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Automakers post steep sales drops for March

Updated: 04/01/2009 - March proved to be another dismal month of steep declines for U.S. auto sales, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty kept buyers away from showrooms.

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Republicans propose big tax cuts, spending curbs

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Republicans in the House Wednesday pressed a budget plan that would cut taxes and radically overhaul Medicare, offering a stark alternative to blueprints offered by President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies.

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Obama, Brown talk at G-20 about ending recession

Updated: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown exuded optimism about a global deal to help pull the world out of recession on Wednesday, downplaying a rift with French President Nicolas Sarkozy ahead of the imminent Group of 20 leaders summit.

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Obama tries to rally world to cope with downturn

Updated: 04/01/2009 - On the eve of a global economic summit, President Barack Obama promised world leaders he would listen, not lecture, as they seek a common fix to the financial crisis. "We can only meet this challenge together," he said Wednesday as the U.S. and Russia spoke on the summit sidelines about nuclear warhead reduction.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints Hays Resident to INK

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Travis Rozean, Hays, to the Information Network of Kansas, Inc. The group's job is to provide Kansans equal access to governmental data and the public information of agencies via the internet.

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Federal Tobacco Tax Increase Encourages Tobacco Users to Quit

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Tobacco users will have additional motivation to quit with the rise in price of cigarettes and other tobacco products due to an increase in the federal tax on these products, along with further price increases by tobacco manufacturers.

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Woman Says Others Beat, Abandoned Her

Updated: 04/01/2009 - A 23 year old Topeka woman called 911 saying four other woman gave her a ride then dropped her off and beat her near an entrance to the Clinton Wildlife area.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints to Library Board

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Barbara Robison, of Quincy, has been appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Southeast Library System. Robison is a former teacher and currently city clerk for Virgil, Kan.

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Two More Celebrities Kicked off ABC's `Dancing'

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Playboy model Holly Madison and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak were booted from the "Dancing With the Stars" ballroom Tuesday during the ABC show's first midseason double elimination.

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White House: President Barack Obama Plans to Visit China

Updated: 04/27/2009 - President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit China later this year. The White House said Wednesday that Obama has accepted an invitation from President Hu Jintao. Obama and Hu met in London ahead of the G-20 economic summit.

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CBS Cancels Soap Opera `Guiding Light' after 72-year Run

Updated: 04/01/2009 - CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, "Guiding Light" has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming.

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Pakistan: Suspected US Missile Kills 14 Militants

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A suspected U.S. drone fired two missiles Wednesday at an alleged hide-out connected to a Taliban leader who has threatened to attack Washington, killing 14 people and wounding several others, officials said.

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Calipari excited to take over as Kentucky coach

Updated: 04/01/2009 - John Calipari cautioned the Kentucky faithful that he was not the "grand poobah" or "emperor" - even if his eight-year, $31.65 million contract as the Wildcats' new coach pays him like one.

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Ford's US sales drop 41 percent in March

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Ford Motor Co. says its March sales in the U.S. fell 41 percent from a year earlier as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty continued to keep buyers away from showrooms.

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Calif.'s budget fix falls heavily on taxpayers

Updated: 04/01/2009 - When they plugged California's $42 billion budget hole in February, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders said everyone had to give up something to repair the state's finances.

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Calif.'s budget fix falls heavily on taxpayers

Updated: 04/01/2009 - When they plugged California's $42 billion budget hole in February, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders said everyone had to give up something to repair the state's finances.

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List of top 15 shows in Nielsen ratings

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for the week of March 23-29. Day and start time (EST) are in parentheses:

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NBC a lot different from days when `ER' started

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The "ER" that exits television with its final episode Thursday on NBC is a shadow of its former self, stripped of the star power and buzz - and a majority of viewers - from its heyday.

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Obama's Aunt's Bid For Asylum From Kenya

Updated: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama's aunt will remain in this country until at least next year as she awaits a chance to make her case before an immigration judge in her bid for asylum from her native Kenya.

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John Paul Impressed That Castro Studied Him

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro impressed Pope John Paul II by reading up on his teaching and poetry ahead of their 1996 meeting at the Vatican, according to a new book on the late pontiff's daily life.

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