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States May Gain Power Over Emissions Standards

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Plunging into energy policy, President Barack Obama is poised to give states a freer hand in curbing emissions from cars, and to get his government moving on fuel-efficiency standards that could remake the auto industry.

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Impeachment Trial To Proceed Without Ill. Governor

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Though Illinois lawmakers are launching an impeachment trial Monday that could remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office, the governor himself will be far from the capitol building - instead chatting with Larry King and the women of "The View."

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Study Adds To Evidence Of Vaccine Safety

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A new study from Italy adds to a mountain of evidence that a mercury-based preservative once used in many vaccines doesn't hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.

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Congress Takes Up Economic Plans, Treasury Nominee

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Congress is set to tackle the economy this week by considering President Barack Obama's choice to head the Treasury Department and by acting on legislation to spur economic growth.

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Japan Stocks Fall with most Asian Markets Closed

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Stocks fell Monday in Japan, the only major Asian market open amid a slew of regional holidays, as investors braced for earnings this week from Sony, Honda and other major names. European markets opened higher.

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Oil Falls Bbelow $46 as US Warns of Worse Recession

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Oil prices fell below $46 a barrel Monday in Asia after White House officials warned the U.S. recession will likely worsen in coming months, undermining demand for crude.

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Locals Celebrate 149th Birthday of Kansan Leader

Updated: 01/25/2009 - About 50 people raised their forks and toasted birthday cake to Charles Curtis today. At the Charles Curtis House Museum, owner Nova Cottrell offered tours and a short lecture about the politician and Bleeding Kansas as part of the annual birthday party for Curtis.

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Students Robbed in Drive-Thru Lane

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Lawrence police are looking for a man who held up four University of Kansas students in the drive-thru lane of a fast-food restaurant.

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Gray Drops Council Bid

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Gray, who made the announcement on January 5th that he would run, is stepping down after becoming a top candidate for the State Chair of the Libertarian Party.

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Burden in Minn. Senate trial heavier on Coleman

Updated: 01/25/2009 - It's been two months since the U.S. Senate election that pitted Democrat Al Franken against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman, but it's still impossible to say who actually won.

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NY Knicks player's ex-girlfriend killed in Chicago

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A woman found shot to death in a Chicago apartment was a former girlfriend of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry and the mother of his 3-year-old son, Curry's attorney said Sunday.

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Latest in series of Pa. fires claims 15 homes

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The latest in a string of suspicious fires in this Philadelphia suburb tore through a block of row houses, damaging 15 homes, leaving several dozen people homeless and prompting city officials to declare a state of emergency.

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NY Senate pick offers to find 'common ground'

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Senator-designate Kirsten Gillibrand pledged Sunday to combat gun violence while protecting hunters' rights, saying "there's enormous space for common ground" on issues that she differs from fellow New York Democrats.

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Portland mayor won't resign over lying about teen

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The mayor of Portland, Ore., told city commissioners Sunday he will not resign despite calls for him to do so after he admitted he lied and asked a teenager to lie about their sexual relationship.

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Ohio police: Man kills adoptive father, 2 others

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A man has been charged with killing his adoptive father, stepmother and 13-year-old stepsister, who managed to call 911 during the shootings in a home near Cincinnati, authorities said.

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NY Knicks Player's Ex-Girlfriend Killed in Chicago

Updated: 01/25/2009 - A woman found shot to death in a Chicago apartment was a former girlfriend of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry and the mother of his 3-year-old son, Curry's attorney said Sunday.

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China Dams Reveal Flaws in Climate-Change Weapon

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The hydroelectric dam, a low wall of concrete slicing across an old farming valley, is supposed to help a power company in distant Germany contribute to saving the climate — while putting lucrative "carbon credits" into the pockets of Chinese developers.

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Fight Building Over Judges Redoing Mortgages

Updated: 01/25/2009 - Most congressional Democrats say the quickest way to save homeowners like Troy Butler of Saginaw, Mich., is to let them declare bankruptcy and allow judges to dictate new mortgage terms.

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Democrats: Stimulus Plan No Quick Fix For Economy

Updated: 01/25/2009 - The White House warned Sunday that the country could face a long and painful financial recovery, even with major government intervention to stimulate the economy and save financial institutions.

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AP IMPACT: Lobbyists Skirt Obama's Earmark Ban

Updated: 01/25/2009 - President Barack Obama's ban on earmarks in the $825 billion economic stimulus bill doesn't mean interest groups, lobbyists and lawmakers won't be able to funnel money to pet projects.

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