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Kansas Expects $71.5M in Medicaid Stimulus Funds

Posted: 02/23/2009 - The Kansas Health Policy Authority said Monday that Kansas expects $71.5 million in additional Medicaide money this week, the first installment of stimulus funds. The authority expects Kansas to receive $440 million in additional Medicaid dollars in 2009 and 2010.

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I Had No Choice, Octuplets' Mom Tells Own Mother

Posted: 02/23/2009 - In a videotaped squabble with her mother posted Monday on a gossip Web site, the woman who gave birth to octuplets said she had no choice but to use the embryos she had because her only other option was to destroy them.

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Poll: Americans Optimistic About Iraq

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Americans are more optimistic about the situation in Iraq than they have been since 2003, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds, with 63 percent saying that things are going well for the United States in the country.

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FAA Testing Radar To Avoid Bird Strikes

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Years before US Airways Flight 1549 splashed into the Hudson River, radar -- calibrated to detect birds -- was already in use by the Navy and Air Force. The goal was to provide real time information to pilots about where birds are.

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Online Layoff Tracker Captures Economy's Carnage

Posted: 02/23/2009 - In a sour economy like this, entrepreneurs inevitably dream up new ways to turn lemons into lemonade. At least that's the motive behind a free software program called Layoff Tracker.

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McCain questions Obama about helicopter at summit

Posted: 02/23/2009 - President Barack Obama never had a helicopter, which he says might explain why he's perfectly happy with the current White House fleet and doesn't need a more costly one. At the conclusion of a fiscal summit Monday, Obama faced questions from Republican and Democratic lawmakers, including his former presidential rival, Sen. John McCain.

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Dancer Sets Carnival Record For Baring Nearly All

Posted: 02/23/2009 - It's a record that can only be broken in Rio de Janeiro. A samba dancer has worn the smallest scrap of clothing ever in a Carnival parade. The O Globo newspaper said model Dani Sperle sported a sparkly silver headdress, a necklace, matching arm bands — and nothing else but a 3 centimeter (1.2-inch) long patch of cloth.

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Man, Woman Arrested in Del. Stabbing, Shoplifting

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Police said a man and woman wanted in a shoplifting were arrested after she allegedly stabbed him. A 36-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were riding in a car on Sunday night when they started arguing. Police said the woman accused the man of stealing her medication and stabbed him in the shoulder and slit her wrists.

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Bermuda marks 400th anniversary, Jamestown links

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Bermuda is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, and a new exhibition called "Jamestown and Bermuda: Virginia Company Colonies" looks at the shared history and links between England's first two permanent colonies in the New World.

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US Airways Reverses Soda Stance: Won't Charge

Posted: 02/23/2009 - In the ultra-competitive airline industry, it's tough being out there alone as the only large network carrier to charge some passengers for soda, juice and coffee, especially in the middle of a deep economic recession that is sharply reducing demand for air travel.

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Man in Jail For Impersonating Cops Charged Again

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A man already serving time for impersonating an officer apparently hasn't learned his lesson. Joshua D. Kay, 30, was charged with a new count of impersonating an officer. At an initial court appearance Friday he stood mute so the court entered a plea of not guilty.

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Magpies Reportedly Build Nest Using Scrap Metal

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Even the magpies are trying to blend in in the metal and concrete jungle that is Hong Kong. News reports said that a pair of common magpies built a nest on a tree in Hong Kong's Tuen Mun district using scrap metal twigs believed to have been collected from a nearby construction site.

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Ministers Get Close Look at Antarctic Ice Threat

Posted: 02/23/2009 - A parka-clad band of environment ministers landed in this remote corner of the icy continent on Monday, in the final days of an intense season of climate research, to learn more about how a melting Antarctica may endanger the planet.

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Possible Suspect in Levy Death Had Troubled Past

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Since Washington intern Chandra Levy disappeared in 2001, one name had been familiar: Gary Condit, the former congressman who was questioned by authorities in her disappearance.

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More Newspaper Shake-Ups Loom With Chapter 11

Posted: 02/23/2009 - With the four owners of 33 U.S. daily newspapers seeking bankruptcy protection in the past 2 1/2 months, even more upheaval looms for an industry clearly gasping for survival.

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Americans Watch Yet More TV, Nielsen Reports

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Americans watched more television than ever in the fourth quarter, The Nielsen Co. reported Monday, even though the Internet is providing another way to watch.

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Topeka Zoo Hippo Dies

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Sad news from the Topeka Zoo Monday, their hippopotamus, Peka-Sue, has died.

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