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Cell Phone Saves Man's Life

Updated: 11/20/2008 - A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn — hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor.

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Heartland Visioning Announces Key Strategies for First Year

Updated: 11/03/2009 - Skills training and intrastructure for revitalization are among seven key strategies for 2009. They were identified by the Heartland Visioning steering committee, less than 24 hours after releasing a strategic plan for Topeka and Shawnee County.

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Activists say tobacco settlement is being wasted

Updated: 11/20/2008 - In 2006, Alaska desperately needed cash to complete a museum featuring a mummified bison and other natural wonders of the frozen north. So the state dipped into its share of the landmark 1998 tobacco settlement.

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Mexican emigration dropped 42 percent in 2 years

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Mexican emigration has dropped 42 percent over the last two years, a government study released Thursday showed, confirming that America has become less appealing amid an economic downturn and stepped up raids against illegal migrants.

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New York Times Co. cuts dividend by 74 percent

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The New York Times Co. is slashing its quarterly dividend by 74 percent amid a worsening advertising slump, a move that will save the company money but also curtail the income of the Sulzberger family, the controlling shareholders of the storied newspaper publisher.

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Gates May Stay on at Pentagon

Updated: 11/20/2008 - What Robert Gates once called "inconceivable to me" - his remaining as defense secretary beyond Inauguration Day - is looking a bit more conceivable to the rest of Washington.

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Children dying in Haiti, victims of food crisis

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The 5-year-old teetered on broomstick legs - he weighed less than 20 pounds, even after days of drinking enriched milk. Nearby, a 4-year-old girl hung from a strap attached to a scale, her wide eyes lifeless, her emaciated arms dangling weakly.

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Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet

Updated: 11/20/2008 - A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn - hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

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Dr Pepper to deliver on its free-soda promise

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Dr Pepper is making good on its promise of free soda now that the release of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is a reality. The soft-drink maker said in March that it would give a free soda to everyone in America if the album dropped in 2008. "Chinese Democracy," infamously delayed since recording began in 1994, goes on sale Sunday.

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Stevens gives last Senate speech as staffers weep

Updated: 11/20/2008 - "Uncle Ted" Stevens, an old-style Senate giant and the chamber's longest-serving Republican, delivered his swan song address and yielded the floor for the final time Thursday. He was saluted by his colleagues as a staunch friend and teacher.

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Shawnee County Bridge Causes Safety Concerns

Updated: 11/21/2008 - An aging Shawnee County bridge continues to be at the center of safety concerns, but nothing can be done until the county has enough money to replace the Willard Bridge.

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Minnesota recount resumes, Franken makes gains

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) – Vote recounting resumes Thursday in Minnesota in the battle for Norm Coleman's US Senate seat. The recount kicked off yesterday and could extend into next month.

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Gap's 3Q profits edge up 3.4 percent on cost cuts

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW YORK – Apparel chain Gap Inc. reported Thursday that its third-quarter profit rose 3.4 percent as cost-cutting efforts like inventory control offset a sales slump. The company also affirming its profit guidance for the full year.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac halting foreclosures

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – Mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures for about 16,000 households during the holiday season.

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Experts: Interrogation of boy, 8, 'out of bounds'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- The third-grader's legs dangle at times from an overstuffed chair as he answers the questions of two female police officers. His manner and voice are casual, even helpful, but his words are shocking.

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Deadline Looms for Christmas Bureau

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The deadline is looming for family to register for the Christmas bureau. The program connects private adopters with qualifying families to help with holiday meals and gifts.

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Bail denied Pa. woman accused of killing FBI agent

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PITTSBURGH – A judge denied bail on Thursday for a woman accused of killing an FBI agent during a drug raid that led to her husband's arrest on cocaine-dealing charges.

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U.S. opens food safety office in China after scares

Updated: 01/14/2010 - BEIJING, China (CNN) -- The first foreign office of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened Wednesday in Beijing after an influx of contaminated Chinese food and drug imports to the United States.

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DC transit system expects inaugural crowds

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – The Washington area's transit system is warning that passengers should expect packed railcars and buses and extraordinarily long lines on Inauguration Day.

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Water Main Break Closes Roadway

Updated: 11/20/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a road closure do to a water main break that occurred Thursday morning.

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Cell phone in man's chest pocket stops bullet

Updated: 01/14/2010 - COVINGTON, La. – A man says his cell phone saved his life. A stray .45-caliber bullet hit R.J. Richard's chest while he was mowing the lawn — hitting so hard he thought it was a stone kicked out by his tractor. He pulled out the phone. It fell apart.

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