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Passer-by Pushes Suicide Jumper in South China

Posted: 05/23/2009 - BEIJING (AP) -- Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand - and pushed him off the ledge.

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Search for Homes for 'Slumdog' Children Picks Up

Posted: 05/23/2009 - MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The search for new homes for two impoverished child stars from the hit movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has intensified, as one child fell sick days after city authorities demolished the shanty where she lived, family members said.

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Obama Sees Court Pick as Smart with Common Touch

Posted: 05/23/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the verge of choosing his first Supreme Court nominee, President Barack Obama has already provided a profile of the person he is likely to pick: an intellectual heavyweight with a "common touch," someone whose brand of justice means seeing life from the perspective of the powerless.

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Killings Shattered Dreams of Rural Iraqi Family

Posted: 05/23/2009 - PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) -- The beautiful, dark-haired girl in the photograph stands near a wall in pre-invasion Iraq. What is unseen and now lost, her family says, is her dream of moving to the big city and getting married.

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Memorial Day Roll Call Salutes 148,000 Veterans

Posted: 05/23/2009 - 148,000 names, representing the entire veteran population of Riverside National Cemetery, a roll call of the dead read aloud over 10 days by more than 300 volunteers.

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A Bee-Infested Topeka Residence

Updated: 05/23/2009 - Ever since this day care teacher moved into her Topeka home back in 2004, she's had to share her property with a swarm of bees.

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Former Librarian Sentenced For Sex Abuse

Posted: 05/23/2009 - A former Leavenworth elementary school librarian has been sentenced to almost 25 years in prison for sexually abusing a student.

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Case of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Virus Confirmed in Gove County

Updated: 05/23/2009 - A case of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus was confirmed Saturday in a Colorado resident who is hospitalized in Gove County, Kansas. The patient was traveling through Kansas and it is likely that his exposure to the virus happened outside of the state.

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Topeka Man Leads Deputy on Chase

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Jackson County Sheriff Charles Cornell said Jason Gfeller, 36, refused to stop for a deputy Friday evening near Mayetta, leading him on a chase that ended when both vehicles crashed. Gfeller was arrested on several charges including second DUI.

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New Road Signs Honor Nation's 'Atomic Veterans'

Posted: 05/23/2009 - In the nation's first such recognition of U.S. military veterans exposed to radiation during atomic weapons testing from 1945 to 1963, the "Atomic Veterans Memorial Highway" has been dedicated in Butler County.

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Charity Event to Help EMT Fighting Cancer

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Charity Poker Ride started at Topeka Harley Davidson at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a luncheon and raffle at 2:30 p.m. Money raised will help Becky Johnson, who is fighting cancer a second time.

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Former Kansas Coach Convicted in Sex Case

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A former Hutchinson High School basketball coach and physical education teacher has been convicted of having sex with a student.

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Two Injured in Four Car Accident

Updated: 05/22/2009 - A rear-end collision shut down a stretch of south Topeka street for a while earlier Friday night.

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Son of H1N1 Flu Victim Pitches No-Hitter

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Mitchell Weiner, the assistant principal in New York who died Sunday, was memorialized at the game where his son felt "the power to win."

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Summerfest Starts

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Most Pure Heart's 16th annual Summerfest begins today.

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Roxana Saberi Returns to the U.S.

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The dual citizenship journalist freed in Iran is back in the United States; said singing the national anthem kept her going through four months in an Iranian prison.

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Obama Signs Credit Card Bill

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The new rules say customers must be more than sixty days behind on paying their bill, before they would see a rate increase on their card.

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