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Diamond-rich country sees tourism boom

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:37
Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world, a country the size of France but with just over 2 million people.
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She inspired monuments, died in obscurity

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:34
James Bone says Audrey Munson, the model for some of America's most famous monuments, remains in obscurity but deserves more attention.
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Behind the scenes with Muhammad Ali

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:22
George Kalinsky, the longtime Madison Square Garden photographer, shares some of his memorable images of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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Requesting judge's recusal in Trump case could be risky, analysts say

CNN Politics - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 07:02
If Donald Trump wants to get the judge in his Trump University lawsuit recused for ethnic bias, he may have a steep hill to climb, experts warn -- and his lawyers could even risk a backlash from the court.
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Warren watches Sanders closely as she moves closer to Clinton endorsement

CNN Politics - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:31
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is treading cautiously into 2016 waters, planning to put the full backing of her progressive star power behind Hillary Clinton -- but eager to avoid the appearance of pushing out Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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McConnell: Trump on teleprompter is 'a good start'

CNN Politics - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:12
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday Donald Trump's toned-down, teleprompter-read primary night speech was a "good start" but he still has plenty of work to do to satisfy his party's leadership.

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The challenges facing Clinton and Trump

CNN Politics - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 06:11
The Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump battle is officially on, pitting two highly unpopular presidential candidates against each other in the fight for the White House.

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KSN Threat Tracker for Thursday, June 09, 2016

KSN - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 05:37

8:45AM Warmer than normal temperatures will remain with us through the weekend.

7:45AM If you weren’t up early enough to catch the sunrise, check this out! An absolutely beautiful start to your Thursday morning!

6:45AM Windy and hot again today… Winds should be even gustier than yesterday but the heat will be about the same.

5:00AM We are tracking a few showers and a little thunder in SW Kansas at this hour. This weather is not expected to be strong or severe. CLICK HERE for your live local radar.

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No way! She's 50?

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 04:30
Find out which celebrities are turning 50 in 2016. Some of them may surprise you.
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Judge in rape case faces backlash

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 03:10
He graduated from Stanford. He once coached men's lacrosse. He's spent much of his career prosecuting sex crimes. And he's touted himself as a defender of battered women.

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Family burns woman alive for eloping

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 02:15
The young Pakistani woman angered her family by eloping with a man they disapproved of last month, police said.

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Louisville remembers 'The Champ'

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 00:34
Before Muhammad Ali became a hero to the world, he was a son of Louisville.
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KU well represented in Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016

KSN - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 00:29

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Four former University of Kansas standout student-athletes, an assistant men’s basketball coach and a KU broadcasting legend will be inducted into the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (KSHOF) October 2, the KSHOF announced Wednesday. The 12-member class will be enshrined in ceremonies at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.

KU stalwarts Bill Bridges (men’s basketball), Tamecka Dixon (women’s basketball), Bill Dotson (track & field) and Scott Huffman (track & field), along with former men’s basketball assistant coach Lafayette Norwood and broadcaster Bob Davis, will represent the Jayhawks at this year’s ceremony. Joining the aforementioned in the Class of 2016 KSHOF are: Steve Anson (Kansas State and Washburn baseball), Jerry Kill (national football coach of the year from Cheney), Deandra Doubrava-McBride (Emporia State track & field), Jaime Mendez III (Kansas State football), Austra Skujytė (Kansas State track & field) and George Sweatt (Pittsburg State and Negro League World Series Champion). Anson, Bridges and Sweatt will all be honored posthumously.

The induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Wichita. The 12-person class raises the total number of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductees to 260. The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame is in its 55th year of operation. Tickets for the 2016 Induction Ceremony go on sale on Aug. 1, and can be purchased by calling 316.262.2038 or by ordering online at http://www.kshof.org.

About the KU Inductees (per the KSHOF):
BILL BRIDGES
Bridges, originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, is another in a long line of KU basketball players to make their mark on Kansas sports history. A three-time Big Eight Conference selection, Bridges compiled more than 1,000 points and rebounds during his three-year Kansas career. In 1961, Bridges was named a first-team All-America selection. Following his collegiate career, Bridges was selected by the St. Louis Hawks in the 1961 NBA Draft. Bridges played 13 NBA seasons with the St. Louis/Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, where he totaled more than 11,000 career points and rebounds. Bridges was a three-time NBA All-Star in 1967, 1968 and 1970. Bridges was inducted to the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

BOB DAVIS
Iola born and Topeka raised, Davis is a name that sports fans across the state will recognize. A graduate of Topeka West High School in 1962 and Washburn University in 1967, Davis began his broadcasting career at Fort Hays State University in 1968 as the Voice of the Tigers. For the next 48 years, fans of many teams across the state and region could count on Davis’s voice calling the action of their favorite teams. In 1984, Davis moved to Lawrence and the KU to be the Voice of the Jayhawks, a position he held until 2016. During that span, Davis called eight Jayhawks’ Final Four appearances, including two National Championships in 1988 and 2008, and six KU football bowl games. From 1997 to 2013, Davis also called baseball games for the Kansas City Royals. Davis was named the Kansas Sportscaster of the Year 14 times and a two-time recipient of the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Oscar Stauffer Sports Broadcasting Award. Davis has been honored in numerous athletic halls of fame across the state, including the Fort Hays State Athletics Tiger Hall of Fame in 1990, the Kansas Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2006, and the Topeka West High School Graduates Hall of Fame in 2011.

TAMECKA DIXON
A native of Linden, New Jersey, Dixon left a legacy at KU that is unrivaled. A two-time Big Eight/Big 12 All-Conference selection in 1996 and 1997, Dixon was also named the conference player of the year both seasons and earned All-America honors in 1997. Dixon led the Jayhawks to four NCAA Tournament appearances, scoring more than 1,600 points and totaling more than 330 assists for her KU career. Dixon was drafted in the first round of the 1997 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks and was named a three-time WNBA All-Star during her professional career with the Sparks, Houston Comets and Indiana Fever. Dixon also won two WNBA Championships with the Sparks. Dixon is an inductee of the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and her #33 jersey was retired by KU in 2003.

BILL DOTSON
Kansas has a long history of producing some of the finest distance runners in American history and Concordia, Kansas, native Dotson is another in the long line of track stars from the Sunflower State. Dotson broke fellow Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Cunningham’s 28-year-old high school mile record before graduating from Concordia High School in 1958. Dotson then enrolled at the University of Kansas where he became a two-time All-American and the first KU athlete to break the four-minute mile mark in 1962. Dotson won five Big Eight Conference track titles, including three indoor titles and two outdoor titles, and won the Big Eight Conference title in cross country in 1961. Dotson set three American records in the mile during his career. In 2008, Dotson was inducted to the KU Athletics Hall of Fame.

SCOTT HUFFMAN
Quinter, Kansas, native Huffman literally rewrote the technique of the pole vault during his career. After winning the high school state championship in the pole vault at Quinter in 1983, Huffman walked on at KU where he perfected what became known as the “Huffman Roll” pole vault technique. Huffman won the 1986 Big Eight Conference outdoor and the 1988 Big Eight Conference indoor championships and was named an indoor All-American in 1986 and 1988. In 1994, Huffman entered his name in the American record books as he used his patented technique to hurl himself over 19-feet, seven inches, for an American record. Huffman was a three-time USA Track and Field National Champion following his career at KU and he competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, finishing 13th. Huffman was inducted to the KU Athletics Hall of Fame and was named to the Pole Vault Summit Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

LAFAYETTE NORWOOD
With a coaching career that spanned parts of six decades in multiple sports, and at both the high school and collegiate levels, there are few accolades that Wichita native Norwood did not accomplish. A graduate of Wichita East High School in 1952, Norwood attended Cowley College for two years before completing his degree at Southwestern College in 1956. In 1969, Norwood made history when he was named the head basketball coach at Wichita Heights High School and became the first African American coach in the Wichita school district. Norwood led the Falcons to 109-56 record and a state championship in 1977 before being named an assistant coach for fellow Kansas Sports Hall of Fame inductee Ted Owens at the University of Kansas in 1978. In 1981, Norwood was named the head basketball and golf coach at Johnson County Community College. Norwood was inducted to the Southwestern College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992, the Cowley College Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

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The fascinating life of the boxing legend

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 00:28
A look at the life and career of Muhammad Ali, the three-time heavyweight boxing champion who called himself "The Greatest." Ali died on Friday, June 3 at the age of 74.
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Jose Baez to defend Aaron Hernandez

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:57
A top Florida lawyer who stunned the nation when he won a murder acquittal for a mother accused of killing her toddler has taken on another high-profile, high-hurdle case.

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WPD investigating deaths of dozens of egrets

KSN - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 23:04

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police officers are investigating a case of more than two dozen dead egrets in west Wichita.

A post on the Wichita Police Department’s Facebook page said about 30 egrets were found dead in a residential area near West Central and I-235.

Egrets are protected under federal law and it’s illegal to injure, kill or harass them once they’ve nested.

Officers are working a case involving the death of approx 30 Egrets which are protected by federal law. Case ongoing pic.twitter.com/9ZpscDYoxt

— Wichita Police (@WichitaPolice) June 9, 2016

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