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Stimulus Aside, Obama Vows Future Budget Restraint

Updated: 01/07/2009 - To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: the promise of long-term fiscal discipline.

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Grand Canyon, Loch Ness Compete As Nature Wonders

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and Loch Ness will vie with more than 200 other spectacular places in the next phase of the global competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, organizers said Wednesday.

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Brain Pacemaker Helps Parkinson's, But With Risks

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, according to the biggest test yet of deep brain stimulation.

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Death Of Travolta's Son Raises Medical Questions

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surrounding the life and death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

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Transcript: Mumbai Gunmen Were Commanded By Phone

Updated: 01/07/2009 - "We have three foreigners, including women," the gunman said into the phone. The response was brutally simple: "Kill them." Gunshots then rang out inside the Mumbai hotel, followed by cheering that could be heard over the phone.

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Spokane, Wash., Residents Cope With Record Snow

Updated: 01/07/2009 - More than 6 feet of snow in the past three weeks has left Spokane residents frustrated. Tempers are so frayed that a man was arrested for shooting at a snow plow operator.

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Bank of America Sells Shares in Chinese Bank

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Bank of America Corp. raised more money Wednesday to cope with U.S. economic turmoil by selling part of its stake in China Construction Bank Ltd., China's second-biggest commercial lender, for $2.8 billion.

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Stock Futures Dip after Alcoa Cuts Jobs, Output

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Wall Street headed for a lower open Wednesday, sobered by aluminum producer Alcoa Inc.'s decision to slash jobs and production to navigate through the global downturn.

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Water Main Break Shuts Down School

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka Collegiate School will be closed Wednesday, January 7th. School officials say a water main break is the reason.

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Digital Signal Test on 13 News Wednesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - WIBW TV 13 will be conducting a digital signal test Wednesday to see if you're prepared for the February 17 conversion to digital television. During the newscasts at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, we will briefly shut off our analog signal.

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Injury Accident in Junction City Tuesday

Updated: 01/06/2009 - An accident in Junction City sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night. Authorities say it happened at 5th and Madison around 5:30 p.m.

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Make-up Remover Recalled for Containing Bacteria

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A make-up remover is being recalled because it could cause serious infections. Celeste Industries Corporation is recalling all of its Lots of Simply Smart Remove make up remover.

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Funding for Converter Boxes "Dries Up"

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka's market manager for the digital conversion gave that assessment to Topeka City Council members last night.

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Best-selling "God" Author Faces Plagiarism Claim

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Neale Donald Walsch, best-selling author of "Conversations with God," said Tuesday that he unwittingly passed off another writer's Christmas anecdote as his own in a recent blog post.

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Gaza-Israel Truce Discussed

Updated: 01/06/2009 - France and Egypt announced an initiative to stop the fighting in Gaza late Tuesday, hours after Israeli mortar shells exploded near a U.N. school sheltering hundreds of people displaced by the onslaught on Hamas militants. At least 30 Palestinians died, staining streets with blood.

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Stocks End Higher on Hopes for Economic Rebound

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Wall Street brushed off more bad economic news Tuesday to finish with a moderate advance that left broad stock indexes at their highest levels in two months.

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Ex-Judge Won't Drop $54M Pants Lawsuit

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A former judge who unsuccessfully sued his dry cleaners for $54 million over a lost pair of pants isn't giving up.

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Alcoa to Cut 13 Pct of Global Work Force

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Alcoa Inc., the world's third-largest aluminum maker, said Tuesday it will cut 13,500 jobs, or 13 percent of its work force, and slash spending and output to cope with the global economic slowdown.

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Nation's Health Spending Rises, but Not So Much

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Health care continued to take up a greater share of the economy in 2007, as spending on hospitals, doctors and other services increased 6.1 percent to $2.2 trillion.

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Death of Travolta's Son Raises Medical Questions

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surrounding the life and death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

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Grand Canyon, Loch Ness Compete as Nature Wonders

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and Loch Ness will vie with more than 200 other spectacular places in the next phase of the global competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, organizers said Wednesday.

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