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Kansas Lawmakers Pass Annexation Bill

Updated: 05/09/2009 - The Kansas Legislature has passed a bill to limit how much land a city can annex without an owner's permission.

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Late Anti-Abortion Effort Fails

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Anti-abortion legislators in Kansas have made a late but unsuccessful push to revive proposals for strengthening a late-term abortion law.

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Miss Calif. Pageant to Address Contract Violations

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The Miss California pageant is investigating whether 21-year-old Carrie Prejean violated her contract by making public appearances with groups opposed to same-sex marriage and by failing to reveal that she had posed in her underwear as a teenager.

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White House aide resigns over NYC flyover

Posted: 05/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House official who authorized a $328,835 photo-op of Air Force One soaring above New York City resigned Friday just weeks after the flyover sparked panicked workers to rush into the streets and flashbacks to Sept. 11th

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NASA Begins Launch Countdown for Hubble Mission

Updated: 05/08/2009 - NASA began the countdown for its final trip to the Hubble Space Telescope on Friday as the astronauts who will attempt the daunting repairs arrived at the launching sit

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Son says US has ordered Demjanjuk to surrender

Updated: 05/08/2009 - SEVEN HILLS, Ohio (AP) -- Immigration agents served suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk on Friday with a notice to surrender to an immigration office in Cleveland, his son said - the latest volley in a more than 30-year legal battle over Demjanjuk's citizenship.

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Ill. law allowing hearsay to shape Peterson case

Updated: 05/08/2009 - JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson's third wife will have a chance to "testify from the grave" under an Illinois law passed amid the media frenzy over his missing fourth wife, but some say prosecutors could be on shaky legal ground if they plan to build their murder case around that testimony.

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Pakistani army vows to oust Taliban militants

Updated: 05/08/2009 - MARDAN, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's army vowed Friday to eliminate militants from a northwestern valley but warned that its under-equipped troops face thousands of Taliban extremists who have seized towns, planted bombs made from pressure cookers, and dragooned children to be suicide bombers.

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New Track to Help Student Stay Fit

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Students put on their running shoes and hit the pavement to mark the opening of Meadows Elementary School's new track.

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Sources: Senators weigh 3 government health plans

Updated: 05/08/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senators are considering three different designs for a new government health insurance plan that middle-income Americans could buy into for the first time, congressional officials said Friday. Officials familiar with the proposals said senators plan to debate them in a closed meeting next week. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the controversial plans have not been released.

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More than 30K ordered to flee Santa Barbara fire

Updated: 05/08/2009 - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- Turning the horizon a lurid orange and raining embers on roofs as it advanced, a raging wildfire that has destroyed scores of homes in the hills menaced this celebrity enclave and other coastal towns Friday, and the number of people ordered to flee climbed to 30,000. Authorities warned an additional 23,000 to be ready to leave at a moment's notice.

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Sale Benefits Let's Help

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Topekans had the opportunity to buy a Mother's Day gift and help a charity at the same time.

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Chicken Salad Pitas from Chef Alli

Posted: 05/08/2009 - This is the first recipe we're rolling out from the brand new HyVee "Seasons" Healthy Living Recipes Cookbook. It's only $19.95, with a $5 gift card for Mom. You can find this recipe on page 26. Try it!

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