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Attorney: Floyd Murder Charges to be Dismissed

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Defense attorney Dan Monnat says prosecutors plan to dismiss all charges against Chad and Shannon Floyd, who are accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend.

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Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe needs Government

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader said Thursday that he and President Robert Mugabe need to form a government within two months in order to stave off a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.

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3 in Running for House Minority Leader

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Three Democrats are in the running for House minority leader to replace Dennis McKinney, who has been named state treasurer. They are Jim Ward of Wichita, Paul Davis of Lawrence, and Bill Feuerborn of Garnett.

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Kan. AG Clears Commissioners in Video Flap

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six concludes three Wyandotte County officials didn't intentionally violate the law by appearing in a video promoting a company that wanted to operate a state-owned casino.

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Grant to Help Parents Afford Child Care in Riley County

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet has announced that the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will be awarded $400,000 in 2009 to assist families with child care needs. The funds will come from tobacco settlement dollars in the State's first Early Childhood Block Grant.

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A New Fire Extinguisher That Saves Lives

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Several local police and emergency agencies gathered on Friday to witness a very important demonstration of a unique new life saving tool called Cold Fire.

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Pay Your 2008 Taxes On-Line

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The 2008 property tax statements will be mailed Monday, Nov. 24. There is a new design to the tax statements this year because the County Treasurer's office is using a lockbox service.

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Man Fires Gun at Police Officer

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Topeka man was arrested for firing shots at an officer that arrived at 924B SW Western in reference to calls from people in the area who heard gunfire. Two men and a woman were taken into custody. There was also a newborn in the trailer.

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Govt. Growth Keeps Kan. Employment from Shrinking

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Department of Labor reports that the number of Kansans holding nonfarm jobs grew by about 8,600 compared with October 2007. That's an increase of six-tenths of 1 percent.

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Ford County Casino Remains on Track

Updated: 11/21/2008 - With the state's four-casino agenda shaken by the withdrawals of two developers, officials say plans for a casino in Dodge City remain firmly on track.

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Kenya: Somali Pirates Make $150M In A Year

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Somali pirates have collected more than $150 million in ransoms over the past year, Kenya's foreign affairs minister said Friday, calling on ship owners not pay when their vessels are hijacked.

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Putin Grabs Spotlight, Vows Russia Will Thrive

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin used a meeting of his powerful political party to take center stage Thursday, casting himself as an indispensable leader even as the global financial meltdown threatens the achievements of his boom-time presidency.

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China: 19,000 Victims Identified From May Quake

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A little over a quarter of the 70,000 people who died in a massive earthquake that struck Sichuan province in May have been identified, a Chinese official said Friday, as authorities rushed to prepare stricken areas for the coming winter.

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Bush Effigy Burned In Anti-US Protest In Baghdad

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Followers of a Shiite cleric on Friday stomped on and burned an effigy of President George W. Bush in the same central Baghdad square where Iraqis beat a toppled statue of Saddam Hussein with their sandals five years earlier.

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Madonna, Ritchie Granted Preliminary Divorce

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The show-business marriage that began in a Scottish castle came to an end in a drab London courtroom Friday as Madonna and Guy Ritchie were granted a preliminary decree of divorce.

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Witness Recalls Last Messages In MySpace Hoax Case

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Missouri woman knew her 13-year-old neighbor was depressed and suicidal when she sent cruel Internet messages to the teenager, her former assistant testified. The girl killed herself after being told the world would be better off without her.

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Americans Still Giving, Despite Economic Meltdown

Updated: 11/21/2008 - As more Americans turn to charity amid worsening economic gloom, operators of food banks and other aid groups are relying on the surprisingly resilient generosity of their neighbors and finding that even when times are tough, people still give.

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