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Lawsuit Details FAMU Hazing; Bus Driver May Have Helped

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The lawsuit's been filed by Robert Champion's parents against FAMU, bus company, and the driver of bus where hazing happened.. "We still feel that Champion was murdered," their lawyer says.

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NASA's Hubble Telescope Finds Pluto's Fifth Moon

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Almost exactly one year after discovering dwarf planet Pluto's fourth moon -- though not before actually naming poor little P4 -- NASA announced Wednesday a fifth moon has been discovered orbiting the ex-planet.

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Kansas Swimmers & Divers Earn High Marks In Classroom

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has released its Scholar All-America Team list for the spring 2012 semester and the University Kansas can be found among the 130-plus schools on the list.

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Topeka Zoo To Welcome New Tiger

Updated: 07/12/2012 - The Topeka Zoo is hoping to get into the baby business with a new animal joining the zoo family in late July, a female tiger, named Jinga.

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Rail Industry Ready to Hire 5,000 Veterans

Posted: 07/10/2012 - Rail companies are among some 1,600 companies that have committed to hiring vets. DOT Secretary Hood says: "Our veterans have skills and real life experiences that we need."

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Prince Fielder Wins Home Run Derby For 2nd Time

Updated: 07/09/2012 - Detroit's Prince Fielder became only the second player to win multiple titles in the All-Star Home Run Derby, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with eight splash shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto's Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

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KDHE Healthy Homes to Exhibit at Fiesta Mexicana

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A lead-based paint remediation program is now in operation in Shawnee County. Fiesta fans can take a few minutes to learn about it, during this week's events.

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Washington Monument Readied For Giant Scaffolding

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Repairs to the Washington Monument will require massive scaffolding to be built around the obelisk and may keep it closed into 2014 after it was damaged by an earthquake last year, the National Park Service said Monday.

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Diner Owner Dies After Presidential Visit in Ohio

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Josephine "Ann" Harris, 70, owner of Ann's Place 24-Hour Restaurant, poses for a photo in Akron, Ohio, where President Barack Obama dropped by for breakfast on his bus tour Friday. (Credit: Paul Tople,AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal)

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Summer Show Announced at Helen Hocker Theatre

Posted: 07/06/2012 - The Helen Hocker Center for the Performing Arts Bathhouse Players are pleased to announce the second summer musical of 2012, “How To Eat Like A Child”

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Boy Dies After Tombstone Falls, Hits Him In Utah

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Carson Dean Cheney was at the Glenwood Cemetery in Park City with his family Thursday evening when the 6-foot-tall headstone, which weighed hundreds of pounds, detached from its base and fell onto him.

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"Happy Days" Actors Come Out Victorious In Settlement

Posted: 07/06/2012 - A Hollywood showdown over merchandising payments between some cast members of the hit television show "Happy Days" and CBS has ended with a settlement in which the actors will receive an undisclosed amount of money.

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Report: Amazon Is Planning To Sell Its Own Smartphone

Posted: 07/06/2012 - Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run the Android operating system.

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Large Grass Fire In Lawrence Evacuates Homes, Threatens School

Posted: 07/05/2012 - The Palisades community in Lawrence went through quite a scare this morning as a grass fire immediately turned into what fire officials called a full structural response, that also threatened the Langston Hughes Elementary School.

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What Killed Andy Griffith?

Posted: 07/05/2012 - A heart attack caused the death of 86-year-old actor Andy Griffith, according to a death certificate filed Thursday with the vital records office in Dare County, N.C.

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Hotel Group Adding E-Book Bibles To Rooms

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Starting this month, however, the InterContinental Hotels Group is modernizing that mission at one of its hotels, replacing the paper tomes with electronic versions of the Bible loaded on Kindle e-readers. Each of the 148 rooms at the chain's Hotel Indigo in Newcastle, England, will be outfitted with a Kindle with Wi-Fi. Guests can use the e-ink devices to catch up on scripture, as well as purchase and read any other books available in the Amazon Kindle store.

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First Friday Hosting 5 NOTO Ribbon Cuttings

Posted: 07/05/2012 - Jenny Torrence-Harris has purchased buildings, and opening Gravity Gallery and Shops Friday, which will include retail spaces and a gallery. Britta McKee of Tobias Designs is the first artist to locate in the building.

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