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Tobacco Regulation Bill Up For Vote Thursday

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Anti-smoking forces are predicting a long-awaited victory when the House votes on legislation that would, for the first time, allow government regulation of tobacco products.

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Obama, S. Koreans Unite Against N. Korea Rocket

Updated: 04/02/2009 - President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart agreed Thursday on the need for a "stern, united" international response if North Korea goes ahead with a planned rocket launch, as Obama juggled that intensifying crisis thousands of miles away and an global effort to fix the sagging economy.

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After Red River Flood Battle Comes Recovery Debate

Updated: 04/02/2009 - As the Red River slowly recedes into its banks, soggy flood-fighters along its route are facing a different kind of challenge: Navigating state and federal bureaucracies for help in the recovery.

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Vick To Make First Court Appearance In Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A judge wants to know more about suspended NFL star Michael Vick's bankruptcy plan, which is based on his goal of resuming his football career when he gets out of jail.

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Report: NKorea Fueling Rocket For Impending Launch

Updated: 04/02/2009 - North Korea has begun fueling a long-range rocket for an impending launch, a news report said Thursday, as President Barack Obama warned the liftoff would be a "provocative act" that would generate a U.N. Security Council response.

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World Markets Surge as US Data Boost Recovery Hope

Updated: 04/02/2009 - World stock markets soared Thursday, with Hong Kong's benchmark vaulting more than 7%, as stronger-than-expected U.S. economic figures boosted confidence the world's largest economy is on the mend.

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Oil Rises above $49 in Asia

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Oil rose above $49 a barrel Thursday in Asia as glimmers of hope that the U.S. economy may be stabilizing were weighed against concerns that global demand remains weak.

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Chicken Alfredo Pizza Meal

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Love homemade pizza at $3 a serving? Watch this week's video, see the recipe, and make this delicious pizza from Chef Alli's kitchen.

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Flint Hills Photographer Casey Wilson

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Emporia's Casey Wilson hasn't strayed far from home. He still finds wonder in the photographs he takes in the Flint Hills area.

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Repair Work on Hwy. 24 in Topeka Changes Lanes

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Westbound U.S. Hwy. 24 over the Goodyear Road bridge remains reduced to one lane. Thursday morning, the closure will move to the right-hand lane so crews canfinish up repair on the right side of the bridge.

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TPD Makes Drug Arrests

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Topeka Police narcotics officers made two arrests at a residence in the 1700 block of Lincoln Wednesday night.

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Kansas Man Convicted in Crash that Killed 2 People

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Sedgwick County jurors convicted 22-year-old Carlos Chavez-Aguilar of second-degree unintentional murder and voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of 22-year-old Juan Martinez and 54-year-old Marilyn Arreola.

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New Round of Kansas Casino Bids Draws Applicants

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The Kansas Lottery had a 5pm Wednesday deadline to apply to build a manage state-owned casinos in Wyandotte and Sumner counties. Three applications were received for each location.

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Crowds Turn Out for Weather Radio Wednesday

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The Skywatch 13 Weather team, Jeremy, Drew, and Rob Peppers, were on hand to program weather radios so people could get the watches and warnings for their area.

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April Fools' Spreads to GOP Senate Primary

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Word leaks through the Internet and via email that Congressman Jerry Moran was withdrawing from the 2010 Senate race, but it turned out to be an April Fools' joke.

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Dow closes on $16.5B buyout of Rohm & Haas

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Dow Chemical Co. said Wednesday it has closed on its $16.5 billion buyout of Rohm & Haas Co., a deal that it hopes will fuel growth in the high-margin specialty chemicals market.

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Twin twitchers: Conn. pet shop has 2-nosed bunny

Updated: 04/01/2009 - It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week.

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Sam Lutfi's sister says Britney wanted help

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The sister of Britney Spears' former manager testified Wednesday that the pop singer said in recent months that she was afraid of her father and wanted help hiring her own lawyer.

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Suspect's wife sorry for NC nursing home shooting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The estranged wife of a man charged with gunning down seven residents and a nurse at a North Carolina nursing home said Wednesday she wishes she had been the victim instead. Wanda Gay Neal told WRAL-TV she has apologized to some families of those killed.

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US to boost ports of entry along US-Mexico border

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The Obama administration plans to spend more than $400 million to upgrade ports of entry and surveillance technologies to help thwart drugs and arms smuggling along the U.S-Mexico border.

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Feds seize Madoff's mansion, yacht, small boat

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Federal authorities seized disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's Palm Beach mansion, his vintage yacht and a smaller boat Wednesday, part of an effort to recoup assets to pay back investors he swindled.

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