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Kansas Commission Reviewing Race Track Licenses

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is discussing whether to revoke licenses for three now-closed dog and horse racing tracks. Track officials and other interested parties are expected to speak at a hearing Monday.

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Limit on cold remedies for kids was FDA's idea

Posted: 10/13/2008 - When drug makers made a surprise announcement this week that they no longer recommend cough and cold remedies for youngsters under 4, they didn't let on that it was the government's idea.

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US controls bird flu vaccines over bioweapon fears

Posted: 10/13/2008 - When Indonesia's health minister stopped sending bird flu viruses to a research laboratory in the U.S. for fear Washington could use them to make biological weapons, Defense Secretary Robert Gates laughed and called it "the nuttiest thing" he'd ever heard.

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Chicago Cop Once Jailed in Iowa Celebrates Release

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A Chicago policeman went for his first motorcycle ride since being released from an Iowa prison, only to be pulled over by officers who wanted to congratulate him.

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China dairy sued over infant's toxic milk death

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The family of a baby whose death has been blamed on toxic milk filed suit against one of China's largest dairies Monday, while another dairy ensnared in the scandal said it was a victim of unscrupulous subcontractors.

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EU tells music lovers to turn down MP3 players

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The European Union told music lovers Monday to turn down the volume of MP3 players, saying they risk permanent hearing loss from listening too long at maximum levels.

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Pediatricians double vitamin D recommendations

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.

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Suit Filed Over Little House Museum in Kansas

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A California production firm is suing the Little House on the Prairie museum on the southeast Kansas homestead where Laura Ingalls Wilder once lived.

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States ask baby product companies to avoid BPA

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware sent letters Friday to 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers, asking they no longer use the chemical bisphenol A in their manufacturing because they said it was potentially harmful to infants.

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Therapy helps hard-to-transplant get a new kidney

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Nearly one in three patients who need a kidney transplant may never get one because their bodies are abnormally primed to attack a donated organ. Now doctors are trying new ways to outwit the immune system and save more of those so-called "highly sensitized" patients - often with kidneys donated by living donors, considered the optimal kind.

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Recovery, ruin visible in Texas a month after Ike

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A month later, piles of Sheetrock, appliances, furniture and family mementos dot most streets in this island town. Electronic road signs in southeast Texas flash, "Watch for cows next 20 miles," a reminder that few fences remain to hem in livestock. Blue tarps cover 11,000 roofs for 100 miles from Houston to the Louisiana line

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ATF director's confirmation blocked by GOP

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Posted: 10/13/2008 - For more than two years, U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan has been consumed by the latest entry on his resume: acting chief of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Fire marshals: NY blaze likely caused by fire play

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A blaze that claimed the lives of a couple and their three children in a Manhattan apartment was likely caused by a child playing with a lighter or matches, authorities said Monday.

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Jenkins Raises $640,000 in Kan. 2nd District Race

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Lynn Jenkins says she raised more than $640,000 since July in her bid to win a seat in state's 2nd Congressional District. Jenkins is running against incumbent Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda, of Topeka. A spokesman says Boyda plans to report her latest fundraising totals when they are due later this week.

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Sebelius Busy Campaigning for Obama

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says she's working a little more than usual on campaigning for Barack Obama. Sebelius has traveled 15 days outside of Kansas since August 1st on behalf of the Democratic presidential hopeful.

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Atlanta Jews remember 'bomb that healed'

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The bombing of a prominent Atlanta synagogue in 1958 claimed no lives, but the community outrage that it prompted helped galvanize the city's nervous Jewish community to embrace the civil rights movement.

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Study: Peers, not profs, influence student views

Posted: 10/13/2008 - On issues such as abortion, gay marriage and religion, college students shift noticeably to the left from the time they arrive on campus through their junior year, new research shows.

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Shawnee Co. Elementary Students Get Flu Shots

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Shawnee County Health Agency and USD 345 conducted a flu clinic today at East Indianola Elementary. This clinic is part of a two month, county-wide campaign with the Shawnee County Health Agency and Shawnee County Public Schools.

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Bush critic Paul Krugman wins economics Nobel

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Paul Krugman, whose relentless criticism of the Bush administration includes opposition to the $700 billion financial bailout, won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for his work on international trade patterns.

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New law meant to improve stability for foster care

Posted: 10/13/2008 - For many thousands of America's foster children, prospects for a permanent home and stronger support will be brighter under a new law that bridged Washington's partisan divide and is touted as the most significant child-welfare reform in decades.

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Gay couples rush to wed ahead of Calif. election

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage.

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Wildfires burn homes, kill 1 in Los Angeles area

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Two wildfires driven by strong Santa Ana winds threatened neighborhoods near Los Angeles on Monday, killing a man, destroying several dozen mobile homes and forcing evacuations.

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Big Brown's racing career over after injury

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Big Brown's racing career ended Monday when the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner injured his right front foot during a workout at Aqueduct Race Course in New York. Michael Iavarone of IEAH Stables, co-owners of Big Brown, said the 3-year-old colt tore a three-inch piece of flesh off the foot after it collided with his right rear foot while working over Aqueduct's turf course with stablemate Kip Deville.

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Prosthetic eye gives horse a shot at show career

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A miniature horse has been given a second chance for a career as a show horse - thanks to a prosthetic eye. The 65-pound horse, named KBuck, was born June 1 at Lil Chums Miniature Horse Farm in Lawton and lost its eye a few days after birth. Owner Kelsey Chumbley, 12, said she suspects the young horse was the victim of a swift kick from its mother.

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