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2 Kids Inside California Home As Parents Killed

Posted: 05/22/2009 - An intruder dressed in black and wearing a motorcycle helmet barged into a Southern California beach home and stabbed a pregnant woman and her husband to death as their two children were in other rooms, authorities said Thursday.

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Vick at Va. Courthouse For Probation Meeting

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Michael Vick walked into a federal courthouse in Virginia on Friday to meet his probation officer, ignoring questions from waiting reporters about his life under home confinement after being released from a federal prison this week.

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To Cover Both Wars, Senate Passes $91.3B Bill

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The Senate is backing President Barack Obama's efforts to ramp up the war in Afghanistan, granting his request for $91.3 billion for military and diplomatic operations there and in Iraq.

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Weather Delays Shuttle Landing

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Thunderstorms prevented space shuttle Atlantis and its crew from landing Friday, leaving them to circle the Earth hoping the weather would improve by the following day.

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Two Boaters Found Dead in Coffey County Reservoir

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Coffey County Sheriff's found two men who were boating near the John Redmond Reservoir, dead in the water about 7p.m. Thursday. They are Eugene Lang, 83, of Leroy; and Dean Estle, 66, of Burlington.

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Residents Evacuate Australia Floods

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Friday as torrential rains and strong winds pounded Australia's east coast, causing severe flooding and forcing the closure of hundreds of schools.

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Non-native, Venomous Snakes Dumped at Haskell?

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are asking people to be on the lookout for poisonous snakes after a nonnative venomous viper was spotted near the school.

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British Airways Suffers Record Full-year Loss

Posted: 05/22/2009 - British Airways on Friday reported its biggest full-year loss since the former national airline was privatized in 1987, mainly due to soaring fuel costs and weaker demand in recent months.

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Oil Stays Above $61 Amid Weakening US Dollar

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Oil prices held above $61 a barrel Friday, helped by a weakening dollar, which typically has an inverse relationship with crude markets. Investors often buy commodities such as oil as a protection against the inflation that can result from a weaker U.S. dollar.

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Obama Set to Approve New Rules for Credit Cards

Posted: 05/22/2009 - New rules for the credit card industry that are designed to protect consumers from surprise charges, such as over-the-limit fees and costs for paying a bill by phone, are part of a bill President Barack Obama is set to sign into law.

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Obama To Address US Naval Academy Graduates

Posted: 05/22/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to assure graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that he will invest not just in weapons but also in the people who keep the country safe.

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Head-on Crash Kills 2 in SW Kansas

Posted: 05/21/2009 - A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer on U.S. 54 just east of Greensburg has left two people dead.

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Kansas Governor Signs Bill on Cockfighting, Other Crimes

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a crime bill Thursday that includes measures that make cockfighting a felony and strengthen laws against drug trafficking and assaulting law enforcement officers.

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AG Six Announces New Effort to Find Missing Children

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Attorney General Steve Six said Thursday he has created the Kansas Child Abduction Response Team. The CART program will help coordinate law enforcement efforts to find missing, abducted or endangered children.

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County Commission Says "No" to TIF District

Updated: 05/21/2009 - The Shawnee Co. Commission voted Thursday to adopt a resolution saying it couldn't get on board with a tax increment financing district Topeka City Council members approved for the area around White Lakes Plaza at 37th and South Topeka Boulevard.

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White House to Steer GM Toward Bankruptcy

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The move comes as the administration prepares to lift the nation's other faltering car company, Chrysler, from bankruptcy protection as soon as next week, industry sources said.

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