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19th Century Belgian Priest Will Be Declared Saint

Posted: 02/21/2009 - A 19th-century Belgian priest who ministered to leprosy patients in Hawaii will be declared a saint Oct. 11 at a Vatican ceremony presided over by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Obama Eyes Universal Health Care

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Now for the hard part. Even if the national credit card is maxed out and partisanship remains the rule for Washington's political tribes, President Barack Obama and Congress are plunging ahead with a health care overhaul.

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Arrest Near in Levy Case

Posted: 02/21/2009 - An arrest may be near in the nearly decade-old slaying of federal intern Chandra Levy, whose disappearance in 2001 ended Gary Condit's congressional career, several television stations reported.

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Obama: Tax Benefits Before April

Posted: 02/21/2009 - It took only a matter of weeks for the notoriously slow Congress to pass the $787 billion economic stimulus package. President Barack Obama signed it into law less than one month into his presidency.

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Killing Hogs Slowly Working in Kansas

Posted: 02/21/2009 - State program to kill feral hogs slowly succeeding. The Kansas Animal Health Department, with help from the federal government, has been hunting the hogs in south-central and eastern Kansas since 2006 - on land and by helicopter. They also trap the hogs during the year.

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Accounting Majors: Uncle Sam Wants You

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The infrastructure to rebuild America's financial future is shaky and understaffed.. to handle the rapid handout and accounting for hundred of billions of dollars.

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Independent Alaska Air can't rule Out Merger

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines Inc., would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal was proposed, but for now is committed to its independence and isn't thinking about a merger, executives said Wednesday.

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AP IMPACT: Most Fertility Clinics Break the Rules

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The California fertility doctor who implanted the octuplet mom with lots of embryos was no lone wolf: Fewer than 20 percent of U.S. clinics follow professional guidelines on how many embryos should be used for younger women.

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Major Indexes Fall More Than 6 Percent for Week

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Wall Street ended another terrible week Friday, leaving major indexes down more than 6 percent as investors worried that the recession will persist for at least the rest of the year and that government intervention will do little to hasten a recovery.

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Trustee: Some Madoff Stock Trades Were Fiction

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Investors wiped out by the Bernard Madoff scandal got more bad news on Friday: Investigators have confirmed suspicions that the monthly statements showing the disgraced financier was making stock trades for them were pure fiction.

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3 Teens Fatally Shot on Chicago's South Side

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Three teenagers, including a 13-year-old, were killed Friday in a shooting on Chicago's South Side that authorities believe involved an assault rifle. It appears "several individuals" attacked the teens, and shell casings found at the scene point to at least one assault rifle, said Police Superintendent Jody Weis.

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Dems Kill Plan for Lessening Kansas Gov.'s Power

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A proposal that would have amended the Kansas Constitution to strip the governor's power to fill vacancies in four statewide offices fell Friday 65-54. Constitutional changes require a two-thirds majority, or 84 of 125 votes.

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Sebelius' Struggles with GOP on Health Care Recalled

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly a top candidate for Health and Human Services Secretary. In Kansas, she has often found her efforts to address health care issues at odd with GOP lawmakers.

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AG: Wayward Box Shouldn't Stop Kansas Abortion Case

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas attorney general's office says patient medical records mailed to former AG Phill Kline's new address should not derail the case against abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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Kansas Man Gets Life in Christmas Eve Stabbing

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Thirty-year-old Stephen Jones will not be eligible for parole for 25 years under the life sentence imposed Thursday in Reno County District Court. He was convicted of stabbing his wife to death on Christmas Eve.

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Man Charged with Standoff at Kansas Law Firm

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Hutchinson News is reporting that 31-year-old Nathan Cunningham of Hutchinson appeared Friday in Reno County District Court on numerous counts, including kidnapping. He is being held on $500,000 bond. Charges stem from a 7-hour standoff Thursday.

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