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Kansas Gambling Bill Stalled

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Kansas legislators aren't rushing to change the gambling law to help race tracks or state-owned casinos.

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South African prosecutors drop case against Zuma

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Prosecutors dropped corruption charges against Jacob Zuma on Monday, saying the case had been manipulated for political reasons and clearing the way for him to become the next president without the looming threat of a criminal trial.

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Missouri Tries to Shed Reputation as 'Puppy Mill'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - When authorities raided J.B.'s Precious Puppies, they discovered more than 200 dogs standing in their own excrement, crammed three and four to a cage. Some were so sickly they were missing clumps of hair. The skeletal remains of puppies and adult dogs were found inside pet-food bags.

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Ecuador seeks return of Florida death row inmate

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Ecuador's government demanded on Monday the return of a man on Florida's death row for killing four people and said he should have never been taken from the South American country, calling it a "kidnapping."

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Missouri tries to shed reputation as 'puppy mill'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - When authorities raided J.B.'s Precious Puppies, they discovered more than 200 dogs standing in their own excrement, crammed three and four to a cage. Some were so sickly they were missing clumps of hair. The skeletal remains of puppies and adult dogs were found inside pet-food bags.

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As Iraq rape trial begins, attorneys attack law

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The first former Army soldier to be charged as a civilian under a 2000 law that allows him to be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed overseas faces a trial of his peers - in a federal courtroom in Kentucky.

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Topeka Man Charged With Murder In The Second Degree

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Shawnee County District Attorney's Office Monday announced Timothy Arterberry, 18, of Topeka, is charged with the murder of Albert Conley, 30, in an April 2008 shooting near Mahogany Lodge.

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City Receives Back Fuel Tax Revenues

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Monday the City of Topeka received $1.6 million in back motor fuel tax revenues from the State of Kansas via the Shawnee County Commission.

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Fire Does $25,000 Damage

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Topeka Fire crews responded to a fire at 919 SE 12th Street just after 1:00 a.m. Monday. An investigation has not revealed where or how the fire started, but that it caused $25,000 in damage.

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Oil Prices Slump to Start the Week

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Energy prices fell Monday a day before major first-quarter corporate results begin to arrive. It remained unclear if the U.S. economy has bottomed out, or whether demand for oil and gasoline will rebound strongly this year with many households cutting back on spending.

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Rep: Ailing Farrah Fawcett 'Doing Fantastic'

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Farrah Fawcett, who has struggled with cancer since 2006, has checked into a Los Angeles hospital but is "not on death's door," a producer who has worked with the actress told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Pentagon Lets Media See Return of US War Dead

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The Pentagon's 18-year ban on media covering the return of fallen U.S. service members ended with a solemn ceremony for the arrival of a flag-draped casket of an airman felled in Afghanistan.

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