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State Officially Affirms Nov. 4 Election

Updated: 11/28/2008 - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh says this year's election in Kansas went smoothly despite record voter registration and turnout. The state's Board of Canvassers affirmed the results of all 105 counties' returns yesterday, officially ending the 2008 campaign.

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City of Tents at Topeka Best Buy

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Best Buy can expect a very busy morning for Black Friday, according to the line that is already forming on Thanksgiving. We've got video -- and interviews -- with the shoppers.

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$5M oasis for war wounded to open at Texas base

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Judith Markelz has relied on volunteers for years to help the war wounded and their families. They've brought meals, DVDs, event tickets and an endless supply of cookies to help comfort those whose lives suddenly were upended by a bomb or a bullet.

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SUV plunges off Colo. highway overpass, killing 7

Updated: 11/27/2008 - An SUV plunged off an overpass in northern Colorado and hit a concrete embankment in a fiery crash early Thursday morning, killing all seven people inside it, including two young children, authorities said.

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Online retailers ramp up deals to capture dollars

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Online retailers are ramping up heavy-duty deals to turn skittish shoppers into buyers during the crucial Thanksgiving weekend and "Cyber Monday" - but even so, online sales are expected to be fairly flat after years of strong growth.

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Good Food, Good Company Highlight Community Dinner

Updated: 11/28/2008 - The 41st Annual Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a success with about 3,000 visitors showing up at the Expocentre for a free meal, made possible by donations from the community itself.

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Victims speak of night of terror in Mumbai

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Western visitors and Mumbai residents ducked under tables at luxury five-star hotels as staff members locked restaurant doors at the first rattle of gunfire and explosions in the lobby below.

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Afghan police: 4 dead in blast near US Embassy

Updated: 11/27/2008 - A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of foreign troops exploded about 200 yards (meters) outside the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, killing at least four Afghan bystanders as people entered the compound for a Thanksgiving Day race.

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Britain: India attack had some al-Qaida hallmarks

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Britain's spy agencies had little warning of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, which bore some al-Qaida hallmarks but appears unlikely to be linked to the group's core leadership, officials said Thursday.

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Thai leader orders protesters ousted from airports

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Protesters occupying Bangkok's two airports braced for a raid Thursday night after Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat declared a limited state of emergency authorizing police to take back the terminals.

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Iraqi parliament OKs US troops for 3 more years

Updated: 11/27/2008 - The long, costly story of American military involvement in Iraq moved closer to an end Thursday when Iraq's parliament approved a pact that requires all troops to be out in three years, marking the first clear timetable for a U.S. exit since the 2003 invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

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Clues suggest homegrown terrorists in India attack

Updated: 11/27/2008 - The attack on India's financial capital bears all the trademarks of al-Qaida - simultaneous assaults meant to kill scores of Westerners in iconic buildings - but clues so far point to homegrown Indian terrorists, global intelligence officials said Thursday.

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Mumbai gunmen besiege hotels, kill 119 in 2 days

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Indian commandoes fought Thursday to wrest control of two luxury hotels and a Jewish center from suspected Muslim militants, a day after a chain of attacks across Mumbai left at least 119 people dead and the city shellshocked.

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Police: Tip led to arrest of Reno rapist suspect

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Early in their investigation into the kidnapping and slaying of a young college woman, Reno police were convinced the suspect they described as a serial rapist was a chameleon who blended in with a community grieving the loss of Brianna Denison.

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Atlantic hurricane season blows away records

Updated: 11/27/2008 - The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends Sunday, seemed to strike the United States and Cuba as if on redial, setting at least five weather records for persistence and repeatedly striking the same areas.

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Gay icon's life yields lessons after 30 years

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Early this month, when it looked like same-sex marriage was on the rocks in California, gay rights activists summed up their angst about the upcoming Proposition 8 vote with four wistful words: What would Harvey do?

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Jury convicts mom of lesser charges in online hoax

Updated: 11/27/2008 - A Missouri mother on trial in a landmark cyberbullying case was convicted Wednesday of only three minor offenses for her role in a mean-spirited Internet hoax that apparently drove a 13-year-old girl to suicide. The federal jury could not reach a verdict on the main charge against 49-year-old Lori Drew - conspiracy - and rejected three other felony counts of accessing computers without authorization to inflict emotional harm.

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Police nab suspect in anchor's death, seek answers

Updated: 11/27/2008 - Police for weeks had neither a suspect nor a motive in the beating death of a popular television anchorwoman. A suspect is now in custody, but many questions remain unanswered.

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