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Egypt Orders Slaughter of All Pigs Over Swine Flu

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Egypt began slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country Wednesday as a precautionary measure against the spread of swine flu even though no cases have been reported here yet, the Health Ministry said.

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First U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A 23-month-old Texas toddler became the first confirmed swine flu death outside of Mexico as authorities around the world struggled to contain a growing global health menace that has also swept Germany onto the roster of afflicted nations. Officials say the death was in Houston.

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Leavenworth Man Drowns

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A Leavenworth man has drowned while attempting to clean storm debris from a spill drain in a pond.

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At Least 5 Hospitalized in US with Swine Flu

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the U.S. rose to 66 Tuesday. At least five of those victims are hospitalized. Health officials say they fully expect to see deaths from the infection. Kansas has 2 confirmed cases.

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GM Will Force 1,000 Dealers to Close

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The struggling auto giant plans to shutter more than 2,600 dealerships by next year as the Saturn, Hummer brands are eliminated.

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Sebelius Sworn In as HHS Secretary

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Hours after her Senate confirmation, Kathleen Sebelius took the oath to become Health and Human Services Secretary. Pres. Barack Obama watched the ceremony in the Oval Office.

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100 Days for Obama; His Cabinet Choices are Complete

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Today's the official benchmark of 100 days in office for the new President. It's also Day One for Kathleen Sebelius, leading the government against swine flu as head of HHS.

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Earnings Preview: Safeway Inc.

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Grocery-store operator Safeway Inc. reports its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments related to the period.

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Fabian Making Progress

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Another step forward today for a little boy who was severely burned.

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Tuxedo Optional as Proms Scale Back Spending

Updated: 04/28/2009 - At high schools across the country, the traditional prom spectacle at ritzy hotels is giving way to crepe paper-covered basketball courts, as the recession eviscerates jobs and roils budgets. That's causing teenagers, their families and schools to make careful choices about how much to spend and on what.

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Officials Say US Deaths Expected From Swine Flu

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Updated: 04/28/2009 - The global swine flu outbreak worsened Tuesday as authorities said hundreds of students at a New York school have fallen ill and federal officials said they expected to see U.S. deaths from the virus. Cuba suspended flights to and from Mexico, becoming the first country to impose a travel ban to the epicenter of the epidemic.

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Parkinson Takes Oath as Kansas' 45th Governor

Updated: 04/28/2009 - About 150 people attended a Statehouse ceremony Tuesday night for Mark Parkinson to take the oath as the 45th Governor of Kansas. He follows Kathleen Sebelius, who was confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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New York Yankees Cut Some Premium Ticket Prices

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Turns out a few more fans might be able to buy those empty front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. The New York Yankees slashed prices on more than 40 percent of their front-row seats by up to 50 percent Tuesday and announced many of those who bought tickets closest to the field for $325-$2,500 will be eligible for additional free seats.

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New Owners Approved for RoadRunners

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Hockey will stay in Topeka. New owners for the Topeka RoadRunners have been conditionally approved by the North American Hockey League.

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