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March 12th, 2008
05:44 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz

New York is getting a new Governor!  Eliot Spitzer is stepping down after his alleged pricey-tryst with a prostitute.  And, there's another political resignation this afternoon. Geradline Ferraro is calling it quits with the Clinton camp after her racially charged comments regarding  Sen. Barack Obama.  And, for the most bizarre story of the day check out the What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT section.  Enjoy the Afternoon Buzz!   

Top Stories
'Deeply sorry,' Spitzer to step down
Gov. Eliot Spitzer said Wednesday that he will step down from the state's top office because he cannot allow his "private failings to disrupt the public's work."

High hopes for Spitzer's successor
With New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's resignation, Lt. Gov. David Paterson will become the first African-American governor of the state and the fourth in U.S. history.

Raw Politics
Ferraro steps down from Clinton campaign
Former congresswoman and vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro is resigning her fund-raising position with Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign after controversial comments she made about Clinton's rival, Sen. Barack Obama

Clinton: Honor Florida, Michigan votes or hold new election
Sen. Hillary Clinton says that millions of people in Florida and Michigan "are in danger of being excluded from our democratic process" if their votes are not counted.

Kevorkian plans congressional run
Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian plans to run for Congress, complicating a Michigan race that is expected to be among the most competitive in the nation.

Keeping Them Honest
Southwest planes grounded
Southwest Airlines is inspecting 44 planes after an "ambiguity related to required testing" was found during a review of records, the airline said.

Crime & Punishment
Suspect charged in UNC murder case
A suspect has been charged in the killing of University of North Carolina student Eve Carson, CNN affiliate WRAL reported Wednesday.

Man linked to S.C. missing couple found dead
A man named Tuesday as a person of interest in the disappearance of a Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, couple appears to have committed suicide, authorities said.

What YOU will be TALKING about TONIGHT
Sheriff: Woman sat 2 years on toilet
Authorities are considering charges in the bizarre case of a woman who sat on her boyfriend's toilet for two years - so long that her body was stuck to the seat by the time the boyfriend finally called police.


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