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Stress tests find 10 big banks need $75B more

Updated: 05/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government's long-awaited "stress-test" results have found that 10 of the nation's 19 largest banks need a total of about $75 billion in new capital to withstand losses if the recession worsened.

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Diversity Celebrated at Statehouse

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson told a crowd that diversity has built the country and will be the key to its success. His comments were part of a Cultural and Diversity Celebration.

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Deficit-Shrinking Bill in Kan. Goes to Governor

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Democrats and moderate Republicans on Thursday pushed the bill through the House over the objections of GOP leaders. It makes $138 million in spending cuts and contains some revenue-raising measures, though not a general tax increase.

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Justice Department Names Top Prosecutor in Kansas

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch will take over the top federal prosecutor's job in the state until a permanent replacement is named by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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KC Company to Help Build New Fort Riley Hospital

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The new $334 million hospital at Fort Riley will replace the 50-year-old Irwin Army Community Hospital. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and wrap up in the spring of 2012.

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Pre-School Children Touch a Truck

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Loud rumbles, horns, and sirens could be heard at Gage Park as children were encouraged to "Touch a Truck".

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NYC Cops to Question Sutherland on Head-butt Claim

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The star of Fox television's "24" could be charged with misdemeanor assault in the incident early Tuesday. He's expected to turn himself in on Thursday to talk with police.

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'Idol' Finalist Gokey Gets Milwaukee Homecoming

Updated: 05/07/2009 - American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey's hometown is throwing out the welcome mat with plans for a parade, concert and an invitation for him to sing the national anthem at a Milwaukee Brewers game.

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Thousands of Civilians Flee Pakistani War Zone

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Thousands of terrified Pakistanis dodged Taliban roadblocks to flee fighting Thursday between the army and insurgents in a northwestern valley, streaming into refugee camps and crowding hospitals with their fatigued and hungry children.

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Ramirez Suspended 50 Games for Drug Violation

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball, becoming by far the highest-profile player ensnared in the sport's drug scandals.

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White House: Obama Wants to Cut $17B From Budget

Updated: 05/07/2009 - President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday to eliminate or trim 121 federal programs for a savings of $17 billion in the coming budget year. Many of the proposed cuts have already been rejected by Obama's allies in Congress, including some programs that his predecessor, President George W. Bush, repeatedly sought to end.

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Ramirez Suspended 50 Games for Drug Violation

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball, becoming by far the highest-profile player ensnared in the sport's drug scandals.

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Thousands Flee As Fire Burns Homes in Calif. City

Updated: 05/07/2009 - A wildfire that burned at least a dozen homes quieted at dawn Thursday, but it was still out of control, thousands of people remained out of their homes and another round of howling winds was expected later in the day.

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Fuel for Deep Space Exploration Running on Empty

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The end of the Cold War's nuclear weapons buildup means that the U.S. space agency does not have enough plutonium for future faraway space probes - except for a few missions already scheduled - according to a new study released Thursday by the National Academy of Sciences.

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New Jobless Claims Plunge, Retail Sales Improve

Updated: 05/07/2009 - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

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Investors Lock in Gains after Week's Rally

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Investors heard some more good news about the economy Thursday but locked in profits anyway following huge gains earlier in the week.

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