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More Layoffs Coming At AGCO

Posted: 07/09/2009 - AGCO Corp. of Hesston says it will lay off 154 hourly workers this Friday in response to a slumping agriculture market and world economy.

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Private Pool Turned Away Minority Children

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Members and officials of a private swimming pool in a Philadelphia suburb reacted to a visiting group of minority children by asking them not to return and pulling other kids out of the water, a day camp director said, and the state is investigating.

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A Closer Look At Palin's Finances

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Since Sarah Palin abruptly resigned as governor, she has repeatedly cited the bombardment of ethics complaints against her while conceding the financial burden of defending herself had taken its toll.

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Calif. High Court: Breath Test Accuracy Can Vary

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The California Supreme Court has joined a handful of other courts in the country that have said Breathalyzer results mean different things for different people and ruled that suspected drunken drivers can attack the test results in court.

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Woman Sues, Says NY School Used Her As 'Plaything'

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Elizabeth Williams has sued Binghamton University and the two officials in federal court in Manhattan. She's using the lawyer who won a highly publicized sexual harassment case against former New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas.

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Mount Rushmore May Increase Security

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Officials at Mount Rushmore may change their security measures after environmentalists were able to hang a banner warning about global warming from atop the national monument, a spokesman said.

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Kansas Preparing To Receive H1N1 Vaccination, If Developed

Updated: 07/09/2009 - With 154 cases of the swine flu confirmed in Kansas and the H1N1 virus only expected to get worse over the fall, the nation is looking to develop and start testing a vaccine against the swine flu.

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Americans Favor Science, But Less Than Before

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The share of Americans who see science as the nation's greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard.

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Mass. Files Lawsuit Against Federal Marriage Law

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Massachusetts has challenged the federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, calling it "discriminatory and overreaching," and supporters say other states could follow suit.

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Homeless Numbers Include More Families

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The face of homelessness in the United States is changing to include more families and more people who live in the suburbs and rural communities.

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World Leaders Vow To Restart Stalled Trade Talks

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leaders of the exclusive club of eight industrialized leaders plus five of the fastest developing nations are calling for open markets and a battle against protectionism as the answer to the world's economic meltdown.

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New Words Added To Webster's

Posted: 07/09/2009 - John Morse, president and publisher of the Springfield-based dictionary publisher, said many of this year's new words are tied to changes in technology, increasing environmental awareness and aging baby boomers' concerns about their health and have become part of the general lexicon.

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KBI Hosts Open House

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The public got the opportunity to see 70 years of history at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Thursday. The organization opened its doors for an open house.

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Retailers Report Weak June Sales

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Escalating job worries and rainy weather dampened shoppers' appetite for buying summer staples like shorts and dresses, resulting in sharper-than-expected sales declines for many merchants in June and increasing concerns about the back-to-school shopping season.

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Group Picks Up Cigarette Butts Downtown

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Keep America Beautiful Topeka/Shawnee County launched a new campaign Thursday. It's called "No Butts About It - This Is Litter, Too!" It takes aim at cigarette litter tossed around the community.

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Jobless Claims Indicate Economy Still Weak

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Even though new claims for jobless benefits fell more than expected last week, dipping below 600,000 for the first time since early January, the number of Americans seeking this safety net points to an economy that is still very weak.

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Obama Urges Poor Nations To Fight Global Warming

Posted: 07/09/2009 - President Barack Obama said Thursday the global recession makes it harder to strike an international agreement to battle dangerous temperature increases, but he urged the poor emerging economies that rejected specific clean-energy goals to "fight the temptation toward cynicism" and embrace them soon.

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Earthquake Rocks China

Posted: 07/09/2009 - An earthquake rocked southwest China on Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said.

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Worst Violence In Iraq Since U.S. Pullback

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Bombs killed nearly 60 people in Iraq on Thursday in the worst violence since U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban areas last week, and American forces released five Iranian officials suspected of aiding Shiite insurgents.

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Conservative Democrats Rebel Against Health Plan

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Conservative Democrats in the House are rebelling against their party leaders and trying to put the brakes on the push to pass a health care overhaul by August.

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Pelosi Shuts Down Jackson Resolution

Posted: 07/09/2009 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut the door Thursday to a resolution honoring Michael Jackson because debate on the symbolic measure could raise "contrary views" about the pop star's life.

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Kim Jong Il Appearance Spurs Fresh Health Concerns

Posted: 07/09/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's latest public appearance is spurring fresh speculation that his health might be worsening, almost a year after he reportedly suffered a stroke.

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