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Obama Plans On Signing Anti-Smoking Bill Quickly

Updated: 06/13/2009 - President Barack Obama is lauding the passage of historic anti-smoking legislation that gives the government sweeping authority to regulate tobacco products, pledging to quickly sign the measure into law.

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R&B Star Usher Files For Divorce

Updated: 06/13/2009 - R&B singer Usher filed for divorce Friday from Tameka Foster Raymond, less than two years after their glitzy wedding at a Georgia resort.

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Indians Offer Resistance In Peru

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The Aguaruna Indians have a well-earned reputation as warriors. In pre-Columbian times they successfully resisted Inca subjugation. And during Peru's 1995 border war with Ecuador, they served as guides for the army.

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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Slaying

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The Taliban claimed responsibility Saturday for recent suicide attacks in Pakistan, including the assassination of a leading moderate cleric and the bombing of a Peshawar hotel frequented by foreign aid workers.

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Obama Wants New Health Care Plan

Updated: 06/13/2009 - President Barack Obama is seeking to help pay for his health care plan by sharply reducing the government's medical spending, mainly by trimming payments to prescription drugmakers, hospitals and other care providers.

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Phish Reunites After Five Years Off

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Phish performed a highly anticipated 3-hour set Friday night, playing until the early morning hours. The Vermont-based band, which reunited earlier this year after a five-year hiatus, is a double headliner, also performing Sunday evening.

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Bear-Human Confrontations Growing With Bear Population

Updated: 06/13/2009 - With black bear populations rising, run-ins have become almost commonplace — more than 15,000 in the past year in states east of the Mississippi River according to a survey of state wildlife agencies.

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G-8 Preparing For Economic Recovery

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The Group of Eight industrialized nations have begun preparing for an economic recovery, acknowledging on Saturday "signs of stabilization in our economies" and agreeing to ask the International Monetary Fund to investigate ways to unwind hefty stimulus packages.

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Republicans Slam Energy Bill

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Republicans on Saturday slammed a Democratic bill before the House that seeks to address climate change, arguing that it amounts to an energy tax on consumers.

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North Korea To "Weaponize" Plutonium

Updated: 06/13/2009 - South Korea – North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing the nation for its latest nuclear test.

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Iran Results Bring Clashes With Police

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Supporters of the main election challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police and set up barricades of burning tires Saturday as authorities declared the hard-line president was re-elected in a landslide. Opponents responded with the most serious unrest in the capital in a decade and charges that the result was the work of a "dictatorship."

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Sprint To Sell Chunk Of Cellular Network

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Sprint Nextel Corp. says it plans to sell a chunk of its cellular network in the Midwest to comply with an Illinois court decision.

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Shuttle Launch Delayed

Updated: 06/13/2009 - A gaseous hydrogen leak on the space shuttle Endeavour forced NASA to cancel Saturday's planned launch, the space agency said.

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Letterman VS. Palin

Updated: 06/13/2009 - The hot topic in late night TV is not Conan O'Brien vs. David Letterman for late night supremacy. It is Letterman taking on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after she was offended by jokes in which he included her family.

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George H.W. Bush Skydives On 85th Birthday

Updated: 06/13/2009 - Former President George H.W. Bush marked his 85th birthday on Friday the same way he did his 75th and 80th birthdays: He leaped from a plane and zoomed downward at more than 100 mph in freefall before parachuting safely to a spot near his oceanfront home.

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University, Kansas Athletics Mourn Loss of Former A.D. Bob Frederick

Updated: 06/19/2009 - Dr. Robert "Bob" Frederick, who served as athletics director at the University of Kansas longer than anyone except the legendary Forrest "Phog" Allen, died Friday evening of injuries suffered Thursday evening in a bicycle accident. He was 69.

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Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Receive Award

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized the Kansas group with the quality agency recognition award at the national conference in Florida.

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Dream Night At The Topeka Zoo

Updated: 06/12/2009 - The Topeka zoo spent the evening hosting special needs children and their families to "Dream Night at the Zoo".

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Bret Michaels Stays Positive About Tonys Mishap

Updated: 06/12/2009 - Bret Michaels ain't lookin' for nothin' but a good explanation. The Poison frontman says he's "trying to remain very positive and somewhat humorous" about the mishap that left him with a broken nose and busted lip at the Tony awards Sunday night. But he expressed dismay that show organizers didn't show more concern for him at the time.

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