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Economic crisis threatens small, rural schools

Updated: 03/13/2009 - In this rustic corner of California wine country, parents are fighting to prevent the closure of a one-classroom school established before the Civil War.

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Man unwisely tries to rob Tae Kwon Do studio

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Updated: 03/13/2009 - A robber gets more than he bargained for when he targeted a Tae Kwon Do studio in suburban Milwaukee. The robber thought he could quietly slip in and out of David Kang's studio in Fox Point with some loot. What he didn't realize is that he would encounter a Tae Kwon Do master who wasn't about to let him off the hook.

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Woman finds hungry calico cat hiding in $27 couch

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The mysterious mewing in Vickie Mendenhall's home started about the time she bought a used couch for $27. After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa.

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Belfast chooses peace in face of renewed terror

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Irish Republican Army dissidents gunned down their first British security forces in more than a decade, they hoped to provoke a steely security crackdown and tit-for-tat attacks that would drag Belfast back into the bad old days.

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Appeal says juror sent 'tweets' during $12.6M case

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that a juror was posting related messages on Twitter.com while hearing the case

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Kids mistakenly drink wiper fluid at Ark. day care

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Ten children at a day care center drank windshield wiper fluid after a staffer served it from a container mistaken for Kool-Aid and placed in a refrigerator, authorities said Friday. The day care owner surrendered her state license Friday.

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Kilpatrick hires 'Giant Killer' to sue SkyTel

Updated: 03/13/2009 - He travels in his own Boeing 737. He won a $240 million verdict against Disney. He "can't stand to lose." And he's on the job for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

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Police: No foul play in Vt. student's 2008 death

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Middlebury College freshman who died under mysterious circumstances last year was drinking heavily in the hours before he vanished from campus and investigators found no evidence to suggest it was anything more than an accident, according to a new report.

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Students Take New Careers for a Test Drive

Updated: 03/13/2009 - About 300 students got a taste of possibility and potential at the 2009 Youth Career Day. Junior high students from Topeka schools gathered at the Kaw Area Tech, 5724 SW Huntoon St. today.

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Appeal says juror sent 'tweets' during $12.6M case

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A building materials company and its owner have appealed a $12.6 million verdict against them, alleging that a juror was posting related messages on Twitter.com while hearing the case.

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10 drink windshield wiper fluid at Ark. day care

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Ten children at a day care center drank windshield wiper fluid after a staffer served it from a container mistaken for Kool-Aid and placed in a refrigerator, authorities said Friday.

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Police Chase Ends in Arrest

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka police have a man in custody after he fled police this morning. Speeds during the chase reached 80 miles per hour as the man drove through downtown Topeka.

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Topeka City Manager Prepares for Annual Evaluation

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. marked his third anniversary as city manager by addressing the work he's done for the city and what he plans to do for the future of Topeka.

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German Police Try To Determine If They Were Duped

Updated: 03/13/2009 - German police worked with U.S. authorities Friday to determine if they had fallen victim to an Internet hoax as they investigate a school shooting in southern Germany that killed 15 people.

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Phelps Talks To NBC About Marijuana Pipe Photo

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Michael Phelps insists he's more worried about the pain he caused family, friends and fans than losing money in endorsements after he was photographed inhaling from a marijuana pipe.

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Stewart Hammers Cramer On `The Daily Show'

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Jon Stewart hammered Jim Cramer and his network, CNBC, in their anticipated face-off on "The Daily Show," repeatedly chastising the "Mad Money" host for putting entertainment above journalism.

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Wall Street set to Extend Gains for 4th Session

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Stock futures pointed higher early Friday as investors, following the lead of overseas traders, prepared to extend Wall Street's advance into a fourth straight session.

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Michelle Obama Begins Advocacy As First Lady

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The nation owes not only gratitude but tangible assistance to the nation's military and their families, and she'll make that a focus of her time in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says.

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A 'Sorry And Ashamed' Bernard Madoff Pleads Guilty

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Bernard Madoff went from a $7 million penthouse to a tiny jail cell with cinderblock walls and linoleum floors after confessing he carried out what may be the biggest fraud in Wall Street history to escape the pain of a recession.

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Officials: Obama Close To Stating New Afghan Goals

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The Obama administration is close to announcing a redrawn strategy for a war in Afghanistan that the president says the United States is not winning, focusing on enlisting Pakistan in the fight against extremism and trimming U.S. expectations for military victory, administration, defense and intelligence officials said.

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