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KCUR Morning Newscast 6-13-08

By Maria Carter


Kansas City, MO – The small town of Chapman is beginning the recovery process after a direct hit from a massive tornado.

Students are expected to return to class today at Kansas State University in Manhattan after tornadoes ripped through campus.

Boeing says the Air Force admits it chose the costlier option in awarding a 35 billion-dollar tanker contract to a team led by Northrop Grumman.

Financial markets monitor Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke's every word for the direction of monetary policy, but the Fed Chair stuck to history yesterday in Kansas City as he presided over the opening of a new 200 million dollar Federal Reserve Bank.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Springfield next week.

The Kansas City Royals avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Texas Rangers yesterday, winning 6-5 at Kauffman Stadium.

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