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Retail Ssales Fall Unexpectedly in March

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, delivering a setback to hopes that the economy's steep slide could be bottoming out.

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Oil Gains on Bank Reports

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Oil prices gained Tuesday as traders looked to U.S. bank results this week for signs a severe recession may have bottomed out.

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Afghan Taliban Kill Young Woman, Man For Eloping

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Taliban gunmen used a firing squad to kill a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday.

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Prisons Press Fight Against Smuggled Cell Phones

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Drugs were once the contraband of choice of prisoners. These days, corrections officials across the country are on the lookout for a more high-tech scourge - cell phones.

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LA Jury Convicts Phil Spector In Murder Of Actress

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Two trials involving one legendary music producer. The first jury couldn't reach an unanimous decision, but the second found Phil Spector guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

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Undeterred Somali Pirates Hijack 3 More Ships

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed seven bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked three more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the key waterway that's become the focal point of the world's fight against piracy.

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North Korea Vows To Boycott 6-Party Nuclear Talks

Updated: 04/14/2009 - North Korea vowed Tuesday to restore its nuclear facilities and boycott international talks on its atomic weapons program to protest the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of the country's rocket launch.

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Sebelius Creates Kansas Nature Coalition

Updated: 04/13/2009 - By executive order announced Monday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius created the Kansas Coalition for Children in Nature. The group will promote outdoor learning experiences and environmental learning for young Kansans.

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Topeka Police, Shawnee Co. Sheriff Get Stimulus Money

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriffs Office say they have received preliminary notification on a grant application that will provide the city and county $551,000 in federal stimulus money.

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Greinke Extends Scoreless Inning Streak

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Zack Greinke extended his scoreless inning streak to 25 innings and the Kansas City Royals held on to defeat the Indians 4-2 Monday night.

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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Dollar General Killing

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Kansas City Star is reporting that Amber Russell pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandotte County juvenile court to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery for the death of a Dollar General manager in 2005.

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Piece of Moon "Lands" at KU

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A touchable piece of moon rock is on display at Eaton Hall on the KU campus. The engineering department at KU is hosting "Driven to Explore," a traveling NASA exhibit that focuses on the programs future in human space exploration.

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North Korea to Boycott 6-Party Nuke Talks

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The North Koreans said Tuesday they don't want to be any part of the six-party talks protesting their recent failed missile launch.

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Mel Gibson's Wife Files For Divorce

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Robyn Gibson filed her petition Monday in LA District Court; cites irreconcilable differences after 28 years of marriage.

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Archer Wins District 7 by 1 Vote

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Robert Archer will be sworn into the District 7 seat on City Council Tuesday night at 6:00.

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Judge halts Colorado ID-theft investigation

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A judge has halted an identity theft investigation targeting illegal immigrants in Colorado, saying prosecutors wrongly seized records from an income tax preparer.

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