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Stenholm: USDA Remake Needs Food Safety Focus

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A former Texas congressman tells the Kansas Livestock Association that the Agriculture Department needs to be restructured to better oversee food safety.

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Court Orders Kline to Return Abortion Records

Updated: 12/05/2008 - he records are key evidence in a criminal case Kline filed in October 2007 against a clinic operated by Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. His 107 charges allege the clinic falsified documents and performed illegal late-term abortions.

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Plans for Kan. Speedway Casino to Be Revised

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Kansas Entertainment announced Friday it is withdrawing its pending application to build and manage the casino. Its proposed gambling-and-hotel complex would overlook the NASCAR track.

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Fireman Falls Through Floor at Fire

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Firefighters battled a trailer fire in Topeka late Thursday night. The blaze engulfed the home and weakened the floors to the point a firefighter fell through it..

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Kan. Sees More Bad Budget News in Nov. Revenues

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reports those collections were nearly $14 million less than anticipated, about 3 percent off. The state expectied almost $410 million, but getting about $396 million.

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Auto Bailout Could Be Tied to Gov't-run Overhaul

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The government would order a major restructuring of Detroit's struggling Big Three auto companies in exchange for a multibillion-dollar bailout under a plan circulating in Congress.

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US General Outlines Iraq Mission Under New Pact

Updated: 12/05/2008 - A security pact that sets a timetable for troops to leave Iraq requires a shift in how the U.S. carries out combat missions during its remaining time in the country, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Friday.

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Employers Cut 533K Jobs in Nov., Most in 34 Years

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Skittish employers slashed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, catapulting the unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, dramatic proof the country is careening deeper into recession.

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Oil near 4-year Lows on Dire Economic News

Posted: 12/05/2008 - More bad U.S. economic news kept oil prices anchored near four-year lows Friday, reflecting expectations of lessened demand worldwide.

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Employers Shedding Jobs as Recession Deepens

Posted: 12/05/2008 - With the economy sinking faster, employers are giving more Americans dreaded pink slips right before the holidays. The Labor Department releases a new report Friday that's expected to show the employment market deteriorated in November at an alarming clip as the deepening recession engulfed the country.

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Rice: 'It's Well Past Time' For Mugabe To Leave

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that it is "well past time" for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to leave office as evidenced by the nation's calamitous cholera epidemic and health care crisis.

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President, First Lady Buying Home In Dallas

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush have bought a home among business leaders and prominent Republican donors in an affluent North Dallas neighborhood, where they will live after the president leaves office in January.

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Clinton Looks To Loyalists For State Dept. Staff

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Preparing for her new role as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to surround herself with a cast of die-hard loyalists and veterans of her husband's administration to help her cope with world crises and backstage Washington power plays.

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AP IMPACT: Some Bailout Holdings Down $9 Billion

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Stock intended to eventually earn taxpayers a profit as part of the Bush administration's massive bank bailout has lost a third of its value — about $9 billion — in barely one month, according to an Associated Press analysis.

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Top Indian Official Admits 'Lapses' In Attacks

Posted: 12/05/2008 - India's top law enforcement official admitted Friday there were government "lapses" in last week's terror attack on Mumbai, amid a public uproar over security and intelligence failures in the deadly siege.

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Amtrak, KDOT Agree on Scope of Rail Service Study

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Amtrak and the Kansas Department of Transportation agreed Thursday to the scope of a feasibility study on expanding Amtrak passenger service between Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Fort Worth, Texas.

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Car Thieves Captured on Surveillance Video

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Police say two men are seen on surveillance video taking a 1991 Buick Skylark from outside a business at Eugene and Paramore in North Topeka. The theft happened just after 11 pm, November 20th. The victim left the car running when she went inside the business.

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KDHE Awards Healthy Schools Grants

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Grant money to encourage schools to develop and strengthen district wellness policy was awarded Thursday. The largest recipient was the Seaman school district in Topeka. It will get $16,000.

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Accused Killer Argues to Withdraw Plea

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Rashawn Anderson pleaded no contest to premeditated first degree murder in the July 2005 shooting death of 19-year old Christopher Caraway. He now wants to withdraw the plea.

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"Jeffersons" Star Dies at 70

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Paul Benedict, who died on Monday, played the Jefferson's oddball British neighbor on the hit CBS series.

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