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Democrats call for Kan. gambling law change

Cards and poker chips

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Gov. Parkinson Talks Goals, Topeka Life

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.

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Ethics Hearing for KS Speaker Delayed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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5 New Cases of H1N1 in Kansas since Tuesday

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Five new cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus have been confirmed in Kansas since the last update Tuesday morning. One case involves a Geary County child who is hospitalized, two involve Johnson County children and two involve Wyandotte County children.

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Kansas State Historical Society Museum Cuts A Dozen Jobs

Updated: 05/13/2009 - To cut spending, the KSHS eliminated 12 full-time positions from its budget, and shifted some full-time positions to part-time. A spokeswoman for KSHS says there may be more cuts to come.

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EU Fines Intel $1.45 Billion for Sales Tactics

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The European Union fined Intel Corp. a record euro1.06 billion ($1.44 billion) on Wednesday, ordering the world's biggest computer chip maker to stop illegal sales tactics that shut out its Silicon Valley rival AMD.

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Retail Sales Drop Unexpectedly in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, a disappointing performance that raised doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recession.

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Afghan Official: 95 Kids Died in US-Taliban Clash

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Ninety-five Afghan children are among the 140 people said to have died in a recent U.S.-Taliban battle in western Afghanistan, a lawmaker involved in the investigation into the deaths said Wednesday. The U.S. military disputed the claim saying the graves they saw looked too small to contain so many victims.

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Retail sales drop unexpectedly in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Retail sales fell for a second straight month in April, a disappointing performance that raised doubts about whether consumers were regaining their desire to shop. A rebound in consumer demand is a necessary ingredient for ending the recession.

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Obama's Court Pick to be Shaped By His Experience

Updated: 05/13/2009 - President Barack Obama, zeroing on his first nomination to the Supreme Court, is reaching out Wednesday to senators he knows can set the tone and pace of the upcoming confirmation.

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Pope Issues Call for Palestinian Homeland

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI, standing in the cradle of Christianity, told Palestinians Wednesday that he supports their quest for a sovereign homeland, offering his strongest public support yet for an independent Palestinian state.

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Space Junk Raises Risks for Hubble Repair Mission

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Space shuttle Atlantis is now in a rough orbital neighborhood - a place littered with thousands of pieces of space junk zipping around the Earth at nearly 20,000 mph.

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School Year Winds Down for "Good Kids"

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Meet a budding artist from Ozawkie, who's eventual destination is New York City.. and the amazing story of the Hayden High Good Kids who spent their spring break in Greensburg. We're even including more on the story from their advisor's diary!

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Brownback Heading to Gitmo

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is heading to Guantanamo Bay to review detainee operations at the U.S. base in Cuba.

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Pilot's License Revoked After Sky Sex

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A helicopter pilot who was videotaped receiving oral sex from a woman as he flew her around San Diego acted so recklessly that his license must be revoked, the National Transportation Safety Board said.

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