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Romney raps Obama's 'tour of apology'

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Republican Mitt Romney, seen as a likely contender for the White House in 2012, scolded President Barack Obama on Monday, arguing that he has failed to take a tougher line against U.S. critics in the global arena.

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Puerto Rico Man gets 105 Years in Tourist Killing

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Puerto Rico judge sentenced the son of a convicted killer to 105 years in prison Monday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a pregnant Georgia tourist who made a desperate phone call to her fiance from the trunk of her assailant's car.

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High Court Rules for Ohio in Death Penalty Case

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state of Ohio should have another chance to sentence a convicted killer to death, despite a previous factual finding that the man is mentally retarded.

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Shawnee Co. Compares Poorly In Health Study

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Shawnee County finishes just a couple of places out of the lowest quartile when it comes to health, according to a new report by the Kansas Health Institute.

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BNSF Furloughs Workers

Updated: 06/01/2009 - BNSF is cutting back its workforce by 307 employees. 267 of the positions are being furloughed while the remaining 40 are through attrition. BNSF says it's a result of the economic recession.

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AG Orders Protection in Wake of Dr. Tiller Slaying

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service confirms Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered increased security for some abortion clinics and doctors but would not describe who was being protected or what measures taken.

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Family of Tiller Suspect is "Filled With Sadness"

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A spokesperson for the family of Scott Roeder, the man suspected of killing Dr. George Tiller Sunday, released a statement to WIBW today. They say they are "shocked, horrified, and filled with sadness".

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Kansas Police Department Just Says No to DARE

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The Riley County Police Dept. has withdrawn a grant application to fund its local participation in the DARE program. They say the program in local schools was on the chopping block because several studies have shown it is not effective.

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Kansas Governor to Discuss Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson will speak Monday afternoon about issues surrounding the state's electric transmission system. His remarks will come as two companies are competing for the right to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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3 Found Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The McPherson County Sheriff's Office says two people were found killed in a central Kansas home and a third was found fatally shot in a vehicle nearby.

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Three Found Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Sheriff Larry Powell says 33-year-old Becky R. Huff and 47-year-old Mark Luttig, of McPherson, were found shot and killed in an apparent double homicide on Sunday in Huff's house near Canton.

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Kan. Gov. to Discuss Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson plans to address issues surrounding the state's electric transmission system. Watch it LIVE @ 1 p.m. on www.wibw.com

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GM Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Posted: 06/01/2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as part of the Obama administration's plan to shrink the automaker to a sustainable size and give a majority ownership stake to the federal government.

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Stocks Open Higher on More Signs of Rrecovery

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Stocks are starting June with a gain, as upbeat data on overseas manufacturing and U.S. consumer spending added to hopes for a global economic recovery.

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Gay Marriage Opponents Rally in Fresno

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Hundreds of people waived signs and rallied at Fresno City Hall on Sunday to show support for the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California, a day after thousands marched in the area against the ban.

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Florida.'s 'Father Oprah': Church is About Forgiveness

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A popular Miami priest nicknamed "Father Oprah" said Sunday that "church is about forgiveness" during his first sermon since leaving the Roman Catholic Church to become Episcopalian amid an uproar over published photos of him kissing his girlfriend on the beach.

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Conn. Bride Rescues Family From House Fire

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Connecticut family was saved from a house fire by a newlywed who rushed inside through thick smoke while wearing her wedding gown.

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Immune Therapies Finally Working Against Cancer

Updated: 06/01/2009 - First there was surgery, then chemotherapy and radiation. Now, doctors have overcome 30 years of false starts and found success with a fourth way to fight cancer: using the body's natural defender, the immune system.

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After Crash, has Twilight Come to the Sun Belt?

Updated: 06/01/2009 - We first heard the term decades ago: The "Sun Belt" was just starting a run of phenomenal growth - and no wonder. It conjured a sunny state of mind as well as a balmy place on the map.

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Specter: Not Guaranteed Free Ride in Dem Primary

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Sen. Arlen Specter said Sunday he did not seek and was not given any assurance that he would not face a primary challenge when he made the decision to leave the Republican party to rejoin the Democratic party.

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Abortion Foes Fear Backlash to Tiller's Murder

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Anti-abortion leaders voiced concern Sunday that the Obama administration and other Democrats may try to capitalize on the murder of Dr. George Tiller to defuse the abortion issue in upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Live Nation Nixes some Summer Concert Ticket Fees

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Live Nation Inc., the world's largest concert promoter, is opening the summer season with a promotion every Wednesday that eliminates some ticket fees, the surcharges that have caused fans to revile its soon-to-be merger partner, Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc.

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