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Alabama Man Found Guilty on Abducting Manhattan Teen

Updated: 03/13/2009 - An Alabama man accused in connection with the abduction of a Manhattan teen has been found guilty. 37-year-old Prince Knight was arrested in Alabama last February after 15-year-old Shirley Stockton went missing.

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Kan. Senate Panel Endorses Gov.'s Plan on Schools

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Senate committee has endorsed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' plan to use federal stimulus dollars to prevent cuts in aid to public schools. The Ways and Means Committee's action came on a voice vote today.

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Jon Stewart puts spotlight on CNBC and meltdown

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The feud between Jon Stewart and CNBC's Jim Cramer has been good for laughs - and ratings - but has also raised the serious question of whether the experts at TV's No. 1 financial news network should have seen the meltdown coming and warned the public.

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Deep split over an economic fix as ministers meet

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The leaders of the world's most powerful economies are deeply split over how to fight a downturn that is intensifying around the globe, with no nation in a position of strength as finance ministers gather to talk about the crisis.

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Ariz. serial shooting suspect guilty of 6 murders

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A former janitor was convicted Friday of murdering six people and attacking 19 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings of pedestrians, bicyclists and animals that terrorized this desert city over a 14-month period in 2005 and 2006.

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Ariz. serial shooting suspect guilty of 6 murders

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A former janitor was convicted Friday of murdering six people and attacking 19 others in dozens of random nighttime shootings of pedestrians, bicyclists and animals that terrorized this desert city over a 14-month period in 2005 and 2006.

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Florida Man Acted Oddly before Chilean Students' Deaths

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Dannie Baker's neighbors awoke to gunfire and sirens, many suspected instantly he was involved - his sometimes racist, often religious ramblings had taken a more ominous tone lately.

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Salina Man Wants No Kill Traps on Hunting Land

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Salina man is calling on the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to ban kill traps on public hunting land to protect pets -- and people. Carson Mansfield -- a deputy Salina police chief -- watched his 20-month-old beagle die in the steel jaws of a conibear trap while rabbit hunting near Kanopolis Lake on Feb. 14.

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Husband in Murder-Suicide Left Lengthy Note

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A man who shot his wife and stepson to death in their Illinois home last month before killing himself left a note saying, "I could not fight off the suicide dreams."

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Reeves: Jay Leno May Consider 2nd Show in Detroit

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Martha Reeves said Thursday that Leno indicated to her earlier in the day that he would consider a benefit in Detroit later in the year, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press reported.

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Belfast chooses peace in face of renewed terror

Updated: 03/13/2009 - When Irish Republican Army dissidents gunned down their first British security forces in more than a decade, they hoped to provoke a steely security crackdown and tit-for-tat attacks that would drag Belfast back into the bad old days.

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Michelle Obama Begins Advocacy as First Lady

Updated: 03/13/2009 - The nation owes not only gratitude but tangible assistance to the nation's military and their families, and she'll make that a focus of her time in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama says.

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Police: No foul play in Vt. student's 2008 death

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Middlebury College freshman who died under mysterious circumstances last year was drinking heavily in the hours before he vanished from campus and investigators found no evidence to suggest it was anything more than an accident, according to a new report.

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Kilpatrick hires 'Giant Killer' to sue SkyTel

Updated: 03/13/2009 - He travels in his own Boeing 737. He won a $240 million verdict against Disney. He "can't stand to lose." And he's on the job for ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.

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US pushes harder in Brazilian custody case

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A New Jersey man trying to bring his son back from Brazil says the messy custody case is really not a matter of international relations.

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Economic crisis threatens small, rural schools

Updated: 03/13/2009 - In this rustic corner of California wine country, parents are fighting to prevent the closure of a one-classroom school established before the Civil War.

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Brazil: Man Hijacks Plane, Kills Self, Child

Updated: 03/13/2009 - -- A man accused of rape kidnapped his daughter, stole a small plane and buzzed a major city before crashing into the parking lot of a mall, killing himself and his 5-year-old child, police said Friday.

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Northern Ireland Unites at Policeman's Funeral

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Thousands of Protestants and Catholics united with their political and security leaders Friday at the funeral of a policeman - shot by IRA dissidents in what mourners prayed would mark the end of Northern Ireland's "troubles."

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Charges Filed in 2006 Topeka Church Arson

Updated: 03/13/2009 - 19-year old Trevor Powell Jones faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal desecration. Shawnee Co. D.A. Chad Taylor says the charges stem from a fire at Hillside Community Church April 30, 2006.

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3 Soldiers Killed in Southern Thailand Ambush

Updated: 03/13/2009 - -- Suspected Muslim militants killed three soldiers in an ambush in southern Thailand on Friday, a day after the government ordered more troops to the area.

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