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Jobless Rate Bolts To 14-Year High of 6.5 Percent

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to a 14-year high of 6.5 percent in October as another 240,000 jobs were cut, the government said Friday. It was stark proof the economy is almost certainly in a recession

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UN Official Hopes For US Role In Climate Change

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The head of the U.N.'s climate change body said Friday that he hopes the United States will take a more active role in fighting global warming once Barack Obama becomes president.

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N. Korea Ready To Deal With Obama Administration

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A North Korean diplomat says the communist country is ready to deal with any new U.S. administration following Barack Obama's election to the presidency as talks continued over dismantlement of its nuclear weapons program.

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Survey: Americans Cutting Back on Gifts

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Shoppers are scrimping on holiday gifts, but not when it comes to their pets. Among those who plan to spend less on gifts this year, only 23% are doing so on their pets

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Afghan Report: 37 Civilians Killed In US Strike

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A U.S. coalition airstrike and clashes with the Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan earlier this week killed 37 civilians and 26 insurgents, according to an Afghan government report released Friday.

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Pakistan: 13 Dead In Suspected Missile Strike

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A suspected U.S. missile strike killed at least 13 people near the Afghan border Friday, security officials said, the latest in a surge of attacks that a top American general said has eliminated three militant leaders.

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Sprint Nextel Posts 3Q Loss, Revenue Falls

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Sprint Nextel said Friday it lost $326 million in the third quarter as it continued to hemorrhage customers and announced a change in its credit terms that restricts the payment of dividends.

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Stocks Headed for Rebound ahead of Jobs Report

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Wall Street anticipated a dreadful jobs report Friday, but seemed to believe the bad news is already priced into the market. Stock futures rose ahead of the market's open.

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Hurricane Watch Issued For Parts of Cuba

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A hurricane watch has been issued for parts of Cuba as Paloma continues barreling toward the Cayman Islands. Watches have been issued for the provinces of Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas and Granma.

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Ancient Cave Yields Clues To Chinese History

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A stalagmite rising from the floor of a cave in China is providing clues to the end of several dynasties in Chinese history. Slowly built from the minerals in dripping water over 1,810 years, chemicals in the stone tell a tale of strong and weak cycles of the monsoon, the life-giving rains that water crops to feed millions of people.

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Study Links Lead In Blood To Wild Game Consumption

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Terry Steinwand, director of North Dakota Game and Fish Department, left, and Stephen Pickard, M.D. with … BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota health officials are recommending that pregnant women and young children avoid eating meat from wild game killed with lead bullets.

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Bush Study Favors Bigger Afghan Army

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Bush administration, in the midst of a wide review of its war strategy in Afghanistan, is likely to recommend soon to the incoming Obama administration that the U.S. push for further expansion of the Afghan army as the surest path to an eventual U.S. withdrawal, The Associated Press has learned.

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Gov't Seizes More Contaminated Heparin

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Federal agents Thursday seized quantities of a contaminated blood thinner made in China from a small manufacturer in Cincinnati, officials said.

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Historians: Bush Presidency 'Battered', 'Incompetent', and 'Unlucky'

Posted: 11/07/2008 - "He [Bush] has been a quite unlucky president. Certain things happened on his watch that most people don't have to deal with -- a 9/11, a [Hurricane] Katrina, the financial crisis, being three obvious examples," said Harvard University political history scholar Barbara Kellerman.

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Rising Country Star Performs at Washburn Univ.

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Washburn students and country music fans were welcomed to a free concert featuring Megan Conner Thursday evening. The rising young star and her band rocked the house in the Washburn Room of the union.

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Veterans Honored at Topeka/Shawnee Co. Library

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Veterans were honored five days early at the Topeka Shawnee County Library with an impressive display of military might. A retired Air Force Colonel, who's also a Kansan, delivered tonight's keynote speech.

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Upset Pushes Senate Majority to 57

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Republican Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon is the latest casualty in Tuesday's late election returns. His loss pushes the Dems total up by one more lawmaker.

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Brownback: Hold TV Networks Accountable

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A new government-sponsored study links teenage pregnancies to their exposure to sexual content on TV. In response-- Senator Sam Brownback today called on television networks to be "held accountable for violating the public trust in flouting the broadcast decency law."

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Agreement to Fight Erotic Ads on Craigslist Announced

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced an agreement today to crack down on erotic services ads on Craigslist. The site will require posters of erotic services ads to give a working phone number and pay with a valid credit card.

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