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Obama says He's Doing What He Promised

Updated: 02/27/2009 - President Barack Obama is insisting that he's doing everything he promised during the campaign, when it comes to ending U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

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Kansas African-American Pioneers Honored

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The African-American Democratic Caucus recognized some of the first African-Americans to hold their respective positions. Among the six honorees were Carolyn Campbell from the State Board of Education and Shawnee County Treasurer Larry Wilson.

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S&P Downgrades Security Benefit's Credit Rating

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Standard and Poors has downgraded Security Benefit Life and First Security's credit rating to BB. A BB rating indicates there is a possibility of a credit risk developing, particularly due to an adverse economic change, according to Mergent-online.

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Diet and Exercise Can Be Fun!

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The Junior League of Topeka brought its 2nd annual Happy, Healthy Me! signature project to the school Friday. It is the second of three stops for the program.

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Kansas Woman Found Guilty of Assaulting Officer

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The Kansas City Star is reporting Johnson County jurors returned a guilty verdict Friday in the third trial of 27-year-old Kimberly Hudson of Overland Park. Two previous juries could not reach a verdict in the case.

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Meningitis kills 3 in Sedgwick County

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A spokeswoman for the Sedgwick County Health Department says a Sedwick County resident died in January, and two others died in February of bacterial meningitis. However, they say there is not an outbreak.

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Former Lt. Gov. Weighs Run for Kansas Governor

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Fomer Lt. Gov. John Moore says members of both parties and independents have approached him about running for governor. He hasn't set a timetable for making a decision.

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Topeka Home Show Opens at Expocentre

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Those wanting to building a new home or remodel an existing one can get all of the help they need at the Kansas Expocentre.

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WU Invites Juniors to Tour Campus

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Some parents and high school juniors headed to Washburn University to see what the school had to offer Friday.

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Kan. House Passes Coal Bill

Updated: 02/27/2009 - An energy bill that includes building two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas is on its way to the Senate. The governor has already promised a veto, but that's not getting some supporters of the bill down.

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Locals Celebrate Reading with Rhyming

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Congratulations! You're celebrating a national holiday simply by reading this. It is Read Across America Day. Local students at McCarter Elementary celebrated in style with contests, readings and games throughout the day.

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Assisted suicide ring members prep for court fight

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Members of an assisted suicide ring say they've done nothing wrong and seem eager for a court battle over criminal charges they helped a Georgia man kill himself, while their supporters are using the case as a rallying cry for more debate about end-of-life issues.

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Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham is Broadway's New Doll

Updated: 02/27/2009 - At Lauren Graham's first rehearsal for her Broadway debut in "Guys and Dolls," the star of TV's long-running "Gilmore Girls" felt a twinge of insecurity when the actors were asked how many times they've been cast in a Broadway show.

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Tenn. sheriff looks to serve 80-year-old warrant

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although unsure if he is alive. The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.

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Steven Page explains why he left Barenaked Ladies

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Singer-guitarist Steven Page said a big reason he decided to leave the Barenaked Ladies was he felt his songwriting voice was occasionally being squeezed out as a result of being in a five-member band.

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Finding genes that make teeth grow all in a row

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Ever wonder why sharks get several rows of teeth and people only get one? Some geneticists did, and their discovery could spur work to help adults one day grow new teeth when their own wear out.

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