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Two men shot at mall near Seattle

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Two men were in serious condition Saturday evening after shootings at a shopping center in Tukwila, Washington, authorities said.

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Segway inventor touts island as an energy model

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Energy independence is still only a hypothetical goal for the U.S., but the owner of a tiny island off the coast of Connecticut says he has already achieved that feat and is offering his work as a model.

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No charges planned in Maine 'shotgun pool' sign

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Authorities in Maine say no charges are planned against the owner of a store where a sign invited customers to bet on a date when President-elect Barack Obama would be assassinated.

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Screen Actors Guild to seek strike authorization

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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Nepal's Buddha boy returns to jungle to meditate

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Nepalese teenager revered by many as a reincarnation of Buddha has returned to the jungle to meditate after emerging for less than two weeks, officials said Saturday.

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Investor fear remains deep despite 1-day rally

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Since the Nov. 4 election, investors have been abandoning stocks in a kind of slow-motion crash that experts say underlines just how anxious they are about what is likely to be a long and deep recession.

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Obama names longtime spokesman Gibbs press chief

Updated: 11/22/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named longtime spokesman Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary and reached outside his inner circle for the post of White House communications director.

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Kansas Masonic Foundation Helps Prevent Cancer

Updated: 11/22/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Masonic Foundation is helping prevent cancer by providing free screenings across the state. Saturday, the foundation offered local screenings with the help of staff from the University of Kansas Medical Center. They checked for skin, prostate and breast cancer, along with bone density screenings. This is the 6th year that the Kansas Masonic Foundation has sponsored this event.

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CASA's Homes for the Holidays Tour

Updated: 11/22/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - Court Appointed Special Advocates is holding the 21'st annual Home for the Holiday's Tour. Four homes are open to the public for a small fee. Several businesses and individuals helped decorate the homes with holiday flair. All proceeds benefit CASA, an organization that helps abused and neglected children have a voice in the legal system.

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4 dead in Colombia volcano eruption

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Authorities say at least four people have died in landslides triggered by a volcanic eruption in southwestern Colombia.

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Amid Economic Crisis, U.S. In Giving Mood

Updated: 11/22/2008 - As more Americans turn to charity amid worsening economic gloom, operators of food banks and other aid groups are relying on the surprisingly resilient generosity of their neighbors and finding that even when times are tough, people still give.

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Family Outraged Over Teen's Online Suicide

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The family of a U.S. college student who killed himself live on the Internet says they are 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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Home Repair, 225 Miles Above The Earth

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Astronauts stepped out for the longest and hardest spacewalk of their mission Saturday to wrap up greasy repair work on a gummed-up joint at the international space station.

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Bus Driver Accused Of Braking Hard To Topple Pupil

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A school bus driver will be charged with endangering a 10-year-old boy for intentionally braking suddenly so the boy would fall down, police said. The driver was upset because the boy would not remain in his seat, Harmony Township police Sgt. Jim Essek said. The driver told the boy to stop moving around before allegedly threatening him by saying, "If you do it again, I'll knock you down," Essek said.

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Michael Jackson Sued By Sheik For $7M

Updated: 11/22/2008 - London fans of the King of Pop will get their own thrills on Monday, when Michael Jackson is scheduled to appear - live! - in court to testify about a business deal gone bad.

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Obama Outlines Plan For 2.5M New Jobs

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: Bankruptcy Not A Viable 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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Florida Man Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 11/22/2008 - A Florida man died after his tire blew out and his car flipped into the median in central Kansas late Friday night.

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Underwater Search for Missing Teen Suspended

Updated: 11/22/2008 - The underwater search was called off Saturday for Kolten Range, a 15-year-old boy who went missing at Tuttle Creek Lake after he got out of a canoe he was in with two other teens. According to Riley County Police, water searches have ended. Crews will monitor the lake's shorelines for signs of the missing teen.

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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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