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Nearly 12,900 Chinese Children Sick From Milk

Posted: 09/21/2008 - China said Sunday the number of children sickened by baby formula tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has doubled to nearly 12,900 as the government confronts a scandal over widespread contamination of the milk supply.

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Paulson Urges Quick Action On $700 Billion Bailout

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The Bush administration insisted Sunday that Congress must move quickly to approve what one lawmaker called the "mother of all bailouts" — a $700 billion proposal to buy a mountain of bad mortgage debt in an effort to unfreeze the nation's credit markets.

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Fire at Salon Under Investigation

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The cause of a fire at Total Images Hair Salon, 4005 SW 21st St., Topeka, remains under investigation. The fire displaced at least five people and caused over $150,000 in damage.

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Obama to head south to prepare for debates

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama undergoes three days of preparation this week for a crucial foreign policy clash with John McCain in the first debate of the general election campaign.

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Real estate market slow to respond to gov't plan

Posted: 09/21/2008 - By late Saturday afternoon, only three prospective homebuyers had visited the open house Valerie Morrill was hosting. The Prudential real estate agent recalled a year ago, she'd see 10 to 15 people during an open house in this midtown Kansas City neighborhood.

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Magician's next stunt could leave him blind

Posted: 09/21/2008 - -- The biggest danger for magician David Blaine when he hangs upside down above New York's Central Park for 60 hours next week? Going blind.

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SNL mocks McCain-Palin for second-straight week

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Saturday Night Live, the longtime NBC sketch comedy show that has arguably wielded significant influence this presidential election season, skewered the McCain-Palin ticket for the second straight week in a row Saturday.

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Evangelist's compound raided in child abuse case

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Federal and state police raided an evangelist's compound in Arkansas late Saturday to investigate whether any children have been physically or sexually abused, officials said.

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Almost 13,000 Chinese children sickened by tainted milk

Posted: 09/21/2008 - The number of children sickened by suspected melamine-tainted milk products in China has more than doubled and apparently spread beyond mainland China -- raising fears that the impact of the tainted products could be more widespread that initially thought.

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Texans look to the heavens as they rebuild, heal from Ike

Posted: 09/21/2008 - Wearing jeans and rubber boots, clutching Bibles and weeping between hymns, residents of the storm-shattered Texas coast comforted one another Sunday at makeshift church services that provided more than a respite from Hurricane Ike cleanup.

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Will candidates' financial plans work?

Posted: 09/21/2008 - In the wake of the country's financial meltdown, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain have been telling voters they'll fix the economy while their opponent would only make it worse.

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South African President Mbeki formally resigns

Posted: 09/21/2008 - - South African President Thabo Mbeki announced his formal resignation Sunday during a televised address but did not say when he would leave office.

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