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KCUR Morning News 8-19-09

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Students in Kansas and Missouri are making on the grade on ACT exam, beating the national average.

H1N1 vaccine testing on children starts today, and Children's Mercy Hospital is one of five places nationwide to take part in the study.

The EPA and the VA hospitals in Leavenworth and Topeka have reached a settlement over allegations of improper hazardous waste disposal.

For the second month in a row, Missouri's jobless rate held steady at 9.3 percent.

There likely will be another push in Jefferson City next year to pass a measure requiring insurance coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

The Kansas City Royals held on for a 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox last night.

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