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Astronauts ready to say goodbye to Hubble for good

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis Tuesday morning will gently toss the 19-year-old observatory back into orbit. That's after five successful spacewalks to install two new scientific instruments, fix two broken ones, and do general maintenance.

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Home Depot 1Q Profit Rises on Fewer Charges

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Home Depot says fiscal first-quarter profit climbed 44 percent on fewer charges and the nation's largest home improvement retailer beat Wall Street's expectations despite lower sales.

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Police Say Men Called 911 after Bad Drug Deal

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Authorities said two men called 911 after they were robbed at gunpoint while trying to buy 20 pounds of marijuana. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office reported that the men went to a home Monday with $12,000 to buy the drugs. Two men at the home jumped them, took their money and drove off. A report said the victims jumped in their own vehicle to follow and one of them called 911 for help.

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Fire Damages NE Topeka Home

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Topeka Fire officials say an electrical problem is likely to blame for a fire at 436 NE Freeman Monday night. The fire did significant damage to the home and the items inside.

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Project Will Turn KC-Area Waste Into Energy

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Ground has been broken in suburban Kansas City on a $15.6 million project that will use solid waste and restaurant grease to power a sewage treatment plant.

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Two Men Convicted of Stealing Food from Tyson

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Two men have been convicted of conspiring to steal pallets of food from the Tyson Foods warehouse in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe and transport them to Arkansas.

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Sheriff: La. 8th-grader planned school shooting

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A Louisiana middle school student stormed into a classroom and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head Monday before shooting himself in a bathroom, authorities said. Investigators found a suicide note and plans for a rampage in the teen's journal.

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Jeff. Co. Boil Order Lifted

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The boil order had been in effect since May 8, after maintenance caused an interruption in water service. The lack of water presssure made contamination possible.

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Kansas Swine Flu Cases Reach 46

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Kansas has reached 46, including additional cases in Geary and Riley counties.

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Kansas Defends Sign Law on Adult Stores

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The Kansas attorney general's office says state law restricting billboard signs by sexually oriented businesses is not unconstitutional.

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Kansas School Districts Face Cutbacks

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Thousands of parents are learning how Kansas school districts will deal with large education cuts after legislators slashed funding.

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Ride to the Wall comes through Topeka

Posted: 05/18/2009 - American Legion Post 400 lined the 6th and Fairlawn bridge with flags. This was for the hundreds of motorcycle riders on the way to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C.

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