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Groups Tout Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/06/2009 - During Breastfeeding Awareness Week, health professional are touting the benefits breast milk can give babies, such as improved immunity and brain development.

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Governor Allows 3 In Rape-Slaying To Be Freed

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Three men convicted in the rape and slaying of a fellow sailor's wife more than a decade ago will walk free to the outrage of the victim's family - who blamed the decision on political pressure from novelist John Grisham - and the men's supporters, who say it's not enough and want them declared innnocent.

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New Strain Of Swine Flu Infects Riley County Child

Posted: 08/06/2009 - KDHE says a Riley County child was infected with H3N2, a swine flu strain not related to the H1N1 pandemic. The child suffered mild flu symptoms and has recovered.

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Senate Confirms Sotomayor For Supreme Court

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.

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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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