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Obama Pushing For Health Care Reform in 2009

Updated: 05/28/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act. "If we don't get it done this year, we're not going to get it done," Obama told supporters by phone as he flew home on Air Force One from a West Coast fundraising trip.

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Auto Accident

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Police dispatch got the call just before seven thirty that there had been a rear-end collision on Topeka Boulevard and 57th street.

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Gates: No Need For Troops in Korea

Updated: 05/28/2009 - While worrisome, North Korea's nuclear and missile tests have not reached a crisis level that would warrant additional U.S. troops in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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Obama Presses For Mideast Peace

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in the West Bank on the same day the Israelis rejected that demand. Obama pushed Palestinians for progress, too, deepening his personal involvement.

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Errandsforme Opens for Business

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Chamber of Commerce recognized Errandsforme as a new business to keep an eye on in Topeka.

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Sotomayor's Abortion Views Unknown

Updated: 05/28/2009 - One of the few things conservatives and liberals agree on when it comes to Sonia Sotomayor is that her views on abortion rights are a mystery — and one that must be solved before she can be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

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Oil prices jump above $65; first time for 2009

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Oil prices closed above $65 per barrel Thursday for the first time in six months as OPEC maintained crude production levels as expected and a pair of reports suggested a slightly brighter economic picture.

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Pat Roberts to Vote "No" on Sotomayor

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Senator has told KCMO Radio in Kansas City he will not vote in favor of the New York judge's nomination to the nation's highest court.

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Painful Concessions Made To Keep GM Alive

Updated: 05/28/2009 - UAW members have reluctantly voted to ratify a pre-bankruptcy agreement in a bid to salvage the future of the company. GM's deadline to avoid bankruptcy court is Monday.

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$232M Powerball Winner Sold In … Winner

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Lottery administrators say last night's winning ticket was sold in Winner, South Dakota.. but the winner hasn't stepped forward yet.

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Kansas Congressman Says Business Struggles Aren't Over

Updated: 05/28/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, spoke at a Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday. He says, even though the economy shows signs of recovery, government must rein in spending to stay on the right path.

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Engineers, Nurses Among Jobs Hardest To Fill

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Engineers, Nurses and Skilled/Manual Trades are among the nation's most challenging positions to fill, according to survey findings released today by Manpower Inc.

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Kansas Stops Testing Some H1N1 Flu Cases

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that it has stopped testing non-hospitalized patients in Johnson, Wyandotte and Saline counties, as well as at Fort Riley for the H1N1 virus.

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Judge Rules for Topeka Firefighters in Lawsuit over Hiring Policy

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Shawnee Co. District Court Judge David Bruns ruled Thursday that City of Topeka charter ordinance says all firefighters positions, other than entry level and Chief, are to be filled by promotion. A group of firefighters filed suit when positions were advertised externally.

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New York to Welcome Prince Harry

Updated: 05/28/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- He's a 24-year-old Londoner whose grandmother offered to pay for his trip to New York.

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Susan Boyle as She Loses her Cool

Updated: 05/28/2009 - LONDON (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Susan Boyle said Thursday that the Britain's Got Talent finalist lost her cool after being harassed by journalists at a London hotel.

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Initial Jobless Claims Drop Unexpectedly

Updated: 05/28/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

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US, S. Korea Put Militaries on Alert over N. Korea

Updated: 05/28/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The U.S. and South Korea put their military forces on high alert Thursday after North Korea renounced the truce keeping the peace between the two Koreas since 1953.

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