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Obama's Budget: Huge Ambitions, Huge Obstacles

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Breathtaking in its scope and ambition, President Barack Obama's agenda for the economy, health care and energy now goes to a Congress unaccustomed to resolving knotty issues and buffeted by powerful interests that oppose parts of his plan.

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Dublin Cops Arrest 7 Over Irish-Record Bank Heist

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Police recovered millions in stolen cash and interrogated seven suspected robbers Saturday, a day after a gang took a bank employee's family hostage and forced him to rob his own branch.

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Chiefs Trade For QB Matt Cassel

Updated: 02/28/2009 - The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has acquired QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel from New England in exchange for the Chiefs second-round pick (34th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Moore Eyes Run For Kansas Governor

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Former Lt. Gov. John Moore may run for the Kansas Governor in 2010. He switched from the Republican party to the Democratic party to run with current Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her first term. She is barred from seeking a third term.

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Fort Riley Commander: Marked Improvement in Baghdad

Updated: 02/28/2009 - A battalion commander from the 1st Infantry Division says there has been a marked improvement in Baghdad since his soldiers arrived last fall, but the potential for danger remains.

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Kansas Guard Team To Aid Afghan Farmers

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Kan. Guard team to aid Afghan farmersThe team is one of several being fielded by the military to assist Afghan farmers and ranchers who are trying to rebuild crop and livestock production after more than 30 years of war.

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Guard Set To Leave New Orleans

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Guard is pulling the last of its troops out of New Orleans this weekend, leaving behind a city still desperate and dangerous.

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Meningitis Kills 3 in Sedgwick County

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Three people in Sedgwick County have died of bacterial meningitis since January. But health officials said yesterday that only one of the victims suffered from a more contagious variety of the illness.

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Bruce Willis Sued For $4 Million

Updated: 02/28/2009 - The lawsuit filed Friday alleges Willis Brother Films agreed on a contract with three companies to produce the feature film "Three Stories About Joan," which Willis was to star in and direct.

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Unions Coming Together After Split

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Union leaders are talking about reuniting under a single, more powerful federation, nearly four years after a nasty breakup split organized labor.

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Dublin Police Arrest Seven After Bizarre Crime

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Police recovered millions in stolen cash and interrogated seven suspected robbers Saturday, a day after a gang took a bank employee's family hostage and forced him to rob his own branch.

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Billionaire Admits Expensive Mistakes

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Buffett says he did not anticipate last year's dramatic fall in energy prices, so his decision cost Berkshire shareholders several billion dollars.

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Clinton Looks At Mideast Peace Talks

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is using her second overseas trip to assess Mideast peace prospects, reconnect with European allies and remind her Russian counterpart that U.S. efforts to rebuild relations with Moscow have their limits.

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Body of Missing Manhattan Teen Recovered

Updated: 02/28/2009 - 15-year-old Kolton Range went missing after trying to swim from his canoe to the shore in Tuttle Creek Lake on November 15, 2008.

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Obama Leaned Toward Commanders In Setting Time Frame

Updated: 02/28/2009 - President Barack Obama leaned heavily toward field commanders' preferences in settling a time frame for ending the war in Iraq, as he weighed the fervent desires of the anti-war community that propelled him into office and the equally strong worries of the generals commanding troops in the war zone.

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Overland Park Woman Guilty of Assaulting Officer

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Two police officers said the April 2007 shooting happened after Hudson walked toward one of them with a butcher knife. Hudson says she never go off her bed and was no threat to police.

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Kansas' African American Pioneers Honored

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Six African Americans who were pioneers in their respective office were honored Friday during a luncheon hosted by four civic African American groups.

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Obama says He's Doing What He Promised

Updated: 02/27/2009 - President Barack Obama is insisting that he's doing everything he promised during the campaign, when it comes to ending U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

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Kansas African-American Pioneers Honored

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The African-American Democratic Caucus recognized some of the first African-Americans to hold their respective positions. Among the six honorees were Carolyn Campbell from the State Board of Education and Shawnee County Treasurer Larry Wilson.

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S&P Downgrades Security Benefit's Credit Rating

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Standard and Poors has downgraded Security Benefit Life and First Security's credit rating to BB. A BB rating indicates there is a possibility of a credit risk developing, particularly due to an adverse economic change, according to Mergent-online.

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