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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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CNN: Gupta Approached about Surgeon Gen. Post

Updated: 01/07/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's reported choice for surgeon general, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, could bring a dose of star power to a job that hasn't had that much clout in decades.

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Stimulus Aside, Obama Vows Future Budget Restraint

Updated: 01/07/2009 - To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: the promise of long-term fiscal discipline.

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Grand Canyon, Loch Ness Compete As Nature Wonders

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Grand Canyon, Mount Everest and Loch Ness will vie with more than 200 other spectacular places in the next phase of the global competition for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, organizers said Wednesday.

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Brain Pacemaker Helps Parkinson's, But With Risks

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Parkinson's sufferers who had electrodes implanted in their brains improved substantially more than those who took only medicine, according to the biggest test yet of deep brain stimulation.

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Death Of Travolta's Son Raises Medical Questions

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Millions of children and adults have seizures in the United States, but dying from one is rare. That only adds to the confusion and mystery surrounding the life and death of Jett Travolta, the 16-year-old son of actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston.

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Transcript: Mumbai Gunmen Were Commanded By Phone

Updated: 01/07/2009 - "We have three foreigners, including women," the gunman said into the phone. The response was brutally simple: "Kill them." Gunshots then rang out inside the Mumbai hotel, followed by cheering that could be heard over the phone.

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Spokane, Wash., Residents Cope With Record Snow

Updated: 01/07/2009 - More than 6 feet of snow in the past three weeks has left Spokane residents frustrated. Tempers are so frayed that a man was arrested for shooting at a snow plow operator.

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Bank of America Sells Shares in Chinese Bank

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Bank of America Corp. raised more money Wednesday to cope with U.S. economic turmoil by selling part of its stake in China Construction Bank Ltd., China's second-biggest commercial lender, for $2.8 billion.

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Stock Futures Dip after Alcoa Cuts Jobs, Output

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Wall Street headed for a lower open Wednesday, sobered by aluminum producer Alcoa Inc.'s decision to slash jobs and production to navigate through the global downturn.

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Water Main Break Shuts Down School

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka Collegiate School will be closed Wednesday, January 7th. School officials say a water main break is the reason.

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