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Indonesian Ferry Sinks With 267 Aboard

Updated: 01/11/2009 - An Indonesian passenger ferry sank in a storm Sunday with around 250 passengers and 17 crew onboard after being battered by seven-foot waves, officials said.

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Judge Rules Against Bush On Visitor Logs

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A U.S. judge on Friday rejected the Bush administration's latest attempt to keep secret the identities of White House visitors and declared that the government illegally deleted Secret Service computer records.

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Citigroup, Morgan Stanley To Consolidate

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A deal to combine the brokerages of Citigroup and Morgan Stanley - which would give Citi more cash, and Morgan Stanley more manpower - appears just days away.

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'There's No Stress': Couple Weds At Taco Bell

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Customers inside the fast-food restaurant continued to order tacos and burritos as the couple sat Friday in an orange booth at Taco Bell and exchanged vows.

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Burris: By "Whatever Means Necessary"

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Despite the cold shoulders of prospective congressional colleagues who have refused to accept his appointment by a governor indicted on (and later impeached for) charges of corruption, the man chosen to fill Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat said his selection is legitimate, and demands that he be seated before Inauguration Day.

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Nutrient Diligence Needed for Vegetarian Kids

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Children who want to be vegetarians need to "fill in the blanks" of their low-protein diets by eating alternatives to red meat, fish and poultry, experts say.

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Kan. Lawmaker Seeks Audit for Case of Missing Boy

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A state senator wants to know if the Kansas social services department had any contact with an 11-year-old boy who went missing a decade ago but whose disappearance wasn't reported until this month.

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Dog Trapped In Snare For Two Weeks

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A Melvern dog was missing for two weeks until it was found in a trap, which had dug into her ribs. She is recovering, but it stands as a horrific reminder for trappers to always check their traps once a day.

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FCC chairman: DTV delay could cause confusion

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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Obama's inauguration gets a test run at Capitol

Updated: 01/11/2009 - A band played "Hail to the Chief" at the west front of the Capitol in Washington and a swearing-in ceremony was followed by a helicopter flight - all part of a dry run for the presidential inauguration set for Jan. 20.

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Obama: $350b bailout needs to help people

Updated: 01/11/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama wants more transparency and strict guidelines for using the second $350 billion of the bailout fund Congress approved last fall to stabilize the nation's financial system.

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Israeli Troops Meet Hamas Resistance Deep in Gaza

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Israeli troops made their deepest advance into the Gaza Strip's most heavily populated area on Sunday, encountering increasingly fierce resistance from Islamic Hamas fighters as they warned civilians to stay clear of the battle zone.

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Shots Fired Outside KC Basketball Game

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Shots fired after basketball game near Kansas City following a game between on-court rivals. No injuries were reported.

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Former Attorney General Takes Teaching Job

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Former A.G. Phill Kline will be a visiting law professor at Liberty University in Virginia. His first day is Monday, which is also the last day in his current position as Johnson County District Attorney.

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Hundreds Sign Up to Drop Extra Weight

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Registration is open for the Get Fit Topeka! Challenge at the downtown YWCA. The seven-week program offers weekly weigh-ins and prizes for the biggest losers.

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House Fire Started by Electrical Circuits

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Topeka Fire officials say a fire at 539 NE Wilson Ave. Friday night was caused by the malfunction of electrical branch circuits on the second floor of the residence.

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Gay Rights Advocates March in Wichita

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Expressing anger and disappointment, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against Valifornia's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage.

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Researchers Focus On Vaccine Deniers

Updated: 01/10/2009 - There are so many parents in this free-spirited, unconventional small town who won't get their kids vaccinated that federal researchers are paying money just to hear their side of things.

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