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Crews Battle Fire on Lawrence

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Crews responded to a hosue fire on Lawrence in Topeka late Sunday night. No injuries were reported.

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Bill would ID Internet campaign contributors

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Republican House member Scott Schwab of Olathe has filed what he calls the ``Sean Tevis'' bill. The measure would require any candidate who raises over $5,000 in contributions of under $50 each to list the donors.

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Kan. Board Boosts Vaccine Requirements

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Kansas students will be getting more shots before going back to school next fall after the state health department increased immunization requirements.

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Kan. gov on tap for HHS as Medicaid debate swirls

Updated: 03/09/2009 - As Gov. Kathleen Sebelius waits to be confirmed as U.S. secretary of health and human services, a debate is swirling in Kansas around the state's Medicaid program.

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Oil Prices Hit New Highs for the Year

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Oil prices hit new highs for the year Monday as investors geared up for the potential of more OPEC production cuts.

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How Will the American Recovery Act Affect Kansas?

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson joins SRS Secretary Jordan and Dept. of Labor Secretary Garner said Monday the American Recovery Act will expand unemployment benefits and lifts restrictions on who can get food assistance in Kansas.

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McDonald's Warns on Dollar; Comparable Sales Rise

Updated: 03/09/2009 - McDonald's Corp., the nation's No. 1 hamburger chain, posted higher comparable sales Monday but warned that the stronger dollar and higher commodity costs may take some of the meat out of its first-quarter sales and profit.

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Stocks Turn Higher After Merck Deal

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Wall Street managed an advance Monday after a drugmakers Merck and Schering-Plough announced a $41 billion deal.

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Australian Wrestles Kangaroo From Family Home

Updated: 03/09/2009 - When a dark intruder smashed through his bedroom window and repeatedly bounced on his bed, Beat Ettlin at first was relieved to discover it was a kangaroo.

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Now Sings Obama's Praises

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sen. Joe Lieberman has changed his tune on Barack Obama. After campaigning across the country for Republican John McCain in 2008 and attacking Obama as naive, untested and unwilling to take on powerful special interests, Lieberman now showers praise on the popular new Democratic president.

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Winehouse Won't Attend US Music Fest

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A spokesman for Amy Winehouse says the singer won't perform in the United States next month, as had been planned.

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N. Korea Threatens War If Satellite Is Shot Down

Updated: 03/09/2009 - North Korea put its armed forces on standby Monday and threatened retaliation against anyone seeking to stop it from firing what regional powers fear will be a missile in the latest barrage of threats from the communist regime.

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Stocks set to Open Lower after Merck Deal

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Stock futures are lower Monday as a $41 billion deal between drugmakers Merck and Schering-Plough does little to jolt investors out of their pessimistic mood.

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A-Rod Opts For Hip Surgery, Will Miss 6-9 Weeks

Updated: 03/09/2009 - At last, Alex Rodriguez has a plan for his hip injury. The New York Yankees slugger was scheduled for surgery Monday that will sideline him for six to nine weeks - and that's not all. He'll need a second operation after the season, assuming he can play all the way through.

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World Stocks Sink Amid Anxiety Over World Economy

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Asian stock markets sank Monday, with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low, amid deepening anxiety that economies in the U.S. and elsewhere will take far longer to emerge from recession. European shares opened lower.

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'Watchmen' Conquers Box Office with $55.7 Million

Updated: 03/09/2009 - "Watchmen" clocked in with $55.7 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the box office, making director Zack Snyder's comic book adaptation about a team of twisted superheros the biggest opening of 2009 so far.

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World Stocks Sink amid Anxiety over World Economy

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Asian stock markets sank Monday, with Japan's benchmark tumbling to a 26-year closing low, amid deepening anxiety that economies in the U.S. and elsewhere will take far longer to emerge from recession. European shares opened lower.

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Recession On Track To Be Longest In Postwar Period

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Factory jobs disappeared. Inflation soared. Unemployment climbed to alarming levels. The hungry lined up at soup kitchens. It wasn't the Great Depression. It was the 1981-82 recession, widely considered America's worst since the depression.

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