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Health advocates tout new model of female condom

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Advocates of the female condom are promoting a less costly, more user-friendly version that they hope will vastly expand its role in the global fight against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. An early version of the female condom was introduced in 1993, and it remains the only available woman-initiated form of protection against both STDs and unintended pregnancy.

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Race, service mark 2nd anniversary of Va. Tech

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Randy Sterne got chills Thursday as he watched hundreds of balloons sail into a bright, sunny sky at the start of a 3.2-mile run to honor 32 people killed by a student gunman at Virginia Tech two years ago.

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Shawnee Co. Approves Parks & Rec Merger Plan

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal uniting the county and city of Topeka parks and recreations departments under county control. City leaders say they're interested in looking at the details of the proposal.

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TPD Investigates Similar Attacks On Two Men

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Topeka police say two men became victims of very similar attacks wednesday night. Both men were attacked and had their wallets and cell phones stolen in two different parts of town.

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Topeka Putting on the Dog for Corgi Show

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Hundreds of Cardigan Welsch Corgis have been strutting their stuff at the Kansas Expocentre this week. The national show runs through Saturday.

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Police say 'doc' used vet gear to perform implants

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish man accused of using veterinary equipment to perform cosmetic surgery is in the doghouse. Catalonian regional police said they arrested the 63-year-old Barcelona native for allegedly practicing medicine without a license in filthy conditions at his home.

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Wis. nurse called out of surgery and laid off

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health said the surgery was minor and the patient wasn't affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol. Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean's West Clinic in Madison on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Man jailed for urinating on woman during flight

Updated: 04/16/2009 - HONOLULU (AP) -- A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to three weeks in jail for urinating on a 66-year-old woman during a Continental Airlines flight last month from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Jerome Kenneth Kingzio, a resident of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, was sentenced after pleading guilty Tuesday to assault charges in federal court in Honolulu.

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Man allegedly stabs brother over pork and beans

Updated: 04/16/2009 - GILLIAM, La. (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy said a 54-year-old man stabbed his 63-year-old brother during an argument in their kitchen over a can of pork and beans. Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said the suspect was booked Tuesday on one count of aggravated battery.

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Iranian scientists claim they have cloned a goat

Updated: 04/16/2009 - ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian scientists have cloned a goat and plan future experiments they hope will lead to a treatment for stroke patients, the leader of the research said Wednesday. The female goat, named Hana, was born early Wednesday in the city of Isfahan in central Iran, said Dr. Mohammed Hossein Nasr e Isfahani, head of the Royan Research Institute.

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Garnett could miss all of the playoffs

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Kevin Garnett isn't ready to start the playoffs, and Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Thursday that there's a strong possibility that he will miss the entire postseason.

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