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Obama: Better trains foster energy independence

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called Thursday for the country to move swiftly to a system of high-speed rail travel, saying it will relieve congestion, help clean the air and save on energy.

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In Mexico, Obama to offer solidarity in drug war

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting a security threat on America's doorstep, President Barack Obama is venturing into the heart of Mexico. His swift diplomatic mission is meant to show solidarity with a neighbor - and to prove that the U.S. is serious about halting the deadly flow of drugs and weapons.

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Somali PM asks for more help to fight pirates

Updated: 04/16/2009 - MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) -- Somalia's prime minister says his government has identified many pirate leaders and would be willing to share that information with other countries, including the United States, to get the resources needed to go after them.

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US sailors who thwarted pirates back with families

Updated: 04/16/2009 - OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- Crew members of the Maersk Alabama celebrated with loved ones at home in the United States Thursday, recounting tales of a harrowing time held in captivity by Somali pirates and urging protection for ships in the dangerous Horn of Africa sea lanes.

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Jobless claims top 6M; housing starts plummet

Updated: 04/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

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Southwest Airlines Posts 1Q Loss

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Southwest Airlines Co. reported a surprisingly large loss in the first quarter as traffic fell in what the CEO called the carrier's toughest revenue environment ever.

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JPMorgan Chase Posts Better-than-expected Profit

Updated: 04/16/2009 - JPMorgan Chase said Thursday it earned $2.14 billion for the first quarter, thanks to rising deposits and lower borrowing rates. The profit was 10% lower than last year, but better than expected.

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US Foreclosures up 24% in 1st Quarter

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The number of American households threatened with losing their homes grew 24 percent in the first three months of this year and is poised to rise further as major lenders restart foreclosures after a temporary break, according to data released Thursday.

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World Markets Steady ahead of JP Morgan Earnings

Updated: 04/16/2009 - World stock markets remained subdued Thursday as relief over China's economic growth was offset by renewed fears about the state of the U.S. economy ahead of key earnings releases from leading American banks.

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Nokia Profit Plunges 90% in 1st Quarter

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Nokia Corp. says its profits plummeted 90 percent in the first quarter amid a slump in demand for mobile phones. The world's top mobile phone maker says net profit was only 122 million euros ($161 million) compared to euro1.2 billion in the same period last year.

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Good Kids for April 14th

Updated: 04/15/2009 - From Axtell to Manhattan, our Good Kids are kind, and smart, too!

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Dozens of TEA Parties Held across Kansas

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Lyndon, Manhattan, Wichita and Topeka were among more than 30 Kansas communities holding TEA parties Wednesday to call for an end to inefficient use of tax dollars.

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Sentencing for Former School Worker Postponed

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Sentencing for 38-year old Jennifer Liskey on child sex charges was to be Thursday, but it's been delayed and she now has a docket hearing scheduled for June 18th.

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Topeka Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation

Updated: 04/15/2009 - 28-year old Joseph Morgan is charged with sexual exploitation of a child for an alleged incident last September at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Police took him into custody Monday.

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Jury Finds Jackson County Man Guilty in Police Chase

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Jurors convicted John Bradshaw of attempted second degree murder, injuring a police dog, obstruction, fleeing and reckless driving for a December incident that left a police K-9 wounded.

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KSU Foundation Cuts 13 Jobs

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Declining revenues have the Kansas State University foundation downsizing. The foundation announced Wednesday it will eliminate 13 staff positions.

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Manhattan Students Get Lesson in Bread Baking

Updated: 04/15/2009 - An instructor from the King Arthur Flour Company visited Frank Bergman Elementary School and the Manhattan Catholic Schools to teach the art of bread baking.

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Kansas AD Could Get $750,000 More

Updated: 04/15/2009 - KU athletic director Lew Perkins is in line for a $750,000 retention bonus this summer. A KU spokesperson says the extra money comes from Perkins declining efforts by another university to recruit him in June 2006.

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Republicans criticize report on right-wing groups

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Republicans on Wednesday said a Homeland Security Department intelligence assessment unfairly characterizes military veterans as right-wing extremists. House Republican leader John Boehner described the report as offensive and called on the agency to apologize to veterans.

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French raid pirate ship, US seeks to freeze assets

Updated: 04/15/2009 - The U.S. and its allies battled Somalia's pirates on two fronts Wednesday, with French forces seizing a bandit mother ship and Washington seeking to keep the marauders from their spoils. Another U.S. freighter headed to port with armed sailors aboard after pirates damaged it with gunshots and grenades.

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Obamas report $2.7 million in income for 2008

Updated: 04/15/2009 - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, millionaires from his best-selling books, made $2.7 million last year and paid just under one-third of their adjusted income in federal taxes. While the income, mostly his, was far more than the U.S. median household income of about $50,000, it was quite a decrease from the $4.2 million the Obamas made in 2007.

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Kansans Protest Stimulus Package, Taxes

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds of Kansans turned out Tuesday to protest what they see as excessive taxes and wasteful government spending at rallies across the state.

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