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Top 9@Nine for April 10th, 2014

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1. The son of the Albertville mayor died Thursday morning in Marshall County of carbon monoxide poisoning. Nick Honea, 27, was found dead in a garage around noon.

2. A Huntsville man who police said was shot while breaking into a home on Dairy Lane over the weekend is now in jail. Joseph Garrison was released from Huntsville Hospital and arrested.

3. The R&B group "Karma" was in the valley Thursday for the "Stop the Bullying Tour." They're traveling across the country talking to elementary and middle school students about the issue.

4. A new report says births to unmarried women in Alabama are on the rise. Nearly 43 percent of births in 2012 were to unmarried women.,which is up from 2010.

5. Alabama public school students will soon take new standardized tests that gauge academic performance. Students in the third through eighth grades will take the ACT Aspire test.

6. The Tennessee Senate has approved the governor's proposal to create a school voucher program. The approved measure is different than the house version that has stalled in a committee.

7. General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company delayed an ignition switch recall. GM is recalling 2.6 million compact cars worldwide.

8. The number of people seeking employment benefits in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in almost seven years. Economists say the decrease suggests employers expect stronger economic growth.

9. President Barack Obama celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at a summit in Austin, TX. The Civil Rights Act ended racial discrimination in public places.

 

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