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Topeka Developer Recovering From Serious Burns

Updated: 09/22/2009 - A local home developer is recovering after receiving serious burns in an accident earlier this month. Gene Jani, was burning brush on a property in the 5900 block of Southwest 58th on September 5th, according to first responder documents.

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Students And H1N1 Mingle On Campus

Posted: 09/22/2009 - College students said they're reminded nearly daily about flu prevention by e-mail updates, posters and ubiquitous hand sanitizer dispensers around campus. Yet, despite the pervasive prevention messages, many students said they're not too worried. Those who have been sick said it was no different than the seasonal flu.

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Man Charged In Lenexa Bank Holdup

Posted: 09/22/2009 - 34-year old Isha Jackson faces one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during the robbery for an incident Monday at a Wachovia Bank in Lenexa.

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House Leader Wants Commander Briefing On Afghanistan

Posted: 09/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House majority leader wants the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to brief Congress on his recommendations to revise U.S. military strategy in that volatile country.

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Health Agency Offering Seasonal Flu Shots

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Locations for Shawnee County Health Agency flu shot clinics include Seaman High School, Shawnee County Courthouse, Velma Paris Community Center, and Silver Lake Grade School

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'Daggers' Welcomed Home With Open Arms

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, were greeted by cheering crowds, waving flags and snapping pictures, as they entered the Redeployment Center after a 12 month tour of duty in Iraq.

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Council To Hear Smoking Ban Testimony

Posted: 09/22/2009 - The second of two public hearings regarding a proposed smoking ban ordinance will be at the Topeka Holliday Building, 620 SE Madison.

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Fossil Exhibit at Washburn University

Updated: 09/22/2009 - The fossils of a twenty-foot long Mosasaur lizard and half of a twelve-foot long Xiphactinus fish are on display under a tent at Washburn University’s Memorial Union Lawn.

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Why are some politicians forgiven in sex scandals?

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Damning new allegations about former Sen. John Edwards' extramarital affair are coming out -- this time, the claims could spell the end of Edwards' political career.

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Texas Authorities Search For Escaped Inmate

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- Texas authorities on Sunday were searching for an convicted burglar who escaped from a medical facility by rappelling off the building using a string of bed sheets, officials said.

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Police Chase Two In Connection With Burglary

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Topeka police say shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, two individuals were seen burglarizing a home in the 1600 block of Harp Place. After a short vehicle and foot chase, police caught the two and took them into custody for questioning.

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Edwards Asked Aide To Claim Paternity, Sources Say

Updated: 01/14/2010 - RALEIGH, North Carolina (CNN) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards talked a campaign aide into claiming he fathered a child born to Edwards' onetime mistress, sources familiar with the issue said Monday.

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AIG Bailout 'Significant' Taxpayer Risk

Updated: 09/22/2009 - AIG has stabilized thanks to a massive government bailout, but more than $120 billion in taxpayer loans to the insurance company remain at risk, according to a report issued Monday by a bailout overseer.

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Investigators Seeking A dozen More In Terror Probe

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Investigators are looking for about a dozen more people in connection with a wide-ranging terror investigation in the United States, and more arrests are expected, a source familiar with the ongoing investigation told CNN Tuesday.

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Government Issues Security Bulletins On Arenas, Hotels

Updated: 01/14/2010 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have issued security bulletins to raise awareness regarding "terrorist interest" in attacking sport and entertainment venues as well as luxury hotels.

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States: No Luck From Gambling

Updated: 09/22/2009 - Recession-weary Americans aren't gambling the way they used to -- and that could be a problem for many U.S. states already struggling with record budget gaps due to the weak economy.

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Russian Chess Legends Face Off For Bragging Rights

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov face off again in Spain on Tuesday, 25 years after their epic first world championship battle in Moscow, in what organizers are calling a "historic revenge match."

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Massachusetts Leads Health Coverage - Census

Updated: 09/22/2009 - Using data from 2008, the survey from the Census Bureau showed that at 4.1%, Massachusetts had the lowest level of uninsured people of all 50 states and Washington D.C., while Texas had the highest with 24.1%.

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Racism Plays Major Role In Opposition To Obama

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office.

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Where To Find The Fattest Paychecks

Updated: 09/22/2009 - The states with highest median incomes are concentrated in the far West and in the Northeast, around the District of Columbia. The findings are contained in the bureau's American Community Survey.

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