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Sebelius' Struggles with GOP on Health Care Recalled

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is reportedly a top candidate for Health and Human Services Secretary. In Kansas, she has often found her efforts to address health care issues at odd with GOP lawmakers.

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AG: Wayward Box Shouldn't Stop Kansas Abortion Case

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas attorney general's office says patient medical records mailed to former AG Phill Kline's new address should not derail the case against abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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Kansas Man Gets Life in Christmas Eve Stabbing

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Thirty-year-old Stephen Jones will not be eligible for parole for 25 years under the life sentence imposed Thursday in Reno County District Court. He was convicted of stabbing his wife to death on Christmas Eve.

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Man Charged with Standoff at Kansas Law Firm

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Hutchinson News is reporting that 31-year-old Nathan Cunningham of Hutchinson appeared Friday in Reno County District Court on numerous counts, including kidnapping. He is being held on $500,000 bond. Charges stem from a 7-hour standoff Thursday.

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Wreck near Beto Junction Injures 5

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a northbound vehicle on Hwy. 75 hit a car trying to pull out of the Beto Junction parking lot, near the I-35 interchange, then hit a southbound semi. Five people were injured. The injuries weren't life-threatening.

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Sheriff Plans Another Search for Missing Kansas Boy

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Adam Herrman disappeared in 1999 from a Towanda mobile home park where he lived with his adoptive parents. Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says investigators plan to finish searching Saturday along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy.

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Thousands Get Free Dental Care in Manhattan

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A trip to the dentist is leaving thousands with a healthy smile. People who can't afford to see a dentist but need their teeth checked are taking advantage of a free clinic. The National Guard Armory in Manhattan is hosting this year's clinic put on by Kansas Mission of Mercy.

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Sprint Loses $1.6B But Investors See Rays of Hope

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Sprint Nextel Corp., the nation's third-largest wireless carrier, said Thursday it continued to lose customers and money in the fourth quarter and wrote down the remaining value of Sprint's 2005 purchase of Nextel Communications Inc.

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Backward green comet makes one-time only visit

Posted: 02/20/2009 - An odd, greenish backward-flying comet is zipping by Earth this month, as it takes its only trip toward the sun from the farthest edges of the solar system. The comet is called Lulin, and there's a chance it can be seen with the naked eye — far from city lights, astronomers say. But you'll most likely need a telescope, or at least binoculars, to spot it.

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White House tries to end bank nationalization talk

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The White House on Friday insisted it's not trying to take over two ailing financial institutions, even as stocks tumbled again. On Wall Street, talk of nationalization of Citigroup Inc., and Bank of America Corp., prompted investors to continue to balk, worried that the government would have to take control and wipe out shareholders in the process.

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Ex-death row inmate's DNA not found on evidence

Posted: 02/20/2009 - DNA from key evidence in a Tennessee woman's slaying does not match the man who spent more than two decades on death row for killing her, according to new FBI lab tests.

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'Slumdog' Kids Get Ready For a Trip to the Oscars

Posted: 02/20/2009 - In the slums where they live, goats pick over piles of trash and men kneel in the street to pray. But the young stars of "Slumdog Millionaire" were cruising Mumbai in an air-conditioned Toyota Friday, doing last-minute shopping and getting advice on the unimaginable: air travel.

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Bang For His Buck: Man Sunk By Gun in Bag of Coins

Posted: 02/20/2009 - If only he had remembered to take the pistol out of a sack of nickels he brought to a bank, he may have remained free and not become a suspect in a recent burglary. An 18-year-old man entered the BancorpSouth branch Wednesday to change $88 worth of nickels to paper money, Camden police said. After spotting the gun, the teller told a supervisor, who called police.

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Woman Sues Santa, Claiming He Fell on Top of Her

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Call it the case of the overserved Santa. Antoinette Basso filed a lawsuit Thursday against a man dressed in a Santa suit who she said stumbled and fell on top of her, knocking her face-first into the sidewalk outside a Chicago restaurant.

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Nebraska Woman, 86, Gets $1,000 Phone Sex Bill

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The family of an 86-year-old woman who was billed for over $1,000 in phone sex calls suspects identify theft. Arlene Hald recently received a credit card bill addressed to her husband, Sylvester, who died nearly 20 years ago. Hald said they never had a credit card, yet an account in his name was charged.

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George Mason Picks Drag Queen as Homecoming Queen

Posted: 02/20/2009 - George Mason University senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn't mind being called a queen — homecoming queen, to be exact. Allen, who is gay and performs in drag at nightclubs in the region, said he entered the homecoming contest as a joke, competing as Reann Ballslee, his drag queen persona.

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Rihanna Won't Discuss Chris Brown, But Thanks Fans

Posted: 02/20/2009 - In her first statement since she was allegedly attacked by her boyfriend, fellow pop star Chris Brown, Rihanna thanked fans for their support but declined to address the accusations against Brown, citing an ongoing police investigation.

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Growing HIV Rates Among Gay, Bisexual Men in Asia

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly among gay and bisexual men in Asia as younger people shun condoms and authorities fail to increase awareness of the disease, health officials said Friday.

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Kansas House Passes Phone Ping Bill

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Kansas House passes a bill requiring cell phone companies to cooperate with law enforcement officials inan emergency.

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Questioning Stanford Could Get You Fired

Posted: 02/20/2009 - While R. Allen Stanford's investors were swallowing claims of vast returns on safe investments, some of his employees were not so sure.

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