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1 Dead, 18 Injured in Atlanta Bridge Collapse

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A pedestrian bridge under construction collapsed Friday morning near the entrance of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, killing one worker and injuring 18 others.

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DNA Tests Confirm Remains are Caylee Anthony

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Skeletal remains found in the woods are the Florida 3-year-old who has been missing since June, and her death is considered a homicide, a county medical examiner said Friday. DNA tests confirm that the remains match Caylee Anthony's genetic profile, said the medical examiner, Dr. Jan Garavaglia.

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Deaf Santa visits Children

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Santa Claus visited school children but this one couldn't hear their request...he saw it.

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Bailout Approved: Automakers to Get $17.4B

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Citing danger to the national economy, President Bush approved an emergency bailout of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in rescue loans in exchange for tough concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers.

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Former KSU Player Awaits Arraignment

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Former Kansas State University football player Leon Patton faces a Jan. 26 arraignment on a charge of child abuse. The ruling Friday followed a three-day hearing on the issue.

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Don King Picking Up Xmas Turkeys in Kan.

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Boxing promoter Don King is starting his annual holiday turkey giveaway in Kansas this year. King was scheduled to be in Bonner Springs on Friday afternoon to pick up 100,000 frozen turkeys.

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Fund Set Up for Ill Middle School Girl

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Responding to a community's desire to help, a fund has been set up at Heritage Bank, Topeka, for Jessica Seidel. Jessica has Hemphagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, is TPN dependent, and started chemotherapy for the HLH on November 6, 2008.

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NATO resumes diplomatic contacts with Russia

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Moscow will insist on determining the cause of the August war in Georgia as NATO and Russia restarted diplomatic contacts that have been suspended since then.

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KCK Passes Smoking Ban

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The Unified Board of Commissioners of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., on Thursday voted 9-1 for an ordinance banning smoking in all indoor spaces.

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Stocks advance after automaker bailout news

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Wall Street advanced moderately Friday, as investors cheered the government's pledge to lend as much as $17.4 billion to U.S. automakers, but remained wary about whether the money will make a lasting difference for the beleaguered industry.

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Regents Approve Room and Board Increases

Updated: 12/19/2008 - It's going to get a little more expensive to go to college in Kansas. The Kansas Board of Regents Thursday approved an increase in room and board costs at the state's six public universities.

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Bush says he can't let auto companies collapse

Updated: 12/19/2008 - President George W. Bush says he's offering $17.4 billion in loans to the auto industry because letting them collapse is "not a responsible course of action."

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Oil up slightly after sharp drop overnight

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Oil prices were up slightly Friday after a sharp decline overnight as investors weighed the impact of the global economic slowdown on crude demand against oil producers' decision to slash output.

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Storm bringing wintry misery to Midwest

Updated: 12/19/2008 - A major winter storm cut a broad swath across the Midwest on Friday, snarling traffic and cutting power to thousands of households. Schools across the Northeast closed in anticipation as the storm lumbered eastward.

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Ed McMahon, Wife Have No Plans to Move

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Ed McMahon can stay put. Publicist Howard Bragman confirmed Thursday that the TV icon and his wife have no plans to move from their home, which has been facing foreclosure for nine months.

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Mass. Investor Saw Inside Madoff Scam

Updated: 12/19/2008 - His repeated warnings that Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff was running a giant Ponzi scheme have cast Harry Markopolos as an unheeded prophet.

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Obama Poised to Name New Cabinet Members

Updated: 12/19/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is nearly finished choosing his Cabinet as he prepares to leave Saturday on a holiday vacation in his native Hawaii.

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Storm Bringing Wintry Misery to Midwest, Northeast

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The National Weather Service says heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through midmorning in Illinois and Indiana. Authorities are pleading with the public to stay home if possible.

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Legal Fight Planned Over Ill. Governor Wiretaps

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney is offering a glimpse of his client's unfolding legal strategy, saying he'll challenge the lawfulness of court-ordered wiretaps at the heart of federal corruption allegations.

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Mark Felt, Watergate's `Deep Throat,' dies at 95

Updated: 12/19/2008 - W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95.

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President Bush: Automakers to Get $17.4B

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The Bush administration came to the rescue of the U.S. auto industry Friday, offering $17.4 billion in loans in exchange for concessions from the deeply troubled carmakers and their workers

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