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Regulators Approve Deal On Transmission Lines

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas regulators have approved an agreement that allows two companies to build ultra high-voltage power lines from near Dodge City to Wichita and the Oklahoma border.

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Fort Riley Marks Victory Week

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Events begin Monday with a run around Custer Hill, where barracks, unit offices and training grounds are located. The celebration continues throughout the week, concluding with a family event on Friday.

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2 Counties Offering Child Support Amnesty

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Citizens of Johnson and Wyandotte counties with child support problems will be able to meet with personnel from their district courts and the state social services department.

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June New Home Sales Rise 11%

Posted: 07/27/2009 - New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the worst downturn in decades.

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Trial Of KU Student Accused In Beating To Start

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Matthew Jaeger is charged in Douglas County District Court with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated burglary and making a criminal threat.

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Phelps Content With 2nd In 200 Free Heats

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Michael Phelps was unconcerned about posting only the second fastest time in morning heats for the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships Monday.

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Stocks Waver Amid Mixed Signals On The Economy

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Mixed reports on the economy and earnings left the stock market drifting lower early Monday, easing off of a two-week rally that lifted major indexes 11%.

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Man Credits Sweater For Hemingway Contest Win

Posted: 07/27/2009 - White-bearded David Douglas, 55, bested 139 other contenders at the "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest, staged Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar, the author's favorite watering hole.

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Alexandria, Va., Police Chief Charged With DUI

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Alexandria city officials say David Baker was arrested after he was involved in a car crash late Saturday in an unmarked city vehicle. They say his blood-alcohol level was .19 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

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Karzai: Afghans Want Rules For Troops Changed

Posted: 07/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai said Monday he wants new rules governing the conduct of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan and would be willing to talk with Taliban leaders who publicly renounce violence and endorse peace.

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Cambridge Police: Race Not Mentioned In 911 Call

Posted: 07/27/2009 - The 911 caller who reported a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. did not mention race in the call, according to a statement issued by her attorney and backed up by Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas.

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16 Shot In Baltimore, Including 12 At Cookout

Updated: 07/27/2009 - A feud between rival drug gangs led to a shooting at a backyard cookout that left 12 people wounded Sunday night. In all, 16 people were shot in four incidents in poverty-stricken east Baltimore over a period of about three hours.

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June New Home Sales Rise 11 Percent

Posted: 07/27/2009 - New U.S. home sales rose by the largest amount in more than eight years last month, in another sign the housing market is finally bouncing back from the worst downturn in decades.

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Kansas State Pursues Wind Project

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Kansas State University plans to seek a federal grant to build several wind turbines to be used for research.

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Sarah Palin Steps Down As Alaska Governor

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Sarah Palin stepped down as Alaska governor on Sunday with a fiery speech reminiscent of her days as running mate to Republican John McCain - when she frequently revved up crowds while attacking Democrats and the news media.

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NY Police Probe For Causes Of Wrong-Way Crashes

Posted: 07/27/2009 - Authorities are trying to determine how a woman driving a minivan carrying two of her children and three young nieces got onto a suburban parkway heading in the wrong direction, leading to a fiery crash that killed eight people and left a 5-year-old boy severely injured.

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Past Donors Giving Up On Ky. Sen. Bunning

Posted: 07/26/2009 - Political contributors who donated thousands to Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning's past election campaigns have found a new Republican to support for Senate.

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4 Cousins, Mom, 3 Others Die In NY Wrong-Way Crash

Posted: 07/26/2009 - A family's minivan going in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young cousins and the mother of one of them.

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