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Florida Law School Hires High-Profile US Attorney

Updated: 05/27/2009 - South Florida's top federal prosecutor, whose office convicted corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla, was named dean Wednesday of Florida International University's law school.

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Defense Secretary Urges Wichita Students to Explore New Subjects

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Defense Sec. Robert Gates delivered the commencement address at Wichita East High School Wednesday night. Gates graduated from the school in 1961. He told the students to reach outside their comfort zones to explore new subjects.

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State Librarian Retires

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The State Librarian is closing a chapter in her life. Christie Brandau is retiring as a librarian, but plans to stay active.

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Be Aware of Hidden Household Hazards

Updated: 05/27/2009 - The death of boxing champion Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter after a treadmill accident highlights the issue of hidden dangers in the home.

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NHRA Drivers Hit the Links

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Golfers combined with NHRA drivers to raise money for the Heartland Park Topeka Foundation. Funds will help several area charities.

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Lott-O Problems

Updated: 05/27/2009 - A Topeka woman thought she had a $1,000 lottery ticket but her luck took a turn and she learned her ticket was worth nothing.

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American Eagle Expands Kansas Service

Updated: 05/27/2009 - American Eagle Airlines is expanding air service to Manhattan, Kan., as the Fort Riley Army base there continues to expand and the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is built.

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Judge Allows Third Trial in Salina Homicide Case

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Cameron Nelson, 21, of Salina, will be tried a third time. Both of his previous trials have ended in hung juries. Nelson is charged with the shooting death of Mark Simpson, 38.

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Some Kansas Banks Changing to State Charters

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Four Kansas banks are converting from national to state charters. A national charter means banks are regulated the same way as a larger bank. Banks with state charters are supervised by Kansas officials.

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Some 'longitude' for Speller No. 1 at National Bee

Updated: 05/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The oral rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee opened Wednesday with a touch of geography and a celebratory pump of the arms from the first contestant from China.

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'80s and '90s Bands A Big Part of Summer Tours

Updated: 05/27/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- If you missed some of your favorite '80s and '90s bands the first time around, there's a good chance you can catch them on the reunion trail this summer.

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'Slumdog' Filmmakers Meet Poor Kid Stars in Mumbai

Updated: 05/27/2009 - MUMBAI, India (AP) -- The makers of "Slumdog Millionaire" met the film's two impoverished child stars on Wednesday and reassured them they will soon have new homes. But the father of one of the children stormed out, saying the filmmakers have not done enough to help.

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Russian Capsule Blasts off for Space Station

Updated: 05/27/2009 - BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- A Russian-made space capsule blasted off Wednesday into the searing hot afternoon skies of Central Asia on a landmark mission to expand the permanent human presence in space.

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N. Korea Threatens to Attack US, S. Korea Warships

Updated: 05/27/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea threatened military action Wednesday against U.S. and South Korean warships plying the waters near the Koreas' disputed maritime border, raising the specter of a naval clash just days after the regime's underground nuclear test.

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