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Why is there still so much interest in Gov. Palin?

Updated: 11/18/2008 - When’s the last time a losing vice presidential candidate was still in the news a week after the election? Nobody seems interested in interviewing Joe Biden, or for that matter, John McCain. But we just don’t seem to be able to get enough of Sarah Palin.

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WW II vet held in Nazi slave camp breaks silence: 'Let it be known'

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Anthony Acevedo thumbs through the worn, yellowed pages of his diary emblazoned with the words "A Wartime Log" on its cover. It's a catalog of deaths and atrocities he says were carried out on U.S. soldiers held by Nazis at a slave labor camp during World War II -- a largely forgotten legacy of the war.

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Bush: 'I regret saying some things I shouldn't have said'

Updated: 11/18/2008 - As his presidency nears its end, a reflective President Bush suggested Tuesday he regrets some of his more blunt statements on the war on terror over the last eight years, and said he wishes he had not spoken in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner only a month after U.S. troops in Iraq were deployed.

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Battle brews over help for auto industry

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A rapidly deteriorating situation in the U.S. auto industry may serve as the backdrop for a classic contest of political wills between the outgoing Bush administration on one hand and both President-elect Obama and the newly strengthened Democratic congressional majority on the other.

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Little Apple Shows Gratitude to Veterans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Flint Hills Veterans Coalition/ Manhattan hosted its Veterans Day Celebration without the parade this year due to inclement weather. The festivities did carry on with a breakfast, commemorative program and recognition banquet.

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Gov't Nixes Forest Experiments; Scientists Upset

Updated: 11/18/2008 - For more than a decade, the federal government has spent millions of dollars pumping elevated levels of carbon dioxide into small groups of trees to test how forests will respond to global warming in the next 50 years.

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'Extreme Makeover' to Build Home in Chapman

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Crews from ABC's ``Extreme Makeover Home Edition'' begin work in tornado-battered Chapman on a custom home for the family of an Army soldier who was wounded in Iraq.

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Consumer Spending Worries Send Stocks Lower

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Wall Street got another dose of painful reality Tuesday and sent stocks diving as investors recognized that few industries are safe from the consumer spending slump — whether they're building homes, making cars or selling coffee. The Dow Jones industrial average lifted off its lows of the day, but still closed down nearly 180 points.

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Bush wistfully salutes veterans on Intrepid in NYC

Updated: 11/18/2008 - President Bush wistfully saluted the nation's veterans Tuesday as he prepares to hand two ongoing wars over to his successor, saying he'll "miss being the commander in chief of such a fabulous group." Bush marked his last Veterans Day as president at a New York pier, speaking to a crowd of thousands bundled against the windy November chill for the rededication ceremony of the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

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Man Allegedly Steals Communion Wafers During Mass

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Police in Florida said they arrested a Connecticut man after he tried to steal communion wafers during a church service. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a 33-year-old man was cornered by fellow churchgoers when he grabbed a handful of wafers from the priest during communion services Saturday.

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Drill Planned at Kansas Nuclear Power Plant

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A drill involving a hostile-action scenario will take place Wednesday at Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Coffey County. National guard members, federal and local law enforcement officials and Wolf Creek personnel will take part.

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Kansas to Start Using Debit Cards for Unemployment

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Starting next week, Kansas unemployment checks will be replaced with a Visa debit card issued by the state Department of Labor. The switch affect about 25,000 people and will save the state about $300,000 annually in postage and paper costs.

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Gray County World Warr II Veterans Record Memories

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Nearly 40 World War II Veterans in Gray County have already recorded their memories as part of an oral history project. It's being house in the Gray County Courthouse's Veterans Memorial Resource Center.

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Lawmaker Wants Appointed Lt. Govs. to be Confirmed

Updated: 11/18/2008 - State Sen. Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha, says he'll introduce legislation requiring Senate confirmation if a lieutenant governor is appointed by the governor. The proposal comes amid speculation Gov. Kathleen Sebelius could take a job with the Obama administration.

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Kansas National Guard to Teach Farming to Afghans

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas National Guard troops will be part of an agribusiness development team, teaching people in Afghanistan better ways to farm. About 60 Guard members will travel there in February for a year-long deployment.

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Jon Stewart, Lily Tomlin honor George Carlin

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The late comedian George Carlin - famous for those "Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV" - was honored Monday with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the only award he saw as a legitimate comedy prize.

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After banning YouTube, military launches TroopTube

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The U.S. military, with help from Seattle startup Delve Networks, has launched a video-sharing Web site for troops, their families and supporters, a year and a half after restricting access to YouTube and other video sites.

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