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Gene Roddenberry, wife to spend eternity in space

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The creator of "Star Trek" and his wife will spend eternity together in space. Celestis Inc., a company that specializes in "memorial spaceflights," said Monday that it will ship the remains of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett Roddenberry into space next year.

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Iceland's Government Topples Amid Financial Mess

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Iceland's coalition government collapsed on Monday after an unprecedented wave of public dissent, plunging the island nation into political turmoil as it seeks to rebuild an economy shattered by the global financial crisis.

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Kansas Bill Would Ban Lighter Sales to Minors

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Wichita Democrat, wants to ban sales of cigarette lighters to minors and require retailers to keep lighters behind their counters, just as they do with cigarettes.

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House Dems May Drop Contraceptive Spending

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Democratic officials say House leaders are seriously considering deleting family planning funds for the low-income from an economic stimulus bill headed for a vote later in the week.

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Green Car Rules Give Auto Industry a New Challenge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama wants automakers to make greener cars at a time when General Motors and Chrysler are hanging by the thread of a massive government loan and auto sales have plummeted to their lowest levels in more than two decades.

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Senate OKs 4-Month Delay to Digital TV Changeover

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12 — setting the stage for Congress to pass the proposal as early as Tuesday.

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Streep, Penn Win Top SAG Awards For Film

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Meryl Streep of the Roman Catholic drama "Doubt" and Sean Penn of the Harvey Milk film biography "Milk" won lead-acting honors Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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Israel To Fight Any War Crimes Charges

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Special legal teams will defend Israeli soldiers against potential war crimes charges stemming from civilian deaths in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister said Sunday, promising the country would fully back those who fought in the three-week offensive.

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Gunshots Fired Near U.S. Embassy In Yemen

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Gunmen in a car exchanged fire Monday with police at a checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, an Interior Ministry official said, hours after the embassy received threats of a possible attack.

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Pfizer Will Pay $68B For Wyeth

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Pfizer Inc. is buying rival drugmaker Wyeth in a $68 billion deal that will increase its revenue by 50 percent, solidify its No. 1 rank in the troubled industry and transform it from a pure pharmaceutical company into a diversified health care giant.

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FBI Sting Nabs Janitor Selling Nuke Parts

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A former janitor caught in an FBI sting operation trying to sell hardware from a shuttered atomic weapons uranium enrichment plant agreed to a plea deal Monday that carries a six-year prison sentence.

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Coach Pleads Not Guilty In Player's Death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Kentucky high school football coach on Monday pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the heat-related death of a 15-year-old player who collapsed while running sprints at a sweltering August practice.

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Octuplets Born Outside Los Angeles

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A woman has given birth to eight babies in a hospital south of Los Angeles, the world's second live-born set of octuplets.

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Senate: Delay Digital TV Transition

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to postpone the upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting by four months to June 12.

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Utility Bill Unpaid, Senior Froze To Death

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A 93-year-old man froze to death inside his home just days after the municipal power company restricted his use of electricity because of unpaid bills, officials said.

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Geithner Sworn In as Treasury Secretary

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Senators confirmed Timothy Geithner as U.S. Treasury Secretary on a 60-34 vote. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback was among those voting against amid concerns over Geithner's past tax problems.

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TPD Investigation Alleged Weekend Sexual Assualt

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Topeka police are investigating allegations of sexual battery and criminal sodomy inside the Ed Bozarth dealership building on south Topeka Boulevard last weekend.

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Girl, 7, Gets Heart; Sister Waits For One

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sunday was the first day that 7-year-old Emily Smith was able to visit the hospital playroom since receiving her new heart. It is a small step to getting her life back to normal.

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Trail Date Set For Ex-KSU Football Player

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Leon Patton is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy. The 20-year-old Junior was arrested September 18th for the July 15 incident.

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Promoter of Dog Stock Sentenced on Bad Check Charge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Osage County prosecutor Brandon Jones told 13 news that Randall Long Monday pleaded guilty to one felony bad check charge and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

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