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Sensitive Palin Ethics Report Kept Secret, For Now

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Sworn to secrecy, Alaska lawmakers have begun reviewing a lengthy and politically sensitive investigative report focusing on whether Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her authority as governor.

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Snowballing Sell-Off Spreads Worldwide

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Stock prices in Asia and Europe careened lower Friday, extending a stampede of selling that began in on Wall Street a day earlier, deepening a global financial crisis that has defied all efforts to stop it.

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Sources: US Nears Removing NKorea From Terror List

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The Bush administration is nearing a decision to remove North Korea from a terrorism blacklist and may do so as early as Friday in a bid to salvage faltering nuclear disarmament talks, The Associated Press has learned.

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Anxiety Feeding Market Instability: Bush

Updated: 10/10/2008 - President Bush said Friday that the government's financial rescue plan was aggressive enough and big enough to work, but would take time to fully kick in.

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Thousands Of Al-Sadr Supporters Mourn Lawmaker

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Thousands of supporters of Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr marched through eastern Baghdad on Friday to mourn the killing of a Sadrist lawmaker and hear a statement from the anti-U.S. cleric blaming occupation and terrorism for the loss.

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Sources: US Nears Removing North Korea From Terror List

Posted: 10/10/2008 - The Bush administration is nearing a decision to remove North Korea from a terrorism blacklist and may do so as early as Friday in a bid to salvage faltering nuclear disarmament talks, The Associated Press has learned.

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Schwarzenegger Optimistic State can Secure Loans

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson that he's optimistic that California will be able to secure $4 billion in short-term loans to keep the state running.

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Oil Plummets Below $83 on Global Slowdown Fears

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Oil prices plummeted to a one-year low below $83 a barrel Friday in European trading as investor fears of a severe global economic downturn caused by the crisis in credit markets sparked a panicked sell-off of both crude and equities.

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Former Finnish President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Finland's ex-president Martti Ahtisaari received the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to build a lasting peace from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Middle East.

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Financial Turmoil, Weaker Sales Batter GM Shares

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Investors were watching to see whether General Motors Corp. shares will fall for a seventh straight session Friday as financial turmoil and a weakening global auto market have heightened worries that the automaker may be unable to pull out of its nosedive before it runs out of cash.

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European Markets Plunge Again, Nikkei Plummets

Posted: 10/10/2008 - European stock markets slumped in early trading Friday following massive sell-offs on Wall Street and Asia as lending rates between banks continue to rise despite this week's efforts by central banks to break the logjam in credit markets.

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Flu Vaccination Best Shot at Staying Healthy

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Area health care providers are gearing up for flu vaccination season. Doctors say it can offer 70- to 90-percent protection from the flu. This year, the recommendation for children extends from six months all the way up to 18 years of age.

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Washburn Univ. Students Attend Pep Rally

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Washburn University students attended a pep rally at Petro Allied Health Center Thursday evening. Its homecoming week as the football team prepares to cap it off with a Saturday game against Emporia State.

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High School Students Get Glimpses of Colleges

Posted: 10/09/2008 - High school students in Topeka get a chance to check out what colleges have to offer them today. Students got to talk to representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, and training programs.

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New Apartments Open in Topeka

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A new affordable housing complex has moved into Topeka. Woodland Park Apartment Homes at Soldier Creek offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units. They have a total of 236 apartments available for rent. Most of them are two bedrooms.

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Stormont-Vail Employees Get a Pie in the Face

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Stormont-Vail is raising money for the United Way. Employees there had collection jars assigned to them. The three contestants with the most money volunteered to take a pie to the face.

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Christ the King Elem. Helps Needy

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Christ the King Elementary School held a clothing drive Thursday. The two eighth grade classes participated in the drive - bringing in old clothing, gloves, socks, and any other items they felt could be used. The Topeka Rescue Mission picked the clothing up.

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