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Horses First Domesticated 5,000 Years Ago

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Medieval knights, the warriors of Saladin, Roy Rogers and fans lining racetracks around the world all owe a debt to the Botai culture, residents of Central Asia who domesticated horses more than 5,000 years ago.

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Stocks Falter as Focus Returns to Bank Problems

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Stocks moved broadly lower Friday as concerns over U.S. banks and the potential for a General Motors bankruptcy wiped out an early advance. Market indicators plumbed levels not seen in more than a decade.

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Congress Passes Stopgap Bill to Avoid Shutdown

Updated: 03/06/2009 - With a $410 billion catchall spending bill stalled in the Senate and a midnight deadline looming, Congress rushed through stopgap legislation Friday to keep the government running for another five days. The House passed the bill by a 328-50 vote; the Senate acted by unanimous voice vote. President Barack Obama will sign the measure later Friday.

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Sudan Boots Charities, Risks Darfur Aid

Updated: 03/06/2009 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that Sudan's expulsion of 13 major aid organizations will cause "irrevocable damage" to humanitarian operations in Darfur and called on the government to urgently reconsider its decision.

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Wall Street Loses Early Morning Momentum

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Wall Street gave up an early gain and turned lower Friday as the severity of U.S. job losses began to register with investors.

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Octopus Gets Inside Lunchbox At Boston Aquarium

Updated: 03/06/2009 - What is 7 feet long, weighs 30 pounds, has eight arms and fits in a box slightly larger than a milk crate? Truman the octopus. Truman squeezed into a clear, acrylic box while trying to snag his lunch at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

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Texas Couple Holds Intruder At Gunpoint

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Carol Cavazos of KTTV in Dallas-Fort Worth reports on Texas woman who was unable to reach police on 911 when an intruder entered her apartment. So she called her daughter and son-in-law, who arrived on the scene and held the intruder at gunpoint until police could arrive.

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Spitzer Tries Hand At Real Estate

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is working as a commercial real estate investor and has bought an office building just a block from the site of the infamous encounter with a high-class prostitute that led to his downfall.

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Judge Blocks Records for Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Kansas judge is blocking the release to the media of agency records for an 11-year-old boy who was missing for nearly a decade before anyone notified authorities. Three media outlets had filed an open records request.

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Colombia Drug Kingpin Extradited To U.S.

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Colombia extradited reputed cocaine kingpin Miguel Angel Mejia on Wednesday, making him the 16th paramilitary warlord dispatched to the United States on drug trafficking charges in less than a year.

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Salina Man Held in Baby's Beating

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A 19-year-old Salina man was arrested late Thursday night on charges he abused his girlfriend's 8-week old child. Police say the child had multiple rib fractures and bruises on her forehead and knee as well as a brain injury.

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Hunt On For Ohio Killer Of 4 Kids, Woman

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Police were searching early Friday for a man suspected in the slayings of four children and his wife in what authorities were calling one of the city's most horrific shootings in years.

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Bribery Charges Stick To Ex-Ala. Governor

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld most of the bribery and corruption charges against former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman and all of the charges against former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy.

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GM Shares Plunge To 75-Year Low

Updated: 03/06/2009 - General Motors Corp. shares on Friday fell to their lowest point in more than 75 years, as investors fretted that despite government help the ailing automaker may still be forced to file for bankruptcy protection.

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Dad Who Threw Kids Off Bridge: Execute Me

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A man accused of tossing his four young children to their deaths from a coastal Alabama bridge unexpectedly pleaded guilty Thursday and told a state judge he wants to be put to death.

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Unemployment Hits 25-Year-High

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The U.S. unemployment rate bolted to 8.1 percent in February, the highest since late 1983, as cost-cutting employers slashed 651,000 jobs.

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Madoff Plea Deal May Be In The Works

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Prosecutors filed court papers Friday indicating Bernard Madoff may be ready to plead guilty to charges arising from one of the biggest financial frauds in history.

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Judge Blocks Records For Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A Kansas judge is blocking the release to the media of agency records for an 11-year-old boy who was missing for nearly a decade before anyone notified authorities.

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Amber Alert Issued for KCMO 4-year old

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas City, MO authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 4-year old Allyson Corrales. Her mother was found dead inside the family's home Friday morning.

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