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Bill Clinton Meets With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton met Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the first day of a surprise visit to Pyongyang, holding "exhaustive" talks that covered a wide range of topics, state-run media said.

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Kline's Law License Switched To Inactive

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Kline, who became Johnson County district attorney after failing to win re-election as attorney general in 2006, registered for inactive status in July. Inactive status does not require continuing education.

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Bill Clinton to Bargain for Reporters' Releases

Posted: 08/03/2009 - North Korea's news agency says the former President is heading to Pyongyang; seeking the release of detained journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. They're sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering North Korea.

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Roberts Discusses Scott Speicher

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Speicher's remains were found buried in the Iraqi desert, close to where his fighter jet went down in the first couple hours of the Persian Gulf War.

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Obama Administration Presses Senate On 'Clunkers'

Updated: 08/03/2009 - The Obama administration pushed for an additional $2 billion after serving notice over the weekend that the program could expire as early as this week unless the Senate acts.

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AP Sources: Military-Civilian Terror Prison Eyed

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.

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Federal Stimulus Used For Goodland Airport Repairs

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Goodland City Manager Doug Gerber says the project will cost about $784,000. Goodland received $588,116 in federal stimulus money and the city used airport entitlement money for the rest the project.

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Elder Svaty Takes Over For Son In Kansas House

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The 108th District Democratic precinct chose the elder Svaty during a meeting on Sunday. Josh Svaty's term in the Legislature ends in January 2011.

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Sen. Franken Relishes Policy Role In New Position

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Just weeks into his Senate term, Al Franken's portfolio compares favorably to any of the Senate's freshman members. He loves policy. He has signed on as co-sponsor to a half dozen bills, asked thoughtful questions of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and immersed himself in a thorny debate over health care reform.

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Regents, Ed. Dept. To Share Data

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents has entered into an agreement with the Kansas State Department of Education department to share their education data.

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Cold Beer, Calm Words From Obama, Prof And Cop

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Professor Henry Louis Gates and suburban-Boston police officer James Crowley were both upbeat following a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

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Kansas Project Billed As First Done Under Program

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson and U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin participated Thursday in a ribbon-cutting for Woodland Hills Estate in Osawatomie. The affordable housing project is billed as the first in the U.S. completed under a federal stimulus program.

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White House Says Obama And Guests Will Keep Mum

Updated: 07/30/2009 - A spokesman for President Barack Obama says the president, Henry Gates and Sgt. James Crowley aren't planning to say anything about their meeting for a beer when reporters are allowed to join them for a brief photo op.

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Democrats Press Committee Action On Health Care

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Congressional Democrats are determined to show progress on health care overhaul by pushing President Barack Obama's top domestic priority through two critically important committees before they head home for their August break.

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'Beer Diplomacy' Shows Race Still A Flashpoint

Updated: 07/30/2009 - The need for President Barack Obama to conduct "beer diplomacy" between a respected black scholar and the white policeman who arrested him demonstrates that race relations have yet to fade into the background of U.S. society.

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Newly Declassified Ike Papers Shed Light On Era

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Eisenhower Presidential Library director Karl Weissenbach says newly declassified documents show the Eisenhower era was just as dangerous as that facing President Barack Obama.

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GAO Calls USPS Troubled Agency

Posted: 07/29/2009 - The post office has been struggling with a sharp decline in mail volume as people and businesses switch to e-mail both for personal contact and bill paying.

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Legislators Told Of Higher Ed Cuts

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Members of the Legislative Educational Planning Committee were told Tuesday that universities are concerned that even more reductions may be needed because of a drop in state aid to the schools.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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Obama Takes Health Care Pitch To People Again

Posted: 07/29/2009 - His health care vision and political clout on the line, President Barack Obama is using virtually every tool available in a publicity campaign to pressure Congress for swift legislative approval and to rally a public wary of the ongoing Washington tussle over his top domestic priority.

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