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Google shifts Chrome browser out of test mode

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Google Inc. is shifting its Web browser out of test mode just 100 days after its debut, an unusually quick transition for a company known for keeping the "beta" tag on some products for years.

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US calls on UN to hunt pirates by land and air

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As Somalia's government crumbles, the U.S. is proposing that the United Nations authorize tracking down Somali pirates not only at sea, but on land and in Somali air space.

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India moves to revamp security after Mumbai siege

Updated: 12/11/2008 - India will create an FBI-style national investigative agency as part of a massive security overhaul announced Thursday in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks that left 171 dead and provoked a public outcry over the government's failure to detect the plot.

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US calls on UN to hunt pirates by land and air

Updated: 12/11/2008 - As Somalia's government crumbles, the U.S. is proposing that the United Nations authorize tracking down Somali pirates not only at sea, but on land and in Somali air space.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe says cholera crisis over

Updated: 12/11/2008 - President Robert Mugabe declared Thursday that there was "no cholera" in Zimbabwe and the country's health crisis was over, even as the United Nations raised the death toll from the epidemic to 783.

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Germany may seek accused Nazi guard living in US

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Germany's highest criminal court turned over to Munich prosecutors on Thursday the case against a retired Ohio auto worker accused of serving as a Nazi death camp guard, paving the way for his possible extradition from the United States for trial.

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Mexico announces carbon cap at climate talks

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Developing countries upbraided rich nations at U.N. climate talks Thursday, saying they were refusing to act boldly enough to stop global warming. Mexico sought to prod others into action by becoming the first developing country to announce a cap on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Suicide bomber kills 55 in packed Iraq restaurant

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A suicide bomber killed at least 55 people Thursday in a packed restaurant near the northern city of Kirkuk where Kurdish officials and Arab tribal leaders were trying to reconcile their differences over control of the oil-rich region.

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Students Play to Raise Money for Salvation Army

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Robinson Middle School Band students played outside of Walgreens on Topeka Boulevard Thursday. The students played music, hoping that shoppers would enjoy their tunes and donate to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Last year the group raised more than $1400.

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students Weigh In on a Good Cause

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Fourth-graders from Miss Mercer and Mrs. Gordon's classes have been collecting money every day, which they then budget so they can buy needed supplies for their adopted families.

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Stormont-Vail Presents Check to United Way

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The United Way of Greater Topeka received another big boost Thursday. It was Stormont-Vail HealthCare's turn to hand over a check.

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Moundridge Teen's Body Found on Remote Road

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Authorities discovered the body of Olivia Stucky on last night after a passer-by noticed a car matching the description of the teen's car on a remote road near the Rice-McPherson county line.

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Ill. Scandal Renews Kan. Debate Over Vacancies

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature passed a bill earlier this year requiring special elections to fill Senate vacancies. Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius vetoed it.

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Defeated Kan. Legislator Switches Parties

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Sen. Mark Gilstrap, of Kansas City, switches parties after being successfully targeted for defeat in this year's Democratic primary by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

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Coal Plant Decision Upheld

Updated: 12/11/2008 - A regulator's decision blocking two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas has been upheld in an administrative appeal.

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