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Gay Couples Start Marrying in Conn.

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gay couples began marrying in Connecticut on Wednesday after a judge cleared the way, a victory for advocates stung by California's ban on same-sex unions last week.

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Kelly Shuns State Treasurer Post

Updated: 11/18/2008 - State Sen. Laura Kelly, of Topeka says she doesn't want to fill the post vacated by newly-elected Second Dist. Rep. Lynn Jenkins

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Best Buy Cuts Fiscal 2009 Profit Outlook

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Best Buy Co. on Wednesday sharply cut its fiscal 2009 earnings outlook below analyst estimates amid what the electronics retailer called the toughest retail environment it has ever seen.

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Stocks Open Lower on Economic Concerns

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Disheartening news from some of the nation's biggest retailers sent stocks falling for a third straight session Wednesday, as investors feared that Americans would be unable to help the economy avoid a protracted slump.

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Gov't Considers Changes To Mortgage Program

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The government may allow more borrowers to qualify for a $300 billion program designed to let troubled homeowners swap risky loans for more affordable ones.

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Alan Jackson Having A 'Good Time' With 4 CMA Nods

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Jackson, 50, was up for male vocalist as well as album of the year, song of the year and video of the year for "Good Time" at Wednesday's CMA Awards. The show airs live on ABC.

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Palin Conditionally Comfortable With Obama On Iraq

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has given President-elect Barack Obama a conditional vote of confidence on handling the war in Iraq. Palin, who has been granting a series of interviews this week, said she would feel comfortable with the Illinois Democrat as commander in chief so long as he surrounds himself with advisers who understand threats against the United States.

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US Troops Leave More Security In Hands Of Iraqis

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The U.S. military in Iraq is abandoning — deliberately and with little public notice — a centerpiece of the widely acclaimed strategy it adopted nearly two years ago to turn the tide against the insurgency. It is moving American troops farther from the people they are trying to protect.

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Deadly Bombings Hit Baghdad For 3rd Straight Day

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A series of bombings struck Baghdad for the third straight day Wednesday, killing nine people and wounding more than 30, police said. The attacks were part of an upswing of violence in the capital this month that has set back recent security gains.

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AP Interview: Foley Breaks Silence On Sex Scandal

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Even today, two years after Mark Foley's very public fall from grace, the former congressman can't explain why he sent lurid, sexually explicit computer messages to male teens who had worked as Capitol Hill pages.

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Mormon Comments Give Gays Hope For New Utah Laws

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Gay-rights activists see opportunities for their cause in Utah thanks to Mormon church officials, who strongly supported California's proposition denying same-sex couples the right to marry but said they did not object to granting those couples certain other rights.

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Gay Couples Can Start To Marry In Connecticut

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A judge cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriage in Connecticut, a victory for advocates stung by California's referendum that banned same-sex unions in that state.

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Paulson Offers Update Wed. on Bailout

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Critics are complaining that the administration is not being tough enough on the banks who are receiving the assistance and that homeowners are not getting the help they need to stay in their homes.

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Wolf Creek Conducts Emergency Planning Drill

Updated: 11/18/2008 - How did emergency crews in Burlington put their disaster drill to the test? Drill activities involved support facilities at the nuclear plant, in and around Burlington and Topeka.

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Fat Kids Found To Have Arteries Of 45-Year-Olds

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Obese children as young as 10 had the arteries of 45-year-olds and other heart abnormalities that greatly raise their risk of heart disease, say doctors who used ultrasound tests to take a peek inside.

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