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Biden promises a bipartisan spirit in White House

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Saturday that he and Barack Obama would take a bipartisan spirit to the White House in working to revive the nation's economy and restore America's reputation in the world.

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Police: Shooter feared trick-or-treater was robber

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Police in South Carolina say a 12-year-old trick-or-treater was killed when a convicted felon fearing a robbery fired nearly 30 rounds with an assault rifle from inside a house.

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Young Citizens Academy Graduation

Posted: 11/01/2008 - Kids from various schools across the area came together to complete one goal: graduating from the Young Citizens Academy. This weekend, they accomplished that goal.

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JPMorgan Expanding Mortgage-Modification Program

Posted: 10/31/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. on Friday became the latest major bank to beef up its mortgage modification efforts as the government also considers a plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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Voter Turnout Expected to be Highest in Decades

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict. The only question dividing experts is how huge will it be. Will it be the largest since 1968, largest since 1960 or even, as one expert predicts, the largest in a century?

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Federal Appeals Court Sides with Westboro Baptist Church

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis says Missouri can't enforce its funeral picketing law until it is deemed constitutional. The ruling is a victory for Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church.

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Overlay Project to Begin Saturday

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Football fans taking US-24 to the KU/K-State game Saturday should expect construction delays. Workers will be doing an overlay project between Saint Marys and Silver Lake.

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Ukraine's parliament passes IMF legislation

Posted: 10/31/2008 - KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament on Friday approved legislation needed for a crucial $16.5 billion International Monetary Fund rescue loan to help the country weather the global financial crisis, which has sent its currency plummeting.

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Topeka Church Holds "Trunk or Treat" Halloween Event

Posted: 10/31/2008 - While many trick or treaters went door to door Friday night, others went "trunk to trunk." Costumed kids went around to the different vehicles in the parking lot of First Southern Baptist Church at 19th and Gage.

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Pentagon chief: Afghan war strategy lacking

Posted: 10/31/2008 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday welcomed David Petraeus as the new chief of Central Command with responsibility for America's two wars, saying he hopes the general will help bring needed coherence to the U.S. and allied strategy in an increasingly volatile Afghanistan.

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Libya completes payments for US terror victims

Posted: 10/31/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) — Libya has paid $1.5 billion into a fund to compensate the families of American victims of Libyan-linked terror attacks in the 1980s, clearing the last hurdle in full normalization of ties between Washington and Tripoli.

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Japan fires air force head for controversial essay

Posted: 10/31/2008 - TOKYO (AP) — Japan's defense minister dismissed his air force chief on Friday for writing an essay that claimed the country was not an "aggressor" in World War II and was trapped into getting involved in the conflict by the United States.

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Security tight ahead of Bali bombing executions

Posted: 10/31/2008 - JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police tightened security across Indonesia on Friday as authorities braced for potential terrorist attacks ahead of the executions of three Islamic militants convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings that left 202 people dead.

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Bin Laden videomaker faces life in Gitmo trial

Posted: 10/31/2008 - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A jury of U.S. military officers at Guantanamo's second war-crimes trial reached a verdict Friday that could put Osama bin Laden's alleged "media secretary" and videomaker in prison for life.

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JPMorgan Expanding Mortgage-Modification Program

Posted: 10/31/2008 - JPMorgan Chase is the latest major bank to beef up its mortgage modification efforts as the government also considers a plan to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

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Suspected US missile strikes kill 27 in Pakistan

Posted: 10/31/2008 - DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected U.S. missiles slammed into two villages close to the Afghan border on Friday, killing 27 people including an Arab al-Qaida operative and other foreign militants, intelligence officials said.

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Civil Rights Group Renews Va. Election Lawsuit

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A day before voters head to polls in battleground Virginia, the NAACP will go to federal court to demand more voting machines in minority polling places. The organization renewed its motion Friday to redistribute voting machines, extend voting hours and make paper ballots available in some precincts.

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Zambia opposition leader leads early poll results

Posted: 10/31/2008 - LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's main opposition candidate was ahead Friday in early presidential election results in this southern African nation, but his lead was slowly narrowing. The first results from Thursday's race to replace President Levy Mwanawasa, who died in August, gave opposition leader Michael Sata 187,863 votes, nearly twice as many as acting President Rupiah Banda.

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Bail Set at $25K for Calif. Anthrax Scare Suspect

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A federal judge has set the bond of a California man suspected of mailing more than 120 hoax anthrax letters nationwide at $25,000. 66-year-old Marc M. Keyser was arrested Wednesday in Sacramento on three counts of sending hoax anthrax threats by mail.

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