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Medicare Expands Cancer Rx Coverage

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Medicare has quietly expanded its coverage for cancer drugs to include some treatments that haven't gotten the Food and Drug Administration's full seal of approval.

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Gates Sees Long Road Ahead In Afghanistan

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday there is too little "time, patience or money" for the United States to set unrealistic goals for war-torn Afghanistan.

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OSHA Investigating Manhattan Trench Collapse

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Twenty-five year old Christopher Kramer died Monday while working at a new house construction site on McMillin Road, just off Highway 24 east of Manhattan. OSHA is investigating the accident.

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Bill Clinton Made Millions From Foreign Sources

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton earned nearly $6 million in speaking fees last year, almost all of it from foreign companies, according to financial documents filed by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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U.S. Fights Information War With Taliban

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Angry villagers protested the raid which they claim killed 17 of their neighbors. U.S. forces say it killed 15 enemy fighters.

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FBI's Blagojevich Wiretaps Heard At Trial

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich was hundreds of miles away but his voice boomed through the Illinois Senate's chambers Tuesday as his impeachment jurors listened to FBI wiretaps of conversations in which he seems to demand campaign contributions in exchange for signing legislation.

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La. Woman Allegedly Shoots Boyfriend Over Sleep

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A 21-year-old Monroe woman charged with aggravated battery allegedly told police she shot her boyfriend because he wouldn't let her sleep. The motive for Saturday's shooting was detailed in an arrest affidavit.

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Suspect Gets 3 Bites From Police Dog, 2 Taser Zaps

Updated: 01/27/2009 - A 19-year-old suspect in northeast Nevada may not be a very good prowler but there's no denying he's one tough cookie. Elko County sheriff's deputies said the man had to be zapped with a Taser twice and bitten by a police dog three times before he stopped struggling with officers during a recent arrest.

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Treasury Doles Out $386M To 23 Banks

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Treasury Department said Tuesday it has distributed another $386 million to 23 banks, the first awards from the federal bailout fund since President Barack Obama took office.

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In Peanut Checks, Gaps for Salmonella to Sneak by

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Food regulators didn't consider salmonella a threat to most peanut products before they traced an outbreak to a peanut butter plant in Georgia two years ago. Officials in the nation's top peanut-producing state promptly began checking for the bacteria during routine inspections, and everything went fine for about a year.

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Starbucks Stops Brewing Decaf After Noon

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Starbucks customers who are used to getting their decaf grande mochachino after lunch will have to wait a little longer than usual to get their fix.

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Obama Woos GOP Over Stimulus Plan

Updated: 01/27/2009 - On the eve of a key vote, President Barack Obama privately promised Republican critics he stands ready to accept changes in $825 billion economic stimulus legislation, and urged lawmakers to "put politics aside" in the interest of creating badly needed jobs.

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Major Winter Storm Kills At Least 9

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Thousands of homes are blacked out as ice and snow wreak havoc from the Southern plains all the way to the East Coast.

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Tiahrt Names Leaders for Senate Bid

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt has named a steering committee for his U.S. Senate bid. He's seeking to replace Sam Brownback. Fellow Congressman Jerry Moran is also interested in the seat.

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Washburn Rural High Hosts Career Fair

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Professionals from various fields took a break out of their day to help students at Washburn Rural High School think about possible careers.

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Facebook nixes group seeking Morales 'liquidation'

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The social-networking site Facebook removed a group on Tuesday whose title advocated raising money so a gunman could be hired to "liquidate" Bolivia's leftist president, Evo Morales.

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Man Seeks New Trial in Johnson County Pool Killing

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 33-year old Benjamin Appleby took his arguments for a new trial to the Kansas Supreme Court Tuesday. He was convicted in the 2002 murder of KSU student Ali Kemp at a Johnson County swimming pool.

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Kansas Senate Advances Bill on Open Records

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Senators gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill renewing 30 exceptions to the state's open records law. A final vote is expected Wednesday.

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Kansas Judiciary Wants to Raise Docket Fees

Updated: 01/27/2009 - The Kansas judicial branch wants to offset proposed budget cuts by raising docket fees. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a Feb. 5 hearing on legislation to eliminate a ban on such fees.

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International Officers to Visit Kansas Statehouse

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 47 officers from 46 nations who are on a 10-month program studying military tactics and theory at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will visit the Statehouse Feb. 6.

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