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China Tainted Milk Scandal Widens

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Watchdog group found industrial chemical melamine in liquid milk produced by three of China's leading dairy companies. So far, four infants have died and 6,200 have been sickened since the scandal broke last week.

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Bush Says Gov't Role Essential to Ease Crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - President said his administration would safeguard assets in money market mutual funds and temporarily banned short-selling of financial company stocks, a trading technique that bets on stocks declining in value.

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Detroit's New Mayor Sworn In, Says 'Time for Hope'

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Ken Cockrel takes the reigns in Detroit after a sex scandel forces former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office. Cockrel is a former newspaper reporter and has brought on a former federal prosecutor to serve as deputy mayor.

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Gates: NATO Must Share Cost of Afghan War

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Secretary of Defense tells America's NATO allies that it expects them to share in the cost of the expanding effort in Afghanistan, cost that include expanding the size of the Afghan army and training their security forces.

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Poll: Americans Rather Watch Football w/ Obama

Posted: 09/19/2008 - New poll finds that half of Americans would rather watch a football game with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama than his Republican counterpart, Sen. John McCain.

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All American Beef Battalion Honor Guardsmen before Deployment

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The All American Beef Battalion is sponsoring a steak feed cookout Saturday in honor of the Kansas National Guard's 287th Sustainment Brigade. The soldiers will be seen off in a deployment ceremony Friday, Sept. 26.

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Texas a Grim Tableau Nearly a Week After Ike

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Galveston, Tex., still is asking residents who fled to stay away as it tries to recover from Hurricane Ike as workers try to restore power and fix the water supply.

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NKorea Prepares to Restart Nuclear Reactor

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Korean officials accuse the United States of failing to meet its obligations under the disarmament-for-aid tagreement, says it will restart nuclear program.

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Paulson: Bold Approach Needed to End Crisis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Treasury Secretary proposes new troubled-asset relief program, says he will work with congressional leaders over the weekend to get plan enacted.

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Finance Soldiers Expected to Return from War

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Approximately 20 Soldiers from Detachment F, 15th Financial Management Company, are expected to return early next week from a 14-month deployment to Iraq. They will be reunited with their families in a ceremony.

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Gov't Rescue Plan Pushes Stocks Higher at Open

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The Dow Jones rally extends to a second day as government officials confirm the federal governments plans to save banks from billions of dollars in bad debt, rising over 770 points over that span.

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Kansas National Guards Prepare for Iraq Deployment

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Approximately 260 Kansas National Guard soldiers are conducting pre-mobilization training in preparation for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A deployment ceremony is planned for 2p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

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Police ID Victim of Overnight Homicide

Updated: 09/19/2008 - One man is in jail after an overnight stabbing at a Topeka apartment complex. Police found the victim slumped over in an apartment complex stairwell, just after midnight Friday.

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Report: Major Disaster Would 'Overwhelm' Aid Groups

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Report says Red Cross would not have enough volunteers for major disaster. If a major earthquake hit Los Angeles, Red Cross would be short 216,000 beds. FEMA must coordinate more with smaller aid groups, report says. Report done at the request of Congress members.

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Nearly 50 Gas Platforms Not Working After Ike

Posted: 09/18/2008 - 49 offshore natural gas and oil platforms not working; some might not be rebuilt. Platforms produce 13,000 barrels of oil; 84 million cubic feet of natural gas a day. Five gas transmission pipeline systems sustained damage. It's unclear if any oil spills happened, Interior Department report says.

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Big New Bailout Planned on Capitol Hill

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Fed's Ben Bernanke brief lawmakers Thursday evening on a broad program to stem the national credit crunch.

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Police: Body is Tycoon's 15-year-old Daughter

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Police confirm body found in millionaire's home is his 15-year-old daughter. Detectives believe Foster killed wife, daughter before torching home. Sprawling house was destroyed August 26 by a fierce blaze.

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Ex-Afghan Provincial Police Chief Killed

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Police official: Barakzai was called to friend's house, which foreign troops encircled. NATO's ISAF: Its troops were involved in an incident in Uruzgan Wednesday night. Taliban militants also kill two policemen after checkpoint attack in Paktika. Roadside blast wounds three more policemen in Shindand, police says.

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Governor Issues Disaster Declaration

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is asking for a presidential disaster declaration for Presidio County. A levee protecting the county from the swelling Rio Grande failed Thursday, and water is creeping toward populated areas.

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