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Feds laud conservation deal with private entities

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The federal government signed agreements Monday with an oil and gas company and a rancher to help protect two rare New Mexico species, deals that federal officials hope will pave the way for cooperative conservation efforts across the country.

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Wait a second: 2008 gets extended by timekeepers

Updated: 12/10/2008 - With a brutal economic slowdown, 2008 may feel as if it will never end. Now the world's timekeepers are making it even longer by adding a leap second to the last day of the year.

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Studies show dogs have sense of fairness

Updated: 12/10/2008 - No fair! What parent hasn't heard that from a child who thinks another youngster got more of something? Well, it turns out dogs can react the same way.

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Study: More nano research needed

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The government needs a more comprehensive plan for studying the risks of nanotechnology, the National Research Council said Wednesday.

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High court weighs lawsuit against FBI head, ex-AG

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Supreme Court justices voiced concern Wednesday about including former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller in a lawsuit that claims prisoners detained after the Sept. 11 attacks were abused because of their religion and ethnicity.

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Stocks give up biggest gains as financials lag

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street tussled with fresh worries about the health of financial sector and the Big Three automakers Wednesday, forcing stocks to surrender most of their early gains.

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About 1 in 9 US kids use alternative medicine

Updated: 12/10/2008 - More than one in nine children and teens use herbal supplements or some other form of alternative medicine, the government said Wednesday, citing a new national survey.

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Calif. KFC workers in hot water after sink baths

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Three employees of a Kentucky Fried Chicken have been suspended for bathing in a deep sink used to clean dishes. The prank was discovered after one of the young women posted photos on a social networking site of the trio posing and cavorting in the steaming water in their underwear and swim wear.

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Michael Jackson's famous glittery glove for sale

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Michael Jackson's glittery glove is going on the auction block. The glove, which inspired countless copycats, quips and Halloween costumes after it was unveiled in the 1983 video for Jackson's hit "Billie Jean," will be part of a five-day auction next year, Julien's Auctions announced Wednesday.

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Stocks give up biggest gains as financials lag

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street tussled with fresh worries about the health of financial sector and the Big Three automakers Wednesday, forcing stocks to surrender most of their early gains.

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Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims

Updated: 12/10/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama says he will try to "reboot America's image" among the world's Muslims and will follow tradition by using his entire name - Barack Hussein Obama - in his swearing-in ceremony

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Board of Education Says Goodbye to Four Members

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas Department of Education honored four outgoing State Board of Education members Wednesday. The four decided not to seek reelection to their positions.

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Hill sources: Democrats, White House get auto deal

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Majority Democrats and the Bush White House have finalized a deal to speed $14 billion in emergency loans to struggling U.S. automakers, congressional officials said Wednesday. Strong opposition lingered among some Republicans.

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Wholesale Inventories, Sales Plunge in October

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wholesalers cut back on their inventories in October by the largest amount since the period following the 2001 terrorist attacks while they watched their sales plunge by a record amount.

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GMAC Extends Deadline for Tender Offers

Updated: 12/10/2008 - GMAC Financial Services, the financing arm of General Motors, said Wednesday that its bid to become a bank holding company and qualify for aid under the government's $700 billion bank rescue plan may be in danger because it hasn't raised the capital needed to meet federal requirements.

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Office Depot Cutting 112 Stores, 2,200 Jobs

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Office Depot Inc. will close about 9 percent of its North American stores and cut 2,200 jobs over the next three months while planning to open fewer locations next year in an effort to cut costs.

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Stocks Rise on Optimism about Detroit Bailout

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Wall Street regained some of its optimism Wednesday and advanced on expectations that Congress will extend a lifeline to U.S. automakers and avoid a potential pitfall for the economy.

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Sebelius Reappoints Kansans to State Boards, Councils, Commissions

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has made appointments of Kansans to several boards, including Unmarked Burial Preservation, Radiologic Technology Council, the State Highway Advisory Commission, and Kansas Animal Health Board.

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Lawrence Woman Gets 14½ Years for Beating Death

Updated: 12/10/2008 - On Nov. 7, Friday was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Jerry DeShazer. Co-defendant Jerod Buffalohead testified he saw Friday hit DeShazer in the head and face with a bottle.

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Abdul Chides Fox, 'Idol' Producers Over Stalker

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Paula Abdul says the Fox network and "American Idol" producers knew Paula Goodspeed had stalked her, and allowed the woman to audition for the show anyway.

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Google Adds Old Magazines to Searches

Updated: 12/10/2008 - As part of its quest to corral more content published on paper, Google Inc. has made digital copies of more than 1 million articles from magazines that hit the newsstands decades ago.

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Clashes Break Out; Strike Shuts Down Greece

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Angry youths battled police outside Athens' main courthouse as a general strike paralyzed Greece, raising the pressure on a fragile government reeling from the country's worst riots in decades.

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