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Google's growth makes privacy advocates wary

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Perhaps the biggest threat to Google Inc.'s increasing dominance of Internet search and advertising is the rising fear, justified or not, that Google's broadening reach is giving it unchecked power.

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Location, location, location _ and broadband

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Adam and Anita Paulk had a nice home outside Temple, Texas, with a big yard and a 10-minute commute to his job. But in Internet terms, the house was on Slow Lane. There was no high-speed Internet connection available.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who alienated his party with his high-profile support of Republican John McCain, pledged on Wednesday to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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Voter turnout best in generations

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voters cast their ballots in numbers not seen in at least 40 years, as millions of Americans picked their president early and waited in lines that stretched the lengths of blocks and buildings.

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Stocks fall as investors ponder Obama presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A case of post-election nerves sent stocks plunging Wednesday as investors, again anxious about a recession, began questioning what impact a Barack Obama presidency will have on business and the overall economy. The Dow Jones industrials dropped more than 400 points and the major indexes all fell more than 4 percent.

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Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow.

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California voters approve gay-marriage ban

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard, and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.

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Obama turns to building a presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency.

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McConnell Expects to Keep Senate Leadership Post

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Mitch McConnell says he expects his colleagues will elect him to another term as Senate Minority Leader. The Kentucky Republican won a fifth term, defeating Democrat Bruce Lunsford.

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Kansas Senate President May Face Challenge

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Wichita Senator Susan Wagle says she may challenge Senate President Steve Morris for the chamber's top post. Wagle says she won't launch her bid unless she's certain she has the votes.

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Johnson County Race Known for Stolen Signs Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - It's too close to call in the race between Johnson Co. Commissioner John Toplikar and challenger Calvin Hayden. Toplikar sparked controversy when a video showed him allegedly stealing Hayden's campaign signs.

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Conservative Ed Board Member Wins Kansas Senate Seat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Steve Abrams of Arkansas City defeated veteran Democratic State Senator Greta Goodwin of Winfield in Tuesday's voting. Abrams was part of a bloc of conservative Republicans on the State Board of Education who backed controversial science standards.

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Bombardier: New Jet, More Jobs Still on Track

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Bombardier Aerospace says it still plans to add between 500 and 700 jobs at its Wichita plant to work on its new Learject 85 assembly line. That comes despite the financial crisis.

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Democrats win 7 of 11 contested governorships

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democrats celebrated the re-election of Washington state's Gov. Chris Gregoire and wins in two open gubernatorial contests, including the election of the first female governor of North Carolina.

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Kosher Iowa meatpacker seeks bankruptcy protection

Posted: 11/05/2008 - DES MOINES, Iowa – Kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors has filed for bankruptcy court protection, blaming its financial difficulties on the May immigration raid on its Iowa plant in which more than 300 people were arrested.

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World markets cash in on Obama win

Posted: 11/05/2008 - LONDON – World markets traded lower Wednesday despite strong gains in Asia overnight as investors booked profits after Senator Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election and the Democrats took a firmer hold on Congress.

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Google pulls out of Yahoo advertising partnership

Posted: 11/05/2008 - WASHINGTON – Google Inc. has scrapped its Internet advertising partnership with struggling rival Yahoo Inc., abandoning attempts to overcome the objections of antitrust regulators and customers who believed the alliance would give Google too much power over online commerce.

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Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Posted: 11/05/2008 - PARIS – Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow.

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Obama to begin intelligence briefings

Posted: 11/05/2008 - CHICAGO – Barack Obama will begin receiving highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials Thursday, as the rush of his campaign gives way to intensive preparations to take over as commander in chief and build a Democratic administration.

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