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Rice: No deal yet, but peace talks continue

Posted: 11/07/2008 - It won't happen on President Bush's watch, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says his promise of an independent Palestinian state will be met.

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Palin Denounces Her Critics as Cowardly

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called her critics cowards and jerks Friday for deriding her anonymously and insisted she never asked for the expensive wardrobe purchased for her use on the presidential campaign.

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Little jail time in Tenn. teacher sex shooting

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A Tennessee man convicted in the fatal shooting of his teacher wife's student lover will spend 47 more days in jail, followed by 12 years on probation, a judge ruled at a sentencing hearing Friday.

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Italy's leader defends remark about 'tanned' Obama

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Italy's Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Friday defended his description of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as "young, handsome and even tanned," and said critics who saw the remark as racist were "imbeciles."

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Jogger Runs Mile With Rabid Fox Locked on Her Arm

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Authorities in Arizona say a jogger attacked by a rabid fox ran a mile with the animal's jaws clamped on her arm and then drove herself to a hospital. The Yavapai County sheriff's office said the woman told deputies she was on a trail near Prescott on Monday when the fox attacked and bit her foot.

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Prince ordered to pay editor $58,000

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A judge has awarded nearly $58,000 to a man who claims Prince failed to pay him for editing work and unreturned equipment.

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NY police: Teen driver on drugs runs down joggers

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A teenager on drugs and driving a sport utility vehicle slammed into two runners out for an evening jog, killing one of them - a beloved schoolteacher - and seriously injuring her friend, police said Friday.

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Shopping Oprah: Winfrey's wares now online

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Short of a coveted ticket for a taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," an easier way to surround yourself with the presence of the queen of talk is to go to her official store across from Harpo studios in what was once a Chicago warehouse district.

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Stocks Rise After Two Days of Heavy Selling

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Buyers returned to Wall Street Friday after two days of heavy losses, mindful of the economy's growing problems but attracted by stocks' lower prices. Analysts said the advance was to be expected as Wall Street experiences a rocky recovery from October's devastating selling.

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Pakistan says 13 killed in US missile strike

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A suspected U.S. missile targeting a Taliban commander killed 13 people near the Afghan border Friday, a sign that America's new general for the region is not heeding Islamabad's pleas for a halt to the strikes.

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Hurricane Paloma heads to Cayman Islands

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Late-season Hurricane Paloma bore down on the rain-drenched Cayman Islands on Friday, triggering a run on stores and stranding hundreds as the airport closed on the chain of tiny Caribbean islands.

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Death toll in Haiti school collapse rises to 30

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A hillside school where roughly 500 students usually crowded into several floors collapsed during classes on Friday, killing at least 30 people and injuring many more. Rescuers used bare hands to pull bleeding students from the wreckage.

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GM Workers to be Indefinitely Laid Off

Posted: 11/07/2008 - General Motors says about 3,600 workers will be laid off indefinitely beginning early next year as the automaker slows down production at 10 of its assembly plants.

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Topeka Hotels Give Back

Updated: 11/08/2008 - TOPEKA, Kan. - With a chilly holiday season just weeks away, three local hotels are spreading a little warmth

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Obama to center stage, promises action on economy

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Inheriting an economy in peril, President-elect Obama warned on Friday that the nation faces the challenge of a lifetime and pledged he would act urgently to help Americans devastated by lost jobs, disappearing savings and homes seized in foreclosure.

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Westar Reports Lower Earnings for Third Quarter

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Westar Energy has released its third quarter earnings, and blames cooler weather on the lower numbers. The company reported Friday earnings of $88 million, or 81 cents per share for the quarter.

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Sebelius Names New Judge for 2 Kansas Counties

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has named a Tonganoxie attorney to be the new district judge for Leavenworth and Atchison counties. Michael Gibbens, 58, was named to the bench on Friday, filling the vacancy left by retiring Judge Philip C. Lacey.

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