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Former Gitmo Prisoner Says Abuse Photos Exist

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner says the United States has photographs of him being beaten during his detention and has asked a judge to preserve the evidence.

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Obama Administration Urges Global Warming Action

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Saying global warming poses unprecedented threats to Americans' way of life, four of President Barack Obama's top environmental and energy officials urged the Senate on Tuesday to pass legislation to reduce the pollution linked to the planet's rising temperature.

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GMail Drops "Beta" Label

Posted: 07/07/2009 - After more than five years officially in testing mode, Gmail is finally graduating from "beta." Google Inc. says its e-mail service and three other applications in the Google Apps suite for businesses are now finished products in name as well as function.

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Baseball Fan Settles "God Bless America" Suit

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A baseball fan has settled a lawsuit that claimed he was kicked out of Yankee Stadium by a police officer because he left his seat to use the bathroom during the playing of "God Bless America."

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Running Of The Bulls Begins

Posted: 07/07/2009 - No one was gored on Tuesday, but four people were hospitalized with bumps, bruises or scrapes, Spanish Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba said.

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Man Arrested After Driving "Commando"

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A Delaware man faces drunken driving charges after he was pulled over for speeding in northeastern Maryland and a sheriff's deputy noticed he wasn't wearing any pants. A spokesman for the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Jonathan Schultz "was driving commando."

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Tax On Health Benefits Possibly Fading

Posted: 07/07/2009 - A key lawmaker says senators at work on health care legislation are having second thoughts about imposing a tax on high-end insurance coverage that workers receive on the job.

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Marines Push Militants Out Of Taliban Region

Posted: 07/07/2009 - U.S. Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave. The troops then moved in — only to discover that the militants had slipped out, dressed in women's burqa robes.

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Sotomayor Critics Step Up Rhetoric

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Conservatives stepped up their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday, but it was unclear how far Senate Republicans were willing to go to create bumps in what appears to be a smooth road to confirmation for President Barack Obama's first high-court choice.

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Obama Wants Lasting Partnership With Russia

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Working to turn Russia from antagonist to ally, President Barack Obama asked the Russian people Tuesday to "forge a lasting partnership" with the U.S., but he acknowledged after talks with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that on divisive issues there won't be "a meeting of the minds anytime soon."

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From a celebrity's death, a very American outburst

Michael Jackson Memorial Live Stream

Posted: 07/07/2009 - He was a celebrity spectacle like no other, so it seemed natural that Michael Jackson's end unfolded the same way. He staged his final show Tuesday by posthumously commandeering the heart of the city of fame, after turning millions of his fans into lottery players who chased unlikely dreams of front-row goodbye

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New Kansas Law Allows Armed Prosecutors In Courts

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Shawnee County is among those opting out of a new Kansas law that allows prosecutors to carry concealed guns into court buildings and courtrooms if officials allow it.

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Building Acquired For Potential B-29 Museum

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Supporters of a museum celebrating central Kansas' role in training WWII B-29 bombers recently acquired a parachute building in Pratt, located on a former B-29 air base.

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Union Recommends Contract For Spirit AeroSystems

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will mail out ballots to members on Friday. It's recommending they accept Spirit AeroSystems new contract offer.

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Former Hutchinson Coach, Teacher Sentenced

Updated: 07/07/2009 - Former Hutchinson High School basketball coach and teacher Bradly S. Specht was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court. He was found guilty in May of one count of unlawful sexual relations for having sex with a 16-year old female student.

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Hutchinson Woman Pleads In Mistreatment Of Clients

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Melody A. Roberts pleaded no contest Monday in Reno County District Court to two counts of mistreatment of an adult, practicing a home health care agency without a license and three counts of forgery. In return for the plea, prosecutors dropped 24 other counts.

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Pickens Drops Big Texas Wind Farm Plan

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has called off his plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Pampa, Texas. He says instead he'll build a few smaller wind farms in the Midwest. He's considering sites in Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Texas.

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Kroger Recalls Three Seasonings Due To Possible Health Risk

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Kroger is recalling its brands of Popcorn Seasoning Movie Theater Butter Flavored, Popcorn Seasoning White Cheddar Flavored, and Fat Free Butter Flavored Sprinkles because of possible salmonella contamination.

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Washburn Names New Nursing Dean

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Monica Scheibmeier, an associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Nursing, will become the new dean of the Washburn University School of Nursing.

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Los Angeles Braces For Michael Jackson's Final Act

Updated: 07/07/2009 - As in Jackson's life, Tuesday's public memorial at the downtown Staples Center includes the spectacle surrounding the show - legal drama, screaming fans, star power, live worldwide broadcast, unsavory accusations, even a parade of elephants - all adding up to what could be the biggest celebrity send-off of all time.

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Stock Futures Point To Quiet Wall Street Opening

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The stock market searched for direction Tuesday as investors await more clues about the economy. U.S. stock futures were little changed ahead of the start of trading Tuesday, while markets around the world moved modestly higher.

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