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Senate To Vote On FDA Power To Regulate Tobacco

Updated: 06/11/2009 - A tobacco control bill set to win Senate approval would give the federal government broad new powers to monitor and change a toxic substance that contributes to some 400,000 deaths every year.

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Deer Reduction Recommended At Kansas Park

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Johnson County park officials have recommended using sharpshooters and bow hunters to reduce the deer population at a popular park.

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Kansas Senator Knocks Stimulus On Eve Of VP Visit

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Sen. Pat Roberts points to two stimulus-funded projects in the state's southeast corner - a road project and another to clean up environmental contamination - as examples of wasteful federal stimulus spending.

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Area Youngsters Headed To KY For BB Gun Competition

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Some area youngsters are on their way Bowling Green, Kentucky for a BB-gun competition. They are a part of the Jackson/Nemaha County Bullmasters 4-H Shooting Sports Team.

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House Committee Sends Judge's Impeachment To House

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A House committee unanimously approved four articles of impeachment against a federal judge Wednesday in an attempt to remove him from office for lying about sexually assaulting two women.

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Egypt Praises Obama As Welcome Change From Bush

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Egypt's president praised President Barack Obama on Wednesday, saying his outreach to the Muslim world is a welcome change from the policies of his predecessor.

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Findings In Death Of Danny Gans Leave Questions

Updated: 06/10/2009 - On Tuesday, the Clark County coroner provided a peek behind the curtain with a declaration that Gans' unexpected death May 1 was accidental - resulting from a reaction to the powerful prescription painkiller hydromorphone.

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Topeka Police Identify Beating Victim

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Topeka Police have identified a man found beaten Monday night as 51-year old Apolinar Hernandez-Gonzalez, known as "Polo." They are still investigating what happened to him.

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KSU Suspends Two Athletics Administrators

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Athletic Director John Currie told the Associated Press that Jim Epps and Bob Cavello have been suspended with pay, but he refused to say why the action was taken.

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Chris Brown Loses Bid To Delay Preliminary Hearing

Updated: 06/10/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chris Brown lost a bid to delay a preliminary hearing in his assault case, which his attorney argued should wait for a related California Supreme Court decision.

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Queen Latifah Says She Was Sexually Abused

Updated: 06/10/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Queen Latifah has revealed a traumatic chapter of her personal life: The singer-actress was sexually abused as a child.

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Gunman Shoots, Kills, Guard At Holocaust Museum

Updated: 06/10/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- An 88-year-old gunman with a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, fatally wounding a security guard before being shot himself by other officers, authorities said.

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Va. Women's Prison Segregated Lesbians

Updated: 06/10/2009 - TROY, Va. (AP) -- For more than a year, Virginia's largest women's prison rounded up inmates who had loose-fitting clothes, short hair or otherwise masculine looks, sending them to a unit officers derisively dubbed the "butch wing," prisoners and guards say.

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Scandal Strikes Junction City Commission

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Federal charges against a developer with plans in Junction City reveals a scandal inside the city commission. The turmoil came to head today when Commissioner Scott Johnson called for the resignation of the mayor and two commissioners.

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Marysville Moving Murals

Posted: 06/10/2009 - The downtown plaza of Marysville, K.S., was beautified this morning when two murals were unveiled.

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US-Mex Border Fence Completion Eludes Government

Updated: 06/10/2009 - BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Nearly six months after the U.S.-Mexico border fence ordered by the Bush administration was supposed to be finished, its completion is in limbo while a judge waits answers to questions about private property in the fence's path.

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Number Of Homeless Drops In Shawnee Co.

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Anew survey shows the number of homeless in Shawnee County dropped over the last two years. The Topeka-Shawnee County Homeless Task Force released the results from its latest bi-annual survey Wednesday.

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