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Step Up For Children 2008

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children in Kansas have no health insurance, live in poverty, and are abused or neglected, it is for that reason that dozens gathered this morning at the statehouse.

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Missouri Soldier Dies in Iraq

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Military officials say a Missouri soldier assigned to Fort Richardson, Alaska, has died in Iraq. U.S. Army Alaska says Sgt. 1st Class Daniel R. Sexton, a military policeman assigned to the 164th Military Police Company, died in Balad.

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Man Accused of Being Fake Lawyer Won't Defend Self

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts numerous times -- including a high-profile case in the St. Louis area -- has pleaded not guilty to two felonies.

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Defense Says O.J. Middleman May Testify Tuesday

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Lawyers for O.J. Simpson were expecting to take another crack at cross-examining an alleged robbery-kidnapping victim after his first time on the stand was cut short by illness.

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Emmys Showcase Five-Star Reality Hosts Lineup

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Five reality-show hosts will take center stage at Sunday's Emmy Awards, both as emcees and nominees. And just like at their day jobs, these five say they're ready for anything.

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AIG Shares Sink As It Tries To Shore Up Books

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Shares of American International Group Inc. are falling sharply as investors grew increasingly pessimistic the world's largest insurer would find funding to avoid a liquidity crunch that could touch off even more global financial turmoil.

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Fed May Cut Interest Rates Again After All

Posted: 09/16/2008 - With turbulence hitting financial markets as a global credit crisis claims heavyweight victims, suddenly the possibility of a reduction in interest rates by the Federal Reserve is back on the agenda.

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Gen. David Petraeus Leaves Iraq After 20 Months

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Gen. David Petraeus, whose strategy for countering the Iraq insurgency is credited by many with rescuing the country from all-out civil war, stepped aside Tuesday as Gen. Ray Odierno took over as the top American commander of the conflict.

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Ike Survivors May Wait Weeks For Hot Meals, Baths

Posted: 09/16/2008 - More Hurricane Ike relief was on the way for evacuees Tuesday as tens of thousands of people waited for food, water and ice, for the electricity to return to their homes or for their first hot meal and shower.

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Stocks Extend Slide On Worries About Health Of AIG

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Stocks extended their decline and bond prices jumped Tuesday, a day after Wall Street's worst session in years, as nervous investors grappled with concerns about insurer American International Group Inc. and awaited the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average traded in a wide range, sometimes dropping more than 100 after a 500-point slide on Monday.

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SC Auction to Have Paintings by Penguin, Sea Lions

Posted: 09/16/2008 - This art is created not by hands, but by paws and claws. Paintings featuring the brush strokes and paw prints of animals such as snow leopards and sea lions from zoos around the nation will be sold Tuesday.

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California Seeks Train Operator Cell Phone Ban

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Amid a federal investigation into whether a commuter train engineer was texting before a deadly collision with another train, the state's top rail safety regulator is seeking an emergency order banning train operators from using cell phones.

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Woman Faces Charge After Dishwashing Dispute

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Police say a 20-year-old woman faces an aggravated assault charge after she bit her boyfriend, broke a picture frame across his face and swung at him with a sword during an argument about him not doing the dishes.

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Judge Refuses to Let Snowmobiles Roam Yellowstone

Posted: 09/16/2008 - A federal judge in Washington, D.C., threw out plans Monday to allow more than 500 snowmobiles a day into Yellowstone National Park, drawing sharp criticism from Wyoming's congressional delegation and snowmobiling advocates but praise from conservationists.

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Gen. David Petraeus Leaves Iraq After 20 Months

Posted: 09/16/2008 - David Petraeus, the American general who presided over Iraq's pullback from the brink of all-out civil war, relinquished his command Tuesday to Gen. Ray Odierno under a cascade of official thank-yous.

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Pakistan Orders Troops To Stop US Raids

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Pakistan's army spokesman says its forces have orders to open fire on U.S. troops if they launch another raid across the Afghan border.Pakistani officials issued sharp protests to Washington after helicopters ferried U.S. commandos into Pakistan's South Waziristan region on Sept. 3 for a highly unusual ground attack into a militant stronghold.

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China Warns More May Be Sickened By Tainted Milk

Posted: 09/16/2008 - China's Health Ministry warned Tuesday of a possible rise in the number of babies sickened by contaminated milk powder, which has already been linked to the deaths of two infants and illnesses in more than 1,200 others.

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Hope, Confusion In Hunt For Ovarian Cancer Tests

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Does a test that promises to find ovarian cancer sooner really do so? Could other tests nearing the market prolong survival by getting patients the right care faster? A race is on for blood tests to better detect this intractable killer, but the Food and Drug Administration is probing whether to crack down on the first one to sell.

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Doctors Say Leg Pain Can Signal Deadly Blood Clot

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Far too many Americans are dying of dangerous blood clots that can masquerade as simple leg pain, says a major new government effort to get both patients and their doctors to recognize the emergency in time.

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