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Judge OKs Chrysler's steps toward sale to Fiat

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The judge overseeing Chrysler LLC's Chapter 11 proceedings has ruled that the automaker can start taking steps toward selling the vast majority of its assets to Italy's Fiat Group SpA.

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Mexico Swine Flu Death Toll Rises to 42

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Mexican health officials say that testing of backlogged cases has increased the confirmed swine flu death toll from 31 to 42. That includes three new deaths in the past two days.

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US allies in Mideast cautious over Iran overtures

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Washington's efforts to start a dialogue with Iran have sent ripples of alarm through the capitals of America's closest Arab allies, who accuse Tehran of playing a destabilizing role in the Middle East.

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Border authorities on alert in Calif. kidnapping

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Authorities trying to find a 3-year-old kidnap victim say they're investigating several theories, including that the Spanish-speaking kidnappers were from Mexico and may have had ties to organized crime there.

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NBA great Bing says running Detroit won't be easy

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Basketball legend Dave Bing, elected as Detroit's third mayor in less than a year, promises swift and decisive action once he officially assumes the Motor City's top post.

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Boston Globe reaches deal with largest union

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Boston Globe and its largest employees union reached a tentative agreement early Wednesday morning on concessions that will keep the 137-year-old newspaper publishing, the union president said.

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Face Transplant Recipient: 'I'm Not a Monster'

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Culp had nothing but praise for those who made her new face possible. "I guess I'm the one you came to see today," the 46-year-old Ohio woman said at a news conference at the Cleveland Clinic, where the groundbreaking operation was performed.

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Fort Riley Teacher Wins Toyota Yaris

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Reading tutor Kimberly Goehl turned out to be the big winner in Little Apple Toyota's car giveaway for Teachers' Day.

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2nd Swine Flu Death In Texas; Mexico Set To Reopen

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mexico emerged from its swine flu isolation Tuesday as thousands of newspaper vendors, salesmen hawking trinkets and even panhandlers dropped their protective masks and joined the familiar din of traffic horns and blaring music on the streets of the capital.

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Kansas Legislators Work in Rival Budget Plan

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The House Appropriations Committee advanced a plan for shrinking a projected budget deficit relies far more heavily on spending cuts than Gov. Mark Parkinson and his fellow Democrats want. Debate is set for Wednesday.

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Topeka School Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Students at Holy Family School in Topeka's Oakland neighborhood showed off traditional Mexican dancing skills in their Cinco de Mayo celebration Tuesday.

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Board of Healing Arts Likely to Decide Convicted Doctor's Fate

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Manhattan radiation oncologist Russell Reitz would lose his license under state law because of a felony conviction of aggravated battery. However, a two-thirds vote of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts could allow him to keep his license.

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Injured Motorcyclist Moved to Nebraska Rehab Hospital

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Christopher Sunneberg's sister says Christopher has been moved to Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln to continue recovery from a severe brain injury. He was injured April 7 when a car crossed the center line and crashed into his motorcycle.

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DOD Changes Soldier's Status to Killed in Action

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified remains Tuesday as those of Staff Sgt. William Vile of Philadelphia. The Ft. Riley transition team member had previously been listed as "whereabouts unknown."

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US Bank Moving

Updated: 05/05/2009 - If you noticed some construction going on at 719 Kansas Ave, it will soon be replaced by a bank.

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Kansas Senate Passes Revised Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate has passed a plan for eliminating most of the projected deficit in the state budget for the next fiscal year.

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Texas Confirms First Flu Death of U.S. Resident

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Texas health officials say a woman who lived along the Mexican border died of the H1N1 virus. They say she had other chronic health problems. Meantime, U.S. health officials are no longer advising schools to shut down if they have a suspected case of the illness.

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