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Indicted Rep. Jefferson Loses La. Seat

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Voters in Louisiana ousted indicted Democratic Rep. William Jefferson on Saturday, instead electing a Republican attorney who will be the first Vietnamese-American in Congress.

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Dems, White House Agree To Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/07/2008 - After weeks of tense discussions with the heads of the U.S. auto industry, Democratic Congressional leaders have reached an agreement that may just clear the way for the Big Three to get the money they need to survive ... for now.

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Blackwater Guards To Surrender In Utah

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Five indicted Blackwater Worldwide security guards plan to surrender to the FBI Monday in Salt Lake City, about 2,000 miles from the Washington courthouse where they were charged, a person close to the case said.

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Soul Mates: Thieves Lift 1,400 Pairs Of Shoes

Posted: 12/07/2008 - A couple of heels stole a trailer in suburban Detroit and hot-footed away with 1,400 pairs of shoes worth $40,000. Security cameras show at least two men hooking the trailer to their truck early Friday at a loading dock in Redford, then driving away. The trailer was found a couple of blocks away in Detroit.

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After 28-Year Coma, Sunny Von Bulow Dies

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, who spent the last 28 years of her life in oblivion after what prosecutors alleged was two murder attempts by her husband, Claus, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York.

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Nobel Winner: HIV Vaccine Within 5 Years

Posted: 12/07/2008 - One of the scientists sharing the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering HIV said Saturday he believes there will be a therapeutic vaccine to treat the virus within five years.

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Friedman: The Big Three Were Brain-Dead

Posted: 12/07/2008 - As future shareholders of General Motors (by way of Congress' proposed infusion of taxpayer dollars to Detroit), Americans should not allow the management that "drove this company into a ditch" to stay on, hoping that the same management will be able to drive it back out.

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Laid-Off Workers Occupy Chicago Factory

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

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Obama: Economy Worse Before It Gets Better

Posted: 12/07/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama said the U.S. economy seems destined to get worse before it gets better and he pledged a recovery plan "that is equal to the task ahead."

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Analysis: Kansas Ruling on Abortion Resolves Little

Posted: 12/07/2008 - The state Supreme Court condemned former Attorney General Phill Kline's conduct, but it resolved little with its latest ruling in Kline's five-year legal mud-wrestling match with abortion providers.

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NBC names David Gregory host of 'Meet the Press'

Posted: 12/07/2008 - David Gregory's new job as moderator of "Meet the Press" was made official Sunday with an announcement on the long-running NBC interview program that he will take over starting next week.

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At Pearl Harbor, US response to raid is acclaimed

Posted: 12/07/2008 - With smoke still billowing from the torpedoed ruins of the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor, Thomas Griffin's B-25 group took off from its Oregon base to search for Japanese ships or submarines along the West Coast.

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Farmers Await Obama Ag Pick

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Those involved in agriculture are anxiously waiting to see who President-elect Barack Obama taps to the be the next secretary of agriculture.

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Boeing Recesses Contract Negotiations

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Boeing Co. has called a recess to contract negotiations with a union representing more than 700 engineers in Wichita.

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City Reminds You, Keep Streets Clean

Posted: 12/07/2008 - With the leaves off the trees and snow just around the corner, the City of Topeka Street crews are reminding citizens to keep drainage basins, roadways and sidewalks clear of lawn debris and snow.

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Police Catch Suspects Mid-Robbery

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Police arrived at a Topeka Kwik Shop on a robbery call only to find the suspects still at the store, attempting to rob it.

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2 Stabbed at Topeka Bar

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Topeka Police say two people were cut by another after a fight broke out in the early Sunday morning hours at Heart Attack Jack's bar.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Topeka Police say a Dominoes driver was robbed by a man with a handgun Saturday night in the 2600 block of Osborne.

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Sunny von Bulow dead after 28 years in coma

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress who spent the last 28 years of her life in oblivion after what prosecutors alleged in a pair of sensational trials were two murder attempts by her husband, died Saturday at age 76.

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Angry laid-off workers occupy factory in Chicago

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

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