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Kansas Men Arrested in Construction Thefts

Updated: 04/02/2009 - 26-year-old Eric Shetler and 36-year-old Edward Graddick were arrested near Junction City on March 26. Police say they had stolen a $22,000 Bobcat and a $3,800 trailer from separate locations in the city. Shetler is suspected in several other thefts.

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Two Sailors Trained at Fort Riley Killed

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Army officials said Thursday that Navy Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, died March 27 while assigned to Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-E-Sharif.

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Questions on Access, Taxes Face HHS Nominee Sebelius

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius fielded questions about getting health care coverage for every American in a confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Finance Committee. Sebelius is the President's nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Widows of slain officers: 'You never get over it'

Posted: 04/02/2009 - The haunting strains of "Amazing Grace" ended the public funeral last week for four Oakland policemen killed in the line of duty. But the many families who have heard that music played for their own fallen officers know that the ordeal for survivors was just beginning.

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Fla. man is 1st US citizen charged in UBS probe

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A Florida yacht company accountant became the first U.S. citizen Thursday to be charged in the government's investigation into wealthy citizens who hid assets from tax collectors in the Swiss bank UBS AG.

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English-only driver's tests proposed in Georgia

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Georgia would require that new drivers take a written license test in English under a bill being considered by state lawmakers, and the proposal has some employers and immigrant advocates worried it would keep people unfamiliar with the language from being able to work.

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College grads face worst job market in years

Updated: 04/02/2009 - David Maley left his internship at Lehman Brothers last summer figuring he would be back on Wall Street in a glamorous investment banking job once he graduated from Colgate University in May.

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FDA eyes NY firm in pistachio recall probe

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Authorities looking into the nationwide pistachio recall said Thursday they are investigating a California nut processor's sister company in New York where officials last month found cockroaches and rodent droppings.

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TVA agrees to pursue renewable energy purchases

Updated: 04/02/2009 - In the face of looming legislative pressures for cleaner energy, the nation's largest public utility agreed Thursday to buy more than a nuclear reactor's worth of electricity from renewable energy sources.

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US atty. plans 'significant' Chicago court filing

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Federal prosecutors said they planned to take action on a "significant criminal matter" on Thursday as they worked to meet a court-imposed deadline for the political corruption indictment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Barista Champion Passionate About Coffee

Updated: 04/05/2009 - For those of you looking to reinvent yourselves or maybe start a new career, you could find a new passion. At PT's coffee, you'll find a Topeka man who did just that.

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Local Painter Nearly Never Started Painting

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Meet a Potwin Pottery customer who has seen her painting skills flourish. And to think, Diane Burton nearly never started coming to Potwin Pottery!

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Exhibit Features Work of Kansas Pioneer Photographer

Updated: 04/02/2009 - The Kansas Historical Society is hosting a temporary photo exhibit featuring work from F.M. Steele. It opens with public program 7 p.m. April 18 and runs through May 30, 2009.

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Investigation Nets Two Arrests in Connection with Numerous Thefts

Updated: 04/02/2009 - An investigation KBI and Junction City Police Department have arrested two men in connection with theft of construction equipment in Junction City. One of the men is believed to be linked to numerous thefts in the area over a two-year period.

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Obama And Hu Schedule Meeting In Beijing

Updated: 04/02/2009 - President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao, who agreed to meet in Beijing this year, are looking to improve the often-tense relations between two nations seen as pivotal to hopes of ending the global economic crisis.

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Tobacco Regulation Bill Up For Vote Thursday

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Anti-smoking forces are predicting a long-awaited victory when the House votes on legislation that would, for the first time, allow government regulation of tobacco products.

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Obama, S. Koreans Unite Against N. Korea Rocket

Updated: 04/02/2009 - President Barack Obama and his South Korean counterpart agreed Thursday on the need for a "stern, united" international response if North Korea goes ahead with a planned rocket launch, as Obama juggled that intensifying crisis thousands of miles away and an global effort to fix the sagging economy.

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After Red River Flood Battle Comes Recovery Debate

Updated: 04/02/2009 - As the Red River slowly recedes into its banks, soggy flood-fighters along its route are facing a different kind of challenge: Navigating state and federal bureaucracies for help in the recovery.

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Vick To Make First Court Appearance In Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/02/2009 - A judge wants to know more about suspended NFL star Michael Vick's bankruptcy plan, which is based on his goal of resuming his football career when he gets out of jail.

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