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Small-Town Guardsmen Groomed to Hunt Bombs in Iraq

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Once in Iraq, the National Guardsmen who make up E Company - glassmakers, carpenters and diesel mechanics from the small North Carolina town of Hamlet - will be entrusted with fighting the weapon responsible for nearly half of the 4,245 soldiers killed and nearly two-thirds of the 31,000 troops wounded during the Iraq War.

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Injured Vietnam to Speak at Fort Riley Prayer Luncheon

Updated: 03/09/2009 - An injured Vietnam veteran and motivational speaker will be featured at the 1st Infantry Division National Prayer Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Courtyard by Marriott.

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Court Sides with Colorado in Fee Dispute

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Supreme Court has rejected claims by Kansas that it is owed $9 million in legal fees from Colorado over their century-long dispute over water rights to the Arkansas River.

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Brown Exits Council Race, Endorses Leisinger

Updated: 03/09/2009 - David Brown, finishing a distant third on March 3rd, bowed out out of the council race on "13 News at 4" Monday, says he'll campaign for his former rival.

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Cargo Plane Crashes in Uganda, Killing 11

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A cargo plane carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia caught fire and crashed into Uganda's Lake Victoria shortly after takeoff Monday, killing all 11 people on board, authorities said.

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Real IRA: Northern Ireland's deadly dissenters

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Real IRA, which claimed responsibility for killing two British soldiers over the weekend, has caused more havoc than any other Irish Republican Army splinter group since most IRA members embraced a peace process in Northern Ireland.

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Twilight Tours Of The Zoo

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Ever wonder what the zoo is like after dark? The Topeka Zoo is offering twilight tours Friday, March 20th and Friday, April 17th.

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Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day is March 10

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Citizens are encouraged to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS as it continues to devastate communities. The 2009 theme for HIV Awareness Day is "HIV is Right Here at Home."

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Buffett says nation will face higher unemployment

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Billionaire Warren Buffett remains confident that America's best days are ahead, but he says the nation likely will face higher unemployment and eventually inflation because of the current economic crisis.

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Activists Look for Prosperity at the Capitol

Updated: 03/09/2009 - As part of their Americans for Prosperity Day at the Capitol, members of the grassroots group spoke with local politicians and rallied outside the statehouse today.

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Brig. Gen. Rose Accepts Rose

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A service organization honored a pioneering woman Monday afternoon. Brigadier General Deborah Rose was given an award by the Zonta Club of Topeka.

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Obama overturns Bush policy on stem cells

Updated: 03/09/2009 - President Barack Obama on Monday cleared the way for a significant increase in federal dollars for embryonic stem cell research and promised no scientific data will be "distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda."

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Fiery Crash to Keep Hwy. 24 Traffic Tied Up for Week

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Westbound Hwy. 24 at the Goodyear Rd. overpass will be reduced to one lane for at least the rest of the week while crews work to repair guardrails damaged in a fiery wreck that injured three people Monday morning.

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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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