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Former Attorney General Takes Teaching Job

Updated: 01/11/2009 - Former A.G. Phill Kline will be a visiting law professor at Liberty University in Virginia. His first day is Monday, which is also the last day in his current position as Johnson County District Attorney.

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Hundreds Sign Up to Drop Extra Weight

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Registration is open for the Get Fit Topeka! Challenge at the downtown YWCA. The seven-week program offers weekly weigh-ins and prizes for the biggest losers.

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House Fire Started by Electrical Circuits

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Topeka Fire officials say a fire at 539 NE Wilson Ave. Friday night was caused by the malfunction of electrical branch circuits on the second floor of the residence.

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Gay Rights Advocates March in Wichita

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Expressing anger and disappointment, thousands of gay-rights advocates marched across the nation Saturday in largely peaceful protests against Valifornia's passage of an initiative banning same-sex marriage.

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Researchers Focus On Vaccine Deniers

Updated: 01/10/2009 - There are so many parents in this free-spirited, unconventional small town who won't get their kids vaccinated that federal researchers are paying money just to hear their side of things.

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Lifting Veil of Privacy, Friends Discuss Kennedy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - When community groups and the Board of Education were caught in an acrimonious dispute over an arts program, education officials brought in a fixer: Caroline Kennedy.

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Snowstorm Ices Roads, Grounds Flights in Chicago

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A powerful winter storm blasted large swathes of the Midwest and Northeast with snow and freezing rain on Saturday, grounding flights and stranding vehicles along icy roads.

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'Man Shot My Mommy': Ohio Woman Slain, Son Taken

Updated: 01/10/2009 - The 4-year-old boy's explanation was even more startling than the sight of him, barefoot and clad in pajamas, standing alone in the lobby of a highway rest stop.

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Eternal Flame Only Lasts Until Gas Bill Arrives

Updated: 01/10/2009 - An "eternal" flame at Bullhead City's new veterans memorial park that only lasted until city officials received a $961 gas bill has been re-lit following complaints by veterans groups.

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Grenada Enforcing Ban on Off-Beach Bathing Suits

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Bikini- and Speedo-clad tourists beware. The Caribbean island of Grenada says it recently began enforcing an indecent exposure law banning bathing suits away from the beach, as well as saggy pants that reveal the underwear.

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FCC Chairman: DTV Delay Could Cause Confusion

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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History calls on Obama to uncork a great speech

Updated: 01/10/2009 - History wants something for the ages in his Jan. 20 inaugural speech. Not just pretty words that melt like gumdrops but something that will settle in the nation's soul and be worth making schoolchildren memorize 100 years from now.

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US VP-elect Biden Promises Help in Afghan Visit

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Vice President-elect Joe Biden pledged long-term American support for Afghanistan during a visit Saturday, and the commander of NATO-led forces told him that thousands of new American troops expected this year will need more support against surging Taliban violence.

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FCC chairman: DTV delay could cause confusion

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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Nation's largest utility grapples with 2 spills

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Standing on a porch near the Widows Creek power plant Saturday, Charlie Cookston took a drag off a cigarette and ticked off the reasons he distrusts the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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