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Oil near 4-year Lows on Dire Economic News

Posted: 12/05/2008 - More bad U.S. economic news kept oil prices anchored near four-year lows Friday, reflecting expectations of lessened demand worldwide.

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Employers Shedding Jobs as Recession Deepens

Posted: 12/05/2008 - With the economy sinking faster, employers are giving more Americans dreaded pink slips right before the holidays. The Labor Department releases a new report Friday that's expected to show the employment market deteriorated in November at an alarming clip as the deepening recession engulfed the country.

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Rice: 'It's Well Past Time' For Mugabe To Leave

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that it is "well past time" for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to leave office as evidenced by the nation's calamitous cholera epidemic and health care crisis.

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President, First Lady Buying Home In Dallas

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush have bought a home among business leaders and prominent Republican donors in an affluent North Dallas neighborhood, where they will live after the president leaves office in January.

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Clinton Looks To Loyalists For State Dept. Staff

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her husband's administration to help her cope with world crises and backstage Washington power plays.

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AP IMPACT: Some Bailout Holdings Down $9 Billion

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Stock intended to eventually earn taxpayers a profit as part of the Bush administration's massive bank bailout has lost a third of its value — about $9 billion — in barely one month, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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Top Indian Official Admits 'Lapses' In Attacks

Posted: 12/05/2008 - India's top law enforcement official admitted Friday there were government "lapses" in last week's terror attack on Mumbai, amid a public uproar over security and intelligence failures in the deadly siege.

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Amtrak, KDOT Agree on Scope of Rail Service Study

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Amtrak and the Kansas Department of Transportation agreed Thursday to the scope of a feasibility study on expanding Amtrak passenger service between Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Fort Worth, Texas.

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Car Thieves Captured on Surveillance Video

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Police say two men are seen on surveillance video taking a 1991 Buick Skylark from outside a business at Eugene and Paramore in North Topeka. The theft happened just after 11 pm, November 20th. The victim left the car running when she went inside the business.

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KDHE Awards Healthy Schools Grants

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Grant money to encourage schools to develop and strengthen district wellness policy was awarded Thursday. The largest recipient was the Seaman school district in Topeka. It will get $16,000.

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Accused Killer Argues to Withdraw Plea

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Rashawn Anderson pleaded no contest to premeditated first degree murder in the July 2005 shooting death of 19-year old Christopher Caraway. He now wants to withdraw the plea.

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"Jeffersons" Star Dies at 70

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Paul Benedict, who died on Monday, played the Jefferson's oddball British neighbor on the hit CBS series.

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Better Business Bureau Adopts Grading System

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Topeka's Better Business Bureau has moved from its old "satisfactory"/"unsatisfactory" ratings of businesses to a new letter grade system. The information is at topeka.bbb.org.

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Reading Recovery Named Top Program

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The US Department of Education named the Reading Recovery program the best program assisting young students who are struggling with learning to read and write.

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Amarr Garage Doors Cutting Employees

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Amarr Garage Doors says it's laying off 16% of its workforce. The company says the decision stems from the downturn in the housing market.

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