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California Lawmakers: "Huge" Budget Progress

Posted: 07/18/2009 - A deal to solve California's $26.3 billion budget deficit could come as early as this weekend after legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made "huge progress" during hours of closed-door negotiations, state lawmakers said.

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Sec. Clinton Visits India, Urges Help vs. Terror

Posted: 07/18/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton opened a three-day visit to India on Saturday by urging India not to repeat American mistakes in contributing to global pollution, and she passionately defended U.S. demands for help in fighting terrorism.

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Spacewalk Day: Astronauts Set For First Outing

Posted: 07/18/2009 - It's spacewalking day at the shuttle-station complex. At high noon Saturday, two astronauts will venture out to help attach a platform for science experiments.

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Obama Defends Health Care Overhaul

Posted: 07/18/2009 - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his broad health care overhaul, calling it fiscally sound and urging Congress not to squander its moment to pass reform. Stepping up their criticism, Republicans cast the plan as a financial burden that shouldn't be rushed.

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Fiesta Mexicana

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Fiesta Mexicana continues tonight.

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Let's Help Celebrates 40 Years

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A celebration dinner and silent auction was held tonight for the Let's Help organization.

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Gas Stove Accident Burns Two People

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a man and woman were trying to light a gas stove when it exploded at a house in Willard Friday.

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Cronkite Remembered As 'Honorable' And 'An Icon'

Updated: 07/18/2009 - The death of Walter Cronkite elicited tributes from colleagues, presidents past and present, world-famous astronauts and those who hoped in vain to fill his empty anchor chair, all honoring the avuncular face of TV journalism who became the "most trusted man in America."

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Debbie Rowe Sues Woman Over TV Interview

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Michael Jackson's ex-wife Deborah Rowe has sued a woman who claimed in a television interview that Rowe didn't want custody of the pop star's children but was interested in getting money from the Jackson family.

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Burglars Caught On Surveillance Video

Updated: 07/18/2009 - Topeka police are asking for your help to find out who burglarized Alamo Automotive at SW 21st and Buchanan on July 3.

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Iraq Government Faces Claims Of Prisoner Abuse

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Iraqi officials outraged by the abuse of prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison are trying to contain a scandal of their own as allegations continue to surface of mistreatment inside Iraqi jails.

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2 House Panels OK Sweeping Health Care Bill

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Health care legislation atop President Barack Obama's domestic agenda cleared two House committees on Friday, but the White House as well as rebellious Democratic conservatives called quickly for changes to rein in the skyrocketing cost of care.

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Body Found Thursday Identified

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Police aren't saying how a man whose body was found along the Kansas River Thursday evening died, but Chief Ron Miller says they are treating the case as a homicide.

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Montana Resort For Elite Sold For $115 Million

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Montana's ultra-posh Yellowstone Club is in new hands, following a $115 million deal that the new owner hopes will close the door on the resort's highly publicized descent into bankruptcy.

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Judge Dismisses Suit Against Feds For Kansas Biolab

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Texas consortium protesting how the Homeland Security Department chose Kansas for a planned multimillion-dollar research lab on deadly diseases.

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21-Year-Old Killed In Burning Car In Manhattan

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Riley County police on Friday identified the victim of a Thursday car fire as 21-year-old Christopher Garlow. The cause of death is listed as inhalation of hot fumes and gases.

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Jamming Cell Phone Signals in Prison

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The last two high security prison escapes in Kansas can be blamed on contraband cell phones. Several states, including Kansas, see it as a growing problem and they are hoping to persuade legislators to change the law and allow them to block signals.

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Spokeswoman: Slain Florida Couple's Safe Had Jewelry

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A safe stolen from the home of a slain Florida couple contained only jewelry, family documents and children's prescription medication, a spokeswoman for the family said Friday.

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10 Elderly Climbers Die On Japanese Mountains

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Japanese police were investigating possible negligence by tour organizers after 10 senior citizen climbers were found dead Friday in Japan's northern mountains, apparently from hypothermia.

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