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NYC Closing Schools for Another Swine Flu Outbreak

Updated: 05/14/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City has closed three schools in response to a swine flu outbreak that has left an assistant principal in critical condition and sent hundreds of kids home with flu symptoms, in a flare-up of the virus that sent shock waves through the world last month.

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Hollywood Lands in DC for 'Museum' Premiere

Updated: 05/14/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prominent names from Hollywood and politics came together at the capital of the museum world Thursday for the premiere of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian."

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Man Convicted in Lucrative Body Parts Scheme

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A man was convicted Thursday of carving up cadavers donated to UCLA's medical school and selling the parts to unsuspecting medical research companies in a $1.5 million scheme.

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Chrysler Targets 800 Dealers in Reorganization

Updated: 05/14/2009 - In tiny Millerstown, Pa., the owner of the only car dealership in town found out Thursday he was on Chrysler's hit list - one of 789 across the nation that the troubled automaker wants to eliminate.

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House Votes $97 Billion War Funds, Despite Doubts

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Despite Democrats' rising anxiety about Afghanistan, the House on Thursday easily passed a $96.7 billion measure filling President Barack Obama's request for war spending and foreign aid efforts there and in Iraq.

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Ethics Commission Drops Fine Against Activist

Updated: 05/14/2009 - The state ethics commission has dropped a $7,500 against a conservative Republican activist who spoke publicly about a complaint he filed against a state senator.

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Kansas County Sees Minorities in Majority

Updated: 05/14/2009 - New U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Kansas is home to one of six counties nationwide that have reached ``majority-minority'' status.

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"Angels & Demons" Actor Slams Author

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Actor Stellan Skarsgard says he's no big fan of Dan Brown's writing and accepted a role in "Angels & Demons" only after reading the script based on Brown's book.

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Fort Riley Major Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/14/2009 - The Pentagon said Wednesday 60-year-old Maj. Steven Hutchison of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Sunday after a homemade bomb went off near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Salina Teacher Kicked by Student

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A middle-school teacher in Salina is recovering from a leg injury after a disruptive 14-year-old kicked him while he was trying to remove her from his classroom.

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Military, KU Complete First Year of Program

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Ten U.S. military officers and one from Argentina are about to complete the first year of a new collaboration with the University of Kansas.

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Man Wins Right to Ride Segway

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A local man has won the right to ride his Segway through West Ridge Mall. John McElroy reached a settlement with the mall's owners, Simon Property, that allows him to ride the personal mobility device.

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Dealers Learn Whether They're Being Shut Down

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Chrysler is shutting down 789 dealers across the country. In Kansas, 15 dealers received their pink slips from the automaker Thursday via UPS.

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Parkinson Tabs Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Position

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson introduced Troy Findley as his new Lt. Gov. Findley served seven years as Chief of Staff under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and now Parkinson. Findley says he will not run for elected office in 2010.

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Church Tower goes Up

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Walls made in Nebraska made its way on semi trucks to a church located at 17th and Gage.

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Parkinson's Chief of Staff Named Lt. Gov.

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Parkinson announced the appointment of Troy Findley on Thursday. Findley has been the governor's chief of staff for nearly seven years, serving Kathleen Sebelius before Parkinson.

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