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Family: Woman, 3 children die in Mich. house fire

Updated: 10/22/2008 - A woman and three children were killed when fire struck their home and spread to four other houses early Wednesday, family members said, as firefighters worked to determine what caused the massive blaze.

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Fort Bragg trial starts in 'fragging' case

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The court-martial of the first soldier accused of killing a direct superior in Iraq - known as "fragging" during the Vietnam War - opened Wednesday, three years after a suspicious blast tore through the living quarters of two National Guard officers.

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NY woman's rap sheet shows 73 arrests since 1971

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A 70-something woman who gave her address as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. was arrested for the 73rd time, accused of stealing a police decoy wallet and stuffing it in her bra.

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National Democrats Buying Ads for Boyda

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Rep. Nancy Boyda (D -Kan.) has asked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to "get the heck out" of her congressional race against State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins, but the committee is responsible for a new ad airing in Topeka.

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Kazmir vs. Hamels in World Series game 1 tonight

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The World Series begins tonight. Cole Hamels will start the opener for the Phillies against Scott Kazmir. Hamels is 3-0 with a 1.23 in the postseason, including a pair of wins in the NLCS against the Dodgers. Kazmir also has started three playoff games this year, going 1-and-0 with a 4.02 earned run average.

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W. Kansas County Approves Wind Farm

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The Ford County Commission has authorized Horizon Wind Energy to move forward with plans for a wind farm in the county's southeast corner.

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Kan. Abortion Rights PAC Faces Ethics Hearing

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 10/22/2008 - An abortion rights political action committee faces questions from the state ethics commission about whether it improperly failed to report donors' names.

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Toni Braxton booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Toni Braxton will no longer break it down on "Dancing with the Stars." The singer and her professional partner, Alec Mazo, were eliminated Tuesday from ABC's popular dancing competition. The pair received a score of 22 out of 30 from the show's judges during Monday's performance after a respectable West Coast swing routine. The "Unbreak My Heart" crooner was booted after that score was combined with viewer votes.

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Kan. Ed Candidate Defends Anti-Evolution Changes

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A conservative Republican seeking re-election to the state school board is defending now-repealed science standards that questioned the validity of evolution.

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Obama takes on national security in Va. swing

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama is bouncing from one patch of Republican turf to another this week. Virginia is his stomping grounds on Wednesday, as he continues his assault on Republican John McCain's economic proposals while also introducing national security differences into the final-stretch mix.

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World leaders to meet on economy in Washington

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Leaders from 20 nations will meet Nov. 15 in Washington to address the global financial crisis - the first in a series of summits to resolve what economists predict could be a long and deep economic downturn, the White House announced Wednesday.

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Stocks open lower as investors watch earnings

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Wall Street tumbled again Wednesday as investors again shifted their focus away from improving credit markets and fixated on worrisome corporate earnings that are raising fears of a deep and painful recession. The major indexes fell more than 1 percent, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which fell 350 points.

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Weak earnings rouse worries about global recession

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A barrage of poor earnings Wednesday from major corporations revived worries of a global recession and showed the depth of the financial crisis the Bush administration is trying to tackle.

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Kansas Abortion Rights PAC Faces Ethics Hearing

Posted: 10/22/2008 - An abortion rights political action committee faces questions from the state ethics commission about whether it improperly failed to report donors' names.

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Weak Earnings Rouse Worries about Global Recession

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A barrage of poor earnings Wednesday from major corporations revived worries of a global recession and showed the depth of the financial crisis the Bush administration is trying to tackle.

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Oil Falls Below $69 on US Recession Fears

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Oil prices fell below US$69 a barrel Wednesday as investors shrugged off a looming OPEC production cut after company forecasts suggested the U.S. may be headed for a severe economic slowdown that would crimp demand for crude.

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Possible Changes on the way at St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds

Posted: 10/22/2008 - The National Park Service favors a plan that would allow for changes to the look of the Gateway Arch grounds. Park officials say if the preferred alternative is approved, a design competition would be held to generate ideas to revitalize the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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