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CHAMPIONSHIP

It’s that time. Vote away for your favorite news story of March 2010. I know we’re almost into May, but I promise once this vote ends, we will start writing about the world and what is happening in our backyards.

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March Madness of News Stories

In honor of the NCAA National Championship we have decided to create a March Madness bracket of the top news stories from March 2010. The four regional brackets are divided into World new, National news, Science & Business news and Weird news. We have carefully selected the rankings for each news story, but we look to your vote to pick the NEWS STORY OF THE MONTH champion. We’ll provide a brief synopsis of each story and a link to an article relating to it, then you vote. Please vote and get your friends to vote on the top news stories of the month. To keep it shorter we have only 8 stories per region.

World News
#1 vs. #8
#1Iraq holds a nation wide Parliamentary election with little violence, the results have been announced and the secular Iraqiya bloc has won the most seats.
#8 – The drug war in Mexico has become increasingly violent and this month, a drug gang targeted US consulates and their families in the border town of Juarez.

#2 vs. #7
#2 – The Catholic Church has been rocked by an outpouring of sexual abuse scandals in Europe, especially in the Pope’s former country.
#7 – A South Korean navy ships mysteriously sinks amid rising tensions between the bordering Koreas.

#3 vs. #6
#3 – Palestinians were ready to come back to the negotiating table until Israel announced a new expansion plan in East Jerusalem while VP Biden was visiting. This has pretty much derailed peace talks, but PM Netanyahu now says the building will be scaled back.
#6 – Myanmar’s military Junta said fair public elections would be held this year for the first time since they took over power 20 years ago.

#4 vs. #5
#4 – Thai protesters have forced negotiations between opposition leaders and the government to occur after pouring gallons of donated blood on several government properties.
#5 – Two female suicide bombers detonate themselves in the Moscow subways.

NATIONAL STORIES
#1 vs #8
#1 – Healthcare reform passes the House! Need I say more…
#8 – The Oscars

#2 vs. #7
#2 – US Census. It’s mind-boggling how much money the government saves when people mail the forms back.
#7 – Pepsi Corp. has announced that they will cut salts and fats in their products.

#3 vs. #6
#3 – US stocks have climbed to an 18 month high. Are we on our way out of recession?
#6 – Violence follows the passing of healthcare.

#4 vs. #5
#4 – US to increase housing loans, I know it got us into this recession, but maybe they’ll be smarter loans this time.
#5 – Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan


SCIENCE & BUSINESS

#1 vs #8
#1 – Greece has been rocked by a huge national debt causing the government to nearly declare bankruptcy, but the EU has agreed on a financial aid program.
#8 – Over parenting and pushing your children to be over achievers may be as damaging as neglectful parenting

#2 vs. #7
#2 – Laser Warfare becoming a reality
#7 – Touching your skin could control your next ipod or phone

#3 vs #6
#3 – VIRGIN test flew their commercial space shuttle
#6 – GM leadership shakeup

#4 vs #5
#4 – Micro financing, often used in developing countries, has sprung up in the US
#5 – US and China are two of the world’s top clean energy markets

WEIRD
#1 vs. #8
#1 – Chili Pepper Grenade
#8 – I wasn’t attacked by razor wielding men after all

#2 vs. #7
#2 – Smelly sneaker competition
#7 – Watermelon roadblock

#3 vs. #6
#3 – Paid to eat
#6 – If you can’t curb the drinking, might as well keep them safe

#4 vs. #5
#4 – Sarah Palin tv is to be extended beyond FOX News
#5 – The famous British downhill cheese roll has been canceled