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Judge Orders Illinois TB Patient into Isolation

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A tuberculosis patient who failed to take precautions to avoid spreading the illness will be tracked by GPS and could go to jail if he violates court orders requiring him to remain isolated.

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Study: Cleaner Air Adds 5 Months to US Life Span

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Cleaner air over the past two decades has added nearly five months to average life expectancy in the United States, according to a federally funded study. Researchers said it is the first study to show that reducing air pollution translates into longer lives.

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87-year old Injured in Lawrence Accident

Updated: 01/22/2009 - 87-year-old Karl Hauser was life-flighted to the hospital following a rollover accident in Douglas County. Authorities say it happened around 3:30 pm Thursday just south of 31st and Haskell.

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Hall Going Back to High School to Finish Education

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Tanner Hall made a mistake. He knows that. The freeskiing sensation got kicked out of high school for smoking marijuana when he was a sophomore. He is heading back to school.

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FDA: 31M lbs of Peanut Products Recalled

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Federal health officials say the salmonella recall now involves about 31 million pounds of peanut butter and peanut paste. That's a whole lot of peanut butter.

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CDC study: Kentucky has Highest Smoking Death Rate

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Kentucky and West Virginia, where people traditionally smoke the most, have the highest death rates from smoking, a new federal study has found. Rounding out the 10 states with the highest average annual smoking death rates were Nevada, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana and Missouri.

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Obama Breaks from Bush and Orders Gitmo to Close

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Breaking forcefully with Bush anti-terror policies, President Barack Obama ordered major changes Thursday that he said would halt the torture of suspects, close down the Guantanamo detention center, ban secret CIA prisons overseas and fight terrorism "in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals."

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University of Kansas to Cut Jobs

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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Kansas Politicians Strongly Oppose Gitmo Detainee Move

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts joined colleague Sam Brownback in speaking out against moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ft. Leavenworth. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday calling for the military prison to be closed within one year.

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Palin Hires Agent for Book or TV Deal

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Think Alaska's governor has gone into hibernation now that the campaign's over? You may be seeing her sooner than you think.

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Israel Begins Unilateral Gaza Cease-Fire

Updated: 01/22/2009 - With the end of the 22 day offensive, Israel plans to keep some ground troops; Hamas vows to keep fighting as long as their soldiers remain.

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Nerve Stimulation Helping People with Epilepsy

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Vagus Nerve Stimulation is helping people with epilepsy reduce the number of seizures they suffer. A generator in the chest sends an impulse up a lead implanted in the neck to disrupt the signals that trigger seizures.

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Armed Robbery at Topeka Clothing Store Thursday

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka police are investigating an armed robbery to a clothing store Thursday night. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. at Monica's Fashion in the 1200 block of SE 6th.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/22/2009 - President Obama's new Secretary Of State has tapped special envoys for the Mideast, Southeast Asia, as she declares a new era of American diplomacy.

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