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Asian Soot, Smog May Boost Global Warming in US

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Smog, soot and other particles like the kind often seen hanging over Beijing add to global warming and may raise summer temperatures in the American heartland by three degrees in about 50 years, says a new federal science report released Thursday.

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Rice Primed for Historic Libya Visit

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's excited about a landmark trip she will make to Libya on Friday, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the North African country in more than a half-century.

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McCain and Obama Campaigns Grapple for 'Change'

Posted: 09/05/2008 - Invigorated by back-to-back political conventions, Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama grappled for the mantle of change Friday as the fall race for the presidency took off in states teeming with the independent voters they needed to win.

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Survey: More Working Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Posted: 09/04/2008 - If you're living paycheck to paycheck you're not alone. A survey by shows 47 percent of working Americans claim they always or usually live check to check just to make ends meet. That's a four percent jump from 2007.

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Roberts, Slattery to Debate at State Fair

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Senator Pat Roberts and his Democratic challenger, Jim Slattery, will square off for the first time Saturday morning at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

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Palin's Lawyer Questions Witnesses

Posted: 09/04/2008 - GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin's lawyer has questioned at least two potential witnesses in the probe of whether she abused the Alaska governor's office by firing the state's public safety commissioner, according to the Associated Press.

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Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Receives Grant for Drug Court

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A local tribe will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight substance abuse. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren announced Thursday the Prairie Band Potawatomi's "Healing to Wellness Court" will receive $350,000 in federal funding.

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Deadline Extended for Cypress Ridge Management Bids

Posted: 09/04/2008 - With Shawnee County this week chipping in an annual property tax amount for Cypress Ridge Golf Course, the City of Topeka extended the deadline for submitting bids to manage the course to Sept. 12. The city wanted contractors to consider the new information.

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McCain Tells Convention, Nation He'll Bring Change

Posted: 09/04/2008 - To repeated cheers from his delegates, McCain made only passing reference to an unpopular George W. Bush and criticized fellow Republicans as well as Democratic rival Barack Obama in reaching out to independents and swing voters who will pick the next president.

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Cindy McCain Asks Disaster Help for Gustav Victims

Posted: 09/04/2008 - John McCain's wife, Cindy, addressed the Republican National Convention Thursday night before her husband formally accepted the GOP's Presidential nomination. She urged people to help others, then told why her husband should be elected.

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501 Hears Title I Report

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka 501 school district heard the first major report on the Title I program, which deals with disadvantaged students.

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CBS Polls: McCain, Obama Tied

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Republican nominee John McCain has closed an eight-point gap from the polls taken last weekend, at the end of the Democratic Convention.

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Man who Walked out of Topeka LEC Arrested

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A man who walked out of the Law Enforcement Center while being questioned about a burglary was recaptured by Topeka Police Friday morning.

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Immunization Rates for Kansas Children Increase

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A new report out Thursday shows more Kansas kids are getting immunized. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows the number of Kansas children being immunized has increased five out of the last six years.

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Shawnee County DA Candidates to Have First Meeting

Posted: 09/04/2008 - The Topeka Bar Association will host the first joint appearance Friday for Shawnee County District Attorney candidates Chad Taylor and Eric Rucker. The event is open to the group's members only.

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