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Good Morning, Noblesville! Here’s everything you need to know:
Daybreak note: CUA Daybreak is on spring break too! We'll be back in no time.
Tornadoes kill dozens across United States; Could it have been worse?
There were at least 74 tornadoes across 10 states over the last several days, killing 39 people.
This is already the deadliest March for tornadoes since 1994, when a total of 40 people were killed.
There is no estimate on the total cost of damage yet.
Long range forecasts from the National Weather Service, which warned of possible storms up to two days in advance, helped save lives, according to survivors. Outdoor sirens only sound 10 to 20 minutes before a tornado.
The Republican presidential candidates square off tomorrow in 10 states.
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney is considered the front runner, though former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum still poses a threat.
Top Republicans are beginning to flock to Romney as they hope to end Republican in-fighting. Republicans think the in-fighting could hurt their chances against President Barack Obama in November's general election.
-New York Times
World break: Gunmen kill 25 police in Iraq
Al-Qaeda gunmen disguised themselves in military uniforms and killed 25 Iraqi police officers in the city of Haditha.
The gunmen brazenly went from police checkpoint to police checkpoint in a heavily armed convoy, killing police along the way.
Most of the attackers escaped.
Putin appears headed for Russian presidency -- again
Vladimir Putin leads his closest rival by a 4 to 1 vote margin. He appears headed for far more than the 50% needed to declare victory under Russian law.
The elections were panned by many as rife with fraud.
Putin served two terms as Russian president from 2000 to 2008.
He served as prime minister under Dmitry Medvedev, although it was widely understood that Putin was still in charge.
Putin will serve a six-year term if elected president. Russia allows him to serve two consecutive terms.
Friday's most popular link: Tito helping with the Daybreak
Daybreak note: Tito is OK and resting comfortably!
Top 5 grossing movies: Meteorological spring edition
1. "The Lorax" ($71 million weekend/total)
2. "Project X" ($21 million weekend/total)
3. "Act of Valor" ($14 million weekend/$45 million total)
4. "Safe House" ($7 million weekend/$108 million total)
5. "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds" ($7 million weekend/$26 million total)
Rory Mcllroy worlds' No.1 golfer
The 22-year-old Northern Ireland phenom won the Honda Classic to take over the world's No.1 spot from Luke Donald.
Iditarod's grueling journey starts today
66 teams are vying to win the Iditarod, a 1,049-mile dogsled race. The race started with a short ceremonial leg on Saturday.
Teams are typically made of between 12 and 15 dogs and a musher. The teams are expected to face temperatures far below zero.
Venn Diagrams gone wild!
It's actually way funnier than you'd think. Find out the secrets to Ronald McDonald, pancakes and the Spanish Inquisition.
BONUS: If you like that, check out some funny political Venn Diagrams here.
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Welcome to the District Connect! My name is Aaron Smith and I’m a resident downtown Noblesville