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'King of Swing' Benny Goodman would be 100

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Benny Goodman, who would have turned 100 on May 30, defined for most people the swing era that dominated popular American music for much of the 1930s and 1940s.

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Military Jet Crashes; Pilot Killed, 1 Hurt

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A military jet crashed during a training mission over the Mojave Desert, killing the pilot and injuring another crewman who ejected, the Air Force said Friday.

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Feds File Charges in Attempted Bank Robbery, Bomb Scare

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The U.S. Attorney's Office filed a complaint Friday against 44-year old Gregory Crosby of Kansas City, Missouri for attempted bank robbery. He's accused of trying to hold up a bank, then sparking a bomb scare at a S. Topeka WalMart Thursday night.

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Mexico City Ends Swine Flu Alert, No Cases in Week

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Mexico City lowered its swine flu alert level from yellow to green on Thursday, and the mayor said "we can relax" now that there have been no new infections for a week.

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Toddler buys earthmover in online auction

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A New Zealand mom made some online bids on toys before napping. Then her 3-year-old daughter took over and bought a bigger plaything than expected - a huge earth-moving digger for a cool $12,300.

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Biden links US aid to outcome of Lebanon election

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that future U.S. aid to Lebanon depends on the outcome of upcoming elections, a warning aimed at Iranian-backed Hezbollah as it tries to oust the pro-Western faction that dominates government.

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Heavy Fighting Explodes in Capital of Somalia

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Hundreds of government soldiers attacked Islamic insurgents across the Somali capital amid heavy artillery shelling Friday, battling along streets strewn with bodies as they tried to regain lost ground.

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Princess Pedestal: How Many Girls are on One?

Posted: 05/22/2009 - All the pink, frilly and sparkly - from the princess dresses to the four-foot-high pink castle in the playroom - isn't necessarily what Caroline Morris would choose for her eldest daughter.

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Neb. Thwarts Pranksters' License Plate Hijacking

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Nebraska on Friday threw out thousands of votes - online votes for its new license plate - after discovering that a minimalist approach initially won only because a humor Web site had urged people to choose the most boring design.

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Parkinson Restores Funding To Planned Parenthood

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has restored moved to restore funding for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri. It was the governor's first chance to weigh in on the abortion issue.

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Number of Active Oil Rigs falls by 18

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the United States fell by 18 this week to 900, down more than half from a year ago.

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Steeler Harrison's pit bull attacks young son

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A pit bull owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has reportedly attacked the player's young son, but police, hospital and team officials are releasing little information.

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Malawi inaugurates president for second term

Posted: 05/22/2009 - President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi was sworn in to a second five-year term Friday after a landslide election victory, and he immediately reached out to his vanquished opponents.

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Naval graduates include Sen. McCain's son, Jack

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Far from the madding crowds of last year's campaign trail, Barack Obama quietly greeted the newly graduated midshipman and son of the man he defeated for the presidency.

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US drops remaining tax charge against Castroneves

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Federal prosecutors dropped the remaining tax evasion conspiracy charge against two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves and his sister on Friday, clearing the Brazilian driver of all the charges that once threatened to derail his career.

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New Citizens Get Sworn In

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Over 50 people gathered to take part in a Naturalization Ceremony Friday. The group became the country's newest citizens.

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H1N1 Flu Cases Hit 69 in Kansas

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Kansas health officials say the H1N1 flu virus is circulating at Fort Riley, based on the number of cases in Geary and Riley counties.

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