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GOP Sen. Graham Says He Will Vote For Sotomayor

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday that he will vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, breaking with his party's conservative leaders to back President Barack Obama's choice to be the first Hispanic justice.

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Obama Says Pullout From Iraq On Schedule

Posted: 07/22/2009 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States will stick to its schedule and remove all its troops from Iraq by the end of 2011 even though there will be "tough days ahead."

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For Some Fliers, Trading Miles Is The Way To Go

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Frequent flier programs have been around for nearly three decades and billions of miles go unused. Airlines used to prohibit swaps of frequent-flier miles - it's still in the fine print of many loyalty programs. But now some are perfectly fine with exchanges.

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Mumbai Gunman Says He's Ready For Gallows

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The young Pakistani gunman who confessed to his role in the Mumbai attacks says he would rather be hanged in this world than face "God's punishment" in the next. The Indian court trying Ajmal Kasab has yet to accept his confession and guilty plea for taking part in one of the worst terrorist attacks in Indian history — three days of carnage in November that left 166 people dead.

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German Making Progress After Touble Arm Transplant

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The recipient of the world's first complete double arm transplant scratched his head and back and beamed at his doctors Wednesday, saying he was on the path to independence a year after the pioneering operation.

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Lawyer: Police Seek Jackson Manslaughter Link

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Authorities searched the Houston clinic of Michael Jackson's doctor Wednesday, and his attorney said they were seeking evidence of manslaughter.

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Scientists Find HIV's 'Missing Link' In Ill Chimps

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Scientists believe they have found a "missing link" in the evolution of the virus that causes AIDS. It bridges the gap between the infection that does no harm to most monkeys and the one that kills millions of people. That link is a virus that is killing chimpanzees in the wild at a disturbingly high rate, according to a study in Thursday's journal Nature.

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Feds: US Man Gave Al-Qaida NYC Subway Information

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Authorities revealed Wednesday that an American — charged with giving al-Qaida information on the New York transit system and attacking a U.S. military base in Afghanistan — has been a secret witness in the fight against terror both here and overseas.

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Va. Tech Gunman's Mental Records Found In Home

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Mental health records for Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho that were missing for more than two years have been discovered in the home of the university clinic's former director, according to a state memo shared with victims' family members.

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Concealed Arms Reciprocity Rejected By Senate

Posted: 07/22/2009 - In a rare win for gun control advocates, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a measure allowing a person with a concealed weapon permit in one state to also hide his firearm when visiting another state.

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Acid Spill Backs Up Traffic On I-70

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Topeka Police say an acid spill from batteries has forced I-70 eastbound over 3rd Street down to one lane.

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Investigators Want More Info From Jackson Doc

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Investigators trying to figure out what killed Michael Jackson are looking for additional information from the doctor who tended to him as he was dying.

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Bernanke Back On Capitol Hill — And Hot Seat

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke ran into more tough questions Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the central bank's extraordinary actions to rescue the economy and its ability to take on even more responsibility.

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Stocks Zigzag As Companies Post Mixed Results

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Investors are holding off from making more big bets on the economy. Stocks zigzagged in a tight range for the second day Wednesday as investors sifted through a mixed batch of corporate earnings for clues about which way the economy is headed.

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Kansas Alumna Leaves KU $1.1 Million

Posted: 07/22/2009 - A former dean of women at the University of Kansas, Martha Peterson, has left the school a $1.1 million bequest from her estate.

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6 Kansas Communities Vie For Energy Savings

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Six Kansas communities are participating in the "Take-Charge Challenge" to reduce their energy usage. Prizes include major energy-saving projects.

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Kansas Ethics Panel To Review House Speaker's Case

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The Kansas ethics commission is reviewing a nepotism allegation against House Speaker Mike O'Neal. In question is the hiring of his wife, Cindy, as an aide to the House GOP Caucus.

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Kansas Removes Hurdle To Job Searches

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Kansas Department of Labor and Commerce announced Tuesday applicants for unemployment insurance will immediately be issued an account on the KansasWorks.com Web site.

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Senate To Vote On Concealed Weapons Measure

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Gun control and gun rights advocates are heading for another clash with a Senate vote on a measure that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry those hidden weapons into other states.

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Solar Eclipse Shrouds Asia In Daytime Darkness

Updated: 07/22/2009 - Millions of Asians turned their eyes skyward Wednesday as dawn suddenly turned to darkness across the continent in the longest total solar eclipse this century will see.

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Obama May Have To Wait For Health Care Passage

Updated: 07/22/2009 - After more than a week of tirelessly pressuring Congress to move his top domestic priority, President Barack Obama may have to settle for a fallback strategy on health care overhaul.

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Price Plans To Sue The State Of Kansas For $100 Million

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Davis Price, arrested for failing to appear before the Kansas Supreme Court, is out on bail and plans on filing a lawsuit against the state for wrongful prosecution. The amount? $100 Million.

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