Nine in 2009: 'Good Morning America's' Most Popular Stories on

As the year and the decade draw to a close, we're looking back at some of the most popular "Good Morning America" stories on from 2009.

The list includes breaking news stories, exclusive interviews, trends in health and lifestyles and feature stories.

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2009 Stories

Jaycee Dugard Rescued From Captivity, Reunited With Family

On Aug. 27, 2009, a girl who was snatched off the street 18 years ago was found and the man-and-wife team that allegedly grabbed her was arrested and charged with kidnapping and rape.

The story of Jaycee Dugard captivated the country. She was rescued after Phillip Garrido, 58, took her two daughters to hand out religious material at the University of California-Berkeley campus, tipping off two police employees there.

Dugard, whom Garrido had renamed Allissa, was reunited with her mother, Terry Probyn, and her 19-year-old stepsister, Shayna, who was 1 when Jaycee disappeared in 1991 at age 11.

"As of this moment, we are just reuniting and everything is going well," Shayna wrote in response to a question from ABC News on her MySpace page.

Garrido and his wife, Nancy, have been charged on 28 counts, including rape and kidnapping. They have pleaded not guilty.

Read the story: Jaycee Lee Dugard Found: Parents Prepare for New Life With Missing Child.

Photos of Jaycee Dugard: Where Jaycee Lived for 18 Years.

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2009 Stories

Top 9 Unhealthiest Foods You Can Order

When ordering a dinner entree at a restaurant, few expect the waiter to return with a plate that holds more than their daily supply of calories -- or enough salt to meet their maximum daily intake for three days.

But if you order from the menu at some popular chain restaurants, that is exactly what you can expect to get, according to a report entitled "XTreme Eating 2009," released in June by the nutrition and advocacy organization Center for Science in the Public Interest.

The list includes dishes at restaurants such as the Olive Garden, the Cheesecake Factory, Chili's and Red Lobster.

Read the story: The 9 Unhealthiest Foods You Can Order at Restaurants.

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2009 Stories

Police Arrest Raymond Clark for Murder in Annie Le Case

Accused Yale murderer Ray Clark was arrested Sept. 17, 2009, brought into court in chains where he was ordered held on $3 million bail, and then sent to a maximum security prison to await trial for allegedly killing graduate student Annie Le.

The rapid chain of events brought to a climax the investigation into Le's disappearance in a Yale lab where she and Clark worked more than a week earlier. Her strangled body was discovered crammed into a wall on the day she was supposed to get married.

Clark has since been charged with Le's murder and has not yet entered a plea. His public defenders say they plan to plead not guilty, but they are waiting to see more evidence before they decide whether to request a hearing that would require state attorneys to present proof of probable cause.

Read the story: Raymond Clark Sent to Max Security Prison for Annie Le Murder.

Another murder story that dominated headlines in 2009 and made the list of most-read stories was the case of the so-called "Craigslist Killer." In April, a Boston man, Philip Markoff, received the moniker after he allegedly used Craigslist to arrange meetings to rob women who posted erotic ads on the Web site. One of his alleged victims, Julissa Brisman, was murdered during the robbery.

Markoff pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and to the armed robbery of another woman, as well as kidnapping and weapons charges.

Read the story: 'Craigslist Killer' May Never See Fiancee Again.

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2009 Stories

Teens in Documentary Say Oral Sex 'Not That Big of a Deal'

The confessions some teenagers shared in a documentary about teens and sex shocked parents around the United States and sparked a huge reaction when a segment on the documentary aired on "Good Morning America."

"I ended up having sex with more than one person that night and then, in the morning, I was trying to get morning-after pills," one of the girls said. "I was, like, 14 at the time."

It's just one of dozens of stories from teenage girls in a new documentary by Canadian filmmaker Sharlene Azam that aims to shed light on the secret, extremely sexual lives of today's teens.

After four years researching for the documentary, Azam told "Good Morning America" in May that oral sex is as common as kissing for teens and that casual prostitution -- being paid at parties to strip, give sexual favors or have sex -- is far more commonplace than once believed.

"If you talk to teens [about oral sex] they'll tell you it's not a big deal," Azam said. "In fact, they don't consider it sex. They don't consider a lot of things sex."

Read the story: Teens: Oral Sex, Casual Prostitution No Biggie.

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2009 Stories

Bernie Madoff 'Mistress' Tells All

In her book "Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie and Me," Sheryl Weinstein reveals the details of her purported affair with convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, who she says was in love with her and was "a good kisser."

"He really got into it more emotionally than he expected to," Weinstein said of the affair for the first time on television on "Good Morning America", Aug. 25, 2009. "I think he loved me and was very afraid of that type of connection," she said.

Read the story: Bernie Madoff 'Mistress' Tells All: 'He Was a Good Kisser.'

Read an excerpt of the book: 'Madoff's Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie and Me'.

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2009 Stories

Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful

In an interview on "Good Morning America" in February 2009, former President Bill Clinton gave President Barack Obama an "A" for his first month in office, but said that Obama needed to put on a more positive face when speaking to the American people about the economy.

"Look, the American people, I think, know the president has tried to reach out to Republicans," Clinton told ABC News' Chris Cuomo. "And it takes two to tango. I think there are some of them who really believe that just-say-no politics is good politics.

"It was -- briefly, only briefly -- in the '90s. It isn't anymore," he added. "So, sooner or later, I think if he just keeps chugging along, just keeps the door open, invite them to every economic conference, invite them to every meeting, eventually, he'll start getting some votes" in Congress.

Read the story: Clinton Says President Obama Should Voice Economic Optimism, Paint GOP as the Party of 'No.'

Watch the video: Interview With President Clinton.

2009 Stories

Kate Gosselin: Jon Wanted the Divorce

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" matriarch Kate Gosselin was still wearing her wedding ring in June 2009 because she said taking it off would devastate her children.

Kate Gosselin explained to People magazine in an exclusive interview that it was her husband of 10 years, Jon Gosselin, who asked for the divorce.

"I curled up in a ball and I sobbed. I couldn't breathe; I was hyperventilating. I was scaring people who were calling to check on me because I couldn't even talk," she told the entertainment magazine.

In a confessional during "Jon & Kate Plus 8," she said she didn't want to raise her children as a single parent.

"I don't really want to be alone. I don't want to do this alone," she said.

Their divorce has since been finalized.

Read the story: Kate Gosselin: Jon Wanted the Divorce.

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2009 Stories

Warren Buffett Backs Second Stimulus

As debate grew about a possible second stimulus package for the flagging U.S. economy, at least one legendary investor gave the idea his guarded approval.

"I think that a second one may well be called for," Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told "Good Morning America" in July in an exclusive interview. But, he added, "you hope it doesn't get watered down in many ways."

Buffett cautioned that a second stimulus package, like the first, won't be a panacea because stimulus packages take time to work. He criticized lawmakers' work on the first stimulus package, which contained $787 billion in spending.

"Our first stimulus bill ... was sort of like taking half a tablet of Viagra and having also a bunch of candy mixed in ... as if everybody was putting in enough for their own constituents," he said. "It doesn't have really quite the wall that might have been anticipated there."

Read the story: Buffett Likens Economic Stimulus to Viagra.

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2009 Stories

Tiger Woods' Shocking Scandal

Tiger Woods made headlines for all the wrong reasons at the end of 2009. The golfer crashed his car the morning after Thanksgiving in a single-car accident that led to revelations about Woods' infidelity to wife Elin Nordegren. When cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs released a voice-mail message implicating Woods in a nearly three-year affair, the golfer finally issued a Web site apology for his "transgressions."

Read the story: Tiger Woods' Mother-in-Law Rushed to Hospital.

Read the story: Biggest Celebrity Scandals of the Decade.

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