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Obama Administration Hits Back At Senator

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Obama administration is firing back at Sen. Jon Kyl for calling for an end to economic stimulus spending, and it's aiming where it hurts the most — at home in Arizona.

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Emporia Teen Takes Next Step In Recovery

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Mariah Serrano's Caring Bridge site says she has left Stormont-Vail and is now in an intensive rehab program at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Nebraska.

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Colors Could Vanish From Terror Alerts

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Obama administration has begun a review that could spell the end of the color-coded terrorism advisories, long derided by late night TV comics and portrayed by some Democrats as a tool for Bush administration political manipulation.

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Cottonwood Falls Teen Sentenced In Fatal Accident

Posted: 07/14/2009 - David Leynherr was 17-years old at the time of the wreck that took the life of Brittney Hajny and injured four others. Leynherr was sentenced to 28 days in jail, which is the maximum for a juvenile on a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide.

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All But 1 Hurt In Bus Crash Out Of Hospitals

Posted: 07/14/2009 - An official with Flint Hills Job Corps in Manhattan said one student who had been on a charter bus that crashed Monday remained at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center in Topeka on Tuesday. In all, 14 students, an infant, and two drivers involved had been taken to the hospital.

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Burglary Suspects Caught

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Two men were arrested for allegedly robbing a home North of Auburn Tuesday around 2 p.m.

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AAA Helps Seniors Improve Their Driving Skills

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Drive Sharp was developed by Posit Science. The brain fitness software firm offers a mental workout by expanding a drivers field of vision and improving their divided attention skills.

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Ohio Executes Trucker Who Went On Killing Spree

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A former truck driver from Oregon who went on a multistate killing spree was executed Tuesday for murdering an Ohio man who gave him a ride in February 1991.

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Baghdad's Antique Shops Tell City's Sad Story

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Antique dealer Riyadh al-Khafaf has so few customers he hasn't bothered to dust his collection of fine metalware from the early 20th century. Other dealers say they can go for days without seeing even a browser.

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Justin Timberlake's Golf Course Set To Open

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Justin Timberlake's Mirimichi golf course is set to open July 25 in suburban Memphis after a $16 million renovation aimed at making it environmentally friendly.

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House Health Plan To Boost Taxes On Rich

Posted: 07/14/2009 - House Democrats readied legislation Tuesday that imposes penalties on employers who fail to provide health insurance for their workers and on individuals who refuse to buy it, part of a sweeping effort to overhaul the nation's health care system.

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Mexico Identifies 12 Slain As Military Officials

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Twelve people tortured, slain and dumped along a mountain road were military intelligence officers, a state official said Tuesday. It is one of boldest attacks on federal forces since President Felipe Calderon launched his national war on drugs.

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7 People In Custody In Slaying Of Fla. Couple

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Seven people were in custody Tuesday in the slayings of a wealthy Florida Panhandle couple known for adopting developmentally disabled children.

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Paws Up: All-Pet Airline Hits Skies

Posted: 07/14/2009 - One trip for their Jack Russell terrier in a plane's cargo hold was enough to convince Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel that owners needed a better option to get their pets from one city to another.

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Southwest Checks Planes After Hole Forces Landing

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Southwest Airlines inspected nearly 200 planes and put them back in the sky Tuesday after a foot-long hole opened in the cabin of an identical jet, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in West Virginia.

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Obama: Unemployment Likely To Keep Ticking Up

Posted: 07/14/2009 - President Barack Obama on Tuesday declined to predict how high unemployment will climb but made clear he expects it to keep worsening for a while as hiring lags behind other signs of economic recovery.

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Sotomayor Denies Bias In 'Wise Latina' Remark

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor stoutly denied racial bias Tuesday at her Senate confirmation hearing and said an oft-criticized remark about her Hispanic heritage affecting judicial decisions was a rhetorical device gone awry.

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Governor Names Fifth-Generation Farmer As Secretary of Agriculture

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson has named Representative Josh Svaty (D- Ellsworth) as the Acting Secretary of Agriculture as outgoing Secretary Adrian Polansky takes a new post heading the Kansas Farm Service Agency with the United States Department of Agriculture.

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