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G-8 Applauds US Shift In Afghanistan Drug Policy

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, says eradication programs are not working in Afghanistan and are only driving farmers into Taliban hands. Instead, the US will shift funding to assistance for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts.

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Mauritania President Gives Up Claim To Power

Updated: 06/27/2009 - More than 10 months after being overthrown in a military coup, Mauritania's first freely elected president has given up his claim to power and officially resigned.

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Central Nebraska Flag Swap Set For Weekend

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The Great American Flag Swap takes place this weekend in central Nebraska. Those wanting to trade it their tattered American flags for new ones are getting that chance Saturday - at no cost.

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Michael Jackson's Body Given To Family

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Michael Jackson's family has moved his body to an undisclosed mortuary. Friends say Jackson had appeared energized by the thought of a comeback in the weeks before his death.

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Obama Scoffs At Ahmadinejad's Demand For Apology

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Barack Obama's criticism of Iran escalated Friday into an unusually personal war of words. To Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's demand he apologize for meddling, Obama shot back that the regime should "think carefully" about answers owed to protesters it has arrested, bludgeoned and killed.

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9 Killed In Oklahoma Turnpike Traffic Wreck

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Nine people died Friday when a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of cars stopped by an earlier accident on a northeast Oklahoma turnpike, leaving twisted metal and debris strewn on the highway and stranding miles of traffic in scorching heat.

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Iranian cleric urges executing some protesters

Updated: 06/27/2009 - A senior cleric on Friday urged Iran's protest leaders to be punished "without mercy" and said some should face execution - harsh calls that signal a nasty new turn in the regime's crackdown on demonstrators two weeks after its disputed election.

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House narrowly passes major energy-climate bill

Updated: 06/27/2009 - In a triumph for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed sweeping legislation Friday that calls for the nation's first limits on pollution linked to global warming and aims to usher in a new era of cleaner, yet more costly energy.

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Topeka Swimming Pools Packed With People Beating The Heat

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Topeka pools are busy places during the recent heat. At Blaisdell Pool, lifeguards are taking longer breaks between rotations and must drink water instead of soda pop. Plus, they're providing free ice water for pool patrons.

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Trial Set For Man Accused In Fatal Fire

Updated: 06/26/2009 - 33-year-old Rrank Robinson will stand trial Aug. 3rd for a fire three years ago that killed 53-year-old Marvina Washington.

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Shawnee County Short on Siren Coverage

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Emergency management director Dave Sterbenz says two storm sirens on the Menninger campus were mistakenly torn down, and a third siren at Logan Elementary School was removed during renovations. He says plans are to replace those sirens.

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BET Awards Show Turns into Jackson Tribute

Updated: 06/26/2009 - The show to be hosted by Jamie Foxx, is being completedly overhauled, allowing stars to honor the "king of pop" at Sunday's BET Awards.

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Summer Honors Choir

Updated: 06/26/2009 - The 2009 Summer Honors Choir has its concert.

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Playing it Safe with Fireworks

Updated: 06/26/2009 - It's always good to get a refresher course on using fireworks safely. Here's what the police and fire departments recommend.

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House Passes Major Energy-Climate Bill

Updated: 06/26/2009 - The U.S. House passed an energy reform bill Friday, 219-212. It puts limits on pollution linked to global warming and also ushers in cleaner, yet more costly, energy

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Coroner: Cause Of Jackson Death Undetermined

Updated: 06/26/2009 - A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner says a three-hour autopsy of Michael Jackson showed no signs of foul play or trauma. Further tests will take four to six weeks.

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