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Tiller's Lawyer Discusses Doctor, Legal Fight

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The longtime lawyer for slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller says he does not support restrictions on free speech, despite some questions about whether intense public criticism may have influenced the suspect in Tiller's death.

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Man Convicted Of 2007 Murder

Updated: 06/13/2009 - A Wyandotte County man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man two years ago.

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Gays Upset With Obama's Gay Policies

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Gay rights groups expressed dismay with the Obama administration Friday over its championing of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law the president pledged to try to repeal while on the campaign trail.

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Schwarzenegger: Wrong Time To Sell Assets

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says it's the wrong time to consider putting California landmarks up for sale — less than a month after he proposed doing just that.

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Report Says LAPD Federal Consent Decree Should End

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The independent monitor that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department says a federal consent decree that the department has operated under since 2001 should end.

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Two Mt. McKinley Climbers Fall To Their Deaths

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Two experienced climbers fell more than 2,000 feet to their deaths on Alaska's Mount McKinley, raising this year's death toll on the mountain to four, officials said Friday.

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267 Fired For Elderly Abuse

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Nearly 270 employees were fired or suspended for abusing or neglecting residents of large, state-run institutions for the mentally disabled in Texas during the last fiscal year.

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Dallas Council Will Vote On Gorilla Attack Settlement

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Dallas-Fort Worth television station KTVT reported Friday that two families will share the money for injuries they suffered in an attack by a 340-pound western lowland gorilla named Jabari. Attorney Ray Jackson, who represents one of the families, confirmed the settlement amount.

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Six Flags Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The amusement park company Six Flags is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying it needs to reorganize and shed $1.8 billion of debt.

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Rats Gone From Rat Island

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The rats appear to be gone from Alaska's Rat Island, more than 200 years after they scurried off a rodent-infested Japanese ship.

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Illinois Riverboat Casinos Suing Blagojevich

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Four Illinois riverboat casinos are suing former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich as they continue to fight a state law that requires them to share their profits with the state's ailing horse racing tracks.

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Ousted AmeriCorps Watchdog Defends Waste Probe

Updated: 06/13/2009 - An inspector general fired by President Barack Obama said Friday he acted "with the highest integrity" in investigating AmeriCorps and other government-funded national service programs.

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Kansas Ironman Competition Has Military Theme

Updated: 06/13/2009 - More than 2,000 triathletes will swim 1.2 miles in Lawrence's Clinton Lake, bike 56 miles in Douglas County and run 13.1 miles at Clinton State Park.

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It Is Not Easy Being A Kansas Cowgirl

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Kansas cowgirl admits life as a cowgirl isn't fancy as her hands are weathered and mornings are filled with moving semi-loads of cattle from the trailers to pens.

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Convicted Pet Abuser Pays Restitution

Updated: 06/13/2009 - A former University of Kansas student who was convicted of seriously abusing a cat and killing a dog has paid resitution to those who investigated the case.

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California To Probe HIV Case In Porn Industry

Updated: 06/13/2009 - State health officials are looking into the latest HIV case reported in California's multibillion-dollar porn industry, fearing that reckless practices on film sets might be raising the risk of new infections.

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Man Blames Infant For Hit-And-Run

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Police in Portsmouth, N.H., said a man has been charged with lying about his involved in a hit-and-run accident by telling them his son was driving the vehicle. Problem is, the man's son is an infant.

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U.N. Imposes Tough Sanctions On North Korea

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The U.N. Security Council has imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea, punishing the country for its second nuclear test. Pyongyang responded to the resolution Saturday by vowing to "weaponize" all its plutonium and will consider any blockade "an act of war."

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Patrick Kennedy Checks In For Treatment

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who has struggled with depression, alcoholism and addiction for much of his life, said Friday that he has checked into a medical facility for treatment.

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Key Senators Have Health Care Ties

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Influential senators working to overhaul the nation's health care system have investments and family ties with some of the biggest names in the industry. The wife of Sen. Chris Dodd, the lawmaker in charge of writing the Senate's bill, sits on the boards of four health care companies.

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