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Olathe Man, Son Vie For US Monopoly Title

Posted: 04/14/2009 - A suburban Kansas City man and his son are among the contestants in this week's Monopoly U.S. National Championship in Washington.

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Tax Day Tea Parties Planned Across Kansas

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Americans for Prosperity is urging people to protest use of tax dollars for pork projects. They're organizing Tax Day Tea Parties around Kansas.

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Hallmark Slashing U.S. Work Force

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Kansas City-based Hallmark told employees Tuesday that it will cut 6 percent to 8 percent of its workers over the next six months. That translates to between 550 and 750 jobs. Workers in Kansas City, Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth are among those impacted.

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Both Doles Booked for Dole Lecture

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Former Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole will appear together for the 2009 Dole Lecture sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics. It's 2:30 pm May 3 at the Lied Center. Tickets are available starting April 20.

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Students Get Glimpse of Farm

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Area students got an up close and personal look at the impact agriculture has on their lives Tuesday Morning.

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Recount Reveals Emporia Smoking Ban Still Passes

Updated: 04/14/2009 - A recount of the ballots in the Emporia smoking ban was requested by Michael Helbert. The County Clerk began conducting the recount at 1:00 with the Canvassers expected certified the results at 4:00 p.m.

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5-Year-Old Rides NYC Subway Alone for 34 Stops

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy slipped onto a New York City subway alone and rode for 34 stops from one end of Manhattan to the other before anyone intercepted him.

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They're Baaaack! Amazon Restores Sales Rankings

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Two days after Amazon said a "glitch" had caused the sales rank to be dropped from thousands of books, the numbers returned Tuesday for Annie Proulx's "Brokeback Mountain," James Baldwin's "Giovanni's Room" and other notable titles.

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Jury Still Deliberating In Castroneves Tax Case

Updated: 04/14/2009 - A Miami jury is returning for a third day of deliberations in the tax evasion trial of Brazilian race car driver Helio Castroneves, his sister and his lawyer.

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Dutch Couple Released by Kidnappers in Yemen

Updated: 04/14/2009 - A Dutch couple held for two weeks by armed Yemeni tribesmen were freed Tuesday, and a tribal leader said Yemen's government paid more than a quarter million dollars in ransom.

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Castro Insists US Go Further, Lift Embargo

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Fidel Castro says the Obama administration did not go far enough in softening sanctions, and criticized it for leaving in place the embargo that bars most trade and travel between the two countries.

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Iran Says US Journalist Tried Behind Closed Doors

Updated: 04/14/2009 - An American journalist jailed in Iran and charged with espionage faced a court in a one-day trial behind closed doors and a verdict is expected within weeks, the country's judiciary spokesman said Tuesday.

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Thai Riots Halt After Deaths

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital into chaos called off their protests Tuesday after the rioting killed two and injured more than 120. Police issued warrants for 14 people, including the ousted prime minister at the heart of three years of turmoil.

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Pakistani Cleric: Swat Deal Gives Taliban immunity

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Pakistan's imposition of Islamic law in a cease-fire deal to blunt a gathering Taliban rebellion will protect militants accused of brutal killings from prosecution, a hardline cleric who mediated the deal said Tuesday.

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Undeterred Somali Pirates Hijack 4 More Ships

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Undeterred by U.S. and French hostage rescues that killed five bandits, Somali pirates brazenly hijacked four more ships in the Gulf of Aden, the waterway at the center of the world's fight against piracy.

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N. Korea Vows To Restart Nuclear Reactor, End Talks

Updated: 04/27/2009 - North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart its nuclear reactor and to boycott international disarmament talks for good in retaliation for the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of its rocket launch.

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Gasoline Expected to Remain Cheap this Summer.

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Despite the dismal economy, motorists may want to take to the road this summer. The federal government says gasoline prices are expected to stay relatively low.

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Retail Ssales Fall Unexpectedly in March

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Retail sales fell unexpectedly in March, delivering a setback to hopes that the economy's steep slide could be bottoming out.

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Oil Gains on Bank Reports

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Oil prices gained Tuesday as traders looked to U.S. bank results this week for signs a severe recession may have bottomed out.

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Afghan Taliban Kill Young Woman, Man For Eloping

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Taliban gunmen used a firing squad to kill a young couple in southern Afghanistan for trying to elope, shooting them with rifles in front of a crowd in a lawless, militant-controlled region, officials said Tuesday.

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Prisons Press Fight Against Smuggled Cell Phones

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Drugs were once the contraband of choice of prisoners. These days, corrections officials across the country are on the lookout for a more high-tech scourge - cell phones.

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LA Jury Convicts Phil Spector In Murder Of Actress

Updated: 04/14/2009 - Two trials involving one legendary music producer. The first jury couldn't reach an unanimous decision, but the second found Phil Spector guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.

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