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$3 trillion! — Senate, Fed, Treasury Attack Crisis

Updated: 02/10/2009 - On a single day filled with staggering sums, the Obama administration, Federal Reserve and Senate attacked the deepening economic crisis Monday with actions that could throw as much as $3 trillion more in government and private funds into the fight against frozen credit markets and rising joblessness.

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New State Health Director to Join KDHE

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is pleased to announce that Jason Eberhart-Phillips, MD, MPH, has accepted the position of Health Director and Kansas State Health Officer.

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Leaders Talk About Kan. Budget Accord

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The Kansas Legislature's top two leaders are meeting to find a way to restart talks on closing a $199 million budget deficit.

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Kansas Man Sentenced in Home Loan Scheme

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man is sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for a scheme in which he and others fraudulently obtained more than $12 million in home loans.

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GM Cuts 10,000 Salaried Jobs, Trims Employees' Pay

Updated: 02/10/2009 - General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history.

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KSU Presidential Search down to One Finalist

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Robert Kennedy says he's staying at the University of Maine. Kirk Schulz of Mississippi State University is the remaining finalist for the KSU President's job.

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House Hearing to Focus on Peanut Executives

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A wide-ranging investigation into the national salmonella outbreak is focusing on who was responsible for allowing tainted peanut products from one small company to contaminate hundreds of other foods.

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Sean Penn's political experience helps in `Milk'

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politician and gay rights activist, in the Oscar-nominated "Milk."

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DA asks police for more investigation of Brown

Updated: 02/10/2009 - A district attorney's spokeswoman says Los Angeles police have presented a case regarding singer Chris Brown, but county prosecutors have asked for further investigation.

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To keep pace, Intel plans $7B on factory upgrades

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Intel Corp. plans to spend $7 billion upgrading its U.S. factories over the next two years, a sign that the recession hasn't extinguished chip makers' lust for cutting-edge equipment.

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China state broadcaster apologizes for hotel fire

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The pyrotechnics that set fire to a new luxury hotel, gutting the structure and killing a firefighter, were so powerful that a special permit was needed - but it was never obtained, China's state broadcaster said Tuesday.

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Senate Passes Obama's Economic Recovery Plan

Updated: 02/10/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations. Just three Republicans helped pass the plan on a 61-37 vote and they're already signaling they'll play hardball to preserve more than $108 billion in spending cuts made last week in Senate dealmaking. Obama wants to restore cuts in funds for school construction jobs and help for cash-starved states.

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Australia wildfire death toll expected to pass 200

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The high death toll from hundreds of wildfires across southeastern Australia has forced authorities to re-examine an accepted survival strategy when blazes threaten: Get out early or hunker down and fight.

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S. Africa plans to step up its AIDS battle

Updated: 02/10/2009 - South Africa's health minister on Tuesday promised a dramatic increase in treatment for AIDS victims to overcome the legacy of a decade of governmental denial of the epidemic.

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Senate judges order count of 24 rejected ballots

Updated: 02/10/2009 - The judges in Minnesota's Senate trial on Tuesday ordered that 24 previously rejected absentee ballots be opened and added to the race, setting the stage for counting perhaps thousands more such ballots and giving Republican Norm Coleman a shot at erasing Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote lead.

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Slain Florida girl Caylee Anthony remembered

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Hundreds of mourners remembered slain Florida toddler Caylee Anthony in a music-filled service Tuesday, months after her mysterious disappearance inspired dozens of volunteers to search for her body before and after her mother was charged with killing her.

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