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GM Hoping for Speedy Sale and Exit from Chapter 11

Updated: 06/02/2009 - General Motors hopes to follow the lead of fellow U.S. automaker Chrysler by transforming its most profitable assets into a new company in just 30 days and emerging from bankruptcy protection soon after.

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North Korea Readies Long-Range Missile Test

Updated: 06/01/2009 - -- North Korea appears to be preparing to test an advanced missile designed to reach the United States, a U.S. official said Monday, ratcheting up tensions after its second underground nuclear test.

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Study: Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Tests

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Adult survivors of childhood cancer who most need mammograms and other tests to watch for second cancers are less likely to follow screening recommendations than the general public or even their healthy siblings, a new study finds.

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Russia's Medvedev Honors Big Families

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Russia has a long tradition of honoring it soldiers, scholars and scientists for outsized achievements. On Monday, it honored parents with outsized families with the "Order of Parental Glory" - part of a campaign to halt a dramatic population decline.

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US Military Tweets News from Afghanistan

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The military "tweeted" the news that U.S. and Afghan forces killed four militants in Wardak province, sending it worldwide on Twitter, the social networking site, hours before making the formal announcement to the media.

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Kansas H1N1 Cases Rise to 89

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus were confirmed today in a Douglas County adult and a Morton County adult. These are the first cases of the virus identified in both counties.

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Gov. Announces High-Voltage Power Settlement

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson says a settlement has been reached between two companies competing to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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Police: Recruiting Center Gunman Targeted Military

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A man with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another Monday in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center, police said. The shootings were not believed to be part of a broader scheme.

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Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson says a settlement has been reached between two companies competing to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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Topeka NAACP Steps Out in Support of City Manager Bonaparte

Updated: 06/01/2009 - There was some drama on the steps outside city hall Monday afternoon and it was all about the Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte. Members of the Topeka NAACP chapter organized a gathering and it got heated at times.

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Eckert To Make Call On Emergency Sirens

Updated: 06/01/2009 - County Commissioners made that call Monday morning when several competitors took issue with the bid recommended by Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz.

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Review: `Hangover' is Inspired, until It Wears Off

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Director Todd Phillips and screenwriters Jon Lucas and Scott Moore take this familiar "What happens in Vegas ... " idea to bold new heights - or depths, depending on your perspective - with a comedy that stays weird and wild for the first two-thirds, only to disappoint in the final act.

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Ex-Wife of 'Rockefeller': No Reason to Doubt Past

Updated: 06/01/2009 - At first, she had no reason to doubt his accounts of his past, including his Rockefeller name and his claim that he attended Yale at age 14, Sandra Boss testified Monday at his kidnapping trial. But slowly, over their 12-year marriage, she began to doubt he was who he said he was, she testified.

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Romney raps Obama's 'tour of apology'

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Republican Mitt Romney, seen as a likely contender for the White House in 2012, scolded President Barack Obama on Monday, arguing that he has failed to take a tougher line against U.S. critics in the global arena.

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Puerto Rico Man gets 105 Years in Tourist Killing

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Puerto Rico judge sentenced the son of a convicted killer to 105 years in prison Monday for the kidnapping, rape and murder of a pregnant Georgia tourist who made a desperate phone call to her fiance from the trunk of her assailant's car.

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High Court Rules for Ohio in Death Penalty Case

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the state of Ohio should have another chance to sentence a convicted killer to death, despite a previous factual finding that the man is mentally retarded.

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