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Kan. Taxes Fall Short in December

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Preliminary figures from the Department of Revenue show the state collected almost $482 million in December. But financial forecasters had predicted more than $519 million in tax collections.

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Iraqi Parliament delays vote on foreign troops

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Iraq's parliament speaker has delayed a session to approve a resolution allowing British and other non-American troops to remain in Iraq until July 2009.

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Retailers Face Bleak 2009

Updated: 01/02/2009 - CBS Evening News: More than 200,000 stores expected to close; but strong companies will benefit .

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UN extends protection for Iraqi assets

Updated: 01/02/2009 - In a move sought by Iraq at a critical transition, the Security Council voted unanimously Monday to maintain U.N. protection for billions of dollars of Iraqi assets against seizure by governments, companies or individuals until the end of 2009.

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New Kan. Treasurer Takes Oath Monday

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dennis McKinney to replace Republican Lynn Jenkins, whose last day was Friday. Jenkins won the seat for the 2nd Congressional District in eastern Kansas.

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Christmas Eve services come early in Baghdad

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The Christmas Eve Mass for Baghdad's small and beleaguered Christian community started before dusk Wednesday instead of at the traditional midnight, a reflection of continued security concerns in the Iraqi capital.

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Troops in Iraq find Christmas in memories

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Cameron stood guard outside a once opulent Iraqi shopping mall that now serves as a small U.S. military outpost, trying not to think about what he was missing with his family on Christmas.

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A New Year Brings New Laws

Updated: 01/02/2009 - It's 2009: You cannot text while driving in Calif., smoke in an Oregon bar, or pee in public in N.H.

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Great Bend Officer Charged with DUI

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Great Bend police officer is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash while he was off duty.

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Man charged with spying for Saddam denied bail

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Canadian citizen suspected of spying for his native Iraq during Saddam Hussein's regime was refused bail Tuesday amid concerns he would return to Canada and be out of U.S. reach.

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Iraq opens nearly 90 pct of its oil reserves

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Iraq, the holder of the world's third-largest oil reserves, has opened nearly 90 percent of its reserves to international oil companies for development in two major bidding rounds this year as the war-plagued country tries to raise money amid falling oil prices.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,221

Updated: 01/02/2009 - As of Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at least 4,221 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Teaching Kids Money Management

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Peyton Manning voted AP's NFL MVP

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Peyton Manning can tell Brett Favre to move over and make room for him atop the roster of NFL Most Valuable Players.

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Manufacturing index drops to 28-year low

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Manufacturing activity fell more than expected in December, hitting the lowest reading in 28 years as new orders and employment continue to decline.

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Motorists' Habits Spur Call for Tax Increases

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs.

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Obama to meet with lawmakers, former presidents

Updated: 01/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss his economic stimulus plan and other legislative issues soon after his arrival in Washington in the coming days.

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Obama to Meet with Lawmakers, Former Presidents

Updated: 01/02/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders to discuss his economic stimulus plan and other legislative issues soon after his arrival in Washington in the coming days.

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