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McCain Defends Retirement Accounts Amid Stock Dive

Posted: 09/19/2008 - John McCain will defend his support for privately investing Social Security money amid this week's economic turmoil. Barack Obama opposes the personal retirement accounts. McCain's campaign says there's no talk of outsourcing the program to the private sector.

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Chavez Won't Answer U.S. Candidates' 'Attacks'

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says both U.S. presidential candidates have been making attacks against him. He says he'll wait for one to be elected before they try to understand each other.

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Pols Ask Bush to Review Denied Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A California congressional delegation asked President Bush on Friday to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine who was chosen to receive only the second-highest medal the Navy can bestow for valor.

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Kansas SRS Honored for Good Performance

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The USDA gave Kansas $1.5 million Friday to continue improvements in its Food Assistance Program. The money is a bonus for its high performance.

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Girl, Man Shot at High School in L.A. County

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Two young people have been shot and wounded at a high school in Los Angeles County. They are both in critical condition. The shooting occurred shortly before 6 p.m. Pacific time. No information is available on who fired the shots.

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Police: "Patton Shook his Victim"

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Arrests warrants in Leon Patton's child abuse case says he "feloniously and intentionally" shook the baby he's charged with abusing last July

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Politicians ask Bush to Review Denied Medal of Honor

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A California congressional delegation has asked President Bush to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Marine. Sergeant Rafael Peralta covered a grenade with his body to save comrades during fighting in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 according to witnesses.

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Buffett Biography Reveals Flaws, Recounts Triumphs

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A new biography on Warren Buffet reveals that his wife, Susan, discovered when they were newlyweds that her husband was "riddled with self doubt." Buffett relied on his wife to help cut his hair, stock the pantry and help him deal with other people according to the book.

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Kansas Guard Returning From Hurricane Relief Mission

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A group of Kansas National Guardsmen returned home Friday night from helping out with Hurricane Ike victims. The soldiers deployed September 12. While in Texas they assisted those who lived there with immediate supplies

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Penn National Wants Return of $25 million

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Shawnee Co. District Court judge expects to rule in about a week on whether to return a $25 million privilege fee to Penn National Gaming. Penn paid the money when it won the contract to manage a state-owned casino in Cherokee County, but has since walked away from the deal.

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Oktoberfest Pours into Overbrook

Posted: 09/19/2008 - The town of Overbrook is holding its annual Oktoberfest celebration. It runs until 11 pm Friday, Sept. 19 and from 10 am to 11 pm Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Muslim Prayer Complaint

Posted: 09/19/2008 - 86 people have been fired from a meatpacking plant in Nebraska after walking off the job amid a prayer dispute. The workers repeatedly left work without authorization. A company spokeswoman says they had been warned.

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Nev. Judge Dismisses Gun Case Against Jerry Lewis

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A Las Vegas judge has dismissed a firearms charge against entertainer Jerry Lewis. Lewis was cited in July for attempting to carry an unloaded concealed weapon through McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

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Two Men Die in Plane Crash in Nebraska

Updated: 09/19/2008 - Two men have died after a plane crashed near the York airport. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene Friday, while the other man was extricated from the wreckage and taken to a hospital where he died later. There were no witnesses, and the cause is still unknown.

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Serb President Prepares for U.N. Kosovo Struggle

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February. Serbia argues that secession was illegal under international law. Belgrade lost authority over Kosovo following a war in 1999.

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Medvedev: Russia Won't be Pushed into Isolation

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Medvedev dismissed a claim that Russia was sliding back to authoritarianism. Condoleezza Rice warned Russia it is on a path to isolation and irrelevance. Russia accuses NATO of displaying "Cold War reflexes."

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Police Release Picture of Topeka Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Authorities issued a warrant Friday for 30-year old Daniel Lee Dukewits. Police identified him as a suspect in Monday's attempted robbery of Kaw Valley Bank and robbery of UMB Bank.

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15 Injured in Bus-Train Collision in L.A.

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Passengers on train suffer minor injuries, fire official says. Cause of crash under investigation. Crash comes one week after fatal collision involving commuter train, freight train.

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Transsexual Wins Lawsuit Against Library of Congress

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Officials rescinded job offer after learning of transition. Ex-Army Special Forces officer David Schroer became Diane Schroer. Judge finds discrimination on basis of gender. ACLU applauds ruling; library has no comment.

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Mystery Ship Washes Ashore in Alabama after Hurricane Ike

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Wreck partially uncovered when Hurricane Camille cleared away sand in 1969. Marine archeologist says ship is likely the Monticello, which ran aground in 1862. Monticello partially burned when it crashed trying to get past Navy during Civil War. Others say it could be an early 20th century schooner that ran aground in 1933.

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Theater Smash Hit Coming to Topeka

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A theatrical smash hit is making its way to Topeka in December with some added surprises. International sensation "Stomp" will be playing at the Topeka Performing Arts Center December 9th and 10th.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2008

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Friday marks a day to stop, remember, and honor the brave and patriotic Americans who serve our country. President Bush proclaimed Friday "National POW/MIA Recognition Day," honoring those who have been prisoners of war or are still missing in action.

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