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China AIDS Activists Say Education Fights Stigma

Updated: 12/01/2008 - AIDS activists were skeptical of a pledge by China's government to fight discrimination against people with the disease, saying Monday the move would mean little without improvements in education to increase awareness and alter mindsets.

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Canadian Opposition Agree On Plan For New Gov't

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Canada's opposition parties have agreed in principle to form a coalition that would topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government, an official said, though infighting among one of the parties cast doubt on whether such a bloc would hold.

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Police Seek Wal-Mart Shoppers Who Killed NY Worker

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Police are reviewing surveillance videos of a post-Thanksgiving shopper stampede that trampled a suburban Wal-Mart worker to death, but they acknowledge it may be difficult to bring criminal charges.

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Stock Futures Point Lower ahead of Economic Data

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Wall Street appeared ready to give back some of last week's big gains Monday as investors, uneasy about the holiday shopping season, awaited some key economic reports.

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Students Lie, Cheat, Steal, But Say They're Good

Updated: 12/01/2008 - In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.

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Customers Stew As Kosher Meat Gets Scarce

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Rabbi Moishe Silverman stood taking inventory of a meat freezer at South Florida Kosher, the supermarket and butcher shop where he works. Dressed in a yarmulke and tie and wearing a plastic apron over his white butcher jacket, he surveyed the piled boxes of chicken and beef.

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Orphan Of Slain Rabbi In Mumbai Going To Israel

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Moshe Holtzberg, the 2-year-old orphan of the rabbi and his wife slain in the Mumbai Jewish center, will fly to Israel Monday on an Israeli Air Force jet with his parents' remains and the Indian woman who rescued him, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

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Some Vindication For Sick Vets, But LIttle Relief

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Those who came home and complained of symptoms such as memory loss and joint pain are only sicker. Even as their lives unraveled as their health further deteriorated, many were told their problems were just in their head. But, recently, many of the sufferers were given a new reason to hope.

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Obama Filling Out Next Cabinet In Record Speed

Updated: 12/01/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is filling his Cabinet at record speed, choosing loyal friends and one-time foes to guide his wartime foreign policy decisions.

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Police: Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Afghans In Market

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A suicide bomber apparently trying to target Afghan police detonated his explosives in a crowded market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing eight civilians and two policemen, an official said.

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Rice: Pakistan Must Cooperate In Terror Probe

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The United States has told Pakistan it expects nothing short of complete cooperation in investigations into the terrorist rampage in nuclear rival India. Pakistan's response will be a test of the will of the new civilian government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.

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Arson Fire in Oakland

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Sunday evening fire on 934 NE Winfield is ruled arson. Topeka Fire Investigators estimate damages at $45,000.

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Oakland Church Works to Provide Youth Programming

Updated: 12/01/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - As the economy faces tough times, some communities have had to cut funding for local programs. Oakland is one of those communities, but some are working to prevent those programs from disappearing.

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Officials Seek Lessons From Ike, Gustav

Updated: 11/30/2008 - In New Orleans, a dire warning to flee emptied the city before Hurricane Gustav in early September. In Houston less than two weeks later, a plea to "hunker down" might have kept evacuation routes from clogging before Hurricane Ike struck.

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Anne Frank's Friend Recalls Intense Girl

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Anne Frank's status as a symbol of the Holocaust has overshadowed the reality of a girl eager to discover the world around her, a close childhood friend said.

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Stranded Whales Die In Southern Australia

Updated: 11/30/2008 - A group of about 80 whales stranded on a remote coastline in southern Australia were battered to death on rocks before rescuers could reach them.

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Washington DUI Smashes 7 Cars In 13 Minutes

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Police say a man driving away from a Spokane bar hit at least seven cars within 13 minutes, including one driven by an off-duty detective, before they arrested him for drunken driving.

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Economy Could Curb Christmas Spending

Updated: 11/30/2008 - The economy could slow down some Christmas spending, meaning Topekans will have to clip coupons and hunt for deals.

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Parents To Toymakers: Cut The Ads

Updated: 11/30/2008 - In a season that inspires earnest letters about toys, one notable batch is being sent not by kids to Santa's workshop, but by parents to the executive suites of real-world toy makers.

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Burress To Plead Not Guilty On Gun Charge

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Plaxico Burress' lawyer said Sunday he was advised that the New York Giants' star receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.

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Police Eying Wal-Mart Trample Video

Updated: 11/30/2008 - Police were reviewing video from surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify who trampled to death a Wal-Mart worker after a crowd of post-Thanksgiving shoppers burst through the doors at a suburban store and knocked him down.

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