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Doctors Transplant Windpipe with Stem Cells

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Doctors have given a woman a new windpipe with tissue grown from her own stem cells, eliminating the need for anti-rejection drugs. "This technique has great promise," said Dr. Eric Genden, who did a similar transplant in 2005 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. That operation used both donor and recipient tissue. Only a handful of windpipe, or trachea, transplants have ever been done.

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Color Perception Shifts from Right Brain to Left

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Learning the name of a color changes the part of the brain that handles color perception. Infants perceive color in the right hemisphere of the brain, researchers report, while adults do the job in the brain's left hemisphere.

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Attack Helicopter Unit Moving to Fort Carson

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Army says the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment will bring 24 attack helicopters and about 500 soldiers to Fort Carson, Colorado from its current base in Korea. It replaces a unit that's moving to Fort Riley, Kansas.

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Archeologists Say They Found Witch Doctor Skeleton

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Archeologists believe a 12,000-year-old skeleton found in a grave containing 50 tortoise shells, a leopard pelvis, a cow tail and part of an eagle wing is the remains of a witch doctor.

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Big Hop Forward: Scientists Map Kangaroo's DNA

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Taking a big hop forward in marsupial research, scientists say they have unraveled the DNA of a small kangaroo named Matilda. And they've found the Aussie icon has more in common with humans than scientists had thought. The kangaroo last shared a common ancestor with humans 150 million years ago.

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Sebelius 'Disappointed' in Latest Gambling Setback

Updated: 11/19/2008 - During a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she was disappointed that Harrah's Entertainment decided to withdraw its application to manage a state-owned casino in Sumner County.

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Astronauts End Space Walk Marred by Lost Tool Bag

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag Tuesday after a grease gun inside it exploded, and helplessly watched as the tote and everything inside floated away.

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Wichita Plant Expands Annual Shutdown

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Case New Holland says it's shutting down its Wichita plant for all of December and part of January. The move affects about 400 of its 450 hourly workers. Company officials blame ``softness in the construction industry'.'

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Extreme Makeover Show Unveils New Home in Chapman

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The `Extreme Makeover Home Edition' crew unveiled a brand new home to a Chapman family Tuesday. The bus moved Tuesday afternoon for the Tutwiler family to see the new home the ABC show built for them.

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Stevens loses Alaska Senate Race

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his re-election bid Tuesday, marking the downfall of a Washington political power and Alaska icon who couldn't survive a conviction on federal corruption charges. His defeat by Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich moves Senate Democrats within two seats of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority.

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Topeka Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Area business leaders met up after hours Tuesday night to mix and mingle. It was the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's business after hours event , where members gathered at Shawnee County Club in Topeka.

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Blue Skies Squadron Presents Check to KCSL

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A local organization is pitching in to help less fortunate children for the holidays. They raised money by selling concessions and a drawing for a P-51 mustang.

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End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell?

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The lead sponsor of a bill to overturn the controversial Don't Ask, Don't Tell law said the law could conceivably be passed in the first year of President-elect Obama's administration.

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Astronaut Loses Tools In Space

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Things didn't go quite according to plan for astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper during her spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday.

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Drew Peterson Meets With Divorce Lawyer

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Drew Peterson has met with a prominent divorce attorney more than a year after his wife, Stacy, disappeared, his lawyer confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.

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Council Briefed on Topeka Riverfront Progress

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The river front authority told council members the plan has four phases. Some would be accomplished soon, others will take generations. One low cost, less timely plan includes a trail system that would go from downtown Topeka along the river to the Kaw River State Park.

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Michael Jackson May Be "Too Sick" To Travel

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Michael Jackson might be too sick to travel to London to testify in a suit claiming he owes an Arab sheik $7 million, the pop star's attorney said Tuesday.

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Top Official: Obama's Military Demands Can Be Met

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The top U.S. military officer said Tuesday the Pentagon is developing plans to get troops quickly out of Iraq and into Afghanistan to battle a more confident and successful Taliban.

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Lieberman Keeps High-Profile Position

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite hard feelings over his support for GOP nominee John McCain during the presidential campaign.

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Washburn Holds Post Election Forum

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A post election town forum was held tonight at the Washburn campus, where political communication students got the chance to talk to local political leaders.

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Obama Promises Leadership On Climate Change

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Calling climate change an urgent challenge, President-elect Barack Obama promised Tuesday that Washington would take a leading role in combating it in the United States and throughout the world.

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