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KCUR Morning News 2-23-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO –
The rape of a woman in Kansas City early yesterday is being attributed to an attacker thought responsible for four similar crimes in adjacent neighborhoods.

Legislation that would ban indoor smoking in public buildings throughout Missouri is being considered by a State Senate Committee.

A former northwest Missouri teacher will serve 16 months in federal prison for his role in a dog fighting scheme.

An 83-year-old immigrant has asked a federal judge in Kansas to dismiss charges accusing him of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

A spokesman says former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is recovering from pneumonia and getting therapy at a military hospital in Washington.

The Kansas Jayhawks maintained their undefeated status in the Big 12 Conference last night by beating Oklahoma 81-68.

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