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Study Cites Plavix-Aspirin Stroke Benefit

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Taking the blood thinner Plavix along with aspirin helped prevent strokes and heart attacks in people with a common heartbeat abnormality that puts them at high risk of these problems, doctors reported Tuesday.

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Council Members Bid Farewell to Seats

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Brett Blackburn didn't offer a farewell speech, but Lana Kennedy announced she and her husband are moving away from Topeka at the end of the month. Local state champs recognized before the regular session begins.

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Cult Mom Pleads Guilty To Starving Son, 1

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A former religious cult member pleaded guilty Monday to starving her 1-year-old son to death after making an unusual deal with prosecutors: If the child is resurrected, her plea will be withdrawn.

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N.Y. House Race Too Close To Call

Updated: 03/31/2009 - After a short and intense campaign, the New York congressional race that focused on President Barack Obama's popularity and his economic policy was still too close to call about an hour after polls closed Tuesday night.

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Blizzard Batters Flood Ravaged Fargo

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Strengthening wind blew heavy, wet snow around the city Tuesday, adding to the strain on residents' spirits and on the patchwork system of sandbag levees protecting them from the bloated Red River.

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Sebelius' Tax Issues

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Changes in tax returns are the story drawing interest as Governor Sebelius' confirmation hearings begin in Washington.

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Politician's X-Rated Expenses Rile Brits

Updated: 03/31/2009 - When Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was revealed to have billed taxpayers for two "adult movies" it set off a huge storm of public anger and calls for her scalp.

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GM CEO: Bankruptcy Looks "More Probable"

Updated: 03/31/2009 - General Motors Corp.'s new chief executive said Tuesday that more of the automaker's plants could close and bankruptcy is "more probable" as GM works to meet new, tougher requirements for government aid.

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Tallgrass Gets Ready for a Big Move

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Tallgrass Immediate Care and Family Medicine says it has outgrown its facility at 6th and Corporate View, so it's building a new facility a block away.

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Chimp Attack Victim Able To Speak

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A Connecticut woman nearly killed by a chimpanzee is speaking, asking for her daughter and even responding to fairly complicated commands, her brothers said Tuesday.

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Woman Accused Of Driving 103 With Grandson In Car

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Authorities arrested a woman accused of driving 103 mph with her 10-year-old grandson in the car. Sheriff's Lt. Sheila Lorance said Deputy Ryan Postlewait saw the woman's Mazda 6 whizz by on Hylo Road on Sunday, and he confirmed the speed on a radar gun.

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'Miracle' Sandhill Crane Survives After Arrow Shot

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A sandhill crane that was captured in central Wisconsin with an arrow through her body is due to be released after what a veteran bird rehabilitator calls a truly amazing recovery.

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Topeka Man Faces Capital Charges

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Fifty-three-year-old James P. Carnoali was charged Tuesday in the death of 44-year-old Terri Nadeau. And police say they're looking into the deaths of two other women with whom he has lived.

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Topeka Transit Takes Funding Case to Council

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Topeka Transit Director Janlyn Nesbett-Tucker outlined the agency's funding concerns for Topeka City Council members Tuesday night. She says service cuts would impact the local economy.

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Senator: Expect "Painful" Pentagon Cuts

Updated: 03/31/2009 - A Senate defense committee chairman says Pentagon budget will include large, painful cuts. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday that major program cuts will not be pushed off until the 2011 budget, but will be included when Defense Secretary Robert Gates sends his spending plan to the president later this month.

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Wall Street Reflects On Tough First Quarter

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The first quarter on Wall Street was so extreme it included a bear market and a bull market all its own — moves that sometimes take years or more. Now investors head for spring still unsure which side is in control.

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New GM Chief Says Bankruptcy More Probable

Updated: 03/31/2009 - General Motors Corp.'s new chief executive said Tuesday that more of the automaker's plants could close and bankruptcy is "more probable" as GM works to meet new, tougher requirements for government aid.

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Man Arrested For DUI...on a Stool

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.

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Burger Could Gain "Unhealthy" Label

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The staff dietitian at a doctors group is asking the West Michigan Whitecaps to put a warning label on the enormous new hamburger that it's selling this season.

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Pistachio Warning Could Signal Health Shift

Updated: 03/31/2009 - It could take weeks before health officials know exactly which pistachio products may be tainted with salmonella, but they've already issued a sweeping warning to avoid eating the nuts or foods containing them.

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