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Foul Play Isn't Suspected in Kansas Teen's Death

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Authorities say foul play isn't suspected in the death of a Moundridge teen whose body was found inside her car. An autopsy conducted Thursday did not pinpoint the cause of death for 16-year-old Olivia Stucky.

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November video game sales near $3 billion

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Americans may be cutting back on holiday shopping, but they are still buying video games - to the tune of nearly $3 billion in November, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.

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Governor Names Leavenworth County Judge

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius named Dan Wiley as district judge in the First Judicial District serving Leavenworth and Atchison Counties.

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Kline Turns over Medical Records

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline turned over records from patients at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. He obtained edited copies of the records as attorney general in 2003-07 but didn't file charges against the clinic until he became district attorney

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Al Franken Gets Boosts in Minnesota Senate Recount

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Democrat Al Franken won a pair of victories Friday before the state board overseeing the Senate recount, including a decision that as many as 1,500 incorrectly rejected absentee ballots should be included.

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St. Joe Near Hosting Chiefs' Training Camp

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The Chiefs have committed to move training camp from Wisconsin to Missouri Western State University, pending a state board's vote Tuesday on a $25 million state tax credit proposal.

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Anti-Smoking Groups Seek Prevention Funding

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition director Jayne Hellebust says the state ranks 42nd nationally in financing of programs to shield kids from tobacco use. She says some of the $180 million in this year's tobacco settlement should go toward child smoking prevention.

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Michigan cops help couple break the chains of love

Updated: 12/12/2008 - If you love something, set it free. And if you can't, call the police. The Detroit Free Press reports police in suburban Detroit responded to a call Thursday by a man who handcuffed his wife to their bed but misplaced the key.

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1950s Pinup Model Bettie Page Dead at 85

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Page, said to be one of the most photographed people of the past century, became a recluse in recent decades. Yet, her images continued to be used around the world to market Bettie Page action figures, clothing lines and other merchandise.

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Man sprays 'toilet-papering' teens with fox urine

Updated: 12/12/2008 - A 50-year-old man told authorities he was fed up with teens toilet-papering his house during homecoming week. This year, he decided to defend his property - with a squirt gun filled with fox urine.

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Scientists find 2,000-year-old brain in Britain

Updated: 12/12/2008 - British archaeologists have unearthed an ancient skull carrying a startling surprise - an unusually well-preserved brain. Scientists said Friday that the mass of gray matter was more than 2,000 years old - the oldest ever discovered in Britain. One expert unconnected with the find called it "a real freak of preservation."

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Rivals Continue Fight over Power Lines

Updated: 12/12/2008 - A Michigan-based company attempting to build ultra high-voltage transmission lines in Kansas denied reports from a rival that they've reached a compromise.

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Reflective Bush delivers commencement address

Updated: 12/12/2008 - A reflective President George W. Bush told graduates of Texas A&M University on Friday that popularity is capricious and what matters is whether they think they've done what is right.

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Climate Concern Defines Energy Dept. Pick

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The man tapped to be the next secretary of energy, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu, recently compared the danger of climate change to a problem with electrical wiring in a house.

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Anti-smoking groups hope Obama will be role model

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Of all the things President-elect Barack Obama needs right now, one of them surely isn't a new set of lofty expectations on his well-burdened shoulders. But recent attention to Obama's on-and-off smoking habit has pinned a new kind of audacious hope to him. Anti-smoking advocates are counting on Obama as a role model for others trying to kick the habit, showing them - and himself - that while it's hard, all things are indeed possible in America.

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Vatican hardens opposition to stem cell research

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The Vatican hardened its opposition Friday to using embryos for stem cell research, cloning and in-vitro fertilization. But in a major new document on bioethics, it showed flexibility on some forms of gene therapy and left open questions surrounding embryo adoption.

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White House readies new rescue for auto industry

Updated: 12/12/2008 - With Congress gridlocked and the economy flailing, the Bush administration declared Friday it would step in and prevent the "precipitous collapse" of the U.S. auto industry and the disastrous economic impact of the hundreds of thousands of job losses sure to follow.

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Illinois AG asks high court to declare gov. unfit

Updated: 12/12/2008 - In an unprecedented move, the Illinois attorney general asked the state's highest court Friday to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers. Lisa Madigan took the action as pressure on the governor intensified to step down and lawmakers considered impeachment. And the fallout over the scandal continued Friday as the governor's chief of staff resigned; John Harris was arrested along with the governor on Tuesday.

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Rivals Offer Compromise in Power Line Fight

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Prairie Wind Transmission said Friday it and ITC Great Plains have submitted a compromise plan to the Kansas Corporation Commission for building high-voltage transmission lines for wind energy.

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Media Panel Joins Jim Cates

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Politics and the economy were just a couple of topics a media panel discussed during the Jim Cates Online show Friday morning.

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