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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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World Markets in Grip of Swine Flu Fears

Updated: 04/28/2009 - World stock markets fell sharply while the euro dropped below $1.30 Tuesday as investors worried that any swine flu pandemic could derail a global economic recovery after more countries confirmed new cases of the virus.

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Pakistani Leader: Bin Laden 'May Be Dead' _ or Not

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Other Pakistani officials and a U.S. counterterrorism official said they thought the al-Qaida chief is alive.

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US Reaction to Swine Flu More Muted than Elsewhere

Updated: 04/28/2009 - U.S. airports and border agents waved people through Monday with little or no additional screening for Mexico's deadly swine flu - a far more muted reaction than the extreme caution elsewhGere around the world.

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Democrats Announce Agreement on Budget Pact

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Congressional Democrats sealed an agreement Monday night on a budget plan that would help President Barack Obama overhaul the health care system but allows his signature tax cut for most workers to expire after next year.

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Alderman Objects to Crime-Themed Hot Dog Stand

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A Chicago alderman said he doesn't mind that a businessman plans to open a hot dog stand in his ward and hire former convicts to work there, but he does object to the stand's crime-linked theme.

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Blown-Away Chihuahua Reunited With Owners

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Tinker Bell has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked up the six-pound Chihuahua and tossed her out of sight.

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'60s Hotel in Los Angeles Endangered, Group Says

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The Century Plaza Hotel hosted President-elect Ronald Reagan's victory celebration, a welcome home gala for the Apollo 11 astronauts and Bob Hope's celebrity-studded Century Ball.

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Council Talks Transit

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The city council expects to spend more time talking about funding for the city's bus services.

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Lake Sherwood Sewer Situation

Updated: 04/27/2009 - More than 100 residents who live at or around Lake Sherwood spoke out Monday night about a sewage project proposal.

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Royals' Bannister beats Toronto 7-1

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Brian Bannister gave up one hit over seven innings and Jose Guillen hit two homers to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Monday night.

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