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His US sentence served, Noriega fights extradition

Updated: 01/07/2009 - As the only prisoner of war held on U.S. soil, inmate No. 38699-079 gets annual visits from the Red Cross and can wear his military uniform and insignia when he goes to court.

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Richardson adviser worked for firm feds probing

Updated: 01/07/2009 - One of Gov. Bill Richardson's longtime friends and political advisers worked as a consultant for the California firm at the center a federal pay-to-play investigation that derailed the Democratic governor's appointment as commerce secretary.

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CBO projects $1.2 trillion deficit for 2009

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The federal budget deficit will nearly triple to an unprecedented $1.2 trillion for the 2009 budget year, according to grim new Congressional Budget Office figures.

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Obama names special watchdog for federal spending

Updated: 01/07/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama said Wednesday that reforming massive government entitlement programs - such as Social Security and Medicare - would be "a central part" of his effort to control federal spending.

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Obama has lunch with 4 presidents

Updated: 01/07/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama hailed a rare Oval Office gathering of all U.S. presidents as an extraordinary event on Wednesday as the current occupant, President George W. Bush, reminded his predecessors and successor that the office "transcends the individual."

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Obama Has Lunch With Four Presidents

Updated: 01/07/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama hailed a rare Oval Office gathering of all U.S. presidents as an extraordinary event on Wednesday as the current occupant, President George W. Bush, reminded his predecessors and successor that the office "transcends the individual."

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Kansas Legislature helped work to crack down on stalkers in 2008 by amending the state's stalking statute, making it easier to charge and prosecute stalkers.

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Dan Biles Appointed to Supreme Ct.

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appoints a law partner of the Kansas Democrat Party's chairman to the state Supreme Court. He is Dan Biles, an Overland Park attorney. He's best known for his work for state agencies.

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Fort Riley to Open Two New Child Development Centers

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Fort Riley’s Child Youth and School Services will host two ribbon cutting ceremonies in January to celebrate the opening of two new child development centers at Fort Riley.

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Accident Blocks Lanes of Interstate

Updated: 01/07/2009 - An accident involving a van blocked northbound lanes of I-470 near 21st Street in Topeka Wednesday morning.

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Lawrence Man Sentenced For Child Porn Pics

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after admitting to possessing nearly 14,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

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Police Search for Video Store Robber

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Topeka Police are trying to find the man they believe robbed a local Blockbuster Video before failing in an attempt to hold up a nearby Hollywood Video.

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Israel Conditionally Welcomes Cease-fire Proposal

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Israel said Wednesday that it "welcomes" an Egyptian-French ceasefire proposal for Gaza in a possible sign that a bloody 12-day offensive could be winding down.

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Israel Halts Campaign for 3 Hours to let in Aid

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Israel ordered a pause in its Gaza offensive for three hours Wednesday to allow food and fuel to reach besieged Palestinians, and the country's leaders debated whether to accept an international cease-fire plan or expand the assault against Hamas.

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Kansas Farmers Union Focuses on Declines

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Panelists will talk about how much has changed for Kansas farmers in just one season. Last year's convention centered on record grain prices and some of the best harvests in many years across Kansas.

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Mississippi has Highest Teen Birth Rate, CDC says

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Mississippi now has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, displacing Texas and New Mexico for that lamentable title, according to a new federal report released Wednesday.

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