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Four Soldiers Arrested in Junction City

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Junction City police say the soldiers allegedly broke into a home and held the family at knife point while burglarizing them early Friday morning.

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Fort Riley to Conduct 'Iron Patriot' Challenge

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The "Iron Patriot Challenge" on Fort Riley will be held January 13. Soldiers will conduct land navigation, participate in an 8-mile road march and do various weapons operations.

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Topeka Police Warn of Credit Card Scam

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The Topeka Police Financial Crimes Unit would like to alert area merchants and financial institutions about an ongoing credit card scam occurring in Topeka and the surrounding area.

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KC Royals Caravan Coming to Fort Riley

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Kansas City Royals' fans will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite players and Royals' staff when the KC Royals Caravan, sponsored by Fox Sports Kansas City, rolls into Fort Riley from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

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Governor, Lt. Governor to Make Renewable Energy Mandatory

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Lt Governor Mark Parkinson Friday announced the legislative components of a comprehensive energy plan for Kansas that would make our the portfolio standard mandatory.

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Ill. House impeaches gov, who vows 'not to yield'

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, setting up an unprecedented trial in the state Senate on whether he should be thrown out for abuse of power, including allegations that he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Mosquitoes Match Wing Beats Before Mating

Updated: 01/09/2009 - That annoying mosquito buzz turns out to be a love song, a discovery that Cornell University researchers say may be turned against the biting insects. Ronald R. Hoy and his colleagues found that mosquitoes that spread diseases like yellow and dengue fever alter their wing vibrations in a mating signal.

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Emphasis on Smooth Transition to New Cabinet

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Just minutes after George W. Bush took the oath of office eight years ago, he signed papers formally nominating 13 Cabinet-level officials. Several hours later, the Senate, meeting in a special Saturday session, confirmed seven Cabinet secretaries, including the heads of the key posts at State, Treasury and Defense.

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Ill. House impeaches gov, who vows 'not to yield'

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly Friday to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, setting up an unprecedented trial in the state Senate on whether he should be thrown out for abuse of power, including allegations that he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Explosion at Furniture Plant Injures 8

Updated: 01/09/2009 - An explosion at a southern Indiana wood laminate plant Friday sent eight workers to a hospital with injuries, collapsed walls and set dust on fire, authorities said.

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Revenue keeps falling at Atlantic City casinos

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Revenue at Atlantic City's 11 casinos took a record-breaking plunge last month — the final insult in a second straight down year for the resort city.

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Edgy China Blog Site Shut Amid Internet Porn Sweep

Updated: 01/09/2009 - China expanded an Internet cleanup campaign Friday, shutting down an edgy blog hosting site for apparently carrying "harmful comments" and naming more than a dozen sites containing pornography or other vulgar content.

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No cash for trash? French Quarter may stink again

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Since Hurricane Katrina, the beer-soaked, urine-splashed, puke-puddled French Quarter of old has been scrubbed clean. But with the city facing tough financial times, it may no longer be able to afford to pay for all the services of an army of sanitation workers who pick up after the partying.

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Sri Lankan Editor's Killing Condemned

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Foreign governments and human rights groups called Friday for a full investigation into the killing of a newspaper editor who was harshly critical of the government, saying the attack posed a severe threat to independent media in Sri Lanka.

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Obama mother-in-law to join family in White House

Updated: 01/09/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, is moving into the White House at least temporarily to join Michelle Obama and the two children, transition officials said Friday.

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Baltimore mayor indicted on theft, perjury charges

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Mayor Sheila Dixon was indicted Friday on charges that she accepted illegal gifts during her time as mayor and City Council president, including travel, fur coats and gift cards intended for the poor that she allegedly used instead for a holiday shopping spree.

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Death toll rises to 9 from Costa Rica quake

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Helicopters plucked tourists from destroyed, mountaintop resorts as the death toll from Costa Rica's magnitude-6.1 earthquake rose to at least 9 victims, the Red Cross said Friday.

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Fla. conservatives fight transgender restroom rule

Updated: 01/09/2009 - A blond girl heads from a playground into a women's restroom. A scruffy man, lurking outside, darts in behind her. "Your City Commission Made This Legal," the words on the TV screen read. And it's true, sort of.

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