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Workers Prep for Germanfest

Updated: 06/02/2009 - A group from Sacred Heart Church has been working hard all week to prepare for their annual fundraiser. Germanfest is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

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Residents in the Area Without Power

Updated: 06/02/2009 - At one point 1,200 customers were without power after an electricity pole caught fire near 30th and Wanamaker. At noon on Tuesday, about 700 people were without power.

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Children of Slain Kansas Woman Safe

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Authorities in central Kansas say a boy and girl who witnessed the shooting deaths of their mother and a friend are safe and with other family members.

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Eisenhower Center Readies for D-Day Event

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Crews are making preparations at the Eisenhower Center in Abilene for the upcoming celebration of the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

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Kansas Gets More Time to Seek Flood Aid

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has been granted more time to file for federal assistance for damage caused by floods and storms between April 25 and May 8.

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Staples Profit Falls 33% in 1st Quarter

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Recession-weary customers are still putting off big-ticket purchases from office-supply chain Staples Inc., but the retailer said it's beginning to see smaller declines in foot traffic and sales to small businesses.

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Oil Slides Below $68 as Investors Eye Inflation

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Oil prices slipped below $68 a barrel Tuesday as traders took profits on recent gains, which were driven by speculation that a massive global fiscal stimulus could spark an economic recovery and inflation.

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UK Singing Star Susan Boyle Suffering Exhaustion

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Singer Susan Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at a mental health clinic Monday after taking second place in a TV talent competition that turned the humble church volunteer into a global star, the show's producers and a newspaper said.

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N. Korea Prepares Missiles as Successor Announced

Updated: 06/02/2009 - North Korea pushed forward with preparations to test-fire more missiles in the wake of last week's nuclear test as leader Kim Jong Il moved to anoint his third son as heir to the world's first communist dynasty, reports and experts said Tuesday.

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White House Frames Health Care as Economic Problem

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Fixing the economy requires overhauling the U.S. health care system, a White House report concludes - just the message the administration needs to help implement a sweeping new social welfare program during a recession.

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Sotomayor to Make Her Capitol Hill Debut

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor is getting her first chance to make an impression on senators who will vote on her nomination to the Supreme Court, with a marathon set of Capitol Hill meet-and-greets that kicks off what could be a long debate.

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GM Hoping for Speedy Sale and Exit from Chapter 11

Updated: 06/02/2009 - General Motors hopes to follow the lead of fellow U.S. automaker Chrysler by transforming its most profitable assets into a new company in just 30 days and emerging from bankruptcy protection soon after.

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North Korea Readies Long-Range Missile Test

Updated: 06/01/2009 - -- North Korea appears to be preparing to test an advanced missile designed to reach the United States, a U.S. official said Monday, ratcheting up tensions after its second underground nuclear test.

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Study: Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Tests

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Adult survivors of childhood cancer who most need mammograms and other tests to watch for second cancers are less likely to follow screening recommendations than the general public or even their healthy siblings, a new study finds.

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Russia's Medvedev Honors Big Families

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Russia has a long tradition of honoring it soldiers, scholars and scientists for outsized achievements. On Monday, it honored parents with outsized families with the "Order of Parental Glory" - part of a campaign to halt a dramatic population decline.

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US Military Tweets News from Afghanistan

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The military "tweeted" the news that U.S. and Afghan forces killed four militants in Wardak province, sending it worldwide on Twitter, the social networking site, hours before making the formal announcement to the media.

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