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Western Governors To Obama: Act Quickly On Energy

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The governors of the nation's largest energy-producing states are encouraging President-elect Barack Obama to quickly adopt a national energy policy that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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National Heritage Day Honors American Indians

Updated: 11/28/2008 - For the first time, federal legislation has set aside the day after Thanksgiving - for this year only - to honor the contributions American Indians have made to the United States.

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Oil Falls Below $54 ahead of OPEC Meeting

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Oil prices fell below $54 a barrel Friday as a gloomy outlook for global crude demand overshadowed expectations that OPEC might announce a production cut this weekend.

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Black Friday Shoppers out in Force, but Cautious

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Shoppers, who had snapped their wallets shut since September, flocked to stores before dawn Friday to grab deals on everything from TVs to toys for the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, feared to be the weakest in decades.

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Not-so-jolly Economy Brings Woe to Santa's Lap

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Some of the kids crawling onto Santa Joe's lap this year have more than stuffed animals and video games on their most-wanted lists. Several times already this season, Joe Jackson has been asked to get Daddy a job or Mommy money to buy the house back.

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Malls, Hotels Next Victims in NewMortgage Crisis

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The full scope of the housing meltdown isn't clear and already there are ominous signs of a new crisis — one that could turn out the lights on malls, hotels and storefronts nationwide.

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Clues Point to Domestic Terrorists in India Attack

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The attack on India's financial capital bears all the trademarks of al-Qaida — simultaneous assaults meant to kill scores of Westerners in iconic buildings — but clues so far point to homegrown Indian terrorists, global intelligence officials said Thursday.

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79th Year for Kansas City Lighting Tradition

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A Kansas City tradition continued Thursday night with the annual plaza lighting ceremony. Local dignitaries and thousands of onlookers packed downtown to see more than 80 miles of lights illuminate the Country Club Plaza.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Pentagon has disclosed the death of a Fort Riley soldier in Iraq. The Army says 43-year-old Master Sgt. Anthony Davis of Deerfield, Fla., died Monday after being shot by an Iraqi Security Force soldier.

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Black Friday Tips

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Be sure to check out these tips before buying a gift card this holiday season.

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Wittig Ordered Back to Prison

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A federal judge denies a request from former Westar Energy CEO David Wittig to delay his return to prison for bank fraud while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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AG Six Argues Kansas Water Case at Supreme Court

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Attorney General Stephen Six faces the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to argue for Kansas in the state's Arkansas River dispute with Colorado. Six's first appearance before the nation's highest court is the latest chapter in the fight over Colorado's extraction of water from the river from 1950 to 1996.

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Kansas Family Who Turns in Money Gets Reward

Updated: 11/28/2008 - A south-central Kansas family is rewarded for turning in $7,000 at a Goodwill store in Wichita. Earlier this month, 5-year-old kindergartner Claire Dingler of Maize found the cash stuffed in an envelope and lying on the floor.

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State Officially Affirms Nov. 4 Election

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says this year's election in Kansas went smoothly despite record voter registration and turnout. The state's Board of Canvassers affirmed the results of all 105 counties' returns yesterday, officially ending the 2008 campaign.

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City of Tents at Topeka Best Buy

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Best Buy can expect a very busy morning for Black Friday, according to the line that is already forming on Thanksgiving. We've got video -- and interviews -- with the shoppers.

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$5M oasis for war wounded to open at Texas base

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Judith Markelz has relied on volunteers for years to help the war wounded and their families. They've brought meals, DVDs, event tickets and an endless supply of cookies to help comfort those whose lives suddenly were upended by a bomb or a bullet.

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SUV plunges off Colo. highway overpass, killing 7

Updated: 11/27/2008 - An SUV plunged off an overpass in northern Colorado and hit a concrete embankment in a fiery crash early Thursday morning, killing all seven people inside it, including two young children, authorities said.

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Online retailers ramp up deals to capture dollars

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Online retailers are ramping up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during the crucial Thanksgiving weekend and "Cyber Monday" - but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth.

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Good Food, Good Company Highlight Community Dinner

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The 41st Annual Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a success with about 3,000 visitors showing up at the Expocentre for a free meal, made possible by donations from the community itself.

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