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NY governor: Caroline Kennedy wants Senate seat

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Caroline Kennedy told New York's governor on Monday that she's interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job. Democratic Gov. David Paterson will choose the replacement. "She told me she was interested in the position," Paterson said. "It's not a campaign. She'd like at some point to sit down."

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Impeachment Looms For Blagojevich

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Illinois' Speaker of the House puts the wheels in motion for the ouster of the embattled governor.. accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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MGM Mirage Selling Treasure Island for $500M

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Casino operator MGM Mirage Inc. is selling the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip to Wichita, Kan., billionaire Phil Ruffin for $500 million.

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Family: Shoe Thrower Hates Both US, Iran Role

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The Iraqi TV reporter who hurled his shoes at George W. Bush was kidnapped once by militants and, separately, detained briefly by the U.S. military. Over time, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, a 28-year-old unmarried Shiite, came to hate both the U.S. military occupation and Iran's interference in Iraq, his family told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Siemens agrees to pay $1.3B in bribery settlement

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Siemens AG — rocked by a series of corruption cases that has cost the company both prestige and money — agreed Monday to pay more than $1 billion in fines in Germany and the U.S. as it moved a step forward in closing a dark chapter in its history.

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Obama: Probe shows no contact in Ill. gov scandal

Updated: 12/15/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

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Roof Collapses in Midst of SoCal Storm; 7 Injured

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A powerful storm plowed through California on Monday, producing heavy rain that collapsed a school roof and forced hundreds to flee homes in an area devastated by recent wildfires.

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Presidential Electors in Kansas Choose McCain

Updated: 12/15/2008 - The Kansas members of the Electoral College cast their six votes for Republican presidential candidate John McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.

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Clark Hunt Announces The Resignation of Carl Peterson

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Kansas City Chiefs Chairman Clark Hunt today announced that Carl Peterson will step down as President, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer at the end of the 2008 season.

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"Git 'r Done" in Topeka!

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Topeka Performing Arts Center announces Larry the Cable Guy will perform two shows in Topeka on Sunday, April 26.

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Topeka Lutheran Choir Performs

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Students from Topeka Lutheran School spent Monday morning singing at retirement homes.

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Another Florida Man Accused Of Sandwich Assault

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Police said a Port St. Lucie man was arrested for throwing a sandwich at his girlfriend, the second food attack that sent a man to jail in about a month. According to a police report released Monday, the 20-year-old man threw the sandwich at his girlfriend's face during an argument about auto insurance and then hit her head with his fist.

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Boy, 4, Breaks Into Texas Store, Plays With Toys

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Police called to a variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys. Police said store surveillance video showed the unidentified boy trying to open one of the front doors to a Family Dollar store about 3 a.m. Monday, only to find it locked. But the second door was unlocked and the child went inside.

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More Bones Found Near Caylee's Home

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Today marks the fifth day of searching a wooded area for clues in the case of missing toddler Caylee Anthony, after a child's skull was found by a utility worker on Thursday.

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Arabs Hail Man Who Threw Shoes At Bush

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets Monday to demand the release of a reporter who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush, as Arabs across many parts of the Middle East hailed the journalist as a hero and praised his insult as a proper send-off to the unpopular U.S. president.

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Wall Street Investment Scam Victims Emerge

Updated: 12/15/2008 - From a Jewish youth charity in Boston to major banks as far afield as Zurich, the list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes is growing.

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'Survivor:' Bob At Head of the Class

Updated: 12/15/2008 - High-school physics teacher Bob Crowley won the $1 milllion “Survivor: Gabon” prize on Sunday's season finale and snagged another $100,000 as the season’s fan favorite.

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DOJ Lawyer Dropped Dime On Bush Wiretaps

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A former Justice Department lawyer says he tipped off the news media about the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program because it "didn't smell right," Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.

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