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Armstrong Announces Birth Of Son On Twitter

Updated: 06/05/2009 - This was one special tweet for Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, who won the Tour de France seven straight years after overcoming testicular cancer, announced the birth of his son on the social-networking site Twitter late Thursday night. The proud papa even posted a picture of the newborn, playfully sticking his tongue out at the camera.

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Obama Visits Concentration Camp Site In Germany

Updated: 06/05/2009 - WEIMAR, Germany (AP) -- President Barack Obama toured a World War II concentration camp Friday after prodding the international community to redouble efforts toward separate Israeli and Palestinian states in hopes of resolving a conflict fueled by the Jewish nation's post-Holocaust creation.

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Garmin Recalls Marine Data Card

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. is recalling a data card for some of its boating devices after reports the card sometimes give inaccurate readings of water depth.

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Jobless Rate Hits 9.4% In May; Layoffs Slow

Updated: 06/05/2009 - With companies in no mood to hire, the unemployment rate jumped to 9.4 percent in May, the highest in more than 25 years. But the pace of layoffs eased, with employers cutting 345,000 jobs, the fewest since September.

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Oil Steady After Approaching $70

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Oil was steady around $69 a barrel Friday after approaching $70 the day before, when the first drop in U.S. weekly unemployment claims in five months provided another sign that demand for crude could improve.

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Dog Mothers Kittens

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A four year-old old dog started nursing the kittens, hiding them protectively underneath her while they slept.

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Kansas Leaders May Audit Statehouse Renovation

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The Konrath Group of Kansas City, Mo., contacted House Majority Leader Ray Merrick about performing an audit of the Statehouse renovations. Merrick and other legislative leaders agreed Thursday to hear a presentation from the company sometime in the summer.

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Kline Letter Mentions Slain Abortion Provider

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A brochure from former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline that arrived in mailboxes this week mentions slain abortion provider George Tiller. A Kline spokesman calls it "unfortunate."

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Rehab Can Be Fun And Games

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Rehab therapists are taking cues from childhood in creating tasks to help patients regain their movement and independence. They say it's a less-threatening way to get things started.

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Man Upset With Westar After Trees Trimmed

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A man on Lower Silver Lake Road is upset with Westar Energy after trees in front of his home were trimmed. He said he was given no notice, and the trees were beyond trimmed -- they were butchered. Westar says it is their policy to give advance notification.

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Counselors Help Students Cope With Emporia Accident

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Mariah Serrano has been in Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare after sustaining head injuries and two collapsed lungs in the accident. Two other students were also injured when the car they were in went under a semi in Emporia.

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Man Jailed In Domestic Dispute

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Topeka Police say 43-year old John Welch was arguing with someone he knew Wednesday evening. They say he set a minor fire to some papers during the incident and threatened to set fire to the entire residence.

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Man Arrested In Pottawatomie Co. Shooting

Updated: 06/04/2009 - 60 year-old Robert L. Bellinger of rural Manhattan is being held at the Pottawatomie County Jail for attempted murder, aggravated battery and criminal threat in the shooting of another man Thursday.

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Military Versions of Hummer Excluded From GM Sale

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The U.S. Army is assuring people that General Motors' deal to sell its Hummer brand to a Chinese company has nothing to do with the military version of the rugged vehicle.

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Taliban kill 3 US soldiers in Afghanistan

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Taliban militants detonated a bomb and opened fire on a vehicle carrying U.S. soldiers on Thursday, killing three of them, as President Barack Obama said he did not want to keep American troops in Afghanistan longer than necessary.

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New Facility For Old Dominion

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A Topeka freight company held an open house to show customers its new, 33-door facility Thursday.

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Suspect In Abortion Provider Death Talks From Jail

Updated: 06/04/2009 - Scott Roeder called The Associated Press on Thursday from the Sedgwick County Jail and disputed characterizations in the media of him as being anti-government, saying he is ``anti-corrupt government.''

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