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Kimono Exhibit In Canton, OH Begins Feb. 8th

Updated: 02/03/2009 - An exhibit of kimonos considered to be artistic masterworks opens Feb. 8 at the Canton Museum of Art in Canton, Ohio. The exhibit, "Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota," includes 40 oversized kimono featuring patterns inspired by nature.

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Boulder Police Take Back JonBenet Investigation

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The slaying of JonBenet Ramsey will be investigated as a cold case with all evidence and actions taken 12 years ago reviewed anew, the police chief said Monday as the department resumed a probe for which it had long been criticized.

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Does Embattled Michael Phelps Deserve A Break?

Updated: 02/03/2009 - A young man appears to be smoking pot at a party. Big deal, right? Our new president has freely admitted doing just that in his youth - inhaling, too - and it didn't derail him one bit. So should we expect more of Michael Phelps?

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Bloody Cockfighting Raid In NC Nets 73 Arrests

Updated: 02/03/2009 - More than 70 people have been arrested in a cockfighting ring that secretly gathered in central North Carolina to watch a $40,000 tournament so gruesome that one of the roosters splattered blood on the investigators' search warrant, authorities said.

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FEMA Gets Decent Marks For Its Ice Storm Response

Updated: 02/03/2009 - In the first real test of the Obama administration's ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm.

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Motorola Loses $3.6B, Suspends Dividend, CFO Exits

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Motorola says it lost $3.6 billion, or $1.57 per share, in the fourth quarter as it took massive non-cash charges for goodwill impairment and an increase in a deferred tax reserve.

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Avon Products 4Q Profit Rises Even as Sales Slip

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Avon Products says fourth-quarter profit rose 80 percent from a year ago, when the cosmetics company had restructuring costs, but a stronger dollar crimped sales.

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BP Falls to $3.3 Billion Loss in Q4

Updated: 02/03/2009 - BP PLC, the second-largest European oil company, said Tuesday it swung to a steep loss of $3.3 billion during the fourth quarter of 2008 as sliding oil prices hit revenues hard.

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Dow Chemical Posts $1.55B 4Q Loss, Revenue Skids

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Dow Chemical Co. says it lost more than $1.5 billion in the fourth quarter as sales dropped 23 percent to end one of its worst years on record amid a global slump.

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A Value Meal at Starbucks? Coming Right Up

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The allure of the value meal has long seduced penny-pinchers craving a cheeseburger. Now, as the dismal economy slurps up profits, Starbucks Corp. is hoping to find some sales salvation in its own value meal variety.

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Democrats Promise Boost for Road Building

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Top Democrats plan to add a big increase in highway and mass transit funding to President Barack Obama's economic recovery program Tuesday, even as others in the president's party hope to rein in the plan's almost $1 trillion cost to taxpayers.

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Obama Working Out Spending and Limits for Bailout

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The Obama administration is tackling the bailout of the battered financial sector on two tracks: overhauling how the government spends the money while devising new executive compensation restrictions for banks that get it.

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Arrest Warrant Issued for SE Kansas Mayor

Updated: 02/02/2009 - McCune mayor Don Call says his shooting of two dogs that reportedly were bothering residents was justified. The Crawford Co. Sheriff has forwarded results of an investigation to prosecutors.

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Senator Pat Roberts Applauds Kansas Senate

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts is applauding the Kansas Senate for opposing Guantanamo Bay terrorists being moved to Fort Leavenworth. Senators Monday unanimously approved a resolution opposing the move. State reps have a similar measure on their agenda Tuesday.

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Kansas Authorities Identify Man Found in River

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The body of 40-year-old Shawn Burditt was recovered Sunday night in Hutchinson after it was spotted by some hikers. Authorities had searched the area where the discovery was made when Burditt disappeared in November.

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Man Assaulted Monday Night in Topeka

Updated: 02/02/2009 - One man was taken to the hospital Monday after he claims he was jumped by five people. Police say it happened somewhere between 21st and California and 21st and Michigan.

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Octuplets' Mom Hires An Agent

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The new mom of 8 babies says she hopes to become a TV child-care expert to earn a living. She used proceeds from a settlement for her in-vitro fertilization.

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UN Peacekeepers Ignore Sudan Request to Leave Town

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Sudanese forces bombed the outskirts of a rebel-held town in southern Darfur Monday as the U.N. secretary general said peacekeepers would not heed a government request to leave the area.

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Study Questions Usefulness of Animal-Human Embryos

Updated: 02/02/2009 - It may be futile to try producing stem cells by putting human DNA into cow or rabbit eggs and making hybrid cloned embryos, a strategy that triggered controversy recently in Britain, a new study says. The animal eggs don't reprogram human DNA in the right way to generate stem cells, researchers report.

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