one of a kind works of art.

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Jolie Visits Camp For Refugees From Myanmar

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Angelina Jolie, a Hollywood star deeply involved in the plight of refugees, has called on the Thai government to respect the human rights of Myanmar's Rohinyga boat people whom Thai authorities have pushed out to sea in recent weeks, a U.N. spokeswoman said Friday.

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Report: US, China Must Cooperate On Climate Change

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Cooperation between China and the United States is crucial to successfully addressing the climate change problem, said a report released Friday that was co-produced by the U.S. energy secretary prior to his nomination.

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2 Afghans Face Death Over Translation Of Quran

Updated: 02/06/2009 - No one knows who brought the book to the mosque, or at least no one dares say. The pocket-size translation of the Quran has already landed six men in prison in Afghanistan and left two of them begging judges to spare their lives.

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Obama To Meet With Families Of 9/11, Cole Victims

Updated: 02/06/2009 - President Barack Obama was spending time with families of 9/11 victims and the 17 sailors killed in the bombing of the USS Cole after a senior Pentagon judge dropped charges against an al-Qaida suspect in the Cole attack being held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Bush Overpaid Banks In Bailout, Watchdog Says

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Bush administration overpaid tens of billions of dollars for stocks and other assets in its massive bailout last year of Wall Street banks and financial institutions, a new study by a government watchdog says.

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Toyota Sees First Annual Net Loss Since 1950

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Toyota, the world's largest automaker, sank into the red for the October-December quarter and acknowledged Friday it was heading for its first annual net loss since 1950 because of plunging global sales and the strong yen.

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Moderates Seek Bipartisan OK of Stimulus Package

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Senate moderates seeking to pare back Barack Obama's economic plan are rekindling their efforts in hopes of building a bipartisan vote that eluded the president in the House.

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Chiefs hire Todd Haley as coach

Updated: 02/07/2009 - Arizona offensive coordinator Todd Haley becomes the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after helping the Cardinals reach the Super Bowl.

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Octuplets' Mom Sneaks Out Of Hospital

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Nadya Suleman's publicist says her client wanted to avoid journalists, while she announces where she'll be granting her first interview since giving birth to 8 babies.

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