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Hundreds Of Fort Riley Soldiers Return On Valentine's Day

Updated: 02/15/2013 - It was a memorable Valentine's Day for hundreds of military families at Fort Riley as members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were reunited with their loved ones following a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

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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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Quadruple Amputee Says New Arms From Transplant "Feel Amazing"

Posted: 01/29/2013 - Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco of Staten Island, New York is doing most of the things he used to do.. and is looking forward to driving.. after the amazing transplant procedure done by experts at Johns Hopkins University.

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Senate Easily Confirms Kerry As Secretary of State

Posted: 01/29/2013 - John Kerry, the longtime senator from Massachusetts and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, has served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades, and was the panel's chairman the past four years.

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John Kerry: Iran Must Come Clean On Its Nuclear Program

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Kerry tells a senator there's no "daylight" between Clinton and him. "China is all over Africa," Kerry says, and we need to be in the game. The Massachusetts is drawing praise from Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Elizabeth Warren.

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North Korea Says Nuclear Test Will Be Part of Fight Against U.S.

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says predicting a North Korean test is difficult. Pyongyang says it plans a new nuclear test and further long-range rocket launches. It vows an "all-out action" against the United States, which it calls its "sworn enemy."

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