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SC Gov Was In Argentina, Not Hiking Trail

Updated: 06/24/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said he "wanted to do something exotic" to unwind after losing a fight over federal stimulus money and was in Argentina during his unexplained absence, not hiking the Appalachian Trail as his staff told the public when questioned about his whereabouts, a newspaper reported.

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Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Cede On Election

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Iran's supreme leader says the government won't give in to pressures over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition.

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Young Boy Hit By Car, Walks Away

Updated: 06/24/2009 - CCTV images broadcast on Turkish television showed a small boy being hit by a car and flying through the air, before getting up and walking away.

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Oil Drops Below $69 As Traders Eye US Dollar

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Oil prices fell below $69 a barrel Wednesday, but were up from earlier lows, as investors continued to focus on the value of the U.S. dollar, which typically trades inversely to commodities, and awaited a policy statement from the Federal Reserve.

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Investigators Seek Why Automated Train Didn't Stop

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A transit operator on the job about three months in the nation's capital had just started her shift and took over an older train that federal safety officials had warned years earlier should be replaced.

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"Hot Jobs" for June 24th!

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Not just five, but SIX jobs is what Deb's serving up this week on "13 News at 4" with our Hot Jobs from Kansas Works!

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Council Mulls Sales Tax, Road Work

Updated: 06/24/2009 - The Topeka City Council discussed when to commence work on the city's streets with funds culled from the half-cent sales tax. Some council members encouraged waiting until the money is in hand, while others want to start as soon as possible.

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States Could Lose Money Over Prison Rapes

Updated: 06/23/2009 - New measures aimed at reducing prison rapes are in the works - and states that fail to take steps to protect their inmates could see their federal money cut.

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Woman Puts Man In Sleeper Hold, Stops Bank Heist

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Cyndi Orel worked as a police officer for 25 years and never caught a bank robber. She was apparently saving that hobby for retirement. The retired Long Beach police officer foiled a bank robbery at a grocery store Saturday when she put a 220-pound bank robber in a chokehold until he passed out. Orel is about 5 feet 7 inches and 128 pounds

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Topeka Cooling Centers Set Up

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A number of cooling centers have been set up for those who need to escape these dangerous temperatures.

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Child Burned In Accidental Fall

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Holton Police say a 3-year old boy slipped while playing and fell into a burning pit that had hot embers from several days before. He is being treated at Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati for burns to the hands, forearms and legs.

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Group Meets To Discuss Bus Issues

Updated: 06/23/2009 - People who rely on Topeka Transit to get around are organizing their efforts to spread the message on how vital the service is to the community.

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On-Ramp Closed Due To Spill

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A concern over potentially hazardous materials closed the ramp from Goodyear Road to westbound Hwy. 24 for two hours Tuesday morning. It turned out the substance was a harmless feed additive.

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Employee Fitness Proves Money Saver For Business

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Ann O'Bryan of Health Works explained that health means goes beyond fitness and salads, into wellness and stress management, adding that her message is especially important these days.

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KDHE Grants Help CommunityClinics

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Among the recipients, Flint Hills Community Health Center will receive $385,000, Shawnee County Health Agency and Konza Prairie will each receive over $200,000.

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"Hard 50" For Salina Man Convicted Of Murder

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Kenneth Eugene Wilson, 45, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the March 2008 slaying of 55-year-old Jeffrey Scott Noel at his home near Portis.

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Sebelius Says Health Care Too Expensive

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the country has no choice but to revamp its health care program because current costs are "crushing families and businesses."

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Tree Crashes Down In Oakland

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Old tree comes down on top of a car, truck, and garage in the Oakland part of Topeka.

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Biden: Council Will Help Job Transition

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A new government council will help auto industry workers transition to new manufacturing opportunities, including jobs in alternative energy, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

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AP Poll: Americans Consider Pets Family

Updated: 06/23/2009 - An Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Tuesday found that half of all American pet owners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any other person in the household; another 36 percent said their pet is part of the family but not a full member.

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