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Washington State, Maryland May Have Cases

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The swine flu outbreak has now hit at least 11 states. About 100 cases have been confirmed across the country with many more suspected. About 100 schools are closed.

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Stocks Climb after Drop in Jobless Claims

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Investors found more reason to hopeful about the economy. In a welcome surprise for Wall Street on Thursday, the Labor Department said initial claims fell last week by 14,000 to 631,000.

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AP sources: Chrysler to File for Bankruptcy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Two Obama administration officials say Chrysler will file for bankruptcy protection after talks broke down with a small group of the company's creditors.

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Girl Beats Off Muggers With Marching Band Baton

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A 17-year-old high school marching band student beat up two assailants who tried to mug her as she walked to school in this high desert community about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

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'My Dad is Zodiac Killer', Daugther Reveals

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A Southern California woman said Wednesday that her late father was the infamous Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay area four decades ago.

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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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Biden, Besser Remain Against Border Closing Idea

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration stood solidly against closing the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden calling this health emergency option "a monumental undertaking."

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Mexico Plans Shutdown To Squelch Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Mexico took even more drastic action to squelch a swine flu epidemic, ordering a suspension of private business activity and nonessential federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert, warning that "all of humanity" is threatened.

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Oil Jumps above $51 on Optimism Recession Slowing

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Oil rose above $51 a barrel Thursday as investors took heart from optimistic comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve that the worst recession in decades may well be easing.

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Bob and Elizabeth Dole Speaking at KU

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Bob and Elizabeth Dole say they'll talk about the importance of young people becoming involved in public service this weekend.

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AP Source: Chrysler Lender Talks Break Off

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Talks between Chrysler LLC's lenders and the Treasury Department to reduce the automaker's $6.9 billion in secured debt and keep it out of bankruptcy protection have disintegrated, a person familiar with the talks said early Thursday.

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Mexico plans Shutdown As WHO Raises Flu Alert

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Mexico took even more drastic action to squelch a swine flu epidemic, ordering a suspension of private business activity and nonessential federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert, warning that "all of humanity" is threatened.

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12 Slain In Shooting At Azerbaijan's Oil Academy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A gunman opened fire at Azerbaijan's prestigious oil industry academy on Thursday, killing 12 people and wounding 13 before turning the gun on himself, the government said.

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AP NewsBreak: US Wants To Move On Climate Change

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Obama administration, in a major environmental policy shift, is leaning toward asking 195 nations that ratified the U.N. ozone treaty to enact mandatory reductions in hydrofluorocarbons, according to U.S. officials and documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Blown Kansas Wind Turbine Transformer to Get Fixed

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Officials at Smoky Hills Wind Farm say a transformer went down about four months ago and the unusual hardware needed has been hard to find. They expect it to be fixed soon.

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Huge Ice Chunks Break Away From Antarctic Shelf

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Massive ice chunks are crumbling away from a shelf in the western Antarctic Peninsula, researchers said Wednesday, warning that 1,300 square miles of ice - an area larger than Rhode Island - was in danger of breaking off in coming weeks.

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Swine Flu An Epidemic Of Losses For Mexico Economy

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The music of James Brown plays to an empty Starbucks. A woman has virtually an entire airliner to herself as she flies into Mexico City. Beach chairs go begging on Cancun's sugary sand.

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Judge Grants Bond for Kansas Genocide Suspect

Updated: 04/30/2009 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Bostwick on Wednesday agreed to allow 82-year-old Lazare Kobagaya to be released from jail on a $50,000 unsecured bond that will be co-signed by three of his children. He will be confined to his Topeka home.

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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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