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Politicians ask Bush to Review Denied Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A California congressional delegation has asked President Bush to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine. Sergeant Rafael Peralta covered a grenade with his body to save comrades during fighting in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 according to witnesses.

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Buffett Biography Reveals Flaws, Recounts Triumphs

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A new biography on Warren Buffet reveals that his wife, Susan, discovered when they were newlyweds that her husband was "riddled with self doubt." Buffett relied on his wife to help cut his hair, stock the pantry and help him deal with other people according to the book.

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Kansas Guard Returning From Hurricane Relief Mission

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A group of Kansas National Guardsmen returned home Friday night from helping out with Hurricane Ike victims. The soldiers deployed September 12. While in Texas they assisted those who lived there with immediate supplies

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Penn National Wants Return of $25 million

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Shawnee Co. District Court judge expects to rule in about a week on whether to return a $25 million privilege fee to Penn National Gaming. Penn paid the money when it won the contract to manage a state-owned casino in Cherokee County, but has since walked away from the deal.

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Oktoberfest Pours into Overbrook

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The town of Overbrook is holding its annual Oktoberfest celebration. It runs until 11 pm Friday, Sept. 19 and from 10 am to 11 pm Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Muslim Prayer Complaint

Posted: 09/19/2008 - 86 people have been fired from a meatpacking plant in Nebraska after walking off the job amid a prayer dispute. The workers repeatedly left work without authorization. A company spokeswoman says they had been warned.

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Nev. Judge Dismisses Gun Case Against Jerry Lewis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Las Vegas judge has dismissed a firearms charge against entertainer Jerry Lewis. Lewis was cited in July for attempting to carry an unloaded concealed weapon through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

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Two Men Die in Plane Crash in Nebraska

Updated: 09/19/2008 - Two men have died after a plane crashed near the York airport. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene Friday, while the other man was extricated from the wreckage and taken to a hospital where he died later. There were no witnesses, and the cause is still unknown.

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Serb President Prepares for U.N. Kosovo Struggle

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February. Serbia argues that secession was illegal under international law. Belgrade lost authority over Kosovo following a war in 1999.

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Medvedev: Russia Won't be Pushed into Isolation

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Medvedev dismissed a claim that Russia was sliding back to authoritarianism. Condoleezza Rice warned Russia it is on a path to isolation and irrelevance. Russia accuses NATO of displaying "Cold War reflexes."

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Police Release Picture of Topeka Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Authorities issued a warrant Friday for 30-year old Daniel Lee Dukewits. Police identified him as a suspect in Monday's attempted robbery of Kaw Valley Bank and robbery of UMB Bank.

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15 Injured in Bus-Train Collision in L.A.

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Passengers on train suffer minor injuries, fire official says. Cause of crash under investigation. Crash comes one week after fatal collision involving commuter train, freight train.

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Transsexual Wins Lawsuit Against Library of Congress

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Officials rescinded job offer after learning of transition. Ex-Army Special Forces officer David Schroer became Diane Schroer. Judge finds discrimination on basis of gender. ACLU applauds ruling; library has no comment.

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Mystery Ship Washes Ashore in Alabama after Hurricane Ike

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Wreck partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Marine archeologist says ship is likely the Monticello, which ran aground in 1862. Monticello partially burned when it crashed trying to get past Navy during Civil War. Others say it could be an early 20th century schooner that ran aground in 1933.

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Theater Smash Hit Coming to Topeka

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A theatrical smash hit is making its way to Topeka in December with some added surprises. International sensation "Stomp" will be playing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center December 9th and 10th.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2008

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Friday marks a day to stop, remember, and honor the brave and patriotic Americans who serve our country. President Bush proclaimed Friday "National POW/MIA Recognition Day," honoring those who have been prisoners of war or are still missing in action.

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Kansas State Wants to Help Revive Aggieville

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kansas State University plans to help spark the revival of Aggieville, the popular shopping and entertainment district bordering the campus in Manhattan.

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Guilty Plea in Murder of Topeka Teen

Posted: 09/19/2008 - 25-year old Christopher Hall pleaded guilty Friday in the murder of 15-year old Nacole Winter. Winter's body was found near Lake Shawnee in December 2006.

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Convention Crunch for Britain's Weakened Leader

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Here's a primer for the modern British politician: Smile a lot, give short, punchy answers to questions, mingle easily with the public, and always pretend to be enjoying it.

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California's Chaotic Finances Almost in Order

Posted: 09/19/2008 - California legislators were poised Friday to pass a compromise spending plan for the second time in a week to meet Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's demands for budget reform, ending the state's 81-day fiscal impasse.

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New dwarf planet named Haumea for Hawaiian goddess

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A newly discovered dwarf planet in the solar system has been given a Hawaiian name: Haumea (how-MAY'-ah), after the Hawaiian goddess of earth and fertility. Haumea's name was approved Wednesday by the International Astronomical Union in Paris.

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Topeka Police Investigate School Bus Accident

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday afternoon accident involving a school bus and two other vehicles. Police say there were a total of 27 people involved in the accident. No one was injured.

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