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Commissioner Miller Lashes Out Over City Budget Proposal

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioner Vic Miller had harsh words for Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte and his thought that the county could pick up the tab for senior services funding. Miller says the city is "dumping" on the county, and proposed action of his own.

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Kansas Reports First H1N1-Infected Person's Death

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Kansas has reported the first death of a resident who was diagnosed with swine flu. Swine flu cases have been reported in 41 of the state's 105 counties, and 23 people have been hospitalized. The first cases were reported in April in Dickinson County but were mild.

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Hot August, Hot Jobs!

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Here's the full recap of Kansas Works job listings from Debra Rodenbaugh from our last two programs.

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Leno Excited By New Show, Opportunities

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Leno, looking relaxed and trim — the result of running four miles a day, he said — told the Television Critics Association on Wednesday that fall's "The Jay Leno Show" will feature some elements from his old home, "Tonight," but in a far different mix.

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Green Card Petitions Drop Sharply

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The number of petitions from employers trying to bring foreigners to work permanently in the U.S. has declined dramatically over the last two years, an Associated Press review of government data has found.

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Clinton Says U.S. Will Support Somalis

Posted: 08/06/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday pledged to "expand and extend" American support for Somalia's weak interim government as it struggles against Islamist extremists believed linked to al-Qaida.

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Shoppers Tight-Fisted In July

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Shoppers remained tight-fisted in July, raising concern about the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons as well as for the broader economic recovery.

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Iraqi Cabinet Approves Anti-Smoking Legislation

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The Iraqi Cabinet has approved a draft bill to stamp out smoking in public places, the first such bill in a country where lighting up is virtually a rite of passage for most young men, a government spokesman said Thursday.

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Laid-Off Workers Numbers Improving

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The number of newly laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that the job market is making gradual improvement.

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Senate Could Pump $2 Billion Into "Clunkers" Program

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The Senate is poised to pump $2 billion more into the popular "cash-for-clunkers" program after agreeing to give shoppers until Labor Day to make a deal on more energy-efficient models.

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Topeka Man Begins Jail Term In Lawyering Spat

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Topekan David Price began serving a jail term Thursday ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court, but a federal judge said the term will be five days, rather than indefinite, while the judge considers the case.

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Aerosmith Frontman Hurt In Fall From Stage

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Steven Tyler was dancing around the stage after the sound system failed during a South Dakota concert when he stepped backward off the stage. The Aerosmith singer fell on a couple of fans.

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Clinton in Kenya urges a cleanup of corruption

Posted: 08/06/2009 - NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a "tough but lovingly presented" message to Kenya on Thursday: shun corruption and reform government.

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Clinton Vows U.S. Help In War On Al Qaeda In Somalia

Updated: 08/06/2009 - NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Thursday with Somalia's new president, whose government is waging a bloody battle against an Islamic insurgency -- with some help from the United States.

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Central banks keep rates unchanged

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The Bank of England surprised markets on Thursday with a significant expansion of its program to boost the money supply and support growth, even as it and the European Central Bank kept official interest rates steady at record lows.

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Gunman at Pa. health club was bitter over women

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Friends mourned for three women fatally shot during their exercise class at a Pittsburgh-area gym by a man whose online diary revealed he felt ignored by women and had an "exit plan" to avenge his rage.

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GM plans a plug-in midsize Buick SUV

Posted: 08/06/2009 - General Motors will introduce a Buick crossover sport utility vehicle powered by a plug-in rechargeable system in 2011, a top GM production executive said Thursday.

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Family: Nigeria sect leader's father-in-law killed

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The father-in-law of an Islamist sect leader who set off violence that left hundreds of people dead in northern Nigeria was shot and killed and buried in a mass grave, a relative said.

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Washington Post apologizes for Clinton joke

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Two Washington Post journalists are apologizing and their satirical online video series has been canceled following criticism of a joke they told about Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Pregnant Briton Jailed In Laos Flown Home

Posted: 08/06/2009 - A pregnant Briton sentenced to life imprisonment in Laos for trafficking heroin flew home Thursday to serve the remainder of her sentence, just weeks before she was due to give birth.

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