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French Uncertain Whether Chief Pilot At Controls

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A French accident investigator says it is unclear whether the chief pilot of Air France Flight 447 was at the controls when the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Obama Visits Saudi King to Open a Muslim Dialogue

Updated: 06/03/2009 - President Barack Obama is beginning his latest bid to open a dialogue with the Muslim world by paying a call on Saudi King Abdullah, guardian of Islam's sacred sites in Mecca and Medina.

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Supreme Court Nominee Answers Lawmakers' Questions

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor fielded questions about a controversial comment she made that her experieces would allow her to make better decisions than a white male when she visited lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

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At 25, `Tetris' Drops into Place as Gaming Icon

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Tetris - the computer game involves shapes made up of four connected squares, that slide down the screen as the player tries to turn them so that they fit precisely into the gap left by the previous falling shapes - turns 25 years old this week.

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Obama Said to be Open to Taxing Health Benefits

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus says President Obama left the door open to taxing health care benefits during a private meeting. The move would bring in about $250 billion a year for the federal government.

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Brazil Confirms That Plane Went Down in Ocean

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Brazil's defense minister says Brazilian military planes found a 3-mile path of wreckage in the Atlantic, confirming the Air France jet that disappeared Sunday night went down in the area.

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Magic Players: Nelson will Play in NBA Finals

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Orlando Magic players say Jameer Nelson(notes) will play in the NBA finals, even though the All-Star point guard and his coach remain publicly pessimistic.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Takes to Topeka Streets Wednesday

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run takes off from the Statehouse steps at 7 am Wednesday. More than 650 officers from more than 60 agencies will carry the "Flame of Hope" through 28 Kansas counties. It's on its way to the Special Olympics Summer Games in Wichita Friday.

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Governor, Treasurer Celebrate Bill on Financial Literacy

Updated: 06/02/2009 - State Treasurer Dennis McKinney joined Gov. Mark Parkinson Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 41. The bill brings financial literacy education to Kansas K through 12 classrooms.

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10,000 Bees Land on Plane Wing

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Maybe these bees were too tired to fly for themselves. A gang of honeybees landed on the wing of a plane used for flight school training at Beverly Airport. At first, the 10,000 or so bees swarmed over the left side of the aircraft, then landed on top of the left wing. The owner of the flight center called police, who said to call local bee removal expert Al Wilkins.

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Report: Obama Open to Taxing Health Benefits

Updated: 06/02/2009 - President Barack Obama is leaving the door open to taxing health care benefits, something he campaigned hard against while running for president, according to senators who met with him Tuesday.

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Topeka City Council Mulls Sales Tax Dollars

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The Topeka City Council used a work session to discuss how and when to use the money that will come in from the one-half cent sales tax increase voters approved this past April.

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Obama Picks Lakers to Win Pro Basketball Title

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Barack Obama was on his way to the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn on Tuesday when a reporter shouted a question. The topic: Who is going to win the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Orlando Magic?

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Oil Slides to Around $68

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Oil prices slipped Tuesday as traders cashed out profits from seven straight sessions of price jumps built on hopes of an economic recovery and a falling dollar.

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Body found in river IDed as missing philanthropist

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The body of a 102-year-old builder and philanthropist and leader of the region's Jewish community was found Tuesday in the Missouri River more than two weeks after a witness saw an elderly man jump from a bridge.

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Woman Wins Battle for Fence

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The City of Topeka received a complaint about Jacky Bess' fence. They asked her to lower it to four feet. Bess refused because she was afraid her dogs would get out and possibly hurt the children who attend the school across the street.

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NCR Corp. moving headquarters to Georgia from Ohio

Updated: 06/02/2009 - NCR Corp., the world's leading provider of ATMs, announced Tuesday that it is trading in the Rust Belt for the Sun Belt, relocating its corporate headquarters from Dayton, Ohio, to suburban Atlanta.

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Residents React To Losing Power

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Topeka-area residents are reacting to having their electricity restored. About 1,200 homes lost power for about two hours on Tuesday.

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