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Daisy Scouts Tour Treasurer's Office

Posted: 08/11/2009 - A group of Daisy Scouts stopped by the Kansas State Treasurer's Office to pick up some phone books and learn a little about the office.

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Hotel Standoff Nets Murder Suspect

Updated: 08/11/2009 - Law enforcement surrounded the Quality Inn at Huntoon and Wanamaker in Topeka just before 1pm Tuesday. TPD says Christian Robbins was taken into custody. Robbins was wanted on a second degree murder warrant.

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Possible Death In Lyndon Accident

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Lyndon police and Osage County Sheriff's deputies are on the scene of an accident that may have claimed a life, according to officials.

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Overland Park Man Sentenced For Anthrax Threat

Posted: 08/11/2009 - John Philip Barker, 47, Overland Park, Kan., has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for sending a white powder through the U.S. mails that he claimed was anthrax, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said today. After his imprisonment he will serve two years on supervised release.

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Flight Prompts Calls for Passenger Rights

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Link Christian was one of the 47 passengers trapped in a plane on a tarmac for six hours early Saturday morning in Rochester, Minn. They didn't have a way to get off the plane then, but the St. Paul, Minn. man is now working to help other plane passengers be assured of their rights to proper treatment by airlines.

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Obama Prepares To Defend Health Care Plans

Posted: 08/11/2009 - About the last thing the White House wants today is for President Obama to get a lot of sycophantic questions at his town hall meeting on health care.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak at Eisenhower Presidential Library

Posted: 08/11/2009 - Spend an evening with The New York Times London Bureau Chief, John F. Burns, at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum on August 28. A reception will follow Burn's talk, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

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St. Francis To Hold Baby Fair

Posted: 08/11/2009 - St. Francis Health Center will host its second annual Baby Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, on the second floor of the Health Center.

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U.S. Officials To Be Part Of Ocean Policy Task Force

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, in coordination with White House and federal agency officials, will be traveling throughout the Arctic region, Aug. 17-21, to participate in the new Ocean Policy Task Force, observe ongoing activities and meet with local and indigenous community leaders and industry representatives.

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Story Time At Topeka Zoo

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The Topeka Zoo and Friends of the Topeka Zoo will be presenting Story Time at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009.

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Chevy Volt To Get 230 MPG Rating

Posted: 08/11/2009 - The Chevrolet Volt, GM's electric car that's expected to go on sale in late 2010, is projected to get an estimated 230 miles per gallon, the automaker announced Tuesday.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dies At 88

Updated: 08/11/2009 - President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died Tuesday morning, her family said in a statement. She was 88.

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Strong Storms Leave Path Of Destruction

Updated: 08/11/2009 - Winds at White City, Kansas were clocked at 80 miles per hour Monday, taking the roof off a home and garage and toppling tree limbs and power lines.

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Budget Deadline Looms For Topeka City Council

Updated: 08/10/2009 - The Topeka City Council met as the budget committee Monday night to discuss the 2010 budget. The big issues remain the Topeka Police Helicopter Unit and Topeka Transit. The Council will vote August 18. This story contains in-depth interviews with Richard Harmon, Karen Hiller and Bill Bunten.

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Breast-Feeding May Protect At-Risk Women From Breast Cancer

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Women with a family history of breast cancer may have a new weapon against the disease: breast-feeding. In a new study of more than 60,000 women, nursing a baby for at least three months cut the risk of breast cancer in half for those who had a family history of the disease.

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War Against Taliban Insurgency Continues

Posted: 08/10/2009 - It has been nearly eight years since U.S. forces overthrew the Taliban leaders of Afghanistan, but the war against the Taliban insurgency is bloodier than ever.

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String Of Bombings Shakes Iraq

Updated: 08/10/2009 - Two truck bombs blew up just seconds apart in Mosul, leaving a massive crater and reducing an entire neighborhood to piles of bricks and metal. The attack was one in a string of bombings that killed at least 45 people and injured hundreds of others.

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Clinton in Congo: "I'm Secretary of State, Not Bill"

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The State Department chief's temper flared up Monday when a student asked for an opinion on a huge Chinese loan. Here's how a mistake from the translator set off the diplomatic flap.

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Twin Typhoons Devastate Asia

Updated: 08/10/2009 - Typhoon Morakot washed away buildings and destroyed thousands of homes across Taiwan. A mudslide covered an entire town in the mountains. As many as 600 are missing. Helicopters have carried about 100 residents to safety.

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Divers Return To Scene Of Midair Collisions

Updated: 08/10/2009 - The NTSB hopes debris of a helicopter and single-engle plane can help piece together what caused the aircraft to collide Saturday, killing nine people. Divers are trying to locate the bodies of two victims.

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