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Washington Governor: 6 Tanks Leaking Radioactive Waste

Posted: 02/22/2013 - Washington's governor said one tank at the Hanford nuclear site was leaking. One week later, he now says six tanks are leaking radioactive waste, calling the news "disturbing".. saying the leaks pose "no immediate health risks," but do pose concerns.

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Islamists Still Making Gains In Syria

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Hard-line Islamist groups like the Nusra Front are becoming more popular in Syria. They're fighting the Syrian regime while providing social services for Syrian civilians. The United States blacklisted the Nusra Front in December, labeled it terrorist.

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Syrian Rebels Issue Warning To Hezbollah

Posted: 02/20/2013 - 163 deaths from Syrian violence reported, including 48 in one aerial raid near DamascusSyrian general, Lebanese former minister accused of plotting terror, moving explosives from Syria. The government blamed "terrorists" for an attack on a sports stadium.

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No U. S. Deaths In Afghanistan For The Month

Posted: 02/20/2013 - The trend marks the longest period without a U.S. combat death in America's longest war since 2008, and clearly reflects a strategy shift that leaves much of the fighting to Afghan security forces, whose deaths are going up.

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Woman Found Dead In Colorado ID'd As Soldier From Kansas

Updated: 02/19/2013 - The body of Cpl. Kimberly Walker was found Sunday in Colorado Springs. Army Sgt. Montrell Lamar Anderson Mayo, who is stationed at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs, surrendered later that day to police in Greenville, N.C.

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Soldiers' Return Having Big Impact On Local Economy

Updated: 02/19/2013 - With their mission accomplished, thousands of Fort Riley soldiers are settling back into like here at home, fresh off their most recent deployment to Afghanistan. Their return is helping boost the local economy.

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Syrian Official: "We Have Already Won"

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Faisal al-Maqdad, a member of Bashar al-Assad's government, declares the rebellion has failed. The rebels' vow to take Damascus hasn't materialized, deputy foreign minister says. However, battles continue in the capital's southern suburbs.

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Vote Is Scheduled On Hagel's Nomination; GOP Filibuster

Posted: 02/13/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has scheduled a vote for Friday to attempt to break the Republican filibuster against the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Nebraska, President Obama's defense secretary nominee.

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North Korea: Nuke Test Just A "First Response" Aimed At U.S.

Updated: 02/14/2013 - North Korea said the atomic test it conducted Tuesday in the remote, snowy northeast was merely its "first response" taken with "maximum restraint," in response to what it called U.S. threats, and said it will continue with unspecified "second and third measures of greater intensity" if Washington maintains its hostility.

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Battery Estimates For 787 Are Wrong, Says NTSB

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Investigators are still trying to determine why the battery short-circuited. NTSB spokeswoman says heat from one battery cell damaged other cells. One Dreamliner made a special trip Thursday to Seattle-area headquarters for paint job.

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Foreign Officers Tour Statehouse

Updated: 02/07/2013 - A group of 46 international military officials came to Topeka to visit several government buidings and agencies and even had a special photo op with Gov. Sam Brownback.

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Sniper's Murder Renews Focus On Soldiers' Invisible Wounds

Posted: 02/05/2013 - The recent murder of our country's most distinguished sniper is making headlines across the country and renewing the focus on the psychological wounds of war. WIBW explored the services available at Fort Riley for local soldiers.

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Boy Scouts Of America Consider Vote On Homosexual Membership

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Boy Scouts of America has a one hundred year history and claims to be one of the most prominent values-based youth development organizations, but recently it has come under fire for who they continue to disallow amongst its ranks.

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The Man Accused Of Taking Out "America's Top Sniper"

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh faces murder charges in deaths of veterans Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Routh told his sister he'd killed two men, "traded his soul for a truck," an arrest warrant says. The 25-year-old told police he had PTSD, was hurting and his family didn't understand.

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Children Not Told, Their Mother Was Slain in Turkey

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The body of Sarai Sierra was found in Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday. The Staten Island, New York, woman went missing in Turkey some 10 days earlier. Her husband and brother traveled to Istanbul to assist in the search.

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Embassy Bombing In Turkey Mars Clinton Farewell

Posted: 02/01/2013 - John Kerry sworn in, first trip likely to include stops in Egypt and Israel. Clinton cites Turkey attack as example of challenges in the world, after her resume includes visiting 112 countries and flew almost 1 million miles in four years.

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Israeli Jets Strike Convoy Along Syria's Border

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Damascus said the strike had instead targeted a research facility near the Syrian capital. Israelis believe the convoy was carrying SA-17 missile parts, a source says. There are concerns about the security of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

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Fundraiser To Benefit USO In Kansas

Updated: 02/04/2013 - TV and radio stations across the state, including 13 News, are helping mark the 72nd birthday of the USO with a one day fundraising event. It's being called "Operation USO Support Kansas"- a way to give back to those who serve in uniform.

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