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Biologists Worry Over Increased Turtle Harvest

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Surging demand for turtle meat in southeast Asia has prompted a huge jump in turtle harvesting, leading to concerns that populations of the reptiles could suffer permanent damage.

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Obama to Appear on "Face the Nation" on CBS

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The President will sit down with Bob Schieffer this Sunday, two days after his announcement on an Afghanistan policy, and ahead of his summit journey to Europe.

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Final in-orbit Shuttle Inspection Complete

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery conducted a final inspection of the vehicle Thursday and at first glance found no significant damage which would prevent it from returning to Earth.

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Kan. Legislators Close to Finishing Predator Bill

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Kansas legislators are close to finishing work on a bill limiting how many violent sexual predators the state can put in a single county. The measure would block a plan from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to expand a treatment program for predators at Osawatomie State Hospital.

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13 News at 4: District 5's Bill Haynes

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Councilman Bill Haynes talks with Ralph on "13 News at 4" about whether being the incumbent is a disadvantage, and his sponsorship of the half-cent sales tax increase.

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10 Year Old Wins Kansas Contest

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Hannah Judy's entry into the KBI's Missing Children Poster Competition could earn her a trip to Washington, DC to meet the new Attorney General.

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Alaska Volcano Erupts Twice, Sends Ash 12 Miles Up

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt erupted twice Thursday, spewing a more than 12-mile-high cloud that could drop ash on Anchorage for the first time since the volcano began erupting Sunday night.

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Jobless Rolls Swell Again as Recession Persists

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Hopes that the economy may be poised for a recovery got a splash of reality Thursday: The unemployment rolls are still getting bigger as the recession maintains its grip.

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CDC: Fido and Fluffy Behind 86,000 Falls a Year

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Watch out for Fluffy and Fido! Cats and dogs are a factor in more than 86,000 serious falls each year, according to the first government study of pet-related tumbles.

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Studio: Sean Penn to Play Larry in `Stooges' Movie

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Sean Penn is going slapstick. The studio MGM says the double Oscar winner has signed on to play Larry in the Farrelly brothers' big-screen update of "The Three Stooges."

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Obama Says Automakers Need 'Drastic Changes'

Updated: 03/26/2009 - President Barack Obama said Thursday his administration will help Detroit's struggling automakers only if the companies and their stakeholders make "pretty drastic changes" to reshape their industry.

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Crude Closes Above $54 for First Time This Year

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Oil prices hit a new high for the year Thursday and retail gasoline rose above $2 per gallon for the first time since November as investors wagered that there would be a new run on crude stocks.

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Dow Hits 6-week High on Relief Over Earnings

Updated: 03/26/2009 - This time, it was the consumer who had Wall Street rallying. Better-than-expected earnings from big consumer brands Best Buy, ConAgra Foods Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. sent the Dow Jones industrial average up 174 points Thursday to its highest level in six weeks.

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Doctors Say Kidney Stones in Kids are on the Rise

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Doctors are puzzling over what seems to be an increase in the number of children with kidney stones, a condition some blame on kids' love of cheeseburgers, fries and other salty foods.

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Volunteers Scramble as Fargo Nears Record Flooding

Updated: 03/26/2009 - North Dakota's largest city moved to the brink of potentially disastrous flooding Thursday, with earlier optimism fading as officials predicted the Red River would reach a record-high crest of 41 feet by the weekend.

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Tejada gets year probation for misleading Congress

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The prosecutor's words were delivered in the matter known as "The United States of America vs. Miguel O. Tejada," spoken during Thursday's 23-minute hearing in which the Houston Astros shortstop was sentenced to one year of probation for misleading Congress.

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Woman arrested 3 times in 3 days for drunk driving

Updated: 03/26/2009 - A 60-year-old Washington woman arrested for drunken driving three times in three days while vacationing in Wisconsin has been sentenced to a month in jail. The woman was arrested first at 2 p.m. March 11, 2008. A deputy saw her try to drive out of a ditch, wearing only one shoe and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.21, authorities said. The legal driving limit is .08.

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Officials: Madonna trying to adopt Malawian child

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Madonna is planning to adopt a second child from Malawi, officials said Thursday, but questions have already been raised over whether the newly divorced pop star will face obstacles because of her single mom status.

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Pastor who stole millions runs for Baptist office

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The ousted former president of a national organization of black Baptist churches is running for the position again, a decade after he was sent to prison for stealing millions of dollars from the group. The Rev. Henry J. Lyons was forced out as leader of the National Baptist Convention USA in 1999 after an investigation revealed he abused his power in the convention to steal about $4 million. He used the money to buy luxury homes and jewelry, and to support his mistresses.

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20 injured when tornado rips through Mississippi

Updated: 03/26/2009 - A fierce storm system kicked up a devastating tornado that injured 20 people in a tiny southern Mississippi town and scattered thunderstorms across the South, leaving a trail of ripped-up rooftops, shattered mobile homes and downed power lines and trees.

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Democrats turn back GOP call to reduce spending

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee defeated a Republican attempt Thursday to reduce recommended spending across hundreds of programs over the next five years as they moved toward approval of a blueprint that preserves President Barack Obama's top priorities.

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Administration unveils financial system overhaul

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told lawmakers that the changes are needed to fix the flaws exposed by the current financial crisis, the worst to hit the country in seven decades.

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