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Hillary Clinton nomination could be official today

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is filling his Cabinet at record speed, choosing loyal friends and one-time foes to guide his wartime foreign policy decisions. Obama plans to appear at a morning news conference Monday in Chicago to announce Democratic primary rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state and say that President George W. Bush's defense secretary, Robert Gates, is staying on.

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Share the Warmth Coat Giveaway

Updated: 12/01/2008 - If you or someone you know needs a coat to keep warm this winter, the Salvation Army can help. The annual Share the Warmth coat giveaway begins December 1st and runs through December 6th.

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SE Kansas Teens Fight Parent-hosted Booze Parties

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Baxter Springs High School students have formed Team TASH, for Teens Against Social Hosting. They want a local law that would hold property owners responsible if minors consume alcohol on their property.

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AP: US Diluted Loan Rules Before Crash

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Bush administration backed off proposed crackdowns on no-money-down, interest-only mortgages years before the economy collapsed, buckling to pressure from some of the same banks that have now failed.

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Bombs Kill More Than 30 in Baghdad, Mosul

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A series of bombs struck U.S. and Iraqi security forces in Baghdad and the northern city of Mosul on Monday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens more, Iraqi officials said.

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'Four Christmases' Finds $31.7M in Holiday Cheer

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Thanksgiving weekend movie crowds gobbled up the Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn holiday comedy "Four Christmases," which debuted at No. 1 with $31.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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India Clears Bodies from Last Mumbai Siege Site

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Soldiers removed the remaining bodies from the shattered Taj Mahal hotel on Monday, searching each room and defusing booby-traps and bombs left by the gunmen who killed 172 people during three days of terror.

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Obama Announces Clinton, Gates for Cabinet

Updated: 12/01/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Robert Gates would remain as defense secretary, making President Bush's Pentagon chief his own as he seeks to wind down the U.S. role in Iraq.

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UN: Financial Crisis Delaying Green Projects

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The global financial crisis already has delayed some green energy projects, stoking fears that a shortage of investment money will lead to cheap and dirty decisions on new power plants, the U.N.'s top climate official said.

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Holiday Season off to a Modest Start

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Thanksgiving shopping weekend doesn't appear to have been the disaster some had feared, but tempered buying and unprecedented deep discounts likely resulted in soft sales.

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Swiss Approve Pioneering Legal Heroin Program

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The world's most comprehensive legalized heroin program became permanent Sunday with overwhelming approval from Swiss voters who simultaneously rejected the decriminalization of marijuana.

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China AIDS Activists Say Education Fights Stigma

Updated: 12/01/2008 - AIDS activists were skeptical of a pledge by China's government to fight discrimination against people with the disease, saying Monday the move would mean little without improvements in education to increase awareness and alter mindsets.

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Canadian Opposition Agree On Plan For New Gov't

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Canada's opposition parties have agreed in principle to form a coalition that would topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government, an official said, though infighting among one of the parties cast doubt on whether such a bloc would hold.

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Police Seek Wal-Mart Shoppers Who Killed NY Worker

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Police are reviewing surveillance videos of a post-Thanksgiving shopper stampede that trampled a suburban Wal-Mart worker to death, but they acknowledge it may be difficult to bring criminal charges.

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Stock Futures Point Lower ahead of Economic Data

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Wall Street appeared ready to give back some of last week's big gains Monday as investors, uneasy about the holiday shopping season, awaited some key economic reports.

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Students Lie, Cheat, Steal, But Say They're Good

Updated: 12/01/2008 - In the past year, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test, according to a new, large-scale survey suggesting that Americans are too apathetic about ethical standards.

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Customers Stew As Kosher Meat Gets Scarce

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Rabbi Moishe Silverman stood taking inventory of a meat freezer at South Florida Kosher, the supermarket and butcher shop where he works. Dressed in a yarmulke and tie and wearing a plastic apron over his white butcher jacket, he surveyed the piled boxes of chicken and beef.

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Orphan Of Slain Rabbi In Mumbai Going To Israel

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Moshe Holtzberg, the 2-year-old orphan of the rabbi and his wife slain in the Mumbai Jewish center, will fly to Israel Monday on an Israeli Air Force jet with his parents' remains and the Indian woman who rescued him, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

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Some Vindication For Sick Vets, But LIttle Relief

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Those who came home and complained of symptoms such as memory loss and joint pain are only sicker. Even as their lives unraveled as their health further deteriorated, many were told their problems were just in their head. But, recently, many of the sufferers were given a new reason to hope.

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Obama Filling Out Next Cabinet In Record Speed

Updated: 12/01/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is filling his Cabinet at record speed, choosing loyal friends and one-time foes to guide his wartime foreign policy decisions.

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Police: Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Afghans In Market

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A suicide bomber apparently trying to target Afghan police detonated his explosives in a crowded market in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing eight civilians and two policemen, an official said.

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Rice: Pakistan Must Cooperate In Terror Probe

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The United States has told Pakistan it expects nothing short of complete cooperation in investigations into the terrorist rampage in nuclear rival India. Pakistan's response will be a test of the will of the new civilian government, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.

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Arson Fire in Oakland

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Sunday evening fire on 934 NE Winfield is ruled arson. Topeka Fire Investigators estimate damages at $45,000.

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