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North Kansas Ave. Wreck Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a car cross the center line in the 1500 block of N. Kansas Ave. just before 6:30pm Tuesday, colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was seriously injured. That stretch remained closed as of 9pm Tuesday.

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Sentence Reduced For Iraqi Shoe Thrower

Updated: 04/07/2009 - An Iraqi court has reduced the prison sentence for an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at former President George W. Bush from three years to one.

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Warning Signs Ignored In Va. Tech Shooting

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The massacre in Binghamton, N.Y., last week has chilling similarities to the tragic shooting at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead in 2007.

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'Big Red One' to Welcome New Commander

Updated: 04/09/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will welcome a new commanding general during an assumption of command ceremony at 10 a.m. April 15 at Cavalry Parade Field on Main Post.

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Changes to Apple's iTunes Prices Take Effect

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The era of one-price-fits-all-songs on iTunes came to an end Tuesday as Apple Inc., the Internet's dominant digital music retailer, began selling some of its most-downloaded songs for $1.29 apiece.

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Alcoa reports $497M loss in 1Q on lower prices

Updated: 04/07/2009 - In a bleak start to the earnings season, Alcoa Inc. reported a quarterly loss of $497 million, as the stumbling global economy continued to erode prices and demand for the aluminum maker's products.

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Police probing Calif. child death to search church

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Police investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in a pond cordoned off a church they planned to search Tuesday, a day after questioning its pastor and taking a computer and other items from his home.

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Apostles, Not apostates: BYU paper's ungodly typo

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Thousands of issues of Brigham Young University's student newspaper were pulled from newsstands because a front-page photo caption misidentified leaders of the Mormon church as apostates instead of apostles.

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Police probing Calif. child death to search church

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Police investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in a pond cordoned off a church they planned to search Tuesday, a day after questioning its pastor and taking a computer and other items from his home.

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Israel tests system to shoot down Iranian missiles

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Israel successfully tested an anti-missile system designed to protect the country against Iranian attack, the Defense Ministry said, perfecting technology developed in response to failures of similar systems during the 1991 Gulf War.

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White House invites gay families to Easter event

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian families as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities.

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Biden says Cheney 'dead wrong' on security policy

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday his predecessor, Dick Cheney, is "dead wrong" when he says President Barack Obama's national security policies are making the United States less safe. Biden said the exact opposite is true and added that President George W. Bush's vice president was part of a dysfunctional decision-making system.

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Prescribed Burners Learn Safe Burning Tips

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Warmer weather, wind and dry conditions increase chances for out-of-control brush fires. So Tuesday the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offered helpful information about prescribed burns.

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Obama in Baghdad, tells troops Iraq must take over

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Flying unannounced into a still-dangerous war zone, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops and Iraqi officials alike Tuesday it is time to phase out America's combat role in a conflict he opposed as a candidate and has vowed to end as commander in chief.

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"Building Partnerships to Wellness" Conference Comes to Topeka

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Center for Health Disparities is recognizing Minority Health Awareness Month by hosting the 4th Annual Health Disparities Conference. The theme of the conference is "Building Partnerships to Wellness."

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Half Of New Citizens Hispanic, Report Says

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Hispanics made up nearly half of the more than 1 million people who became U.S. citizens last year, according to a Hispanic advocacy group.

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Man Decides To Clean With Gasoline While Smoking

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A man faces an arson charge after telling authorities he wasn't thinking when he decided to use gasoline for cleaning up his apartment, and then tossed a lit cigarette into a pile of gas-soaked cushions and clothes.

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Man Hoping To Be Deported Streaks Down Fla. Street

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Authorities said a man claiming to be an illegal immigrant ran naked down a Port St. Lucie street so that he would be sent back to Mexico. Police responded to a home Saturday night where they found a 28-year-old man arguing with his boyfriend.

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