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Pope urges pilgrims at Lourdes to remain hopeful

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass on Sunday at the Lourdes shrine renowned for miracles, telling tens of thousands of faithful they should hold onto hope in a world full of evil, torture, suffering and injustice.

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Milwaukee gives a holler to favorite bowling alley

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The walls that line the pair of lanes in this tiny bowling alley seem close enough to make a bowler feel claustrophobic. But at a 100th anniversary party Saturday, the walls of Holler House felt like the wide-open arms of family.

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'Rush to judgment' in deadly LA rail crash?

Posted: 09/14/2008 - In a surprisingly swift assessment, the operators of the commuter train involved in the head-on crash that killed at least 25 people blamed its engineer for the horrific accident.

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Plane crash in central Russia kills 88

Posted: 09/14/2008 - A passenger jet traveling from Moscow to the Ural Mountains city of Perm crashed near residential buildings as it was preparing to land early Sunday, killing all 88 people aboard, officials said.

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`SNL' debuts with Fey as Palin, Phelps as host

Posted: 09/14/2008 - After wild conjecture over whom would play Sen. John McCain's running mate on "Saturday Night Live," Fey returned to her old show for an opening sketch featuring her and Fey's former "Weekend Update" co-host Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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Obama camp suggests Palin has distorted record

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people.

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It's race against time to save Ike stalwarts

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Rescue crews canvassed neighborhoods inundated by Ike's storm surge early Sunday morning, racing against time to save those who spent a second harrowing night trapped amid flattened houses, strewn debris and downed power lines.

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Nine People Rescued From Kansas River

Updated: 09/14/2008 - Five teenagers were in the water, when three firefighters and another person also fell in, needing rescue. At least one person was described as being in critical condition.

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Beckham Makes First Trip to KC

Updated: 09/13/2008 - David Beckham made his first trip to the Midwest Saturday night when his Los Angeles Galaxy played the Kansas City Wizards. KC scored two goals in two minutes to win 2-nil.

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Topeka Start! Heart Walk

Updated: 09/14/2008 - More than 500 people walked Saturday morning in the Topeka Heart Walk.

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Ike wears itself out beating up on Texas

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Rescuers in Galveston, Texas, were going door-to-door Saturday to check on the estimated 20,000 people who failed to flee Hurricane Ike, which has slowed to tropical storm status.

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Missiles Launch, Career Ends

Posted: 09/13/2008 - A soldier who served in Vietnam in the 1960s and in Iraq this decade called it a career at a missile launch display. Fireworks for the end of a great career.

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In Harm's Way: Ike Floods Force Rescue Of Holdouts

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Even as they plucked people from rooftops and wrecked neighborhoods on Saturday, emergency responders grumbled over how many brushed off dire warnings and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike.

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Palin Says Farewell To Home State To Campaign Solo

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who came to the friendly turf of her home state for her first campaign venture without John McCain, told supporters at a farewell rally Saturday that she'd return at the end of the campaign.

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Russian Troops Leave West, But Remain In Georgia

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pulled back from positions deep in western Georgia on Saturday, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics.

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Govt, Wall Street Races To Try To Save Lehman

Posted: 09/13/2008 - The financial world held its collective breath Saturday as the U.S. government scrambled to help devise a rescue for Lehman Brothers and restore confidence in Wall Street and the American banking system.

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Death Toll In LA Commuter Rail Crash Reaches 24

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Authorities have raised the confirmed death toll in the Los Angeles commuter rail disaster to 24 but they don't believe they have removed the last body from the wreckage.

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Martha Stewart starts a new TV season back at home

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Martha Stewart is inviting everybody over. The 67-year-old lifestyles guru (whose 153-acre Cantitoe Corners has become a topic of high interest and curiosity among her fans) is welcoming them, and the rest of the world, for an unprecedented visit on Monday's "The Martha Stewart Show" (syndicated; check local time and station).

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