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Obama economic plan aims for 2.5M new jobs by 2011

Updated: 11/22/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would create 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

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GM says board doesn't see bankruptcy as option

Updated: 11/22/2008 - General Motors Corp.'s board of directors does not consider bankruptcy protection a viable option to solve the company's financial troubles, but it has discussed Chapter 11 because it has a legal duty to do so, a spokesman said Saturday.

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People Displaced As Club Closes

Updated: 11/22/2008 - About 15 people, many with mental and financial problems, are being displaced because their apartments offer terrible living conditions.

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Injured Kansas Pole Vaulter Heads Home

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Hutchinson Community College student injured while pole vaulting heads home after more than a month in the hospital.

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Commission Admonishes Judge For Testimony

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Shawnee County District Court judge has been admonished for testifying on behalf of a friend convicted of accidentally killing a hunter.

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Astronauts Face Tough Spacewalk

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Astronauts up on the international space station faced the longest and hardest spacewalk of their mission Saturday, a seven-hour-plus excursion to wrap up repair work on a gummed-up joint.

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Cyber Suicide Leaves Family Angry

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The family of a college student who killed himself live on the Internet say they're horrified his life ended before a virtual audience, and infuriated that viewers of the live webcam or operators of the Web site that hosted it didn't act sooner to save him.

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SAG To Ask For Strike

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The Screen Actors Guild said Saturday it will ask its members to authorize a strike after its first contract talks in four months with Hollywood studios failed despite the help of a federal mediator.

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Alaska Big Enough For Celebrity Palin?

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Oprah wants her, and so do Letterman and Leno. Fresh from her political defeat, Sarah Palin is juggling offers to write books, appear in films and sit on dozens of interview couches at a rate that would be astonishing for most Hollywood stars, let alone a first-term governor.

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Spiritual Leaders Lash Out At Al Qaeda Message

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Spiritual leaders of New York's African-American Muslim communities lashed out Friday at a purported al Qaeda message attacking President-elect Barack Obama and, using racist language, comparing him unfavorably to the late Malcolm X.

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Missile Strike Kills At Least Four

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A suspected missile strike from a U.S. Predator drone killed at least four people at a house in Pakistan's North Waziristan region early Saturday.

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Obama Outlines Job Plan

Updated: 11/22/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday outlined his plan to create 2.5 million jobs in coming years to rebuild roads and bridges and modernize schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

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Daughter Defends Mother in Internet Hoax Trial

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Sarah Drew says her mother, Lori, wanted an Internet account shut down even before cruel messages were sent from it to a teenage neighbor who later committed suicide.

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GM, Chrysler Making Deep Cuts to Hold on for Loans

Updated: 11/22/2008 - When Chrysler was near death and awaiting a government bailout in 1979, then-CEO Lee Iacocca ordered drastic spending cuts and required all checks above $1,000 to be approved by a senior vice president.

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Dow Up 494 as Obama Prepares to Name Treasury Boss

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Wall Street put a stop to a terrifying decline and stormed higher Friday as President-elect Barack Obama appeared ready to tap the chief of the New York Federal Reserve as the next treasury secretary and hand him the herculean task of righting the U.S. financial system.

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NASA Scales Back Flagship Mars Mission

Updated: 11/22/2008 - NASA is scrapping a controversial piece of hardware from its next-generation Mars rover that would have allowed the spacecraft to store rock fragments in a mini-basket for a future mission.

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NASA's Space Water Recycling System has Hiccups

Updated: 11/22/2008 - NASA's revolutionary new space water recycling system is having serious hiccups. The $154 million device for turning astronauts' urine and sweat into drinking water aboard the international space station shut down again Friday, and engineers on the ground were scrambling to figure out what was wrong.

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Bulgarian Archaeologists Unearth Ancient Chariot

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Archaeologists have unearthed an elaborately decorated 1,800-year-old chariot sheathed in bronze at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday.

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Automakers Need to Make Case for Government Aid

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Democratic leaders have ordered GM, Chrysler and Ford to give accounts of how the government would be reimbursed if lawmakers approve a $25 billion loan for the auto industry. They've set a Dec. 2 deadline.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Luncheon Friday

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Topekans showed their support for children at a luncheon Friday. Big Brothers and Big Sisters members welcomed mentor Joey Little to share his experiences with the program..

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