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Obama says daughters will do chores in White House

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, said their young daughters will still have to do chores in the White House and won't get out of doing homework just because they're the president's children. In an interview with Barbara Walters, the Obamas said Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, will have lives as normal as possible. That means helping out around the house.

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Brazil floods claim 99 lives, officials send aid

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Brazil rushed aid Wednesday to nearly 80,000 people driven from their homes by rain-triggered mudslides and floods that have killed at least 99 people, while helicopter crews searched for families isolated by floodwaters.

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Consumer Alert: Shop Smart This Season

Updated: 11/26/2008 - More holiday shopping means more opportunities for thieves to get ahold of your purchases and even your identity. Read tips from the Topeka Police Department and the Kansas Attorney General's Office to help keep the "bah-humbug" out of your holiday preparations.

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Carson Daly to become daddy

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Talk show host Carson Daly will have a full-time guest beginning next year.

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For sale: A helmet, a hat, a lightsaber and more

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from "Star Wars," Indiana Jones' hat and whip from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and Batman's cowl from "Batman Begins" are going on the auction block.

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Palestinians: Aid boat en route from Libya to Gaza

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A boat loaded with humanitarian aid has left Libya and will try to reach Gaza despite an Israeli naval blockade, a Palestinian lawmaker in Gaza said Wednesday, raising the possibility of a confrontation between an Arab vessel and Israeli sailors.

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Nigeria bans teething drug after 25 children die

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Teething formula tainted with a toxic thickening agent has killed 25 children in Nigeria, prompting regulators to yank it from shelves and shut down its manufacturer, officials said Wednesday.

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Afghan leader complains US, NATO aren't succeeding

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Afghanistan's president sharply critiqued the seven-year Afghan war Wednesday, complaining that U.S. and NATO troops haven't made life better. The criticism came a day after he accused foreign forces of undermining him with a "parallel government" in the countryside.

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Official: Sunken 'pirate' ship was Thai boat

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The pirate "mother ship" sunk last week by the Indian navy was actually a Thai fishing trawler seized hours earlier by pirates, a maritime agency said Wednesday. The Indian navy defended its actions, saying it fired in self-defense.

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Becoming a Bounty Hunter

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The life of a bounty hunter is daring especially when it is your own money at stake.

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Bin Laden's ex-driver home in Yemen after Gitmo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Osama bin Laden's former driver returned home to Yemen Wednesday to serve out his remaining prison sentence after the U.S. released him from Guantanamo Bay, American and Yemeni officials said.

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UN investigating possible war crimes in Congo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - U.N. officials have opened investigations into whether war crimes have been committed in eastern Congo, saying they have alarming evidence of targeted killings and possibly massacres of civilians.

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Iraqi factions haggle ahead of US pact vote

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Iraq delayed until Thursday a crucial vote in parliament on a pact that would keep U.S. troops in Iraq through 2011 after lawmakers, many of them Sunni Arabs, demanded concessions from the Shiite-led government in return for supporting the deal.

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Raul Castro to Sean Penn: he'd meet Obama at Gitmo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Cuban President Raul Castro said in an interview released Wednesday that he would like to meet President-elect Barack Obama on "neutral ground" - and he suggested the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

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