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Shipping containers could be 'dream' homes for thousands

Updated: 09/24/2008 - It was a side trip through a destitute, ramshackle neighborhood in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, that detoured Brian McCarthy from building houses in Albuquerque to an idea to offer the very poor a chance to own a home.

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Ahmadinejad: 'American empire' nearing its end

Updated: 09/24/2008 - In a blistering speech before the United Nations General Assembly, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed "a few bullying powers" for creating the world's problems and said the "American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road."

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Ike-battered Galveston allows residents to return

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Thousands of people returned on Wednesday for the first time since their island city was blasted by Hurricane Ike nearly two weeks ago, choosing home over warnings that Galveston is "broken" and infested with germs and snakes. Some returned to find homes in ruins.

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Palin: US could face another Great Depression

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the United States could be headed for another Great Depression if Congress doesn't act on the financial crisis. Palin made the comment in an interview with CBS evening news anchor Katie Couric while visiting New York to meet foreign leaders for the first time in her political career.

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Democratic leaders ask for a smaller bailout

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Democratic officials say leaders are asking the Bush administration to dramatically cut the size of the $700 billion bailout of the financial industry and then come back to Congress later if they need more.

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Obama wants to keep debate as McCain seeks delay

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama says that amid the current financial crisis, it's more important than ever for he and John McCain to sit down and hold a presidential debate.

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Jimmy Carter says bailout plan is faulty

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry is "extremely faulty," Former President Jimmy Carter said at a Tuesday night town hall-style meeting.

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US court: Monitoring Muslims was constitutional

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A federal appeals court says it was constitutional for the United States to require visitors from two dozen Arab and Muslim countries and North Korea to register with immigration authorities.

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Topeka Roundabout Etiquette

Updated: 09/24/2008 - Worried about roundabout etiquette? Check out RaeChelle Davis' story tonight on 13 news. She went to some local roundabouts and found out what all the fuss is about.

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Kansas on 'Worst Chance' List for Quality Pre-K Programs

Updated: 10/10/2008 - A new report unveiled Wednesday cites the number of National Institute for Early Education Research benchmarks met, state pre-k enrollment and growth rates, percentage of school districts or counties where the program is available, and funding growth as a few factors when ranking states for quality, state-funded pre-k education.

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Anthrax suspect was barred from labs after spill

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Anthrax mailing suspect Bruce E. Ivins' access to Army biodefense laboratories was revoked in March after he spilled anthrax on his pants and went home to wash them instead of immediately reporting the accident, according to an Army report.

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US Court: Monitoring Muslims was Constitutional

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A federal appeals court says it was constitutional for the United States to require visitors from two dozen Arab and Muslim countries and North Korea to register with immigration authorities.

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Flu shot season begins with ample supply coming

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Just about everybody needs a flu vaccine - unless you're an infant or a healthy adult hermit - but far too few of the Americans who need protection the most get it.

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McCartney in Bethlehem: I'm carrying peace message

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Paul McCartney said Wednesday he's carrying a message of peace for Israel and the Palestinians, rejecting criticism of his planned concert in Tel Aviv. McCartney toured the West Bank town of Bethlehem, visiting the Church of the Nativity, built over the traditional birthplace of Jesus.

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House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The House, responding to growing public demand for more domestic energy, has voted to end a quarter-century ban on oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

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White House Yields on Chiefs' Pay, Bush to Speak

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The White House bowed on a major sticking point in the $700 billion financial bailout plan Wednesday, and President Bush readied a prime-time speech to the nation as the administration scrambled to pull loudly resistant lawmakers onboard and stave off a deepening economic crisis.

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McCain Seeks to Delay Debate to Focus on Economy

Updated: 09/25/2008 - Republican John McCain said Wednesday he wants to delay Friday's debate with Democratic rival Barack Obama and temporarily put aside their partisan campaign to resolve the nation's financial crisis.

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Oil falls below $106 on weak US energy demand

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Oil prices ended a choppy session slightly lower Wednesday, falling below $106 a barrel as weak U.S. fuel demand and a stronger dollar outweighed concerns over a reduction in global crude output.

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Mexico quietly helps emigrants to US learn Spanish

Posted: 09/24/2008 - For more than a decade, as the immigration debate has swelled on both sides of the border, the Mexican government has been quietly providing money, materials and even teachers to American schools, colleges and nonprofit organizations.

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Anthrax suspect was barred from labs after spill

Posted: 09/24/2008 - Anthrax mailing suspect Bruce E. Ivins' access to Army biodefense laboratories was revoked in March after he spilled anthrax on his pants and went home to wash them instead of immediately reporting the accident, according to an Army report.

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Jimmy Carter says bailout plan is faulty

Posted: 09/24/2008 - The Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry is "extremely faulty," Former President Jimmy Carter said at a Tuesday night town hall-style meeting.

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