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Layoffs Rise Despite Hope Recession is Easing

Updated: 04/03/2009 - Employers are laying off workers at a faster pace despite a few hopeful signs recently that the recession — now the longest since World War II — could be easing.

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White House Expects Grim Jobs Report

Updated: 04/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is expecting a new employment report to show additional "severe job cuts" in the U.S.

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Malawi Court Rejects Madonna Adoption Request

Updated: 04/03/2009 - A judge and a lawyer say Madonna's application to adopt a second child from Malawi has been rejected because of a requirement that prospective parents be resident in the country for 18 to 24 months.

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Hear the Candidates On the Air, On the Web

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Melissa Brunner and Ralph Hipp help you decide on April 7th. 13's Mayoral Candidate Debate airs tonight on WIBW-TV. And Ralph has welcomed an impressive field of six candidates for interviews the 4:00 news, vying for two city council seats. Missed those interviews? We'll tell you where to find them.

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District 7's Bob Archer

Updated: 04/02/2009 - He's Lisa Stubbs closest challenger in the race to replace Brett Blackburn. Hear how Robert Archer would change things at City Hall.

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District 7's Lisa Stubbs

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Ralph wraps up his candidate interviews with all three candidates vying for Brett Blackburn's seat. Lisa Stubbs left the Council four years ago, and is eyeing a return to local politics. Here's why..

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Blagojevich Indicted on Federal Corruption Charges

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A federal grand jury handed down the 19-count indictment against former IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his brother, two former aides and two businessmen on Thursday. It accuses Blagojevich of corruption involving billions of dollars in state pension bonds.

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Underage Sex Charges Filed Against Man

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The District Attorney's office accuses Brian Dean Henthorn of aggravated indecent liberties with a child between fourteen and sixteen and aggravated sodomy with a child under fourteen.

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Jenkins Bashes Obama Budget Bill

Updated: 04/02/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says the President's proposed $3.5 trillion budget "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much."

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Kansas Cell Phone Tracking Bill Approved

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A bill requiring cell phone companies to release caller location information promptly to police when asked is on its way to the Governor. It was inspired by the 2007 kidnapping and killing of Kelsey Smith.

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Saline Co. Sheriff's Canine Passes Away

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Saline County Canine Deputy Jim Hughes lost his partner, the canine officer lost a three week battle with pneumonia. Rony passed away at K-State's veterinary clinic in Manhattan.

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Organ Donors Give Precious Gift

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The need for organ donors continues to grow with heart, kidney and liver failure on the rise. WIlling donors must let their families know of their decision.

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Madoff's Home Loses Value

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Even Bernie Madoff isn't exempt from the real estate slump. The Florida mansion that prosecutors seized from the Wall Street swindler appears to have lost a big chunk of its value since Palm Beach County officials assessed its worth last year at $9.3 million.

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Meth Makers Wrote Recipe in Bible

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Police investigators say they found the recipe for making methamphetamine in an odd place: in a Bible on the last page of the Book of Revelation.

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Recession May Be Near Bottom

Updated: 04/02/2009 - New signs that the recession could be nearing a bottom emerged Thursday, as factory orders were far better than expected and the Dow industrials surged over 8,000 for the first time in two months.

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House Approves FDA Tobacco Regulation

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Anti-smoking forces won a long-awaited victory Thursday as the House passed legislation that would give the federal government key controls over the tobacco industry for the first time.

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Obama Chooses Census Director

Updated: 04/02/2009 - President Barack Obama has chosen Robert M. Groves to be the next census director, turning to a professor who has clashed with Republicans over the use of statistical sampling to lead the high-stakes head count.

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Obama Scorecard on Economic Summit

Updated: 04/02/2009 - At his summit debut, President Barack Obama failed to persuade foreign counterparts to commit to fresh and lavish spending to boost economic revival. And the success he did achieve in finding common ground was as much the result of modified goals as swaying other countries to bend to U.S. priorities.

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U.S. Prepares For Drug Battle

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The U.S. and Mexico are creating a cross-border group to develop strategies for stopping the illegal flow of guns and drugs between the two countries, officials said Thursday.

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Obama Issues Warning as North Korea Readies Rocket

Updated: 04/02/2009 - As North Korea fueled a multistage rocket Thursday for its threatened satellite launch, President Barack Obama promised a "stern" response and Japan vowed to press for an emergency session of the U.N. Security Council. Senior U.S. defense officials said that trailers and vehicles carrying rocket propellant were in place at North Korea's coastal launch site and that fueling had begun.

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Squeeze Play: Baseball Feeling Brunt of Recession

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Before his first practice on the virgin grass of the new Yankee Stadium, Andy Pettitte stood at his locker Thursday and got a lesson on how to work the ThinkPad computer mounted in his wood-paneled cubicle. Each player has one of the gadgets to watch replays or order tickets for family.

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Just Published Photos Show MLK Killing Aftermath

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Almost 41 years to the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, newly published photographs of the aftermath of his shooting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., are on a magazine's Web site.

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Girl Culture Exhibit Spurs Discussion

Updated: 04/02/2009 - An exhibit at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library courts controversy, and inspires conversation. It's called "Girl Culture," and it shows many different photographs of women of all shapes and sizes.

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