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U.S. soldier kills 5 comrades in Iraq, officials say

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A U.S. soldier fired on his fellow troops at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, U.S. officials said, killing five people in the worst such attack of the 6-year-old war.

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Shuttle blasts off for final Hubble fix

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off successfully Monday afternoon on NASA's fifth and final repair visit to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Miss California Keeping Title ... For Now

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Officials of the Miss California USA pageant strongly criticized some of the actions of titleholder Carrie Prejean on Monday but said it's not their decision whether she should be stripped of her crown.

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Oprah Winfrey to say Goodbye to Dr. Oz

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Oprah Winfrey's in-house medical and health expert is leaving his spot as a regular on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" for his own syndicated program.

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'Titanic' Stars Help Ship's Last Survivor

Updated: 05/11/2009 - "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have pledged to help the last survivor of the sinking of the ocean liner. The stars say they have thrown their support behind a fund that would subsidize Millvina Dean's nursing home fees.

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PepsiCo Sues Pepsi Bottling Group over Meeting

Updated: 05/11/2009 - PepsiCo Inc.'s proposed buyout of its two biggest bottlers took a new turn Monday when the soft drink maker sued one of the companies over the way it rejected the deal and approved shareholder rights measures.

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Medical Techs Sought After

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Area hospitals are taking steps to help educated prospective employees to help fill job vacancies in medical technology.

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Honda Insight First hybrid to Top Japan Auto Sales

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Honda's Insight, billed as the cheapest gas-electric hybrid on the market, ranked as the top-selling vehicle in Japan for April - the first time a hybrid has clinched that spot.

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Judge Rules 1st US Genocide Case Not Complex

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A federal judge has rejected without comment a Justice Department request to designate as complex the case of an immigrant accused in the 1994 Rwandan massacre. The government says the Kansas case may be the first U.S. criminal prosecution involving proof of genocide.

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Charley Pride, Marty Stuart Headline Event

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Country music artists Charley Pride and Marty Stuart and bluesman Pinetop Perkins will headline the third annual Mississippi Grammy gala.

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Cause of March 25 Fire in Hutch still Undetermined

Updated: 05/11/2009 - More than six weeks after a three-alarm fire in downtown Hutchinson, fire officials are still investigating to find the cause. Test results for possible accelerants are not yet available.

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Early Road Aid Said to Leave out Neediest

Updated: 05/11/2009 - An Associated Press analysis has found that counties with high jobless rates stand to receive the least help from President Obama's plan to spend billions of stimulus dollars on roads and bridges.

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Program Swaps Med School Costs for Rural Service

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The Kansas Medical Student Loan Program, which pays for a student's tuition and provides $2,000 a month for living expenses. Students must practice in a rural community of Kansas for every year they take part.

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Former Speaker Endorses Tiahrt in Kanasas Senate Race

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has endorsed Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt's bid for a Senate seat. Tiahrt is battling fellow congressman Jerry Moran for the seat currently held by Sam Brownback, who says he'll run for Kansas Governor in 2010.

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Former Kansas Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. He was originally charged with 15 counts involving four children under the age of 14 between October 2001 and August 2008.

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Kansas Governor Willing to Revisit Death Penalty Law

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson told reporters Monday that if the evidence is the death penalty is poor public policy or hasn't been applied in a fair manner, he would be happy to look at it.

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Kansas AG Prosecuting Suspect in Osborne Co. Murder

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Kansas AG Steve Six will be in the courtroom prosecuting Kenneth Wilson of Salina. Wilson is charged with premeditated first-degree murder of Portis resident Jeffery ``Scott'' Noel during a burglary in March 2008.

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Former Kan. Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. Green is the son of former Sheriff Leroy Green Jr., who was defeated in his re-election bid last month.

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ACLU Argues First Amendment in Activist Subpoena

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The American Civil Liberties Union is defending a political activist in a federal obstruction investigation. Papers filed in the case claim subpoenas sought by prosecutors have a chilling effect on First Amendment rights.

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STIMULUS WATCH: Early Road Aid Leaves Out Neediest

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Counties with high jobless rates stand to receive less help from President Obama's stimulus plan for roads and bridges. For example, Riley County, Kan. - with a 3.4 percent unemployment rate - will get $56 million. Elk County, Pa. - 14 percent unemployment - will get nothing.

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Suspect in Aurora Slaying Arrested in Hays

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Aurora police say 21-year-old Corey Ray Albat was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, after being captured in Hays, Kan.

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