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New eruptions at Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Alaska's Mount Redoubt continued its volcanic explosions Friday, sending an ash cloud 50,000 feet above sea level and prompting drivers to head to the auto parts store for new air filters.

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Doctors Say Kidney Stones in Kids Are On The Rise

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Doctors are puzzling over what seems to be an increase in the number of children with kidney stones, a condition some blame on kids' love of cheeseburgers, fries and other salty foods.

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CNN in Third Place in Prime Time For First Time

Updated: 03/27/2009 - CNN is poised to finish March third in the prime-time weeknight ratings behind Fox News Channel and MSNBC, the first time this has ever happened for the channel that pioneered the cable news genre nearly three decades ago.

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Australia Says Web Blacklist Combats Child Porn

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Australia's communications minister has defended a proposed Internet blacklist as necessary to combat child pornography but admitted that at least one site had been wrongly blocked during trials.

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$200M payment from MGM Mirage buoys mega-project

Updated: 03/27/2009 - MGM Mirage Inc. threw its $8.7. billion CityCenter casino project in Las Vegas a lifeline Friday, agreeing to make a $200 million equity payment that includes the portion owed by its partner, Dubai World.

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AP Source: Government May Seek More Auto Givebacks

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Obama administration is likely to impose deeper concessions on Chrysler LLC and General Motors Corp. in exchange for additional federal loans, a person briefed on the government's plan said Friday.

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Thousands Flee Fargo Ahead of Menacing Floodwaters

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Thousands of shivering, tired residents got out while they could and others prayed that miles of sandbagged levees would hold Friday as the surging Red River threatened to unleash the biggest flood North Dakota's largest city has ever seen.

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Kansas Gov. Signs Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Updated: 03/27/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signs a bill ensuring that women and girls seeking abortions can see ultrasound images before the procedure.

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Obama says automakers need 'drastic changes'

Updated: 03/27/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to announce a new aid package for General Motors and Chrysler in the coming days and says the carmakers must make "pretty drastic changes" to save their industry.

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Flood-Weary Red River Valley has Survival Tricks

Updated: 03/27/2009 - During the last big Red River Valley flood in 1997, a water pump next to the levee that protects Fargo's Shriners Center from the river froze up and failed. Employees noticed the rising water just inches before it spilled into the basement and scrambled to pump it out.

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Miami Sex Offenders Still Living Under Bridge

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A sandy shoreline runs outside Patrick Wiese's front door. A white crane toes through gentle blue-green waters as the sun beams overhead. The view of downtown is spectacular, the fishing good and the rent free.

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Financial overhaul plan draws GOP opposition

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The Obama administration's aggressive plan for strict scrutiny of hedge funds and other freewheeling investors, part of the biggest expansion of financial restraints since the Great Depression, is drawing instant opposition from Republican lawmakers and the rules' targets. And skeptics are questioning whether the new rulebook would work anyway.

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Key Senate panel backs Obama's budget blueprint

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A key Senate panel stacked with allies of President Barack Obama approved his ambitious budget blueprint Thursday, giving the president a symbolic endorsement of efforts to boost clean energy, fight global warming and improve access to health care.

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Man puts finger in gas tank, gets stuck for hours

Updated: 03/27/2009 - A Michigan man has learned not to stick his fingers in certain places. Victor Harris, of Saginaw, Michigan, was pouring a fuel additive into his Lincoln Navigator sport utility vehicle Thursday when a piece of paper fell into the gas tank. Harris tried to fish the paper out, but his index finger became stuck in the gas tank.

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Experimental vaccine used in Ebola exposure case

Updated: 03/27/2009 - It was a nightmare scenario: A scientist accidentally pricked her finger with a needle used to inject the deadly Ebola virus into lab mice. Within hours, members of a tightly bound, yet far-flung community of virologists, biologists and others were tensely gathered in a trans-Atlantic telephone conference trying to map out a way to save her life.

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