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Alaska volcano Mount Redoubt erupts 5 times

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted five times overnight, sending an ash plume more than 9 miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years. Residents in the state's largest city were spared from falling ash, though fine gray dust was falling Monday morning on small communities north of Anchorage. The ash began falling around daybreak and continued into midmorning. They were supposed to end by noon.

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Venezuela's Chavez Calls Obama 'Ignorant'

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday called President Barack Obama "ignorant," saying he has a lot to learn about Latin America.

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Public Asked to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Site in Hutchinson

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is asking for public comments regarding a proposal to address environmental contamination at the Groendyke Transport, Inc. facility at 301 North Kirby Street in Hutchinson.

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High Winds Tipping Over Semi-Trucks

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol in Salina has worked at least four accidents Monday morning involving semis that were pushed onto their sides by strong winds.

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Kansas' Coach Self wins 2009 Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Bill Self, who led the Kansas Jayhawks to a Big 12 regular season title despite not having one starter return from last year’s national championship team, is this year’s recipient of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award.

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Police and Highway Patrol Monitor Troublesome Stretch of Highway

Updated: 03/23/2009 - On March 20, 2009 officers with the Riley County Police Department and Troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol joined together in an effort to bring awareness to traffic safety on K-18 Hwy between Ft. Riley and Manhattan.

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Setback for Topeka Girl Waiting on Transplant

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Jessica Seidel, 12, was scheduled to return to Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, March 25th to prep for a bone marrow transplant. Thursday night, Jessica's temperature spiked to 105.2, sending her back to the hospital a little sooner than expected.

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Man Found with Meth in His Gas Tank

Updated: 03/23/2009 - One man is jailed awaiting federal charges after a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper found 2.5 pounds of methamphetamine inside the gas tank of a car during a routine stop.

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Lauer Absent from `Today' after Bicycle Flip

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Updated: 03/23/2009 - A flip off his bicycle took "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer off the air Monday. Lauer was riding his bicycle this weekend when a deer jumped into his path. He flipped over the bike's handlebars and was slightly hurt, NBC said.

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Stocks Open Sharply Higher on Plan to Aid Banks

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Stocks are sharply higher, a sign of investors' relief over the government's plan to help banks remove as much as $1 trillion in bad assets from their books.

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Walgreen 2Q Profit Down 7% on Restructuring

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says its profit fell 7 percent in the fiscal second quarter because of costs for its restructuring plan.

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Tiny Hotel Room May Fit Shrinking Budgets

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A New York hotel with luxury sheets and state-of-the-art audio for less than $100 a night? All you have to sacrifice is a bit of privacy and a little — well, a lot — of space.

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Cargo Plane Crashes On Landing In Tokyo Airport

Updated: 03/23/2009 - A FedEx cargo plane smashed into a runway and burst into a ball of fire while attempting to land at Tokyo's main international airport Monday, killing the American pilot and copilot. Investigators believe wind shear, or a sudden gust of wind, may have been a factor.

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Alaska Volcano Mount Redoubt Erupts 3 Times

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano has begun erupting. Geologists at the Alaska Volcano Observatory say the volcano erupted three times late Sunday and early Monday, with the largest eruption sending a plume of smoke some 50,000 feet above sea level.

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WA Bill Would Smooth Voter Registration For Felons

Updated: 03/23/2009 - For tens of thousands of convicted felons in Washington state, only one thing stands between them and the ballot box: debt. Under current law, felons can't vote until they have served their sentences, including the completion of any parole or probation, and paid all restitution and other court fees.

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World Markets Surge ahead of US Bank Crisis Plan

Updated: 03/23/2009 - World stock markets soared Monday ahead of a U.S. announcement to purge as much as $1 trillion in toxic bank assets and as Japan signaled more stimulus measures to resuscitate the world's second-largest economy.

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Actor Bruce Willis Weds For 2nd Time

Updated: 03/23/2009 - The actor's publicity agency, Rogers & Cowan, says in a statement Sunday that the 54-year-old Willis married Emma Heming in a small, private ceremony at his home in Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Oil Climbs above $52 in Asia on Stock Market Rally

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Oil prices rose above $52 a barrel Monday in Asia, boosted by stronger Asian stock markets amid plans by the U.S. government to buy bad assets from banks to contain the financial crisis.

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9-foot dinosaur skeleton is no-sale at auction

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Bidding failed to meet expectations Saturday on a uniquely complete skeleton of a Jurassic-era dryosaurus -- a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur -- so it was no-sale for the centerpiece at an auction of rare skeletons, fossils and other prehistoric memorabilia.

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