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Emergency Responder Learn to Work Together

Updated: 02/10/2009 - From tornadoes, floods, and wildfires to acts of terrorism, the courses help all levels of government learn how to act together to protect the lives and property of Kansans.

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Homeland Security Head Visiting Kan. Bio Institute

Updated: 02/10/2009 - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State University Tuesday before addressing the press with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

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Iranian president says talks with US possible

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Iran's hard-line president told crowds celebrating the Islamic revolution's anniversary Tuesday that the country is ready for talks with the United States, the strongest signal yet that Tehran welcomes President Barack Obama's calls for dialogue.

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S. Africa plans to step up its AIDS battle

Updated: 02/10/2009 - South Africa's health minister on Tuesday promised a dramatic increase in treatment for AIDS victims to overcome the legacy of a decade of governmental denial of the epidemic.

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Community Remembers 'Jovial Young Man'

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Adam Bloom, 17, a junior at Jackson Heights High School, was laid to rest in Wetmore, Kan. on Tuesday afternoon. Bloom died in a car accident Saturday, Feb. 7.

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Live Nation, Ticketmaster Begin Defending Merger

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Concert promoter Live Nation Inc. and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. confirmed their merger plans Tuesday and got right to work addressing antitrust concerns that have taken center stage.

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Goats Suspected of Causing Barn Fire in Wyoming

Updated: 02/10/2009 - These goats may have gotten a baaah-d idea from Mrs. O'Leary's cow. A fire destroyed a barn near Laramie, Wyo., on Monday. Firefighters suspect some goats inside the barn started the fire by nibbling through electric heater cords or knocking down a heating lamp.

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Gates Orders Review of Ban on Photos of Coffins

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered a review Tuesday of a Pentagon policy banning media from taking pictures of flag-draped coffins of military dead, signaling he was open to overturning the policy to better honor fallen soldiers.

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$3 trillion! — Senate, Fed, Treasury Attack Crisis

Updated: 02/10/2009 - On a single day filled with staggering sums, the Obama administration, Federal Reserve and Senate attacked the deepening economic crisis Monday with actions that could throw as much as $3 trillion more in government and private funds into the fight against frozen credit markets and rising joblessness.

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New State Health Director to Join KDHE

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce that Jason Eberhart-Phillips, MD, MPH, has accepted the position of Health Director and Kansas State Health Officer.

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Leaders Talk About Kan. Budget Accord

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Legislature's top two leaders are meeting to find a way to restart talks on closing a $199 million budget deficit.

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Kansas Man Sentenced in Home Loan Scheme

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man is sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for a scheme in which he and others fraudulently obtained more than $12 million in home loans.

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GM Cuts 10,000 Salaried Jobs, Trims Employees' Pay

Updated: 02/10/2009 - General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history.

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KSU Presidential Search down to One Finalist

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Robert Kennedy says he's staying at the University of Maine. Kirk Schulz of Mississippi State University is the remaining finalist for the KSU President's job.

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House Hearing to Focus on Peanut Executives

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A wide-ranging investigation into the national salmonella outbreak is focusing on who was responsible for allowing tainted peanut products from one small company to contaminate hundreds of other foods.

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Sean Penn's political experience helps in `Milk'

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politician and gay rights activist, in the Oscar-nominated "Milk."

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