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FDA: 31M lbs of Peanut Products Recalled

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Federal health officials say the salmonella recall now involves about 31 million pounds of peanut butter and peanut paste. That's a whole lot of peanut butter.

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CDC study: Kentucky has Highest Smoking Death Rate

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Kentucky and West Virginia, where people traditionally smoke the most, have the highest death rates from smoking, a new federal study has found. Rounding out the 10 states with the highest average annual smoking death rates were Nevada, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Indiana and Missouri.

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Obama Breaks from Bush and Orders Gitmo to Close

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Breaking forcefully with Bush anti-terror policies, President Barack Obama ordered major changes Thursday that he said would halt the torture of suspects, close down the Guantanamo detention center, ban secret CIA prisons overseas and fight terrorism "in a manner that is consistent with our values and our ideals."

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University of Kansas to Cut Jobs

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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Kansas Politicians Strongly Oppose Gitmo Detainee Move

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts joined colleague Sam Brownback in speaking out against moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ft. Leavenworth. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday calling for the military prison to be closed within one year.

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Palin Hires Agent for Book or TV Deal

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Think Alaska's governor has gone into hibernation now that the campaign's over? You may be seeing her sooner than you think.

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Israel Begins Unilateral Gaza Cease-Fire

Updated: 01/22/2009 - With the end of the 22 day offensive, Israel plans to keep some ground troops; Hamas vows to keep fighting as long as their soldiers remain.

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Nerve Stimulation Helping People with Epilepsy

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Vagus Nerve Stimulation is helping people with epilepsy reduce the number of seizures they suffer. A generator in the chest sends an impulse up a lead implanted in the neck to disrupt the signals that trigger seizures.

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Armed Robbery at Topeka Clothing Store Thursday

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka police are investigating an armed robbery to a clothing store Thursday night. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. at Monica's Fashion in the 1200 block of SE 6th.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/22/2009 - President Obama's new Secretary Of State has tapped special envoys for the Mideast, Southeast Asia, as she declares a new era of American diplomacy.

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Jefferson County Commissioner Resigns Amid Investigation

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Donald Edmonds gave no reason or warning that he was resigning as a Jefferson County Commissioner. He simply left a letter of resignation. He is being investigated in relation to a theft case. A copy of his resignation letter is included in this story.

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Kansas High Court Takes Two Big Appeals

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A defamation case from the BTK investigation, and appeals from the killer of K-State student Ali Kemp, are on the justice's docket next week.

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Abortion Clinic Rammed by SUV

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A driver rammed his SUV into the front door of an abortion clinic on Thursday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, police said. No one was injured.

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Project Tells Story of Nazi Forced Labor

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The online archive, "Forced Labor 1939-1945," is intended to make the experiences of former forced laborers available to researchers, teachers and students worldwide. In 398 audio interviews and 192 video interviews in 25 languages, eyewitnesses tell the stories of their lives.

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