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Kansas Court Hears Dispute in Abortion Clinic Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from an assistant Johnson County DA and an attorney for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. The dispute centers on subpoenas issued to four potential witnesses for records relating to individual abortions.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

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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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.

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Man Headed to Prison for Stealing Donations

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The former executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine has been sentenced to eight months in prison for stealing more than $100,000 in contributions to the nonprofit.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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New Weapon Turns Fire Ants into Headless Zombies

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Researchers in Texas are trying an unusual approach to combat fire ants - deploying parasitic flies that turn the pesky and economically costly insects into zombies whose heads fall off.

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Seagate Technology to cut 1,100 Jobs

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Hard drive maker Seagate Technology said Wednesday it plans to cut about 1,100 jobs, or 2.5 percent of its global work force, as part of a restructuring plan.

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Boat Flips, Dumping Migrants in Ocean

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A boat filled with migrants from Haiti and the Bahamas capsized off the coast of Florida on Wednesday, dumping as many as 28 people in the ocean.

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War, recession blight job market for young Iraqis

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Israa, a 23-year-old college student, said she's worried about the job market she'll find when she graduates this year from Mustansiriya University in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Official: Craigslist to replace 'blatant Internet brothel"

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Craigslist will replace its controversial online "erotic services" listings with a section where ads are individually checked by Craigslist employees before they are posted, according to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

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The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding --

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding -- are ineffective.

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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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