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KCUR Morning News 5-26-10

By Maria Carter

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Kansas City, MO – Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson says he will line item veto a budget provision that would have cost higher education nearly $44 million.

A swimming beach at Smithville Lake has been temporarily closed because of a possible release of contaminants from a sewer treatment facility.

A Missouri Court of Appeals panel has rejected an appeal from the man convicted of killing a girl once known as Precious Doe.

State and local authorities conducted two hazardous materials exercises at the Missouri Public Health Laboratory in Jefferson City yesterday.

After years of drought, the Missouri River is running full this year, raising hopes among some that barge traffic will return to the river.

The Kansas City Royals came up just short against the Texas Rangers last night, falling 8-7.

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