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Just Published Photos Show MLK Killing Aftermath

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Almost 41 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, newly published photographs of the aftermath of his shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., are on a magazine's Web site.

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Girl Culture Exhibit Spurs Discussion

Updated: 04/02/2009 - An exhibit at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library courts controversy, and inspires conversation. It's called "Girl Culture," and it shows many different photographs of women of all shapes and sizes.

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After School Cool

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Garfield Community Center After School Program gets Renovation

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Senate Vote on Kansas Gov. Sebelius' HHS Nomination to Wait

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Senators will wait until after their upcoming two-week recess to decide the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for her Thursday.

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Admiral says War Veterans will Suffer for Years

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Homelessness, family strains and psychological problems among returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars will persist in the U.S. for generations to come, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday.

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No Federal Help for a Pilot Deal at US Airways

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Pilots at US Airways Group Inc. said on Thursday that the company has rejected their request to bring in help from the National Mediation Board to help them reach a joint contract.

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Washburn Students Fed Up with Food Service Deal

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Students protested the university's extension of a food services contract with Chartwell Thursday. They say they didn't have a choice in the decision and think 10 years is too long for the deal. Chartwell would pay for renovation of the food services area as part of the agreement.

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Postal Service to Cut 1,490 Jobs in 3 States

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The U.S. Postal Service is closing three mail processing centers. They're in West Virginia, Indiana and Arizona. The move eliminates 1,490 jobs and saves $4.9 million.

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Compromise for Asphalt Plant

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The County Commission granted a permit for Bettis Asphalt and Construction incorporated to build the plant on a 20 acre plot of land north of 45th street and near the county line.

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AAA Offers Help with Driving Lessons

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A AAA report says that while teen drivers make up just six percent of licensed drivers in the state, they're involved in a fifth of the wrecks.

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Work Begins on Home Depot Warehouse

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Home Depot breaks ground on a new distribution warehouse, which will be located in the Central Crossing Commerce Park, north of 57th street, west of South Topeka Blvd.

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Bumpy Ride for McCarter Elem. Kids

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Police got a call after eight this morning of a bus accident. They indicate the driver may have had a medical condition that caused him to lose control of the bus which hopped up on the curb.

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Family of Goodyear Man Who Died Filed Suit

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Family members of the man who died after being tasered in the parking lot of the Goodyear plant in March 2008 have filed a lawsuit against several parties, including Shawnee County, Sheriff Richard Barta and two deputies.

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West Ridge Mall Cuts Ribbon on Renovations

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Shoppers at Topeka's West Ridge Mall will notice a change the next time the visit. The Mall has invested several million dollars to update the facility.

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Kansas Men Arrested in Construction Thefts

Updated: 04/02/2009 - 26-year-old Eric Shetler and 36-year-old Edward Graddick were arrested near Junction City on March 26. Police say they had stolen a $22,000 Bobcat and a $3,800 trailer from separate locations in the city. Shetler is suspected in several other thefts.

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Two Sailors Trained at Fort Riley Killed

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Army officials said Thursday that Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, died March 27 while assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-E-Sharif.

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Questions on Access, Taxes Face HHS Nominee Sebelius

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius fielded questions about getting health care coverage for every American in a confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee. Sebelius is the President's nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Widows of slain officers: 'You never get over it'

Posted: 04/02/2009 - The haunting strains of "Amazing Grace" ended the public funeral last week for four Oakland policemen killed in the line of duty. But the many families who have heard that music played for their own fallen officers know that the ordeal for survivors was just beginning.

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Fla. man is 1st US citizen charged in UBS probe

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A Florida yacht company accountant became the first U.S. citizen Thursday to be charged in the government's investigation into wealthy citizens who hid assets from tax collectors in the Swiss bank UBS AG.

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English-only driver's tests proposed in Georgia

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Georgia would require that new drivers take a written license test in English under a bill being considered by state lawmakers, and the proposal has some employers and immigrant advocates worried it would keep people unfamiliar with the language from being able to work.

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College grads face worst job market in years

Updated: 04/02/2009 - David Maley left his internship at Lehman Brothers last summer figuring he would be back on Wall Street in a glamorous investment banking job once he graduated from Colgate University in May.

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FDA eyes NY firm in pistachio recall probe

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Authorities looking into the nationwide pistachio recall said Thursday they are investigating a California nut processor's sister company in New York where officials last month found cockroaches and rodent droppings.

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TVA agrees to pursue renewable energy purchases

Updated: 04/02/2009 - In the face of looming legislative pressures for cleaner energy, the nation's largest public utility agreed Thursday to buy more than a nuclear reactor's worth of electricity from renewable energy sources.

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