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Armed Robbery at Topeka Clothing Store Thursday

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka police are investigating an armed robbery to a clothing store Thursday night. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. at Monica's Fashion in the 1200 block of SE 6th.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/22/2009 - President Obama's new Secretary Of State has tapped special envoys for the Mideast, Southeast Asia, as she declares a new era of American diplomacy.

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Jefferson County Commissioner Resigns Amid Investigation

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Donald Edmonds gave no reason or warning that he was resigning as a Jefferson County Commissioner. He simply left a letter of resignation. He is being investigated in relation to a theft case. A copy of his resignation letter is included in this story.

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Kansas High Court Takes Two Big Appeals

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A defamation case from the BTK investigation, and appeals from the killer of K-State student Ali Kemp, are on the justice's docket next week.

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Abortion Clinic Rammed by SUV

Updated: 01/22/2009 - A driver rammed his SUV into the front door of an abortion clinic on Thursday, the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, police said. No one was injured.

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Project Tells Story of Nazi Forced Labor

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The online archive, "Forced Labor 1939-1945," is intended to make the experiences of former forced laborers available to researchers, teachers and students worldwide. In 398 audio interviews and 192 video interviews in 25 languages, eyewitnesses tell the stories of their lives.

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Ex-Petraeus Adviser Shares Views on 2 Wars

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Retired Army Col. Pete Mansoor, who served as an aide to Gen. David Petraeus in the Iraq, said Thursday that while the path in Iraq is clear, based on the efforts of the 2007 surge of forces, the president must set the tone and the objective for Afghanistan.

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New Kansas Senator Surprised by Vote

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Sen. Tim Owens was surprised when a noncontroversial bill was greeted with a chorus of "no" votes. Turns out, it was an initiation for new members of the Senate.

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Term-limited Kansas Governor Losing Another Key Staffer

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Jeremy Anderson, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' deputy chief of staff, plans to become a vice president with a Kansas City, Mo., firm, Parris Communications Inc. His last day on the governor's staff is Friday.

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Kansas Governor Forms Group to Study State Facilities

Updated: 01/22/2009 - An executive order issued by Sebelius on Thursday creates a special commission to study possible closings of state hospitals and other institutions. Recommendations are to be drafted by Dec. 1.

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Kansas Bill Allows Prosecutors to Have Guns in Court

Updated: 01/22/2009 - With no debate, the Kansas Senate has voted for a bill that would let county, state and federal prosecutors carry concealed guns into county courthouses. It now goes to the House.

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Topeka Chamber of Commerce Fired Up for Future

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Local economic leaders celebrated adding 400 new jobs to the community over the last year at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Thursday.

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'Button' Takes 13 Oscar Noms, 'Slumdog' Gets 10

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The romantic fantasy "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations. Other best-picture nominees are "Frost/Nixon," "Milk," "The Reader" and "Slumdog Millionaire."

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School Bus Driver Accused of Fondling Girl, 6

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Prosecutors say Billy J. Reynolds, a 16-year Durham employee, engaged in lewd touching of the girl in October, November, December and on Jan. 6, the day he was arrested.

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Wichitan Pleads to Lesser Charge in Street Killing

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Police say 20-year-old Brandon Hardyway didn't like the way someone in a car next him was looking at him, so he opened fire on the car. The bullets killed Ridge, who was a passenger in the car.

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KU Laying Off 11, Won't Rehire 110

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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GOP Leaders Want $300M Cut from KS Budget

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senate GOP leaders announced their new target during a Thursday morning caucus meeting. There were no objections from the Republican senators present.

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