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US Stocks Head for Lower Open after Rally

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Wall Street appeared ready to take a break Wednesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, after a steep market rally. Stock futures pointed moderately lower as investors awaited reports on jobless claims and orders on big-ticket items.

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Encouraging Dip In Rate Of New Cancers, Deaths

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The rate of new cancer cases finally may be inching down - cautiously optimistic news but a gain that specialists worry could be derailed by economic turmoil.

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Official Says 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.

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Obama To Name Board Of Economic Advisers

Updated: 11/26/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is naming a board of economic experts outside government to advise him on ways to create jobs and bring stability to the ailing financial system.

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Paulson Tries More Ideas To Bolster US Economy

Updated: 11/26/2008 - With the economy showing further signs that it is headed into a steep swoon, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is pulling more tricks out of his bag to try bolster the country's battered financial sector.

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Germ Alert: Steer Clear of Flatbed Chicken Trucks

Updated: 11/25/2008 - You've heard about the chicken that crossed the road. But have you heard the one about the chickens traveling down the road? It's no laughing matter. Crates of chickens being trucked along the highway in the back of an open truck can shoot a bunch of nasty bacteria into the cars behind them, researchers have found.

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Kansas 5-year-old Finds, Returns $7,000 at Goodwill

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Five-year-old kindergartner Claire Dingler of Maize stumbled across $7,000 stuffed in an envelope on the floor of a Goodwill store in Wichita, and gave it to her mother to turn into store workers.

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Thanksgiving in Space: Stiff Turkey, Bland Yams

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The smoked turkey resembles sliced deli meat but stiffer, the candied yams are bland inside, the green beans taste like they've been microwaved to death and the corn bread stuffing has a broth-heavy, institutional flavor.

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Work Pays Off, Broken Space Gear Working Again

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Astronauts aboard the orbiting shuttle-station complex got a double dose of good news Tuesday: A rotary joint that they spent days cleaning and lubing appeared to be working normally again for the first time in more than a year, and a urine-recycling machine finally was behaving.

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Thanksgiving Sky: Jupiter, Venus, Moon Together

Updated: 11/25/2008 - It's not just families that are getting together this Thanksgiving week. The three brightest objects in the night sky — Venus, Jupiter and a crescent moon — will crowd around each other for an unusual group shot.

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Marine Archaeologists Find Remains of Slave Ship

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Marine archaeologists have found the remains of a slave ship wrecked off the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1841, an accident that set free the ancestors of many current residents of those islands.

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Obama, Dems Plan $500B Economic Package

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Congressional Democrats and President-elect Barack Obama are laying the groundwork for quick enactment in January of a giant, two-year economic rescue package that will total about a half-trillion dollars.

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Drive More Than Takes Care Of Man's $3K Water Bill

Updated: 11/25/2008 - An 84-year-old man hit with a $3,000 quarterly water bill won't have to pay a dime. In one week, a drive to help Norman Beckman raised $4,027 as of Tuesday. Organizers stopped accepting the contributions that were still coming in. "The donations ranged from $5 to $500," said Bryan Kassube, who started the drive. "I'm just floored we reached our goal in one week."

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Jamaica Votes To Keep Death Penalty

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Jamaica's parliament easily rejected a proposal Tuesday to ban the death penalty in a vote propelled by the country's high homicide rate and a horrific series of recent crimes against children.

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Feds To Use $800B To Bolster Lenders

Updated: 11/25/2008 - The government has introduced a pair of new programs that will provide $800 billion to help unfreeze the market for consumer debt which Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson calls vital to supporting the economy.

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Obama Vows To Cut Wasteful Spending

Updated: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged to make deficit reduction a goal of his administration Tuesday - but only after recovery from the financial crisis is well under way. "We are going to have to jump start the economy," he said.

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Fire Action Delayed By Council

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The Topeka City Council will wait until December 16th before voting on an ordinance that would change the way Fire Department promotions are being handled.

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Utility Trailer Fire Shuts Down Topeka Streets

Updated: 11/25/2008 - Police say the trailer caught fire, then spread into a nearby car port. It was filled with tires which also caught fire, making the heavy black smoke visible all the way from 21st and Topeka.

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