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Kids' Choice Awards Draw 90 Million Votes

Updated: 03/29/2009 - The Disney musical was selected as the favorite movie by audience votes at the 22nd annual slime-filled Nickelodeon spectacle held inside UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. "High School Musical" star Vanessa Hudgens was also selected as the favorite movie actress.

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Volcanic Ash Cloud Shuts Anchorage Airport

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt has simmered down, leaving an ugly, messy coating of volcanic ash scattered over scores of communities, including the state's largest city.

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General Motors CEO Wagoner To Step Down

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A person with knowledge of General Motors' plans says Rick Wagoner will step down immediately as chairman and chief executive of the struggling Detroit automaker.

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Urban coyote attacks on rise, alarming residents

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A coyote ambling into a Chicago sandwich shop or taking up residence in New York's Central Park understandably creates a stir. But even here on the high plains of Colorado, where the animals are part of the landscape and figure prominently in Western lore, people are being taken aback by rising coyote encounters.

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Mass. man kills 2 sisters, but police save the 3rd

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A man on a rampage fatally stabbed his 17-year-old sister, decapitated his 5-year-old sister in front of a police officer and then turned toward his 9-year-old sister with a knife in his hand before officers shot him dead in what their chief described as "a killing field."

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Fargo spends day in church and fighting off floods

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Weary residents of this sandbagged city came together in churches Sunday, counting their blessings that the Red River finally stopped rising and praying the levees would hold back its wrath. A brief levee break that swamped a school provided a warning of the kind of threat that still hangs over them in the days ahead.

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7 residents, nurse die in NC nursing home shooting

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A gunman burst into a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and started "shooting everything," killing seven residents and a nurse and wounding at least three others.

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Brazil doctors remove spear from man's head

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Surgeons successfully removed a 15-centimeter (6-inch) fishing spear from the brain of a man who was struck while diving off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, doctors said Sunday.

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US-backed Iraqi troops quell Baghdad uprising

Updated: 03/29/2009 - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces swept through a central Baghdad slum Sunday, disarming Sunnis from a government-allied paramilitary group to quell a two-day uprising launched to protest the arrest of their leader.

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22 killed at stampede at match in Ivory Coast

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A stampede at a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast killed at least 22 people and wounded 132 Sunday, the Minister of the Interior announced on state TV.

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22 killed at stampede at match in Ivory Coast

Updated: 03/29/2009 - A stampede at a World Cup qualifying soccer match in the Ivory Coast killed at least 22 people and wounded 132 Sunday, the Minister of the Interior announced on state TV.

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Obama: Auto industry needs to do more to get help

Updated: 03/29/2009 - President Barack Obama says General Motors Corp., Chrysler LLC and all those with a stake in their survival need to take more hard steps to help the struggling automakers restructure for the future.

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Kids State Wrestling

Updated: 03/29/2009 - Boys up to age 16 are competing for the title of Kansas State Wrestling champion and learning big lessons by participating in a big-time sport.

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Down Economy Has Fewer Taking Chance on Lottery

Updated: 03/29/2009 - The Kansas Lottery said sales for all types of games and tickets for the week ending March 21 were down 4.3 percent from a year ago. Powerball tickets were down even more, 12 percent below the same amount a year ago.

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Sebelius Signs Kansas Legacy Tuition Bill

Updated: 03/28/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed two bills sought by the University of Kansas, including the so-called legacy tuition plan the university said would help bring in top-quality students from other states.

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KCK Site Focus of EPA Investigation

Updated: 03/28/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating a potential hazardous materials site owned by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.

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KCI Back Open

Updated: 03/28/2009 - Kansas City International Airport is back open after being closed for almost two hours Saturday.

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Winter Weather Impacts NE Kansas

Updated: 03/28/2009 - A significant winter storm that dumped over 2 feet of snow in SW Kansas has brought a wintry mix of Freezing Rain, Sleet, and Snow to NE Kansas. Road conditions are hazardous and power outages have been reported.

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