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Governor says Missouri has Probable Case of Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced a suspected swine flu case involving a Platte County resident Wednesday evening at a hastily called Capitol news conference. Platte County is in western Missouri and covers part of Kansas City.

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Obama 'Hopeful' For Deal As Chrysler Talks Go On

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Chrysler will take on Fiat as a partner and avoid death, but whether or not it heads into bankruptcy protection depends on eleventh-hour negotiations with its creditors that apparently continued into Thursday, according to people briefed on the talks.

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Attorney In 2007 Tuberculosis Scare Sues CDC

Updated: 04/30/2009 - An Atlanta attorney at the center of an international health scare when he flew to Europe for his wedding even though he was infected with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis is suing federal health officials, claiming they invaded his privacy.

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BYU Ballroom Dance Company at TPAC

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Bringham Young University Ballroom Dance Company took its talents to the Topeka Performing Arts Center's Stage.

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Middle Schooler with Cancer Experiencing Kidney Problems

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Her Caring Bridge web site reports Jessica Seidel is showing signs of kidney damage. The Washburn Rural Middle Schooler also continues to experience bleeding. Jessica celebrates her 13th birthday Thursday.

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Teen Reflects On NH Mountain Ordeal

Updated: 04/30/2009 - While stranded on New Hampshire's Mount Washington, Eagle Scout Scott Mason plunged into frigid water, built a rock shelter to protect himself from the mountain's notorious winds and watched a rescue helicopter fly off as he tried to attract the crew's attention.

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US Sees Spike In Afghanistan, Pakistan Attacks

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan have risen sharply as extremists have consolidated and expanded operations, according to the government and independent analysts.

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Wreck Closes Topeka Intersection for Hours

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office says a man turning from Huntoon onto Urish Wednesday night turned too wide, went into the ditch and crashed into a utility pole, breaking it.

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World Takes Drastic Steps To Contain Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - From Egypt's order that all 300,000 pigs in the country be slaughtered to travel bans and putting the kibosh on kissing, the world is taking drastic - and some say debatable - measures to combat swine flu.

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Congress Adopts Budget Plan Endorsing Obama Goals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Democrats in Congress capped President Barack Obama's 100th day in office by advancing a $3.4 trillion federal budget for next year - a third of it borrowed - that prevents Republicans from blocking his proposed trillion-dollar expansion of government-provided health care over the next decade.

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Obama Says Waterboarding Was Torture

Updated: 04/30/2009 - President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that waterboarding authorized by former President George W. Bush was torture and that the information it gained from terror suspects could have been obtained by other means.

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Gov. Parkinson to Address Kansas Legislature

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson will address a joint session of the Kansas Legislature at 4 pm Thursday. He's expected to discuss the state's budget situation and call for unity in solving the problem.

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WHO Says Swine Flu Pandemic Is Imminent

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Global health authorities warned Wednesday that swine flu was threatening to bloom into a pandemic, and the virus spread farther in Europe even as the outbreak appeared to stabilize at its epicenter. A toddler who succumbed in Texas became the first death outside Mexico.

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Sen. Roberts Urges Caution in H1N1 Reaction

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says people should not be unnecessarily afraid of the H1N1 outbreak, but they should take precautions. He also says calling it "swine flu" does a disservice to farmers and ranchers.

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Lt. Dan Band to Play Ft. Riley

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Gary Sinise will bring his Lt. Dan Band to Ft. Riley for a May 9th performance for soldiers, their families and Department of the Army civilians and their guests.

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