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Bernanke: Obama Stimulus would Lift Economy

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking economy.

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Parents Of Sick Kids To Reject China's Payout Plan

Updated: 01/13/2009 - More than 200 Chinese parents whose babies were sickened or killed by tainted milk plan to reject a government compensation scheme because it is limited and does not cover enough children, an organizer of the families said Tuesday.

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Not Just A Dream: Obama Sparks Black Men To Action

Updated: 01/13/2009 - An actor turns a dilapidated, inner-city mosque into a theater in just a few days. A 20-year-old buckles down on his studies at a historically black college after his mother dies of cancer.

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Stock Futures Point Lower ahead of Trade Report

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Wall Street appeared ready to extend its losses Tuesday as investors already uneasy about weak corporate profit reports awaited a reading on overseas demand for U.S. products.

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Zoos, Aquariums Face The Ax In NY, Elsewhere

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Even porcupines could get pink slips in the slumping economy as states consider cutting or eliminating funding that supports zoos, aquariums and botanical gardens.

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Closing Gitmo Requires Tough Judgments On Inmates

Updated: 01/13/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's planned review of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, a prelude to closing the detention center, must weigh the threats posed by an extraordinarily diverse group, from die-hard jihadists to innocent men swept up in war.

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Topeka Home Fully Engulfed In Flames

Posted: 01/13/2009 - Crews were on the scene for hours on a fully engulfed house fire that broke out early Tuesday morning in Topeka.

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Preventing Colds Might Be As Easy As Vitamin ZZZZ

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers. Preventing the common cold may be as easy as getting more sleep. Researchers paid healthy adults $800 to have cold viruses sprayed up their noses, then wait five days in a hotel to see if they got sick. Habitual eight-hour sleepers were much less likely to get sick than those who slept less than seven hours or slept fitfully.

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New Restrictions on Madoff, but No Jail

Updated: 01/12/2009 - A judge on Monday allowed Bernard Madoff to remain confined to his Manhattan penthouse, rejecting a bid to jail the disgraced financier but imposing new restrictions to keep him from mailing any more valuables to family and friends.

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Preventing Colds May be as Easy as Vitamin ZZZ

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Fluff up the pillows and pull up the covers. Preventing the common cold may be as easy as getting more sleep. Researchers paid healthy adults $800 to have cold viruses sprayed up their noses, then wait five days in a hotel to see if they got sick.

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Bush Gets Emotional, Defends Record in Iraq, Home

Updated: 01/12/2009 - With rare public emotion, George W. Bush sat in judgment on his controversial, consequential presidency on Monday, lamenting mistakes but claiming few as his own, heatedly defending his record on disasters in Iraq and at home and offering kindly advice to a successor who won largely because the nation ached for something new.

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Shawnee County Judges and Elected Officials Sworn In

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Shawnee County's judges and elected officials took their oaths of office Monday morning. Newly elected District Attorney Chad Taylor was among those sworn in at the county courthouse.

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Emergency Sirens Silent Monday in Shawnee County

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Shawnee County's emergency sirens were silent at noon Monday, but they were supposed to be. Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz says they've learned cold temperatures are too taxing on the county's older sirens.

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Governor Focuses on Energy, Economy

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will take a cooperative effort for Kansas to work out of a budget hole. She delivered her State of the State message Monday. Republicans criticized it as short on details.

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Sebelius Honors Long-time Leaders Monday

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius took time Monday night to honor some long-time leaders including the state's newly retired Chief Justice Kay McFarland.

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Burris "Humbled" To Be Next Ill. Senator

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Eager and anxious to move beyond the scandal-tainted standoff, Senate Democrats have accepted Rod Blagojevich's appointee to Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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