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Holloway Evidence Surfaces

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A new witness has come forward in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and prosecutors said Tuesday they are seeking more evidence against the only remaining suspect.

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Automakers Plead For $25 Billion Lifeline

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Detroit's Big Three automakers pleaded with a reluctant Congress Tuesday for a $25 billion lifeline to save the once-proud titans of U.S. industry, pointedly warning of a national economic catastrophe should they collapse.

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Holder Obama's Top AG Choice

Updated: 11/19/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama's top choice for attorney general is Eric Holder, a former No. 2 Justice Department official in the Clinton administration and Obama campaign aide who would become the first African American to serve as the nation's chief lawyer.

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Ted Stevens Loses Re-Election Bid

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Controversial Sen. Ted Stevens has narrowly lost his re-election bid after being convicted on federal corruption charges.

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Arguments Continue in Hecht's Lawsuit against City of Topeka

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Attorneys for the City of Topeka and Shawnee County D.A. Robert Hecht were back in court Tuesday. They were arguing a motion for summary judgment in Hecht's lawsuit over the City Council's approval of software and police helicopter purchases.

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501 Superintendent Talks Budget, Future

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Dr. Kevin Singer spoke with WIBW-TV on a variety of issues, including budget cuts, the state hospital grounds and the relationship between 501 and the city government.

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Report on Economic Impact of Illegal Immigrants Released

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit find illegal immigrants increase costs for education and health care, but many illegal immigrants also pay taxes. It also found illegal immigrants negatively impact wages and opportunities for low-skilled workers.

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Lean Cuisine Recalls Frozen Chicken Dinners

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Nestle is recalling nearly 880,000 pounds of Lean Cuisine frozen chicken dinners. They include the pesto chicken with bow tie pasta, Mediterranean and Tuscan varieties.

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Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley Hightling '09 Stampede Lineup

Updated: 11/19/2008 - 94.5 FM announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Stampede, June 25th to 28th at Tuttle Creek State Park. .38 Special headlines opening night, while Dierks Bentley appears Friday and Tim McGraw takes the stage Saturday.

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Poverty Seminar Aims to Enlighten Educators

Updated: 11/19/2008 - More than 1200 representatives of area school districts heard a presentation Tuesday on how poverty impacts learning, and what they can do to maximize the learning of all their students.

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Kansas Regents to Consider Housing and Food Hikes

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Board of Regents will hear a first reading this week of proposed housing and food service fee increases for next school year at Kansas universities.

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State to Close Corrections Boot Camp for Women

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Department of Corrections is terminating its contract with Labette County for operation of the Labette Women's Correctional Conservation Camp at Oswego. The facility provides a sentencing alternative between probation and prison.

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Residents to inspect Calif. homes charred in fire

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Smoky skies cleared and once-whipping winds slowed to a standstill Tuesday, as another wave of those who fled Southern California's ferocious weekend wildfires prepared to sort through the remains of their homes.

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McCain may face bumpy shift from White House run

Updated: 11/19/2008 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two weeks after losing his bid for the presidency in an electoral landslide, Sen. John McCain is beginning the thorny transition back to life out of the spotlight as he weighs his future role in the Senate.

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Texas grand Jury indicts Cheney, Gonzales

Updated: 11/19/2008 - (CNN) — A grand jury in south Texas indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on separate charges related to alleged prisoner abuse in federal detention centers, Willacy County District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra told CNN Tuesday.

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Big hop forward: Scientists map kangaroo's DNA

Updated: 11/19/2008 - SYDNEY, Australia – Taking a big hop forward in marsupial research, scientists say they have unraveled the DNA of a small kangaroo named Matilda. And they've found the Aussie icon has more in common with humans than scientists had thought. The kangaroo last shared a common ancestor with humans 150 million years ago.

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McCain backer Lieberman keeps committee chair

Updated: 11/19/2008 - WASHINGTON – Sen. Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite hard feelings over his support for GOP nominee John McCain during the presidential campaign.

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Obama promises leadership on climate change

Updated: 11/19/2008 - WASHINGTON – Calling climate change an urgent challenge, President-elect Barack Obama promised Tuesday that Washington would take a leading role in combating it in the United States and throughout the world. "My presidency will mark a new chapter in America's leadership on climate change," Obama said in a video message to governors and others attending a Los Angeles summit on the issue.

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Aruba police pursue new evidence in Holloway case

Updated: 11/18/2008 - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A new witness has come forward in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and prosecutors said Tuesday they are seeking more evidence against the only remaining suspect.

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Stevens falls further behind in Alaska Senate race

Updated: 11/18/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens dropped further behind Democrat Mark Begich in his re-election bid Tuesday as the convicted felon's 85th birthday became a grueling wait that could determine whether his decades-long hold on power is over.

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Holder is Obama's top choice for attorney general

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – Eric Holder, formerly second in charge at the Justice Department, is President-elect Barack Obama's top choice to become attorney general, an Obama official and people close to the matter said Tuesday. Holder's selection would mark Obama's first step toward filling his Cabinet, and he would become the nation's first black attorney general if confirmed by the Senate.

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Big 3 carmakers beg for $25B, warn of catastrophe

Updated: 11/18/2008 - WASHINGTON – Detroit's Big Three automakers pleaded with a reluctant Congress Tuesday for a $25 billion lifeline to save the once-proud titans of U.S. industry, pointedly warning of a national economic catastrophe should they collapse. Millions of layoffs would follow their demise, they said, as damaging effects rippled across an already-faltering economy.

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School District to Randomly Drug Test Students

Updated: 11/19/2008 - USD 379 Clay County will consider a recommendation to hire a company that specializes in random drug testing of students. All students participating in extracurricular activities would be required to sign a consent form for the testing.

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