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NKorea Threatens US As World Anticipates Missile

Updated: 06/24/2009 - North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

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Age-Old Question: Chinese Gymnasts Under Review

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Two Chinese gymnasts suspected of being underage at the 2000 Olympics aren't off the hook yet. The International Gymnastics Federation announced Tuesday it has turned the investigation into Dong Fangxiao and Yang Yun's eligibility over to its disciplinary commission.

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Rural Policy Commission Members Named

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed three people, including a state senator, to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.

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Health Contract Awarded

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Kansas Health Policy Authority has awarded a contract to a Denver-based firm to operate the state's HealthWave clearinghouse operation.

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Train Hits Jeep, Driver Bails In Time

Updated: 06/24/2009 - An elderly man says the Jeep he was driving stalled out on train tracks near Rossville, just as a 135-car train was moving toward him.

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Bond Set For Woman In Emporia Death

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Emporia Police say Deanna Meece and homicide victim Ricky Nurnberg had a violent relationship. Meece is charged with Nurnberg's death.

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Westar Donates To Rescue Mission

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Employees of Westar Energy took part in a paper drive to help residents of the Topeka Rescue Mission. In addition, they raised over $600 to help the organization.

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Coroner: KCK Victims Shot To Death

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A coroner says all of the victims of a quadruple homicide on Monday died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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Stocks Market Gains Ahead Of Fed Statement

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A surprise jump in orders for big-ticket manufactured goods is boosting stocks ahead of a Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates.

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Mousavi Wife Compares Iran State To Martial Law

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday that the government would not yield to demonstrators demanding the annulment of a disputed presidential election. The wife of the opposition leader said protesters would not buckle under a situation she compared to martial law.

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Citi Boosting Salaries To Offset Lower Bonuses

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Citigroup Inc. is increasing base salaries for many of its employees - reportedly by as much as 50 percent for some workers - as it restructures its compensation program amid new restrictions on bonus payments.

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Rumors Swirl Of New Tehran Protests

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Opposition Leader's Web Site Says Demonstration Planned Outside Parliament, Despite Supreme Leader's Vow Not To Give In

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SC Gov Was In Argentina, Not Hiking Trail

Updated: 06/24/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said he "wanted to do something exotic" to unwind after losing a fight over federal stimulus money and was in Argentina during his unexplained absence, not hiking the Appalachian Trail as his staff told the public when questioned about his whereabouts, a newspaper reported.

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Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Cede On Election

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Iran's supreme leader says the government won't give in to pressures over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition.

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Young Boy Hit By Car, Walks Away

Updated: 06/24/2009 - CCTV images broadcast on Turkish television showed a small boy being hit by a car and flying through the air, before getting up and walking away.

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Oil Drops Below $69 As Traders Eye US Dollar

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Oil prices fell below $69 a barrel Wednesday, but were up from earlier lows, as investors continued to focus on the value of the U.S. dollar, which typically trades inversely to commodities, and awaited a policy statement from the Federal Reserve.

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Investigators Seek Why Automated Train Didn't Stop

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A transit operator on the job about three months in the nation's capital had just started her shift and took over an older train that federal safety officials had warned years earlier should be replaced.

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"Hot Jobs" for June 24th!

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Not just five, but SIX jobs is what Deb's serving up this week on "13 News at 4" with our Hot Jobs from Kansas Works!

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Council Mulls Sales Tax, Road Work

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Topeka City Council discussed when to commence work on the city's streets with funds culled from the half-cent sales tax. Some council members encouraged waiting until the money is in hand, while others want to start as soon as possible.

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States Could Lose Money Over Prison Rapes

Updated: 06/23/2009 - New measures aimed at reducing prison rapes are in the works - and states that fail to take steps to protect their inmates could see their federal money cut.

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