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Attorney: Jailed O.J. believes he was 'railroaded'

Posted: 10/11/2008 - O.J. Simpson, locked in jail and pondering his future, feels hopeful he will win a new trial on appeal because he believes jury interviews show "he was absolutely railroaded," his lawyer told The Associated Press.

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Obama fundraiser, convicted of fraud, spills beans

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.

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All that money you've lost _ where did it go?

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Trillions in stock market value - gone. Trillions in retirement savings - gone. A huge chunk of the money you paid for your house, the money you're saving for college, the money your boss needs to make payroll - gone, gone, gone.

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Lisa Marie Presley gives birth to twins

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Lisa Marie Presley is a mom again. A publicist says the 40-year-old singer gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, whose names were not released. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and the other came in at 5 pounds and 2 ounces.

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Mexican marijuana cartels sully US forests, parks

Posted: 10/11/2008 - National forests and parks - long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels - have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said.

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Riding high, Obama nods to McCain, rallies fans

Posted: 10/11/2008 - His backers feeling increasingly confident, Democrat Barack Obama made a slight nod to his Republican rival on Saturday and asked voters to have faith in him as the next president.

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McCain shies away from recent days' attacks

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Republican John McCain, the clock ticking down on a chance to narrow Democrat Barack Obama's lead in polls, turned away Saturday from visceral attacks on his rival to pivot back toward policy differences.

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Official: 3,000 Christians flee Iraq's Mosul

Posted: 10/11/2008 - Hundreds of terrified Christian families have fled Mosul to escape extremist attacks that have increased despite months of U.S. and Iraqi military operations to secure the northern Iraqi city, political and religious officials said Saturday.

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Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan

Posted: 10/11/2008 - After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.

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Bush, allies seek to calm jittery investors

Posted: 10/11/2008 - President Bush and foreign financial officials staged repeated displays of joint resolve Saturday to combat an unfolding financial crisis, hoping to calm investors whose panic has spread despite bold and accelerating government action.

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Youth Get Life Lessons from Inmates

Updated: 10/11/2008 - Inmates from the Women's Correctional Facility told their stories to 7th and 8th graders in the Young Citizens Academy. The students were able to discuss life choices and consequences with the panel as part of the academy's second session.

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Officers Involved in Shooting Identified

Updated: 10/11/2008 - Three more off-duty officers involved in a March shooting that injured two brothers, have been identified along with Jason Judd. They are Chris Bowers, Laura Bonebrake and Travis Jepson.

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Legislative Panel: Palin "Abused Her Power"

Posted: 10/10/2008 - A legislative panel ruled late Friday the Alaska Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate overstepped her bounds to have a former relative fired from the Highway Patrol force.

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Lawrence Hosts Ralph Nader

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Nader talks to his faithful in Lawrence, in his 3rd run for the Presidency in Kansas.

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Mom of Missing Florida Girl Can Access Evidence

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The mother of a missing 3-year-old Florida girl will have access to her car and forensic tests completed by authorities trying to figure out what happened to the child, a judge ruled Friday. But she'll have to wait to find out whether she can leave her home while on house arrest to help explain her version of events to her attorneys, because Ninth Circuit Judge Stan Strickland delayed ruling on that request.

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OJ Simpson Seeks New Robbery Trial in Las Vegas

Posted: 10/10/2008 - O.J. Simpson's lawyers cited judicial errors and insufficient evidence Friday in seeking a new trial for the former football star, who was convicted of kidnapping and robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a casino hotel room.

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McCain Booed After Trying to Calm Anti-Obama Crowd

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The anger is getting raw at Republican rallies and John McCain is acting to tamp it down. McCain was booed by his own supporters Friday when, in an abrupt switch from raising questions about Barack Obama's character, he described the Democrat as a "decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."

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Fundraiser Saturday for Topeka Girl Diagnosed with Rare Disease

Updated: 10/11/2008 - The community is coming together to help a local first grader who has been diagnosed with a rare disease. Anna Rose is a student at Indian Creek Elementary School in Topeka. Rose was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer on September 9th.

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Kansas National Guard Returns Home From Iraq

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Hutchinson welcomed home a group of national guardsmen Friday afternoon. Around a 130 soldiers of the 1161st Forward Support Company of Hutchinson returned home from their deployment to Iraq.

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Washburn Alumni Honored

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Seven Washburn University graduates were honored at a luncheon today at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The graduates were named as Alumni Fellows for distinguishing themselves in their career fields.

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Kids Learn to Test Water Quality

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Some kids got a chance to learn a little bit about the environment today. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment supports the program and provides kits to those interested in testing water quality.

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New City Hall Set for Greensburg

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Leveled by tornadoes May 5th of last year, Greensburg still needs a brand new City Hall after the storms tore through their town.

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