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Random House to digitize thousands of books

Updated: 11/24/2008 - With e-book sales exploding in an otherwise sleepy market, Random House Inc. announced Monday that it was making thousands of additional books available in digital form, including novels by John Updike and Harlan Coben, as well as several volumes of the "Magic Treehouse" children's series.

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West Lawrence Turnpike Exit Opens Early

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the West Lawrence exit opened at 3 pm Monday, ahead of schedule. It had been closed for about five months.

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Facebook wins $873M judgment against spammer

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Facebook has a won $873 million judgment against a Canadian man who bombarded the popular online hangout with sexually explicit "spam" messages.

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Campbell Soup 1Q earnings down 3.7 percent

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Campbell Soup Co.'s higher soup sales were watered down by commodity hedging losses in its first fiscal quarter, as the soupmaker said Monday that profits fell 3.7 percent even as more cash-strapped consumers reached for its brands.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Kansas Pharmacist Numbers Ailing

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.

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Kansas Highway Patrol Urges Safety

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will begin placing red ribbons on their vehicles this week to encourage motorists to be careful during the holiday season.

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Kansas Birth Rate Up, Death Rate Down in 2007

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its vital statistics for 2007 on Monday. It showed the birth rate was up nearly 3 percent over the previous year. The death rate dropped by three-tenths of a percent for the same period.

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Group Proposes Lake Near Nebraska-Kansas Line

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Auburn Lake Co. wants to build a 3,000-acre lake near Pawnee City, Neb. to provide recreation and water for communities in Nebraska and Kansas.

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To some psychiatric patients, life seems like TV

Updated: 11/24/2008 - One man showed up at a federal building, asking for release from the reality show he was sure was being made of his life. Another was convinced his every move was secretly being filmed for a TV contest. A third believed everything - the news, his psychiatrists, the drugs they prescribed - was part of a phony, stage-set world with him as the involuntary star, like the 1998 movie "The Truman Show." Researchers have begun documenting what they dub the "Truman syndrome," a delusion afflicting people who are convinced that their lives are secretly playing out on a reality TV show.

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Verdict reached in Muslim charity's second trial

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Jurors have reached a verdict in the second trial of a Muslim charity accused of helping to finance terrorism in the nation's largest such case since the Sept. 11 attacks.

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More Americans serving as their own lawyers

Updated: 11/24/2008 - When Danielle Nitzel found her three-year-old marriage drawing its last breath in 2004, she couldn't afford the minimum of $1,000 she was told she would need to hire a divorce lawyer.

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Bystander dead from NJ church shooting

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A second victim of a weekend church shooting died Monday, leaving one survivor who was in extremely critical condition, authorities said. The estranged wife of the alleged gunman, who remained at large, also died in the attack.

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4 Separate Iraq Blasts Kill At Least 23

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A female suicide bomber blew herself up near an entrance to the U.S.-protected Green Zone and a bomb tore through a minibus in separate attacks on Monday that killed at least 20 people, Iraqi officials said.

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Whales Rescued from Aussie Beach Join Pod

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A group of whales rescued from an Australian beach have joined a larger pod in deep waters - a sign they are doing fine after their ordeal, an official said Monday.

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Obama Names Econ Team, Sees 'Historic' Crisis

Updated: 11/24/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama tapped New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner as his treasury secretary on Monday, turning to a veteran of financial crises at home and overseas.

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Gov't Plans Massive Citigroup Rescue

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Rushing to rescue Citigroup, the government agreed to shoulder hundreds of billions of dollars in possible losses at the stricken bank and to plow a fresh $20 billion into the company.

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Dover Woman Among GMA Pie Finalists

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Norma Grubb was crowned "Pie Queen'' on Sunday by the judges at ABC's "Good Morning America.'' Her coconut cream pie was chosen among four finalists in the "Best Slice Challenge.''

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