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Palin's Standing Slips In Post-ABC News Poll

Posted: 07/24/2009 - A majority of Americans take a negative view of outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and although she remains popular among Republicans, her image within the party has slipped, according to a new poll.

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Calif. Senate Passes Budget-Balancing Plan

Posted: 07/24/2009 - The California Senate on Friday approved a plan to close the state's $26 billion budget deficit, providing a glimmer of hope after weeks of fiscal gloom.

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Treasury, Fed Dispute On Display In Congress

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are squaring off in a public dispute over who should become the nation's top consumer watchdog.

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Deadline Broken, Talks Continue For Health Bill

Posted: 07/24/2009 - President Barack Obama is likening overhaul of the nation's health care system to one of the government's greatest triumphs: the NASA program that landed astronauts on the moon 40 years ago.

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Robbery Suspect Target Of Crimestoppers

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Topeka Police say a male suspect held up a person Wednesday, July 1, near 8th and Kansas in downtown Topeka. Pictures of him were caught on video surveillance at a nearby store just before it happened.

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Topeka Clinic Studying New Approach To Easing Pain

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Cotton-O'Neil is participating in clinical trials on medications that target nerve growth factor, a substance found to be more prevalent in people with chronic pain. The new meds suppress NGF, thereby easing the pain.

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Country Stampede is Staying Put

Posted: 07/23/2009 - President Wayne Rouse is happy with the announcement, and glad to end the speculation on whether the country music bash is moving.

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K-18 Wreck Kills Motorcycle Driver

Updated: 07/23/2009 - An accident between an SUV and a motorcycle at K-18 and Scenic Drive near Manhattan Thursday afternoon claimed the life of a motorcycle driver.

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US: 160M Doses Of Swine Flu Vaccine Due In October

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The U.S. may have as many as 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine available sometime in October, even though manufacturers worldwide are having serious trouble brewing shots, federal health officials said Thursday.

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NZ Researchers To Implant Pig Cells In Diabetics

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A New Zealand biotech company began a trial Thursday of an experimental treatment for diabetes in which cells from newborn pigs will be implanted into eight human volunteers.

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Japan Train Workers Check Grins With Smile Meter

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Her uniform looks good, with striped scarf and blue cap in perfect order, but railway employee Mitsue Endo has one thing to do before she faces the masses — pass the smile test.

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VW Plans Merger With Porsche

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The best thing Volkswagen AG can do when it carries through its proposed merger with Porsche is this: Leave Porsche alone and reap the revenue from a glossy brand with loyal, rich customers, analysts say.

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Data Shows Housing Market Recovering

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The U.S. housing market has started to recover from the most far-reaching crisis since the Great Depression, data released Thursday show.

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Rising Casualties Raise Doubts Abroad On War

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Rising casualties in Afghanistan are raising doubts among U.S. allies about the conduct of the war, forcing some governments to defend publicly their commitments and foreshadowing possible long-term trouble for the U.S. effort to bring in more resources to defeat the Taliban.

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Principal Fired For Jumping On Student Dog-Pile

Posted: 07/23/2009 - A high school principal who admitted jumping atop a pile of students during a cafeteria food fight has been fired. The Upshur County Board of Education voted Tuesday to oust Brenda Wells from Buckhannon-Upshur High School. She'd been suspended since late May.

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Documents: US Al-Qaida Recruit Trained As Bomber

Posted: 07/23/2009 - An American-born terrorist-in-training learned how to shoot rockets and assault rifles and construct a suicide bomber's vest at al-Qaida camps in Pakistan, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

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AP IMPACT: Cash-Strapped States Raid 911 Funds

Posted: 07/23/2009 - More than $200 million collected from cell phone users for upgrades to the 911 system has been diverted in the last two years to plug state budget holes, keep campaign promises and, in at least one case, buy police uniforms, an Associated Press analysis has found.

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With Maple Hill Bridge Closed, Willard Concerns Continue

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Maple Hill Bridge is currently under construction, meaning truckers and other drivers are being routed elsewhere. This situation is driving concerns that some oversized trucks are using the Willard Bridge, which is being slowly worn down.

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Roberts: Cap and Trade Will Hurt Kansas

Posted: 07/23/2009 - The Kansas Senator says rural towns will be penalized under "cap and trade" as he faults the USDA's analysis of the carbon emission changes.

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Hundreds of Mourners Honor Walter Cronkite

Updated: 07/23/2009 - "60 Minutes" Andy Rooney was so overcome with emotion he was not able to speak. But many other friends spoke about their fond memories of the CBS anchorman who died a week ago.

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