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Fatal police shooting sparks violent protests

Updated: 01/08/2009 - In grainy cell-phone videos played over and over on the Internet, police officers force an unarmed black man to the ground and hold him face-down on a crowded train platform.

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Illinois' Burris is a man of high ambition

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Roland Burris has erected a grand mausoleum for himself, carved with the words "TRAIL BLAZER" and a long list of his accomplishments, with a space left for his more recent achievements. That gap could soon be filled in with "U.S. Senator."

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Court strikes down federal sex offender law

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Congress overstepped its authority when it enacted a law allowing the federal government to hold sex offenders in custody indefinitely beyond the end of their prison terms, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

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Search abandoned for NJ baby's body, lost in trash

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Police who searched dumps in three states for the remains of a baby thrown out in a Jersey City hospital's trash gave up Thursday, saying they had little chance of success.

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Search Continues for Man in Missouri River

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The search continues for John Paul Forget, a Kansas college student who fell into the Missouri River on his way home for holiday break.

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LA judge hears bid to dismiss MySpace conviction

Updated: 01/08/2009 - An attorney for a woman convicted in a MySpace hoax directed at a teen who ended up committing suicide asked a judge to dismiss her convictions Thursday, saying a computer-fraud law was improperly used to prosecute her.

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Man accused of urinating on bouncer at Alaska bar

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A 22-year-old Fairbanks man was arrested for allegedly urinating on a bouncer at a bar on Sunday morning. The bouncer at Kodiak Jack's told police that he was trying to remove another man from the bar for causing a disruption.

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Boeing Plane Deliveries Fall 15 Pct in 2008

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Boeing delivered about 15 percent fewer airplanes in 2008 compared with the previous year as a strike forced the temporary closure of its commercial aircraft operations.

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Wichita Loses 1,300 Jobs in 1 Year

Updated: 01/08/2009 - People in Wichita are feeling the effects of the slumping economy. The Labor Department says the state's largest city lost thirteen hundred jobs between November 2007 and November of last year.

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Walgreen Will Cut 1,000 Management Jobs in 2009

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says it will cut 1,000 jobs this year, or about 9 percent of corporate management, through a combination of voluntary buyouts and layoffs.

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Macy's to Close 11 Stores

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Macy's announced it will close 11 stores in nine state. The Topeka store will not be affected.

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NY man demands estranged wife pay him for kidney

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A Long Island surgeon embroiled in a nearly four-year divorce proceeding wants his estranged wife to return the kidney he donated to her, although he says he'll settle for $1.5 million in compensation.

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Search abandoned for NJ baby's body, lost in trash

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Police who searched dumps in three states for the remains of a baby thrown out in a Jersey City hospital's trash gave up Thursday, saying they had little chance of success.

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Fugitive Alabama cop to be sent back from Vegas

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A fugitive police sergeant said Thursday he won't contest being sent back to Alabama, where he's accused of faking his abduction, stealing evidence money and flying to Las Vegas to try to win enough money to pay off personal debts.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Cyberstalking from Fort

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A Kansas City man pleads guilty to a federal cyberstalking charge for sending the woman harassing e-mails and posting bogus Web ads inviting men to her home.

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Firefighters gain ground on wildfire near Denver

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Thousands of evacuated residents, including former FEMA chief Michael D. Brown, were allowed to return to their homes Thursday after firefighters partially contained a wildfire near Denver that destroyed two houses and several outbuildings.

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Panel poised to back Blagojevich impeachment vote

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Illinois House committee investigating Gov. Rod Blagojevich released a draft report Thursday that concludes the Democratic governor has abused his power and was poised to recommend he be impeached by the full chamber.

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Contagious Equine Disease Hits Kansas

Updated: 01/08/2009 - At least six mares in south-central Kansas are part of a growing number of horses in 28 states exposed to a contagious equine disease.

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Court papers: Gotti neighbor was dissolved in acid

Updated: 01/08/2009 - It is perhaps the most intriguing unsolved mystery from the gaudy gangland career of John Gotti: Whatever happened to the neighbor who accidentally ran over and killed the mobster's 12-year-old son - and then vanished?

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Burris denies any improper deals for Senate seat

Updated: 01/08/2009 - U.S. Senate appointee Roland Burris said Thursday he's never been involved in an improper deal in his two decades in government and didn't strike any agreement to become embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich's pick for the U.S. Senate.

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Northwest flooding closes roads, stalls commerce

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Floods, mudslides and avalanches in the Pacific Northwest kept tens of thousands of people from their homes Thursday, brought freight trains to a standstill and stranded hundreds of trucks along the major highways that link Seattle's busy ports with markets around the country.

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Students Use Eggs For Science

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Some Landon Middle School students left the classroom to test their latest projectsThursday.

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Topeka Farm Show Wraps Up

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Thursday marks the last day of the Topeka Farm Show. This year is the 20th year for the event in Topeka.

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