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Gene Test Helps Set Accurate Blood Thinner Dose

Posted: 02/18/2009 - People taking warfarin, a leading blood thinner to prevent clots that cause heart attacks and strokes, soon may have a better way to get the tricky dose right.

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Obama Throws $75 Billion Lifeline to Homeowners

Posted: 02/18/2009 - President Barack Obama threw a $75 billion lifeline to millions of Americans on the brink of foreclosure Wednesday, declaring an urgent need for drastic action — not only to save their homes but to keep the housing crisis "from wreaking even greater havoc" on the broader national economy.

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Pope Tells Nancy Pelosi Life Must be Protected

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI received Nancy Pelosi, one of the most prominent abortion rights politicians in America, and told her Wednesday that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its development."

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4-month-old Boy Dies in SE Kansas Crash

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A 4-month-old boy is dead after the car he was riding in crashed into a pickup truck that ran a stop sign near Chanute in southeast Kansas.

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Topeka Student Awarded for Exemplifying "Y" Values

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Erika Hrenchir, a Jardine Middle School student, was awarded the 2009 YMCA Youth School Character Award. Erika excels at school and spends Saturdays volunteering at the Topeka Zoo.

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Lawyer: Religion not an issue in NY beheading case

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A Muslim-American television executive accused of decapitating his wife remained jailed without bail Wednesday as his lawyer dismissed suggestions that culture played a role in the crime.

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Missouri man convicted of '92 slaying released

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A man who spent half of his life in prison for a 1992 slaying was freed Wednesday after a judge ruled that he was wrongly convicted and had to be retried or released.

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Octuplets, Poor Children, Soccer are Ratings Hits

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A mother of octuplets, poor children from the Appalachians and soccer players from the United States and Mexico all proved unlikely keys to ratings success for television networks last week.

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Grand jury indicts alleged KKK group leader in La.

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The alleged leader of a Ku Klux Klan group was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Wednesday in the shooting death of an Oklahoma woman who police said was killed during an initiation in south Louisiana.

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Grand jury indicts alleged KKK group leader in La.

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The alleged leader of a Ku Klux Klan group was indicted on a second-degree murder charge Wednesday in the shooting death of an Oklahoma woman who police said was killed during an initiation in south Louisiana.

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Owner now says she never gave slain chimp Xanax

Posted: 02/18/2009 - As authorities considered criminal charges, the woman whose 200-pound domesticated chimpanzee went berserk and mauled a friend backtracked Wednesday on whether she gave the animal the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

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Brazil Climate Change Threatens Top Coffee Crop

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The future for Brazil's mighty farm sector could be grim, with hotter temperatures pushing crops past its borders, uphill into the Andes and toward the tip of South America.

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State Pays Homage to Kansas Armed Forces

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Take a moment to thank someone in the armed forces and you obey a noteworthy command. Governor Sebelius signed a proclamation that declared today, February 18th, as Armed Forces Appreciation Day this year.

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Operation Soup Line Serves Up Help for Doorstep

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Doorstep held its 6th-annual Operation Soup Line Wednesday. The event raises money for Doorstep to provide emergency rent, utility, food, clothing, transportation and medication assistance.

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Sgt. Sweet

Posted: 02/18/2009 - When fourth graders at Christ the King School sealed their care package for a soldier, they never thought they would meet the person it was addressed to. The day did come and Wednesday the students were introduced to Sgt. Sweet.

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