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Chuck Berry's Home "Historic"

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The legendary rock 'n roll singer is still around, and so is his house, now listed as an historic site in St. Louis.

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Cold Snap Causes Water Mains to Burst

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Cold snaps across northeast Kansas caused at least five water main breaks in Topeka. Those cut off water usage to atleast 52 customers Monday.

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USD 437 School Board Finalizes Elementary Boundaries

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The board heard two plans, one that was presented last month, and an alternate that included minor changes based on feedback from that meeting. The board approved the alternate plan for the final boundaries.

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Sunday Fire Evacuates Half a Block

Updated: 12/15/2008 - When Topeka fire arrived on scene the whole rear end of the house was fully engulfed. No one was home at the time, but because of high winds, all the residences on the west side of Lincoln street from 11th to 12th had to evacuate.

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Obama Set with Education, Interior Picks

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A top source says the President-Elect will choose the head of the Chicago school system to lead the nation's system of education.

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Oregon Bank Bombing Suspect Charged With Murder

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A former Navy serviceman was charged with murder and other crimes after a bomb explosion at a bank that killed two law enforcers and critically injured a third, officials said Monday.

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States Increasingly Put Criminal Records Online

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Worried your daughter's new boyfriend might have a nefarious past? Want to know whether the job applicant in front of you has a rap sheet? Finding out can be a mouse click away, thanks to the growing crop of searchable online databases run directly by states. Vermont launched its service Monday, and now about 20 states have some form of them.

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Exxon Boosts Diesel Output as Others Scale Back

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's biggest oil refiner, will spend more than $1 billion in the next couple of years to increase its global production of cleaner-burning diesel by about 10 percent, the company said Monday.

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Australia to Cut Pollution 5 to 15 Percent by 2020

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Australia said Monday it plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by as little as 5 percent by 2020 — a reduction that critics say undermines international efforts to reach an effective global pact next year to avert dangerous climate change.

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NY governor: Caroline Kennedy wants Senate seat

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Caroline Kennedy told New York's governor on Monday that she's interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job. Democratic Gov. David Paterson will choose the replacement. "She told me she was interested in the position," Paterson said. "It's not a campaign. She'd like at some point to sit down."

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Impeachment Looms For Blagojevich

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Illinois' Speaker of the House puts the wheels in motion for the ouster of the embattled governor.. accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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MGM Mirage Selling Treasure Island for $500M

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Casino operator MGM Mirage Inc. is selling the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Wichita, Kan., billionaire Phil Ruffin for $500 million.

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Family: Shoe Thrower Hates Both US, Iran Role

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at George W. Bush was kidnapped once by militants and, separately, detained briefly by the U.S. military. Over time, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a 28-year-old unmarried Shiite, came to hate both the U.S. military occupation and Iran's interference in Iraq, his family told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Siemens agrees to pay $1.3B in bribery settlement

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Siemens AG — rocked by a series of corruption cases that has cost the company both prestige and money — agreed Monday to pay more than $1 billion in fines in Germany and the U.S. as it moved a step forward in closing a dark chapter in its history.

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Obama: Probe shows no contact in Ill. gov scandal

Updated: 12/15/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

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Roof Collapses in Midst of SoCal Storm; 7 Injured

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A powerful storm plowed through California on Monday, producing heavy rain that collapsed a school roof and forced hundreds to flee homes in an area devastated by recent wildfires.

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