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Obama camp says it raised $66 million in August

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama raised $66 million in August, a record for a presidential candidate that illustrated his continuing appeal to donors and his robust outreach to new contributors.

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Man Shot; Not Giving Details To Police

Updated: 09/14/2008 - Topeka police are reporting that a victim of a gunshot wound to his leg arrived at Stormont Vail Hospital Saturday evening.

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Residents turned back on Voyage to Flooded Homes

Posted: 09/14/2008 - GALVESTON, Texas - Crews navigated debris-strewn streets to reach people still stuck in some of the thousands of homes flooded by Hurricane Ike, while authorities in the nation's fourth-largest city imposed a curfew and warned residents that it would be weeks before Houston is fully back up and running.

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'Rush to judgment' in Deadly LA Rail Crash?

Posted: 09/14/2008 - LOS ANGELES - In a surprisingly swift assessment, the operators of the commuter train involved in the head-on crash that killed at least 25 people blamed its engineer for the horrific accident.

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Ike evacuees face long stays in makeshift Shelters

Posted: 09/14/2008 - SAN ANTONIO - Hurricane Ike's deadly surge has kept thousands of evacuees holed up in cramped quarters — shelters, RVs, even a warehouse — as they face the prospect of returning to flood-ravaged neighborhoods left without electricity.

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Rescue Crews Race Clock to find, save Ike victims

Posted: 09/14/2008 - GALVESTON, Texas - Rescue crews canvassed neighborhoods inundated by Ike's storm surge early Sunday morning, racing against time to save those who spent a second harrowing night trapped amid flattened houses, strewn debris and downed power lines.

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Phone carriers reprise Gustav plans for Ike

Posted: 09/14/2008 - With Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, telecommunications providers are getting a quick opportunity to reprise the preparedness plans they activated last week to cope with Hurricane Gustav.

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Pope urges pilgrims at Lourdes to remain hopeful

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass on Sunday at the Lourdes shrine renowned for miracles, telling tens of thousands of faithful they should hold onto hope in a world full of evil, torture, suffering and injustice.

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Milwaukee gives a holler to favorite bowling alley

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The walls that line the pair of lanes in this tiny bowling alley seem close enough to make a bowler feel claustrophobic. But at a 100th anniversary party Saturday, the walls of Holler House felt like the wide-open arms of family.

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'Rush to judgment' in deadly LA rail crash?

Posted: 09/14/2008 - In a surprisingly swift assessment, the operators of the commuter train involved in the head-on crash that killed at least 25 people blamed its engineer for the horrific accident.

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Plane crash in central Russia kills 88

Posted: 09/14/2008 - A passenger jet traveling from Moscow to the Ural Mountains city of Perm crashed near residential buildings as it was preparing to land early Sunday, killing all 88 people aboard, officials said.

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`SNL' debuts with Fey as Palin, Phelps as host

Posted: 09/14/2008 - After wild conjecture over whom would play Sen. John McCain's running mate on "Saturday Night Live," Fey returned to her old show for an opening sketch featuring her and Fey's former "Weekend Update" co-host Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.

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Obama camp suggests Palin has distorted record

Posted: 09/14/2008 - The question of whether Sarah Palin has ever been to Iraq pushed Obama aides Saturday to accuse the McCain campaign of outright lies, distortions and distractions to the American people.

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It's race against time to save Ike stalwarts

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Rescue crews canvassed neighborhoods inundated by Ike's storm surge early Sunday morning, racing against time to save those who spent a second harrowing night trapped amid flattened houses, strewn debris and downed power lines.

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Nine People Rescued From Kansas River

Updated: 09/14/2008 - Five teenagers were in the water, when three firefighters and another person also fell in, needing rescue. At least one person was described as being in critical condition.

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Beckham Makes First Trip to KC

Updated: 09/13/2008 - David Beckham made his first trip to the Midwest Saturday night when his Los Angeles Galaxy played the Kansas City Wizards. KC scored two goals in two minutes to win 2-nil.

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Topeka Start! Heart Walk

Updated: 09/14/2008 - More than 500 people walked Saturday morning in the Topeka Heart Walk.

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Ike wears itself out beating up on Texas

Posted: 09/13/2008 - Rescuers in Galveston, Texas, were going door-to-door Saturday to check on the estimated 20,000 people who failed to flee Hurricane Ike, which has slowed to tropical storm status.

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Missiles Launch, Career Ends

Posted: 09/13/2008 - A soldier who served in Vietnam in the 1960s and in Iraq this decade called it a career at a missile launch display. Fireworks for the end of a great career.

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