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Picking Palin Gives McCain Extra Boost in Kansas

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Prominent Democrats don't expect Barack Obama to carry Kansas in the presidential race. Kansas Republicans say they expect Gov. Sarah Palin to help Sen. John McCain gain a large majority in the election.

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Maine preps as hurricane races toward Nova Scotia

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Heavy rain drenched Maine on Sunday and fishermen moved boats to shelter as Hurricane Kyle plowed northward across the Atlantic, triggering the state's first hurricane watch in 17 years.

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US ambassador appeals for patience in Iraq

Posted: 09/28/2008 - U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Sunday accused Iran of trying to interfere with a new security pact between Iraq and the United States, and said Americans need to view Iraq with "a sense of strategic patience" because the stakes in the region are so high.

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Congress expected to pass rescue package

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Congressional leaders and the Bush administration agreed Sunday on the main elements of a $700 billion bailout for the financial industry, paving the way for swift enactment of the largest government intervention in markets since the Great Depression.

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Senate passes $600 billion spending bill

Posted: 09/27/2008 - The Senate overwhelmingly passed a spending bill Saturday that allows a 26-year ban on offshore oil drilling to expire, subsidizes federal loans for automakers and offers aid to Gulf Coast hurricane disaster victims.

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U.N. Security Council reaffirms sanctions on Iran

Posted: 09/27/2008 - The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Saturday reaffirming three previous rounds of sanctions on Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.

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Biking for Cancer Awareness

Updated: 09/27/2008 - He was biking with a purpose, but it was not to burn calories or pump up his heart rate.

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State Senate Race Heats Up

Posted: 09/27/2008 - WIth the presidential election less than 40 days away, the state senate race closer to home is heating up, too.

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Paul Newman dies at 83

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Paul Newman, the legendary actor whose steely blue eyes, good-humored charm and advocacy of worthy causes made him one of the most renowned figures in American arts, has died of cancer at his home in Westport, Connecticut. He was 83.

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US destroyer watching hijacked ship off Somalia

Posted: 09/27/2008 - A U.S. destroyer off the coast of Somalia closed in Saturday on a hijacked Ukrainian ship loaded with tanks and ammunition, watching it to ensure the pirates who seized it do not try to remove any cargo or crew.

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Chinese cheer as astronauts makes first spacewalk

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Chinese celebrated their nation's first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in offworld exploration.

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Kennedy home after brief hospital visit

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has brain cancer, has returned home after being taken to a hospital by ambulance because he had suffered a seizure, his staff says.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,173

Posted: 09/27/2008 - As of Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at least 4,173 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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House approves nuclear pact with India

Posted: 09/27/2008 - The House voted overwhelmingly Saturday to approve a landmark pact that would allow the U.S. to provide nuclear materials to India.

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Senate leader: Significant progress on bailout

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Nervously eyeing the markets' next trading session, congressional Democrats and Republican senators pushed for an agreement Saturday on a multibillion-dollar bailout for the financial sector. House Republicans, however, said they would not be stampeded into accepting an unwise rescue.

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Fair Showcases Artists, Remembers Legacy

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Topeka's 3rd Annual Aaron Douglas Art Fair showcased work from diverse and emerging artists from the region, as well as numerous community food vendors and area bands.

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AP Examines Deadly Clash On Bolivian Jungle Road

Posted: 09/27/2008 - A deadly clash on a jungle highway has become the newest and bloodiest symbol of Bolivia's political crisis, pitting President Evo Morales against an autonomy movement in the eastern lowlands that is bitterly resisting his leftist reforms.

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Armed Robberies In Egypt's Remotest Desert

Posted: 09/27/2008 - The abduction of a European tour group in a distant corner of Egypt's desert underlines the potential dangers of adventure tourism pushing deeper into remote destinations and getting closer to conflict zones.

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Car Bomb Kills 17 In Tghtly Controlled Syria

Posted: 09/27/2008 - A brazen car bombing near Syrian security offices killed 17 people Saturday, the deadliest attack in decades that raised questions about the regime's usually strong grip as the country tries to boost its international profile.

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Chinese Cheer As Astronauts Makes First Spacewalk

Posted: 09/27/2008 - Chinese celebrated their nation's first spacewalk Saturday, gathering at outdoor TV screens to cheer live video of the milestone for a program that has ambitions of building a space station and challenging the U.S. and Russia in offworld exploration.

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U.S. Destroyer Watching Hijacked Ship Off Somalia

Posted: 09/27/2008 - A U.S. destroyer off the coast of Somalia closed in Saturday on a hijacked Ukrainian ship loaded with tanks and ammunition, watching it to ensure the pirates who seized it do not try to remove any cargo or crew.

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