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Sebelius Rips McCain's choice of Palin

Updated: 09/11/2008 - Governor Sebelius says no company CEO would ever choose a top lieutenant and potential successor the way that John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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30-year Mortgages Dip to Lowest Level Since April

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped sharply this week, falling to the lowest level in five months, as the government's dramatic takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had the hoped-for impact of lowering mortgage rates.

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Nation Marks 7th Anniversary of Terror Attacks

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The nation paused Thursday to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a heartfelt ceremony at ground zero and other solemn remembrances around the country.

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US Death in Afghanistan Makes 2008 Deadliest Year

Posted: 09/11/2008 - An insurgent attack on an eastern compound killed a U.S. soldier on Thursday, bringing the year's death toll to 112 and making 2008 the deadliest for American forces in Afghanistan since the U.S. invaded the country in response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Gasoline Prices Spike as Ike Heads Toward Texas

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Gasoline prices jumped to unprecedented levels in the wholesale markets Thursday as Hurricane Ike tore across the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to strike Texas and its refineries.

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Stocks Fall on Worries about Lehman, Financials

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Stocks retreated early Thursday as investors remained worried about the soundness of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and other financial names and grappled with fresh concerns about the nation's unemployment rate. The major indexes declined more than 1 percent.

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Study: 70,000 May Suffer Post-9/11 Stress Disorder

Posted: 09/11/2008 - New data from a public health registry that tracks the health effects of 9/11 suggest that as many as 70,000 people may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the terrorist attacks.

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O.J. Simpson Jury Selection Enters Home Stretch

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A judge who asked lawyers and prospective jurors to put in 10-hour days to get a jury for the O.J. Simpson kidnapping-robbery case suggested a panel to judge the former football star could be seated late Thursday or early Friday.

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North Korean Leader May Have Partial Paralysis

Posted: 09/11/2008 - North Korea's Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis on one side, media reports said Thursday, after the South Korean government said the communist leader remained in control of his country.

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Topeka Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a tuesday evening armed robbery. It happened just after nine thirty at the kwik shop at 102 southwest 37th.

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Reputed Miss. Klansman May Soon Walk Out Of Prison

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Attorneys said Wednesday they are working to free a reputed Ku Klux Klansman after a federal appeals court overturned the three life sentences he was serving for the 1964 abduction of two black teenagers who died after being beaten and thrown in the Mississippi River.

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Houston-Galveston Could Face Major Damage From Ike

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Gleaming skyscrapers, the nation's biggest refinery and NASA's Johnson Space Center lie in areas that could be vulnerable to wind and damaging floodwaters if Hurricane Ike crashes ashore as a major hurricane.

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Feds Set Fish Shipment Rules for Great Lakes

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Federal regulators trying to contain a fish-killing virus in the Great Lakes region have issued rules for shipping live fish across state lines that some wholesalers say will be financially devastating.

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O.J. Simpson Jury Selection Enters Home Stretch

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A judge who asked lawyers and prospective jurors to put in 10-hour days to get a jury for the O.J. Simpson kidnapping-robbery case suggested a panel to judge the former football star could be seated late Thursday or early Friday.

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Stolen Guns Used in Fatal Wash. Shooting Rampage

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Authorities said the man accused of a shooting rampage that left six people dead in northwest Washington stole the guns used in the attacks as well as a pickup truck involved in a high-speed chase.

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Oil Brokers Sex Scandal May Affect Drilling Debate

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A scandal involving sex, drugs and — uh, offshore oil drilling. It's a strange mix, and it couldn't have come at a worse time for those in Congress pressing to expand oil and gas development off America's beaches while trying to stave off an election-year rush by Democrats to impose new taxes and royalties on the oil industry.

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China Promises Review of Coke Bid for Huiyuan

Posted: 09/11/2008 - China's Commerce Ministry says it will enforce anti-monopoly rules in reviewing Coca-Cola Co.'s bid to buy a major Chinese juice producer but gave no indication what factors might affect its decision.

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Washington Mutual Shares Plunge to 17-year Low

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Washington Mutual Inc. shares plunged to their lowest point in nearly two decades Wednesday after Lehman Brothers announced plans to sell off assets, leaving Wall Street on edge that other financial firms may be forced to take extreme measures in order to survive.

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South Korea Says Kim Recovering From Surgery

Posted: 09/11/2008 - North Korea's Kim Jong Il had brain surgery after a stroke last month and could have partial paralysis, media reported Thursday, after the South Korean government said he remained in control of his country.

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