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Court rejects Franken's bid to be seated in Senate

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Minnesota Supreme Court on Friday blocked Democrat Al Franken's petition for an election certificate that would put him in the U.S. Senate without waiting for a lawsuit to run its course.

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Cyber director resigns amid federal turf battles

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The head of the nation's cybersecurity center has resigned amid persistent turf battles and confusion over the control and protection of the country's vast computer networks and systems.

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Democrats blast Limbaugh for comment on Kennedy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Democratic official rebuked conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh on Friday for suggesting a health care proposal will be named in memory of Sen. Edward Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer.

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Lawyer: Rihanna to testify against Brown if called

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Rihanna's attorney says the singer would testify against Chris Brown if called as a witness in her boyfriend's assault case. Donald Etra, who is representing the 21-year-old Barbados native, said Friday that Rihanna would be required by law to testify if prosecutors subpoena her.

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Huge layoffs push joblessness toward double digits

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Tolling grimly higher, the recession snatched more than 650,000 Americans' jobs for a record third straight month in February as unemployment climbed to a quarter-century peak of 8.1 percent and surged toward even more wrenching double digits.

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS Nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt criticizes President Obama's nomination of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as U.S. secretary of health and human services.

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Source: Obama to reverse limits on stem cell work

Updated: 03/06/2009 - President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday reversing restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The long-expected move is likely to stir up not only the promise of scientific breakthrough but also the controversy over where government crosses a moral line.

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2 former NYC cops sentenced to life for mob hits

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Two former New York police detectives convicted of moonlighting as contract killers in eight mob hits were sentenced Friday to life in prison after telling a judge they were innocent.

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Peace Corps Comes to Topeka Collegiate

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Topeka Collegiate students learned what its like to be in the Peace Corps Friday. Nineteen returned volunteers dropped by the school to share their experiences.

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Twitter Boosts Public Access to Federal Courtrooms

Updated: 03/06/2009 - In a victory for news technology in federal courts, a judge is allowing a reporter to use the microblogging service Twitter to provide constant updates from a racketeering gang trial this week.

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Shawnee County Elections Office Canvasses Votes

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Shawnee County Commission met Friday morning as the Board of Canvassers to review all the provisional ballots from Tuesday's primary. Of 88 ballots reviewed, 57 counted. It didn't change any outcomes.

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Galliani Denies Report of Deal to Keep Beckham

Updated: 03/06/2009 - AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said Friday that negotiations are "on the right track" to keep David Beckham at the Italian club for the rest of the season.

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