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May Existing Home Sales Rose By 2.4%

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Sales of previously occupied homes rose modestly from April to May, the third monthly increase this year, but signs of a housing recovery are fragile at best.

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Parkinson Promotes Rural Communities With Appointments

Updated: 06/23/2009 - To protect the future of Kansas rural communities, Governor Mark Parkinson has appointed Patty Clark of Wichita, Senator Marci Francisco of Lawrence and Richard Veach of Ulysses to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.

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Fight Is On To Save Hospital In Larned

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Some Pawnee County residents have decided to try and fight a decision to close a hospital and long-term care unit in Larned. Pawnee County health officials say closing St. Joseph Memorial Hospital and the care unit would put the health of area residents at risk.

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NTSB: Crash Train Was Recommended For Phaseout

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The subway train that plowed into another, causing a crash that killed seven and injured scores of others in the nation's capital, was part of an aging fleet that federal officials had sought to phase out due to safety concerns, an investigator said Tuesday.

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North Korea Ship, Maybe With Weapons, Passes Shanghai

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons cruised through waters off Shanghai on Tuesday en route to Myanmar, a news report said, as regional military officials and a U.S. destroyer kept a close eye on the vessel.

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Ed McMahon Dies At 86

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show" sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, died early Tuesday. He was 86.

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Winter Wheat Harvest Report

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Kansas farmers are starting to get their combines back into the field after weekend rain slowed the wheat harvest.

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Gas Prices Finally Give, Oil Prices Dip

Updated: 06/22/2009 - For the first time in nearly two months, retail gasoline prices are lower than they were yesterday. The auto club AAA and other monitors say the national average for pump prices fell by 0.3 cents overnight to $2.69 a gallon.

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Sarkozy Says Burqas Are 'Not Welcome' In France

Updated: 06/22/2009 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is declaring that the Islamic burqa is not welcome in France. He says the head-to-toe body coverings worn by some Muslim women are a symbol of subservience that suppresses women's identities.

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White House: Obama 'Moved' By Protests In Iran

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Riot police in Tehran continue to lead a crackdown on demonstrators following a disputed presidential election. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said of President Obama: ``I think he has been moved what we've seen on television."

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Robbery Suspects Nabbed from Google Camera

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Dutch police arrested twins on suspicion of robbery after the crime victim spotted pictures of the alleged thieves taken by Google's Street View cameras. (Google Maps)

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Grain Truck Accident Kills Osage County Teen

Updated: 06/23/2009 - 17-year old Cassandra Morgan of Osage City died early Sunday when the grain truck she was driving overturned. Authorities say the truck had been reported stolen from Coffey County.

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Police Investigating Breakin At Business

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Topeka Police say someone broke into a Westar engineering office at 122 W. 2nd early Monday morning and took four laptops.

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DC Transit Train Crashes Into Another, Killing Six

Updated: 06/22/2009 - One Metro transit train smashed into the rear of another at the height of the capital city's Monday evening rush hour, killing at least six people and injuring scores of others as the front end of the trailing train jackknifed violently into the air and fell atop the first.

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