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Dr Pepper Artifact may Reveal Soft Drink's Origin

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Poking through antiques stores while traveling through the Texas Panhandle, Bill Waters stumbled across a tattered old ledger book filled with formulas..and it could be the secret formula for Dr. Pepper.

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Oil Hovers at $53 as Traders Eye Possible Recovery

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Oil prices hovered around $53 a barrel Monday as investors awaited the results of the U.S. government's stress tests into its leading financial institutions and key U.S. unemployment data later in the week.

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Madonna Adoption Case Heard Amid Paternity Dispute

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Malawi's highest court began deliberating on Madonna's bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl from the southern African country, as a dispute erupted over whether a man trying to stop the proceedings is the girl's father.

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Sprint Nextel Reports Larger 1Q Loss

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest wireless service provider, on Monday reported a larger first-quarter loss on declining revenue and a charge for job cuts announced in January.

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Obama to crack down on business taxes

Updated: 05/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans changes to tax policy certain to be unpopular with corporations with international divisions and individuals who use tax havens.

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Tiller Questions Linger for Ex-Kan. Gov.

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius built a national reputation as a centrist Democrat who could attract moderate Republicans' support in GOP-leaning Kansas. But she appeared unable to leave behind one piece of her long-past career as a left-of-center state legislator.

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More H1-N1 Presumptively Confirmed in Kansas

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Kansas officials say they have two more ``presumptively confirmed'' cases of swine flu in the state. If verified by federal labs, it would raise the number of Kansas cases to four, with one probable case in Johnson County still awaiting further testing.

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Open Garage Doors Resulting in Burglaries

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Topeka Police are reporting multiple burglaries to homes over the past few days. In two instances, burglars entered homes through open garage doors.

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How Thermal-Imaging Cameras Can Spot Flu Fevers

Updated: 05/03/2009 - To screen passengers for swine flu and other contagious diseases, some airports use thermal imaging cameras to see whether travelers have fevers, without having to stick thermometers in their mouths. So how do the cameras work?

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Old Japanese Maps on Google Earth Unveil Secrets

Updated: 05/03/2009 - When Google Earth added historical maps of Japan to its online collection last year, the search giant didn't expect a backlash. The finely detailed woodblock prints have been around for centuries, they were already posted on another Web site, and a historical map of Tokyo put up in 2006 hadn't caused any problems.

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Outhouses Cushion Small Plane Crash in Wash State

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A small airplane dropping from the sky after its engine failed wound up on a cushioning bunch of portable toilets - and the pilot was able to walk away apparently unhurt.

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Review: 2 Tenors for 1 Wagner Role in DC Opera

Updated: 05/03/2009 - It's one of an opera company's worst nightmares: The star tenor loses his voice before opening night, and there's no understudy to take his place on stage.

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Author Sees A-Rod as Insecure, Needing to Please

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Journalist Selena Roberts makes the case that Alex Rodriguez likely used steroids in high school and may have taken HGH while with the Yankees in her new biography of the MVP, a portrait of a deeply insecure man trying to cope with being abandoned by his father and obsessed with becoming a superstar.

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Aviation Industry in Kansas is Suffering

Updated: 05/03/2009 - The aviation manufacturing industry in Kansas has been hit by the recession. But so far, employment in the industry hasn't fallen to the levels it reached after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Analysis: Tiller Questions Linger For Ex-Kan. Gov.

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius built a national reputation as a centrist Democrat who could attract moderate Republicans' support in GOP-leaning Kansas.

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Doles Give Lecture at University of Kansas

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Bob and Elizabeth Dole told a crowd in Lawrence that America needs more politicians and public servants with the passion of Jack Kemp.

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Heritage Is Also a Draw at Jazz Fest

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Dr. John sat quietly behind the keyboard, still 90 minutes away from his second gig of the week at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Italian Premier Berlusconi's Wife Seeking Divorce

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Premier Silvio Berlusconi's second wife has for years lived a very separate life from her billionaire husband, rarely participating in his official events or travels. On Sunday, she confirmed she was seeking a divorce, citing his reported flirtations with younger women.

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Panama Chooses New President Amid Canal Expansion

Updated: 05/03/2009 - A conservative supermarket magnate is favored to win presidential elections Sunday that will determine who oversees expansion of the Panama Canal, the nation's economic engine.

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Rising Tensions Threaten Pakistan, Taliban Peace

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Pakistan's army and the Taliban blamed each other Sunday for a rise in tensions that threatened to destroy a much-criticized peace deal, just days before the Pakistani president heads to Washington for talks with President Barack Obama.

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