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Kansas Man Wins $500,000

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A Kansas man has half a million reasons to thank the Kansas Lottery Monday.

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Wednesday Evening Programming Note

Updated: 04/20/2009 - At 7 p.m. Wednesday,. we'll air a special report on the Kansas Nature Conservancy Chapter's 20th Anniversary.

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Police Arrest Suspect in Boston Craigslist Slaying

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A man was arrested Monday in the shooting death last week at a luxury hotel of a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist, Boston's police commissioner said.

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Sources: Somali Pirate Suspect En Route to NY

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of commercial ship captain Richard Phillips was being flown to New York late Monday, hours after his mother appealed to President Barack Obama for his release.

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Obama Seeks $100M in Government 'Efficiencies'

Updated: 04/20/2009 - President Barack Obama on Monday ordered his Cabinet to find ways to slice spending by $100 million, but acknowledged it's a "drop in the bucket" and said there's a "confidence gap" that he needs to overcome.

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Obama Defends Secret Memo Release to CIA Employees

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Days after releasing top-secret memos that detailed the CIA's use of simulated drowning while interrogating terror suspects, President Barack Obama went to the spy agency's Virginia headquarters on Monday to defend his decision and bolster the morale of its employees.

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Police Investigate Overnight Gunshots; 2 wounded

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating reports of gunshots early Monday morning. One victim was found at a shooting scene. Another person with a gunshot wound turned up at a hospital. Police are investigating the incidents as related.

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Burned Infant Undergoes Skin Graft Surgery

Updated: 04/20/2009 - One-year old Fabian Hackett began skin graft surgery on his right leg Monday. Fabian suffered third degree burns over more than half his body while in the care of a babysitter.

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Oklahoma warns athtletes about dangers on Web

Updated: 04/20/2009 - After getting in trouble for breaking the NCAA's rules about recruiting phone calls, Oklahoma is trying to make sure there aren't more problems lurking on the Internet.

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Marijuana Advocates See "Tipping Point"

Updated: 04/20/2009 - On yesterday's episode of Fox's animated sitcom "Family Guy," one of the main characters - a dog named Brian - is arrested for possession of marijuana. He subsequently goes on a mission to legalize the drug, at one point earnestly arguing that it is only outlawed because William Randolph Hearst wanted to keep hemp production from hurting his paper interests in the 1930s.

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1st Infantry Unit to Get New Choppers

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A 1st Infantry Division unit that returned from Iraq last fall is getting new equipment as it starts rebuilding after its deployment.

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Kansans Can Pay Off Traffic Fines

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Kansans will be allowed to continue driving on a limited basis while paying off traffic tickets under a new law taking effect in July.

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Kansas Governor Signs Fraud Bill

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Starting next month, Attorney General Steve Six can pursue lawsuits against people submitting false claims to the state.

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Kansas State Librarian to Retire

Updated: 04/20/2009 - State Librarian Christie Brandau will retire June 1, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name her replacement.

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Court Rejects Former Kansas Utility CEO's Appeal

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal from former Kansas utility head David Wittig of his prison sentence following a 2003 bank fraud conviction.

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Prisoners stage hunger strike over cricket on TV

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Prisoners in Calcutta's main prison went on a brief hunger strike in an effort to force authorities to allow them to watch cricket on TV. Nearly 500 of the jail's 2,000 prisoners skipped lunch and dinner Sunday, demanding to see Indian Premier League matches, Kumaresh Roy, superintendent of the Alipore Central Jail, said Monday

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New fund promises low-cost malaria treatment

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A $225 million fund to provide low-price anti-malaria medicine around the world was launched in the Norwegian capital Friday to fight a disease that kills 2,000 children a day.

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Behind the scenes with Windows 7

Updated: 04/20/2009 - To design Windows 7, Microsoft analyzed billions of pieces of data. It studied exactly what PC users do in front of their screens. It tallied hundreds of thousands of Windows surveys. It got feedback from people all over the world who tried different versions of the software.

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