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Geithner Sworn In as Treasury Secretary

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Senators confirmed Timothy Geithner as U.S. Treasury Secretary on a 60-34 vote. Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback was among those voting against amid concerns over Geithner's past tax problems.

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TPD Investigation Alleged Weekend Sexual Assualt

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Topeka police are investigating allegations of sexual battery and criminal sodomy inside the Ed Bozarth dealership building on south Topeka Boulevard last weekend.

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Girl, 7, Gets Heart; Sister Waits For One

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sunday was the first day that 7-year-old Emily Smith was able to visit the hospital playroom since receiving her new heart. It is a small step to getting her life back to normal.

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Trail Date Set For Ex-KSU Football Player

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Leon Patton is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy. The 20-year-old Junior was arrested September 18th for the July 15 incident.

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Promoter of Dog Stock Sentenced on Bad Check Charge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Osage County prosecutor Brandon Jones told 13 news that Randall Long Monday pleaded guilty to one felony bad check charge and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

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Emporia Locals Submit Petition Against Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Local business owners submitted a petition against the smoking ban in Emporia today. Representatives of Emporia Open for Business gave the city clerk about 1400 signatures to force the issue to a public vote. They needed to gather more than 700 signatures by February 2nd.

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Man Dead After Trench Collapse Near Manhattan Identified

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Authorities confirm one person is dead as the result of a trench collapse east of Manhattan. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Excel road, a mile off Highway 24.

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Jury Selection Begins in Thurber Trial

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Two years after Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm was found dead, the man accused of raping and killing her goes on trial.

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Iraqi prime minister expects faster US pullout

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Iraq's prime minister said Monday he believes the U.S. will withdraw its troops more quickly than the three-year timeline set down in a U.S.-Iraq security agreement. The U.S., meanwhile, suffered its biggest single loss of life in months when two helicopters crashed, killing four service members.

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Pentagon: Gitmo prisoner releases not fail safe

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The re-emergence of two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners as al-Qaida terrorists in the past week won't likely change U.S. policy on transfers to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Monday.

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Japan To Tourists: Please Don't Lick The Tuna

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Overwhelmed by a growing number of misbehaving tourists, Tokyo fishmongers banned all visitors from one of the city's most popular tourist destinations — the pre-dawn tuna auctions at the world's largest seafood market.

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Obama Targets Greenhouse Gases, Fuel Efficiency

Updated: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama took aim Monday at the lofty but long elusive goal of making the nation more energy independent, ordering reviews that could lead to tougher auto emission standards in states and higher pressure on automakers to produce more fuel-efficient cars.

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Netflix 4Q Profit Up 45 pct, Helped By Recession

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Netflix Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit climbed 45 percent to surpass analysts' estimates Monday, propelled by the widening appeal of its relatively inexpensive DVD rental service during a budget-crimping recession.

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Planned For The Stage

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Producer James L. Nederlander says he has acquired the rights for a stage version of Michael Jackson's iconic music-video spoof of horror films. The show will include songs from two of the pop king's best-selling albums, "Thriller" and "Off the Wall."

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Paramedic Charged in Travolta Extortion Plot

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A paramedic has been charged in an alleged plot to extort $25 million from John Travolta after his teenage son suffered a seizure and died at the family's home in the Bahamas.

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Yemen: Gunshots Fired Near US Embassy

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Gunmen in a car exchanged fire Monday with police at a checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, an Interior Ministry official said, hours after the embassy received threats of a possible attack.

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