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Economists See Financial Bailout As Necessary

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The economy could suffer a massive hangover from the government's efforts to rescue the financial system in the form of a soaring debt burden. But the alternatives look infinitely worse.

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Bush Team, Congress Negotiate $700B Bailout

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Bush administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as negotiations began on the largest bailout since the Great Depression.

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4 killed in SC plane crash; drummer, DJ injured

Updated: 09/20/2008 - Hours after performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, authorities said Saturday.

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Bush team, Congress negotiate $700B bailout

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Bush administration asked Congress on Saturday for the power to buy $700 billion in toxic assets clogging the financial system and threatening the economy as negotiations began on the largest bailout since the Great Depression.

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Katrina Refugees Make Homes In Topeka

Posted: 09/20/2008 - Hurricane Katrina refugees have been in Topeka for three years. Some look back and cry, some laugh, and many have accepted the Capital City as their home.

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Rangel Calls Palin "Disabled"

Posted: 09/20/2008 - House Democrat Charlie Rangel, already in hot water over an ethics probe, has caused contrversy, calling Sarah Palin "disabled."

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EPA Reaches Agreement on Federal Pesticide Rules Violations

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Southeast office of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Region 4) has settled an administrative penalty case against E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company (Dupont) and Griffin LLC Valdosta, GA (Griffin) for violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

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Firefighters Rescue Two from Burning Building

Posted: 09/20/2008 - Early Saturday morning, Topeka fire crews responded to a fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st St., Topeka, where three people escaped the fire on their own, and a woman and child had to be rescued.

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Apple Pie Sales Underway on Fort Riley

Posted: 09/20/2008 - The Historical and Archeological Society of Fort Riley are pre-selling apple pies until Sept. 21 at $8 per pie. To order pies, please contact Tina Nelson at bomouse31@hotmail.com.

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UN: Nearly 17 Million Need Food in Horn of Africa

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Posted: 09/19/2008 - The U.N.'s humanitarian chief says nearly 17 million people in the Horn of Africa urgently need food. That's nearly double the number from earlier this year. The reasons: crippling drought, soaring food prices and fighting in Somalia and parts of Ethiopia.

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NY Democrat Rangel Calls Palin 'Disabled,' Then Says He Misspoke

Posted: 09/19/2008 - New York Congressman Charlie Rangel says he misspoke when he called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled." It happened during an interview Rangel had with New York's WCBS T-V. Rangel was talking about what he says is Palin's lack of foreign policy experience.

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Maryland Inmate's Death Ruled Homicide

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Maryland medical examiner says inmate found dead in jail cell was strangled. Ronnie White had been accused in death of Cpl. Richard Findley. Investigators plan to question seven corrections officers with access to White's cell.

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Slain Preacher's Wife Wins Custody of Daughters

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Mary Winkler wins custody battle after improving relationship with in-laws. She is on probation for shotgun slaying of preacher husband Matthew. She was convicted of manslaughter after testifying about abuse.

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Rangel to New Yorkers: I'm 'Guerrilla War' Target

Posted: 09/19/2008 - U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangle, D-New York, is defending himself against ethics allegations. He's accused of not paying taxes on rental income and using congressional stationery to drum up private donations to get a college center named after him.

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Meals On Wheels Honors Volunteers

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Hundreds of volunteers were thanked for their hard work with a luncheon put on by Meals on Wheels. The organization says the group allows them to succeed.

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Obama Campaign Gets Official Soundtrack

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Artists like Kanye West, John Legend and Sheryl Crow are featured on "Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement." Sales from the CD or digital download will benefit the Obama campaign.

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