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Medics Describe Horror of Conn. Chimp Attack

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Her hands looked like they were wrecked by a machine. Eyes wounded, hair yanked out. Face and scalp injuries so extensive, all the blood obscured whatever parts were left.

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NY Post Apologizes — to Some — Over Obama Cartoon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - After two days of protests, the New York Post apologized Thursday for a cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimpanzee gunned down by police.

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Gov. Schwarzenegger to Sign Budget-balancing Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - California lawmakers passed a massive tax increase Thursday along with making billions in spending cuts, ending a grueling week of negotiations over closing the state's $42 billion budget deficit.

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What a Mess! Experts Ponder Space Junk Problem

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Think of it as a galactic garbage dump. With a recent satellite collision still fresh on minds, participants at a meeting in the Austrian capital this week are discussing ways to deal with space debris — junk that is clogging up the orbit around the Earth.

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Obama Treads Lightly in Meeting with Canada's PM

Posted: 02/19/2009 - President Barack Obama courted warmer relations with America's snowy northern neighbor Thursday, declining to ask war-weary Canada to do more in Afghanistan, promising he won't allow a protectionist creep into U.S. trade policy and talking reassuringly around thorny energy issues.

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Free Dental Clinic Coming to Manhattan

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Here's your chance to see a dentist for free! The Kansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic is coming to Manhattan Friday and Saturday. Preparations started Thursday for the big event.

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Former HiPak Basketball Player Charged

Posted: 02/19/2009 - 20-year-old Lamont Fitzgerald Austin II of Topeka is charged on multiple counts, including possession of an opiate, opium, or narcotic drug with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Playboy for Sale?

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The bottom line for Hugh Hefner's empire.. business is bad. Here's why.

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AG Unveils Mediation Program

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six unveils a new program to increase efficiency and resolve conflicts between consumers and businesses.

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More Details about Boeing Co. Layoffs Coming Soon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Since Jan. 1, Boeing has announced plans to lay off about 10,000 employees. Most of the layoffs will be in overhead and military-related positions. Union officials expect to get further details Friday.

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Black Ministers Will Ask Burris to Resign

Posted: 02/19/2009 - One cites the new senator's effort to raise money for disgraced Blagojevichago pastors; had originally supported Burris' appointment.

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Oklahoma Man Charged in Kansas Bank Robbery Heist

Posted: 02/19/2009 - 39-year-old Ross A. Williams of Claremore, Okla., is accused in a three-count complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita of killing Willie Neal Jr. of Georgia. Prosecutors say Williams robbed a bank and Neal, a bystander, was killed as Williams fled.

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Tougher Penalties for Cockfighting

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Kansas would join the majority of states that make cockfighting a felony under a bill that passed the Senate on a 38-2 vote.

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Kansas Universities See Higher Enrollment

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The state Board of Regents reported Thursday that nearly 85,000 students were enrolled for the spring semester. That's about 1,200 more than the number for the spring 2008 semester.

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Kansas House Rejects Campaign Finance Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas House has rejected a bill requiring campaign finance reports from certain groups that sponsor ads to influence elections. The vote was 69-54 against the measure Thursday.

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Kansas Senate backs Tougher Seat Belt Law

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a primary seat belt law Thursday. It also requires all passengers in motor vehicles to wear seat belts instead of only front-seat passengers.

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