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Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Welcome 2nd Daughter

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A spokesperson for Ben Affleck says the actor and his wife, Jennifer Garner, have welcomed their second daughter. No other details on the birth were released.

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Holloway Case Nearing End

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Aruban prosecutors said Tuesday their investigation into the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway is nearing the end and appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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Democratic Leaders Want To Resolve Burris Situation

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but the Democrats' opposition cracked when a key chairwoman said seating him was simply the legal thing to do. Democratic leaders, set to meet with Burris on Wednesday, were searching for a way to defuse the dispute before it further overshadows the 111th Congress.

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Bush Security Adviser: Obama Faces Challenges

Updated: 01/06/2009 - President George W. Bush's national security adviser said Tuesday that Iran is the biggest challenge President-elect Barack Obama will face in the Middle East and that more sanctions will be needed to force Tehran to forgo its nuclear ambitions and support for extremists.

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Bummer: Man Bares All After Skiing Accident

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A guy who dangled upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom exposed probably doesn't want to hear any "ski bum" jokes. Officials at Vail Resorts in Colorado say the 48-year-old man was trying to get on the Blue Ski basin lift on New Year's Day. They haven't said what went wrong.

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Sebelius to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name a Supreme Court Justice on Wednesday, making her the first governor to appoint a majority of the seven member court.

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Book Company Targets Tubby Drivers

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Tolls for drivers leaving the Kanas Turnpike on Topeka's east side were paid by New York company Sterling Publishing, which is promoting the book ``I Can Make You Thin,'' by Paul McKenna.

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Daddy Cakes Brings Topeka National Attention

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Local cupcake maker is featured in the February edition of Rachel Ray's "Everyday" magazine as one of the top 5 "on-the-go" cupcake makers in the country.

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Oprah's Boyfriend Coming to Fort Riley

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The featured speaker at Fort Riley's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance Jan. 14th will be marketing CEO and author Stedman Graham - perhaps better known as Oprah Winfrey's longtime boyfriend.

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Israel shells near UN school, killing at least 30

Updated: 01/06/2009 - GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) -- Israeli mortar shells struck outside a U.N. school where hundreds of Palestinians had sought refuge on Tuesday, killing at least 30 people - many of them children whose parents wailed in grief at a hospital filled with dead and wounded.

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Kansas Governor to Name Supreme Court Justice

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has called an 11 am Wednesday news conference to name her pick for a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. The new justice will replace retiring Chief Justice Kay McFarland.

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Celeste Industries Corporation Recalls Make Up Remover

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Celeste Industries Corporation has voluntarily recalled all lots of simplySmart™ "Remove" Make Up Remover in the US and Canada This product is packaged as a single towelette with hiexpress.com shown on the packet.

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Speaker Named for Fort Riley MLK, Jr. Observance

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Stedman Graham, the chairman and chief executive officer of Stedman Graham and Associates, will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. observance at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 14 at Riley’s Conference Center.

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China face economic pain, sensitive anniversaries

Updated: 01/06/2009 - BEIJING (AP) -- The year ahead will challenge Chinese security officials increasingly nervous about social stability, the nation's top police officer said Tuesday, amid concerns about gang violence, separatism and dissident plans to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

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Natural gas shortages slam many European nations

Updated: 01/06/2009 - VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The Russia-Ukraine natural gas dispute hit Europe with the force of a winter storm Tuesday, cutting or limiting supplies to at least a dozen nations. Tens of thousands of people were left without heat and governments scrambled to find alternate energy sources.

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Blood Drive at the Library

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Community Blood center is asking people to head down to the library Wednesday for a blood drive. It is especially urging donors with blood type O-negative and A-Negative to stop by

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Member of Iraq president party killed in drive-by

Updated: 01/06/2009 - BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen have killed a member of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's political party in a drive-by shooting in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraqi police officials said Tuesday.

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US, Iraqi troops get the picture (not their man)

Updated: 01/06/2009 - TARMIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Army Capt. Christopher Loftis took in the scene: Iraqi soldiers raiding the home of a suspected insurgent wanted for participating in deadly attacks against U.S. and Iraqi troops.

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Last Minute Drive for United Way of Flint Hills

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The United Way of flint Hills is nearing its goal for this campaign drive, but is still a little short of the amount it needs to raise to prevent serious cuts for its agencies and programs.

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Farm Show Celebrates 20 Years

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Topeka Farm Show's continued Tuesday. The three day event lets vendors display the latest hardware and technologies before the upcoming season.

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Hackney Arraigned for Attempted murder

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka-resident Tray Hackney was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted First Degree Murder for the shooting of Teri Buskirk in December of last year.

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LA water cops hunt wasteful faucets, sprinklers

Updated: 01/06/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The green thumbs who keep lawns lush and flora flourishing in the city have found a new foe among the aphids, white flies and other yard pests - the water police.

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Former Okla. sheriff on trial in jail sex case

Updated: 01/06/2009 - FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) -- A prosecutor said Tuesday six former jail inmates and drug defendants will testify an Oklahoma sheriff used his influence to demand sex from them, while a defense attorney told jurors at the sheriff's trial that those women were lying or consented.

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2009 Topeka Farm Show Opens

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Farmers and ranchers from around the Topeka area gathered at the Kansas Expocentre for the 20th annual Topeka Farm Show.

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