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Taxpayers may have to cover octuplet mom's costs

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A big share of the financial burden of raising Nadya Suleman's 14 children could fall on the shoulders of California's taxpayers, compounding the public furor in a state already billions of dollars in the red.

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Congress, White House Agree on $790B Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Moving with lightning speed, the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House agreed Wednesday on a compromise $790 billion economic stimulus bill designed to create millions of jobs in a nation reeling from recession. President Barack Obama could sign the measure within days.

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Rescuers search for more victims of Okla. twisters

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Rescuers sorted through bricks and shattered plywood Wednesday in search of more victims of a deadly tornado that blasted through a small Oklahoma town where many people in a trailer park had nowhere to escape the howling winds.

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Obama praises Lincoln's legacy at Ford's Theatre

Posted: 02/11/2009 - President Barack Obama praised Abraham Lincoln for his conviction that a divided nation could be made whole at a gala Wednesday night celebrating the $25 million renovation of Ford's Theatre.

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DirecTV Group 4Q profit falls as costs rise

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The DirecTV Group Inc., the nation's largest satellite TV provider, on Tuesday reported a 5 percent decline in net income for the fourth quarter, even as revenue soared, because of higher customer acquisition costs and interest expenses.

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EU signs pact with Internet networking sites

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Facebook, MySpace and Google signed a pact with the European Union on Tuesday to improve safeguards against the bullying and abuse of teenagers online.

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To keep pace, Intel plans $7B on factory upgrades

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Intel Corp. plans to spend $7 billion upgrading its U.S. factories over the next two years, a sign that the recession hasn't extinguished chip makers' lust for cutting-edge equipment.

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Inventors Hall honors chip technology

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A researcher who pioneered the first liquid crystal displays eventually used in computer screens and televisions is among 15 new members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

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A vibrating hand for the pianist, please

Posted: 02/11/2009 - eorgia Tech researchers are trying to reinvent how students learn to play the piano by developing a glove that vibrates to cue a budding musician which finger needs to be played at a given moment. The goal is to fuse music with muscle memory to teach pianists their craft.

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Free music download service signs last major label

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Qtrax, an Internet company that promises the first free music download service paid for by advertisements, said Wednesday it had signed up the last of the four major recording companies and plans to relaunch next month.

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Dish Network CEO tries to one-up Sirius XM

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A battle is brewing for control of Sirius XM Radio Inc., with uncertain consequences for the nearly 20 million people who use the satellite radio service to listen to music, sports and personalities from Howard Stern to Martha Stewart.

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Facebook appraisal pegs company's value at $3.7B

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Facebook Inc. quickly concluded it wasn't worth anywhere near the $15 billion market value implied in a 2007 investment made by Microsoft Corp., according to confidential information obtained Wednesday from court documents.

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Big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of its kind in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the crash, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday.

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Woman to be Charged with Dumping Baby in Lake

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A 20-year-old woman accused of dropping her newborn baby girl into a lake told police she felt the infant's heart beating as she let the child slip from her hands into the brackish water.

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OYS: Lane of Gage to Close Thursday

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Thursday the Southbound right lane of Southwest Gage and 17th will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a church reconstruction project.

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Correctional Facility to Close, Save Money

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Winfield correctional facility will close a housing unit March 7th to help cut spending in the current department of corrections budget.

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Jury Continues Murder Trial Deliberations

Posted: 02/11/2009 - 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler, 19-year-old Corky Williams, and 19-year old Antonio Armstrong face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Brownback Hosting Adoption Event

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback is helping raise awareness to promote adoption. He and his wife are hosting an event at Washburn University Saturday where they will discuss the different aspects of the adoption process.

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Patton Urging New Measures Against Underage Drinking

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State Representative Joe Patton is taking new measures to reduce underage drinking. Patton Wednesday asked the Kansas House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to recommend a house bill for passage.

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Health Expert Visits Kansas

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a health status report. It outlines strategies for reducing infant mortality rates, obesity rates, tobacco use, nutrition, and access to medical care for racial and ethnic communities in Kansas.

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GOP Leaders Reach Deal on Kansas Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Mike O'Neal resolved differences between their chambers' budget negotiators Wednesday. The final disagreement involved funding for social services.

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2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station.

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