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Jenkins Defeats Boyda in 2nd Dist.

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Republican challenger Lynn Jenkins has ousted first-term Democrat Nancy Boyda in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District race, a rare defeat for the party in a year that it gained House seats nationally.

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Israeli Officials Report Rocket Barrage from Gaza

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Israeli rescue services Wednesday reported a "massive" cross-border rocket barrage by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip - hours after an Israeli air strike in the first major exchange of fire since a truce took effect in June.

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Obama's Kenyan Relatives Celebrate Victory

Updated: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama's Kenyan family erupted in cheers Wednesday, singing "We are going to the White House!" as Obama became the first African-American elected president.

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Obama Makes History; Turns to Sobering Challenges

Updated: 11/05/2008 - young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated Republican John McCain to become the first African-American destined to sit in the Oval Office

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Democrats Expand Control of Senate by 5 Seats

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Piggybacking on the excitement level raised by presidential victor Barack Obama and his voter-registration and get-out-the-vote drives, Democrats increased their effective majority to at least 56 seats in the 100-member Senate.

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Democrats Expand House Majority with Broad Gains

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democrats expanded their control of the House and were headed for historic gains in their majority Tuesday by solidifying their dominance in the Northeast and making inroads in the South and West.

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McCain Concedes Presidency, Congratulates Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Flanked by wife Cindy and running-mate Sarah Palin, McCain spoke to supporters outside the Arizona Biltmore Hotel shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday, saying the "American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly."

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Analysis: Next Up after Obama Win, Governing

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The president-elect must immediately confront the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, determine the next steps in two lingering wars, and lead his Democrats

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Winfield Bans Smoking in All Public Places

Posted: 11/04/2008 - The Winfield City Commission votes unanimously to outlaw smoking in all publicly accessible places in the city, but not before getting an earful from ban opponents.

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Survey: Voters Worried About Economy, Health Care

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A scary economy isn't the only fear voters carried to the polls Tuesday. Two-thirds fret about how to pay for health care and at least as many worry that terrorists will attack the U.S. again.

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Veterans Day Events in Topeka, Manhattan

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Our election day edition of "13 News at 4" was actually devoted to area salutes of our Veterans for Veterans Day! Click on here to read about all the events Ralph talked about with his guests Tuesday.

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Man, 73, Scores 2 Points in College Hoops Game

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Ken Mink, a 73-year-old full-time student, scored two points Monday night in Roane State Community College's 93-42 victory over King College's junior varsity. Mink entered the game with about 16 minutes left in the second half and attempted one shot in about three minutes. Seven minutes later, he went back in the game, was fouled and made two free throws.

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Trick Or Treat? Kids Get Meth Instead

Posted: 11/04/2008 - When their children returned from Halloween trick-or-treating, a couple found suspected methamphetamine and $85 in cash among their 7-year-old son's Snickers bars and Skittles.

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Stocks Surge As Voters Head To The Polls

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Investors believing that Wall Street is on the verge of a yearend rally piled into the market Tuesday, brushing off more weak economic data while they scarfed up stocks and propelled the Dow Jones industrials up 300 points to its highest close in four weeks.

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WRHS Students Vote in Mock Election

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Students at Washburn Rural High School took a break in their day to vote in a mock presidential election.

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The Rush to the Polls

Updated: 11/04/2008 - Call it election madness. Voters are heading to the polls in what looks to be a record turnout for Kansas.

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Oil Prices Rise after Plunging

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Oil prices made up some lost ground Tuesday after plummeting on mounting evidence of a U.S recession and waning Chinese demand.

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Record Number of Voters Expected to Deluge Polls

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A likely record voter turnout on Election Day has polling officials across the country braced for problems, and some difficulties surfaced early Tuesday as people turned out in droves even before balloting began in Eastern Seaboard states.

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