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Kansas Governor Honors Slain KU Law Student

Updated: 02/27/2009 - State lawmakers and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius next month mark International Women's Day by honoring a Kansas woman who lost her life to domestic violence.

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Citigroup Reaches Aid Deal With Government

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The U.S. government will exchange up to $25 billion in emergency bailout money it provided Citigroup Inc. for as much as a 36 percent equity stake in the struggling bank, greatly increasing the risks to taxpayers as voter unhappiness about the broader bailout program rises.

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Economy Shrinks at Fastest Pace in 26 Years

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The economy contracted at a staggering 6.2 percent pace at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, as consumers and businesses ratcheted back spending, plunging the country deeper into recession.

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Stocks Sink after Citi Deal, GDP Reading

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Wall Street stumbled again Friday as investors second-guessed Citigroup Inc.'s plans to turn over a big piece of itself to the government and as the economy shrank at a much faster pace than expected at the end of last year.

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Colleges Warn Students About Mexico Travel

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The U.S. State Department and universities around the country are warning college students headed for Mexico for some spring-break partying of a surge in drug-related murder and mayhem south of the border.

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Palin's Settlement Doesn't Address Tax Issues

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Gov. Sarah Palin's agreement to reimburse the state for trips her children took at government expense does not address potential tax problems she might face for charging Alaska thousands of dollars for their travel, lawyers handling the settlement said.

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Economy Likely Suffered Deeper Contraction

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The economy's downhill slide at the end of last year was likely much steeper than the government initially thought and it is probably doing just as poorly now - if not worse - as a relentless slew of negative forces feed on each other, pushing the country deeper into recession.

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Officials: Obama Sets Aug. 2010 As Iraq End Date

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A "substantial" number of the roughly 100,000 U.S. combat troops to be pulled out of Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, will remain in the war zone until at least this December to ensure national elections there go smoothly, senior Obama administration officials say.

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Jewel says Injury won't Keep her from 'Dancing'

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Jewel blogs on her Web site Wednesday that she's been sidelined for the ABC series' upcoming season due to tendinitis in both knees, and that her physical therapist said she'd be ``good to go by next week'' if she takes time to recover.

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Hundreds of Cessna Workers Get Layoff Notices

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The 60-day layoff notices were distributed Thursday at Cessna. Cessna did not release the specific number of workers who received notices. But several media outlets in Wichita reported that 600 to 800 workers were learning that they will soon be unemployed.

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Prelim in Theft Case Continued

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The preliminary hearing for Pamela Buckhalter is delayed to April 23rd. She's charged with stealing thousands of dollars from Topeka USD 501.

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Topeka Police Look for New Clues in 1971 Killing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Topeka Police hope new attention brings new tips in a killing from Christmas Day 1971. Benjamin Weiler, Sr. was found near his car at NW Lyman Rd. and Lane St.

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Former Nazi Labor Camp Survivor Visits Fort Riley

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Fort Riley celebrated a special guest Thursday at a ceremony. The army celebrates 2009 as the "Year of the NCO" to honor and recognize its non-commissioned officers.

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Former Kansas Governor Speaks at KU Thursday

Updated: 02/26/2009 - America needs to build for its future. That was the message Thursday night from former governor of Kansas Bill Graves. He returned to the Kansas to speak to a full house at KU's Leid Center.

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Kansas House Gives Initial Approval to Coal Bill

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. House Speaker Mike O'Neal believes his chamber also has enough voted to override a promised gubernatorial veto.

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Some Mutual Fund Managers Feel your Pain

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Jeff Auxier plowed all his retirement savings into Auxier Focus Fund when he launched it nearly a decade ago. He also vowed to never sell any of his initial $1 million investment.

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