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Congress Adopts Budget Plan Endorsing Obama Goals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year - a third of it borrowed - that prevents Republicans from blocking his proposed trillion-dollar expansion of government-provided health care over the next decade.

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Obama Says Waterboarding Was Torture

Updated: 04/30/2009 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that waterboarding authorized by former President George W. Bush was torture and that the information it gained from terror suspects could have been obtained by other means.

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Gov. Parkinson to Address Kansas Legislature

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will address a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at 4 pm Thursday. He's expected to discuss the state's budget situation and call for unity in solving the problem.

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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic Is Imminent

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Global health authorities warned Wednesday that swine flu was threatening to bloom into a pandemic, and the virus spread farther in Europe even as the outbreak appeared to stabilize at its epicenter. A toddler who succumbed in Texas became the first death outside Mexico.

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Sen. Roberts Urges Caution in H1N1 Reaction

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says people should not be unnecessarily afraid of the H1N1 outbreak, but they should take precautions. He also says calling it "swine flu" does a disservice to farmers and ranchers.

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Lt. Dan Band to Play Ft. Riley

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Gary Sinise will bring his Lt. Dan Band to Ft. Riley for a May 9th performance for soldiers, their families and Department of the Army civilians and their guests.

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5 Deaths Attributed to Storms, Rains

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The Kansas Adjutant General's Office reports five people have died due to weather conditions from storms that moved through Kansas over the weekend.

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K-State to Conduct Research on Swine Flu

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A professor at Kansas State's veterinary college, Juergen Richt, plans to obtain a sample of the new swine flu virus and do research on it by injecting it into pigs.

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Kansas Abortion Bill Backers Unsure of time for vote

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas lawmakers aren't sure when they might try to override former Gov. Sebelius' veto of a bill that would increase reporting requirements for doctors who perform late-term abortions.

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New Kansas Gov. not Moving to Find New Lt. Gov.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino said Wednesday that new governor Mark Parkinson is focused on dealing with the state's budget problems and the Legislature's wrap-up session rather than appointing a second-in-command.

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THS Students Meet BYU Dancers

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The BYU Ballroom Dance Company held a workshop and demonstration for students. The internationally-acclaimed company was in town to give a benefit performance for Doorstep and the Topeka Rescue Mission.

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Diversion Entered in Theft, Forgery Case

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Kingfisher placed Jacob Rosen on a diversion program that would see his theft and forgery case dismissed if he has no violations of law.

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Trial Date Set in Wrong-Way Fatality

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A July 15 trial date is set for 38-year old Evelyn Brooks on one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol. She's charged for a March 29th accident that killed Cara Jackson.

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Big Rig Wreck in Rain Shuts down Highway Ramp

Updated: 04/29/2009 - KHP says a tractor trailer rig hydroplaned on the I-470 ramp to eastbound I-70 just before 12:30 pm Wednesday. It jackknifed and struck a guardrail.

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State Considers Furlough, Pay Cut for State Employees

Posted: 05/01/2009 - In an effort to eliminate part of the state's $328 million deficit in the FY2010 budget, a House committee is considering a furlough proposal and one percent paycut for state employees.

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Usher Unveils Childhood Snapshot on Billboard

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Grammy-winning artist Usher credits the Boys & Girls Club of America for making a difference in his life, so the least he could do was lend the group a slightly embarrassing photo of himself as a 7-year-old.

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Montana fires a warning shot over states' rights

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Montana is trying to trigger a battle over gun control - and perhaps make a larger point about what many folks in this ruggedly independent state regard as a meddlesome federal government.

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