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Sebelius Says Health Care Too Expensive

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the country has no choice but to revamp its health care program because current costs are "crushing families and businesses."

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Tree Crashes Down In Oakland

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Old tree comes down on top of a car, truck, and garage in the Oakland part of Topeka.

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Biden: Council Will Help Job Transition

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A new government council will help auto industry workers transition to new manufacturing opportunities, including jobs in alternative energy, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

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AP Poll: Americans Consider Pets Family

Updated: 06/23/2009 - An Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Tuesday found that half of all American pet owners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any other person in the household; another 36 percent said their pet is part of the family but not a full member.

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Judge Orders Chemotherapy To Continue

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old boy who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy must continue getting the treatment because it appears to be working.

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ACLU Sues Over Prison Prayer Rights

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Two Muslim inmates held in a special unit at the federal prison in Terre Haute say they aren't allowed to pray in groups as often as their religion commands and have asked a federal judge to ease worship limits imposed by the Bureau of Prisons.

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Many Governors Display Odd Behavior

Updated: 06/23/2009 - South Carolina's chief executive isn't the first to earn headlines for acting odd. A look at governors' unusual behavior is included in this story.

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Millions Ride Old, Out-Of-Date Subway Cars

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Millions of passengers in cities across the U.S. ride old subway cars like the ones that crumpled in the deadly crash in the nation's capital.

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Judge Orders Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Freed

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The discovery of suicide martyr videos seemed certain proof that Abd al Rahim Abdul Rassak was part of al-Qaida. A closer look at his video, though, showed he was actually being tortured by al-Qaida.

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Police Truck Carry Beer Overturns

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Police say a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of beer overturned in Vermont and closed a highway for several hours.

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New Game Hits Up Twitterers For Money

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Twitter Inc.'s founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service - to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the deliberate approach may not prevent a gold rush among opportunistic outsiders.

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Charges Filed In Emporia Man's Death

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Twenty-four-year-old Deanna Meece was charged Tuesday in the death of Ricky Nurnberg, who died at the couple's home last Wednesday.

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Former Doctor Sentenced In Explosives Case

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Timothy Paul Gatschet, 59, of Victoria, was sentenced Monday in Ellis County court to three years and seven months in prison. He pleaded guilty in March to criminal use of an explosive device and attempted use of an explosive device.

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Salina Man Gets 'Hard 50' For Killing Farmer

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Kenneth Eugene Wilson received a Hard 50 sentence for first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, burglary of a residence and criminal possession of a firearm in the March 2008 slaying of Jeffrey Scott Noel at his home near Portis.

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2 KCK Deaths Believed To Be Heat-Related

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Two elderly residents who were found dead Tuesday morning in a Kansas City, Kan., home are believed to be victims of heat.

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Boeing Again Delays Initial 787 Test Flight

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Boeing Co. said Tuesday it has again delayed the first test flight of its long-awaited 787 jetliner, citing a need to reinforce part of the aircraft.

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May Existing Home Sales Rose By 2.4%

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Sales of previously occupied homes rose modestly from April to May, the third monthly increase this year, but signs of a housing recovery are fragile at best.

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Parkinson Promotes Rural Communities With Appointments

Updated: 06/23/2009 - To protect the future of Kansas rural communities, Governor Mark Parkinson has appointed Patty Clark of Wichita, Senator Marci Francisco of Lawrence and Richard Veach of Ulysses to the Kansas Commission on Rural Policy.

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Fight Is On To Save Hospital In Larned

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Some Pawnee County residents have decided to try and fight a decision to close a hospital and long-term care unit in Larned. Pawnee County health officials say closing St. Joseph Memorial Hospital and the care unit would put the health of area residents at risk.

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NTSB: Crash Train Was Recommended For Phaseout

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The subway train that plowed into another, causing a crash that killed seven and injured scores of others in the nation's capital, was part of an aging fleet that federal officials had sought to phase out due to safety concerns, an investigator said Tuesday.

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North Korea Ship, Maybe With Weapons, Passes Shanghai

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A North Korean ship suspected of carrying illicit weapons cruised through waters off Shanghai on Tuesday en route to Myanmar, a news report said, as regional military officials and a U.S. destroyer kept a close eye on the vessel.

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