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1st Infantry Unit to Get New Choppers

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A 1st Infantry Division unit that returned from Iraq last fall is getting new equipment as it starts rebuilding after its deployment.

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Kansans Can Pay Off Traffic Fines

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Kansans will be allowed to continue driving on a limited basis while paying off traffic tickets under a new law taking effect in July.

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Kansas Governor Signs Fraud Bill

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Starting next month, Attorney General Steve Six can pursue lawsuits against people submitting false claims to the state.

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Kansas State Librarian to Retire

Updated: 04/20/2009 - State Librarian Christie Brandau will retire June 1, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name her replacement.

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Court Rejects Former Kansas Utility CEO's Appeal

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal from former Kansas utility head David Wittig of his prison sentence following a 2003 bank fraud conviction.

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Prisoners stage hunger strike over cricket on TV

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Prisoners in Calcutta's main prison went on a brief hunger strike in an effort to force authorities to allow them to watch cricket on TV. Nearly 500 of the jail's 2,000 prisoners skipped lunch and dinner Sunday, demanding to see Indian Premier League matches, Kumaresh Roy, superintendent of the Alipore Central Jail, said Monday

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New fund promises low-cost malaria treatment

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A $225 million fund to provide low-price anti-malaria medicine around the world was launched in the Norwegian capital Friday to fight a disease that kills 2,000 children a day.

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Behind the scenes with Windows 7

Updated: 04/20/2009 - To design Windows 7, Microsoft analyzed billions of pieces of data. It studied exactly what PC users do in front of their screens. It tallied hundreds of thousands of Windows surveys. It got feedback from people all over the world who tried different versions of the software.

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Lubrizol expects to report decline in 1Q profit

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Specialty chemical company Lubrizol Corp. said Monday it expects to post a slight decline in its first-quarter profit when it reports results later this month.

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Europe's worst guests: Ducks and furry rodents

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Furry rodent-like nutria and herds of Asian deer may look cute but are among 1,000 invasive species that have disturbed ecosystems, threatened native animals and left governments across Europe with hefty damage bills, scientists said Monday.

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Chile indicts ex-officers in Pinochet-era killings

Updated: 04/20/2009 - A retired army general and two other officers have been indicted in the killing of 14 dissidents in the early days of the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

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Court to weigh free-speech issue of pit bull case

Updated: 04/20/2009 - The Supreme Court said Monday it will explore a dark corner of Americans' fascination with animals, whether the sale of videos depicting dog fights and violent deaths of small animals is protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech.

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Kellogg to settle FTC charges of false advertising

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Kellogg Co. has agreed to settle federal charges that it falsely advertised the benefits for children of eating Frosted Mini-Wheats, the Federal Trade Commission announced Monday.

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Ole Miss coach makes plea deal in Ohio

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Mississippi basketball coach Andy Kennedy avoided jail time Monday by pleading guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct for his altercation with a cab driver.

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Stephen Hawking hospitalized, reported very ill

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Stephen Hawking, the British mathematician and physicist famed for his work on black holes, was rushed to a hospital Monday and was seriously ill, Cambridge University said. Hawking has been fighting a chest infection for several weeks and was being treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, the university city northeast of London, the university said.

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Cut-rate prepaid plans shake up wireless industry

Updated: 04/20/2009 - As wireless carriers start reporting first-quarter results this week, investors will be looking at the effects of some spectacular price cuts for prepaid cell phone service.

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Paraguay president hit with 2nd paternity claim

Updated: 04/20/2009 - president was hit with another paternity claim Monday, just a week after the former Roman Catholic bishop acknowledged fathering a different illegitimate child while still subject to his vows of chastity.

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