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Suspect Held In KCK Slayings

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Adrian Burks is accused of beating a man in Kansas City on Monday in an attack believed to be related to the shooting deaths of four people, including a 3-year-old girl, later that day.

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Pepsi Bottling Group To Distribute Drink In Mexico

Updated: 06/24/2009 - -- Pepsi bottling company The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. on Wednesday said it will distribute the Rockstar Energy Drink Inc.'s Rockstar drink in Mexico, expanding its distribution agreement for the beverage.

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Iran Police Use Tear Gas, Clubs To Crush Protest

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A flood of security forces using tear gas and clubs quickly overwhelmed a small group of rock-throwing protesters near Iran's parliament Wednesday, and the country's supreme leader said the outcome of the disputed presidential election will stand — the latest signs of the government's growing confidence in quelling unrest on the streets.

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SC Gov. Sanford Admits Affair After Going AWOL

Updated: 06/24/2009 - After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he had secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he was having an affair. Wiping away tears, he apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.

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Obama To Visit Pope During G-8 Visit

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI will talk about their shared belief in the dignity of all people at their meeting next month.

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Even Cops Losing Their Jobs In Recession

Updated: 06/24/2009 - As hundreds of jobs in Chicago's police department go unfilled, officers who once patrolled the streets with partners are riding alone in what some cops bitterly call "rolling coffins."

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Study: New Radiation Detectors Not Worth The Cost

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The government shouldn't buy more of the new radiation detection machines it's been developing to look for smuggled nuclear materials at ports, a report from the National Research Council says.

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Air Has Elevated Cancer Risk In 600 Neighborhoods

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Millions of people living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across the country are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of contracting cancer, according to new data from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Citi Boosting Salaries To Offset Lower Bonuses

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Citigroup Inc. is increasing the base salaries of many employees — reportedly by as much as 50 percent for some workers — as it restructures their compensation amid government restrictions on bonuses.

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SC Gov. Mark Sanford Admits He's Had An Affair

Mark Sanford

Updated: 06/24/2009 - After going AWOL for seven days, Gov. Mark Sanford admitted Wednesday that he'd secretly flown to Argentina to visit a woman with whom he'd been having an affair. He apologized to his wife and four sons and said he will resign as head of the Republican Governors Association.

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Migrants Boost Jewish Settler Numbers In West Bank

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Israelis moving to the West Bank accounted for more than a third of settler population growth in recent years, government statistics show, undercutting Israel's argument that it is continuing settlement construction only to accommodate growing families already living there.

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NKorea Threatens US As World Anticipates Missile

Updated: 06/24/2009 - North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

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Age-Old Question: Chinese Gymnasts Under Review

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Two Chinese gymnasts suspected of being underage at the 2000 Olympics aren't off the hook yet. The International Gymnastics Federation announced Tuesday it has turned the investigation into Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun's eligibility over to its disciplinary commission.

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Rural Policy Commission Members Named

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed three people, including a state senator, to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.

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Health Contract Awarded

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Kansas Health Policy Authority has awarded a contract to a Denver-based firm to operate the state's HealthWave clearinghouse operation.

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Train Hits Jeep, Driver Bails In Time

Updated: 06/24/2009 - An elderly man says the Jeep he was driving stalled out on train tracks near Rossville, just as a 135-car train was moving toward him.

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Bond Set For Woman In Emporia Death

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Emporia Police say Deanna Meece and homicide victim Ricky Nurnberg had a violent relationship. Meece is charged with Nurnberg's death.

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Westar Donates To Rescue Mission

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Employees of Westar Energy took part in a paper drive to help residents of the Topeka Rescue Mission. In addition, they raised over $600 to help the organization.

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