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Gov't Reassures Schools On Staying Open With Flu

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The government said Friday that schools should only close this fall if large numbers of students have swine flu, and could allow their sick kids to return 24 hours after a fever is gone.

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AP Source: Jackson Doc Gave Sedatives Before Death

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Hours before Michael Jackson's death, his doctor administered multiple sedatives along with a powerful anesthetic the pop star used to sleep, according to a law enforcement official. It's a safe combination if done properly; potentially lethal if not.

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'Cash-For-Clunkers' Program Gets $2B Refill

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Car shoppers caught up in the frenzy of the "cash-for-clunkers" program now have more time and a $2 billion reason to trade in their old gas guzzlers.

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Aide Says Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed By US

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Pakistan's Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud, who unleashed a fearsome campaign of suicide attacks and assassinations that made him the country's most-wanted man, was killed in a U.S. missile strike, an aide said Friday.

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GOP Sources: Sen. Martinez To Resign

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Republican Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida will resign from the Senate this fall, more than a year before his term ends, according to several GOP sources.

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Job Losses Slow To 247,000; Jobless Rate Dips

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Employers throttled back on layoffs in July, cutting just 247,000 jobs, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.4 percent, its first decline in 15 months.

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Former KU Researcher Charged; Security Increased

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Prosecutors say 46-year-old David Young was charged Thursday with multiple crimes, including stalking, telephone harassment and violation of a protective order.

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KSU Optimistic Lab Will Be Built In Kansas

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Some critics of the estimated $650 million lab question whether it can safely handle pathogens such as the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease.

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Bennett, Hastert Coming To Kansas To Help Tiahrt

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27. Tiahrt's campaign says the conservative commentator will appear at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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Jobless Rate Down For First Time In A Year

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Employers cut far fewer jobs from payrolls in July, according to a report from the government Friday, and the unemployment rate fell for the first time in more than a year.

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Taliban Confirms Killing of Pakistan Chief

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Pakistani officials and a senior Taliban figure on Friday said that the militant group's highest-ranking commander in the country was killed in a CIA missile strike earlier in the week and that his body has been buried.

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Topeka 501 Tackles Truancy

Posted: 08/06/2009 - More than 1,000 truancies were reported by Topeka 501 during the 2008-09 school year according to a new report. The Topeka 501 School Board tackled the issue at its Thursday meeting.

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Groups Tout Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/06/2009 - During Breastfeeding Awareness Week, health professional are touting the benefits breast milk can give babies, such as improved immunity and brain development.

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Governor Allows 3 In Rape-Slaying To Be Freed

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Three men convicted in the rape and slaying of a fellow sailor's wife more than a decade ago will walk free to the outrage of the victim's family - who blamed the decision on political pressure from novelist John Grisham - and the men's supporters, who say it's not enough and want them declared innnocent.

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New Strain Of Swine Flu Infects Riley County Child

Posted: 08/06/2009 - KDHE says a Riley County child was infected with H3N2, a swine flu strain not related to the H1N1 pandemic. The child suffered mild flu symptoms and has recovered.

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Senate Confirms Sotomayor For Supreme Court

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The Senate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor Thursday as the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court. The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's first high court nominee. She becomes the 111th justice and just the third woman to serve.

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