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Obama planning US trials for Guantanamo detainees

Posted: 11/10/2008 - President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.

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Deutsche Post to cut 9,500 jobs in US

Posted: 11/10/2008 - FRANKFURT, Germany – Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers in the U.S., cut 9,500 jobs there and eliminate U.S.-only domestic express shipping by land and air, the company said Monday, citing heavy losses and fierce competition.

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Obama to get his first look at the Oval Office

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Barack Obama has never set foot in the Oval Office. Talk about making an entrance. In a sit-down discussion Monday with President Bush, the president-elect will get his first feel for the place where momentous decisions will soon fall to him.

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Circuit City files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 11/10/2008 - NEW YORK – Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.

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Obama to get his first look at the Oval Office

Posted: 11/10/2008 - WASHINGTON – Barack Obama has never set foot in the Oval Office. Talk about making an entrance. In a sit-down discussion Monday with President Bush, the president-elect will get his first feel for the place where momentous decisions will soon fall to him.

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Local Art Gallery Finds Unintimidating Setting

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Anyone hesitant to delve into the art world should fear not when it comes to the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. Nestled just inside the entrance of the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, you'll find no art snobs here.

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Malaysia's Scomi Wins India Monorail Contract

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Malaysia's Scomi Engineering said Monday its consortium with an Indian company has won a 1.85 billion ringgit ($523 million) state contract to build the first monorail in India.

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Government Provides New Aid to AIG

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The government on Monday provided new financial assistance to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including pouring $40 billion into the company in return for partial ownership.

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Deutsche Post to Cut 9,500 jobs in US

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Deutsche Post AG will close all of its DHL Express service centers, cut 9,500 jobs in the United States and eliminate U.S.-only domestic express shipping by land and air, the company said Monday.

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Reports: Russian Accident Sub Intended For India

Posted: 11/10/2008 - India's navy was supposed to lease the brand-new Russian nuclear submarine that suffered an accident over the weekend which killed 20 people, news reports said Monday.

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Government Provides New Aid To AIG

Posted: 11/10/2008 - The government on Monday provided new financial assistance to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including pouring $40 billion into the company in return for partial ownership.

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Circuit City Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Circuit City Stores Inc., the nation's second-biggest electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday but plans to stay open for business as the busy holiday shopping season approaches.

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Kansas Banks Wary of Federal Bailout

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Capital Federal CEO says bank has enough funds to continue to loan to prospective home buyers and accepting the bailout would require it to raise interest rates.

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WWII Evac Hospital from KU Debuts Tomorrow

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A documentary about the World War II service of the 77th Evacuation Hospital formed at the University of Kansas Medical Center has been completed.

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GOP A Dying Breed In New England

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A generation ago the Republican Party was the dominant political force in New England, populating the region's congressional delegations with moderates like Connecticut's Lowell P. Weicker Jr. and Rhode Island's John Chafee.

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Studies: Vitamin Pills Don't Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Vitamins C and E - pills taken by millions of Americans - do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found.

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Music Headphones Can Interfere With Heart Devices

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Have a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator? Don't keep your iPod earbuds in your shirt pocket or draped around your neck - even when they're disconnected. A study finds that some headphones can interfere with heart devices if held very close to them.

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2 Explosions In Northern Baghdad Kill At Least 28

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Monday in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls, with both blasts killing at least 28 people and wounding 68 others, authorities said.

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Reports: Russian Accident Sub Intended For India

Posted: 11/10/2008 - India's navy was supposed to lease the brand-new Russian nuclear submarine that suffered an accident over the weekend which killed 20 people, news reports said Monday - a development that would unsettle the military balance of power in Asia.

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2 Explosions In Baghdad Kill At Least 28

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A suicide bomber struck Monday in a crowd gathered at the site of an explosion that moments earlier had damaged a bus filled with schoolgirls, with both blasts killing at least 28 people and wounding 68 others, authorities said.

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Studies: Vitamin Pills Don;t Prevent Heart Disease

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Vitamins C and E — pills taken by millions of Americans — do nothing to prevent heart disease in men, one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found.

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South African Music Legend Miriam Makeba Dies

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who wooed the world with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after a concert in Italy. She was 76.

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Obama Planning US Trials For Guantanamo Detainees

Posted: 11/10/2008 - President-elect Obama's advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials, a plan that would make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay prison but could require creation of a controversial new system of justice.

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