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Kids Make Gains In Reading And Math

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kids in the U.S. are improving in reading and math, with low-achieving students making the biggest gains.

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U.S. Sailor Sues Over Pirate Attack

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A crew member of an American-flagged cargo ship hijacked by African pirates on Monday sued the owner of the vessel and the company that provided the crew, accusing them of knowingly putting sailors in danger by ignoring risks.

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Three Acquitted Of Aiding 2005 London Bombers

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Three men accused of helping plan the 2005 London transit bombings were acquitted Tuesday of playing a part role in the plot, a blow to investigators' hopes of convicting anyone for the worst attack on Britain since World War II.

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Lawyer To Plead Guilty To $700M Fraud

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A prominent Manhattan lawyer accused in a $700 million fraud will plead guilty next month to all of the charges he faces, his attorney told a judge Monday.

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Stricter Salina Smoking Ban Starts Saturday

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Salina's tougher smoking ban will begin Saturday, despite an effort by opponents to encourage city commissioners to delay or repeal the new rules.

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Sebelius Spotted at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Two days before the Senate vote on her Cabinet nomination, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was wearing shorts and flip-flops, listening to the blues at a jazz festival.

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Girl Tried as Adult in 2008 Slaying in KCK

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A judge has ruled that a Kansas City, Kan. girl will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a teenager during a botched carjacking.

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Skeletal Remains Identified as that of Missing Holton Man

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A Holton man who had been missing for about three-and-a-half years is now said to be the person whose skeletal remains were found near Tuttle Creek one year ago. He's identified as Michael Harris, 45.

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Standoff in Osage County

Updated: 04/28/2009 - An Osage City man is in police custody after a police standoff that lasted about five hours Tuesday morning.

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US Wants Ingredient in Swine Flu Vaccine by May

Updated: 04/28/2009 - U.S. scientists hope to have a key ingredient for a swine flu vaccine ready in early May, but tell The Associated Press that the novel virus grows slowly in eggs - the chief way flu vaccines are made.

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Topeka Weed and Seed Accomplishments to be Celebrated

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Topeka Weed and Seed, an effort of the Topeka Police Department, is holding a graduation ceremony to celebrate Weed and Seed’s accomplishments in Topeka over the past 5 years.

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Official: US Flu Victims May Be Infecting Others

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The swine flu epidemic crossed new borders Tuesday with the first cases confirmed in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, as world health officials said they suspect American patients may have transmitted the virus to others in the U.S.

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KDHE Establishes Swine Flu Hotline and Email Address

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The KDHE has established a phone number for concerned Kansans to call with questions about swine flu. Or you can chat LIVE with a representative right here at 5 p.m. on our live blog.

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Gov't: Stern Border Enforcement Not Yet Necessary

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Obama administration on Tuesday staunchly defended its "passive surveillance" policy on the emerging swine flu threat, saying that its measured, cautious border monitoring makes sense.

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Leno Back on the Stage, Joking About His Illness

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Jay Leno bounced back from an illness, returning to "Tonight" with jokes about swine flu, the 103-degree fever that sent him to the hospital and the armed guard he said kept him company.

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Senate Set to Approve Sebelius

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Senate today is set to approve Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as health and human services secretary, giving the agency a leader in the midst of the swine flu outbreak. Watch C-SPAN2 vote, LIVE

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Pfizer Profit Dips 2%, Sales Fall Much More

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Pfizer Inc. posts a 2 percent drop in first-quarter profit, as cost-cutting by the world's largest drugmaker couldn't offset big drops in sales for several medicines, especially a big drop for the cholesterol fighter Lipitor.

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