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Kansas Shield Law Bill to Get Vote

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Sen. Judiciary Chairman Tim Owens says he'll allow a committee vote Wednesday on a proposed shield law for journalists. He's earlier said he was shelving the bill.

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State Transportation Tackles its 2009 Agenda

Posted: 02/17/2009 - If you're afraid the stimulus package means potholes in your pocket, at least you won't have to worry about transportation taxes this year. The state's secretary of transportation announced this year's outlook today.

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Recession Could Lengthen the Twilight of Dial-Up

Posted: 02/17/2009 - With the costs of home-schooling a special-needs child, Arlene Dawes of Raleigh, N.C., says dial-up Internet is more attuned to her budget than broadband. Chuck Hester says the high-speed Internet options available in his rural neighborhood near Little Rock, Ark., are too pricey.

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Crash probe focusing on weather, crew's training

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The man at the helm of a turboprop plane that pitched like a kite before crashing into a house last week had spent only 110 hours flying that model, and investigators said Tuesday they would look into the quality and quantity of his training.

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Burris Tried to Raise Funds For Blagojevich

Posted: 02/17/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris now acknowledges attempting to raise money for ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich — an explosive twist in his ever-changing story on how he landed a coveted Senate appointment from the man accused of trying to sell the seat.

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Acclaimed jazz drummer Louis Bellson dies at 84

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Big band and jazz drummer Louie Bellson, a master musician who performed with such greats as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, has died. He was 84.

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Facebook users protest retention of information

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of Facebook users are protesting new policies that they say grant the social-networking site the ability to control their information forever, even after they cancel their accounts.

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Minutes count for Oscar nominees Davis, Shannon

Posted: 02/17/2009 - For Viola Davis, it may have been her character's shocking admission that she's glad a priest has shown kindness to her troubled son, no matter what the man might have taken from the boy in return.

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Huge chimp shot dead after mauling woman in Conn.

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee who once starred in TV commercials for Old Navy and Coca-Cola was shot dead by police after a violent rampage that left a friend of its owner badly mauled.

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Sebelius calls Budget Impasse "Ludicrous"

Updated: 12/29/2009 - Officials say the state doesn't have enough money in its main bank account to pay its bills on time. Those bills include money for government employees who are supposed to be paid Friday.

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French 'spider-man' scales skyscraper in HK

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A French daredevil scaled a 73-story Hong Kong skyscraper barehanded Tuesday, his latest attempt to draw attention to global warming by climbing up the world's tallest buildings.

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