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Confessions, Abuse Allegations at Gitmo Court

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Two alleged orchestrators of the 2001 attacks on America casually declared their guilt on Monday in a messy and perhaps final session of the Guantanamo war crimes court.

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Volunteers Cook Up New Recipe for Fund Raising

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Chili doesn't just fill stomachs, it might also fill cavities. Volunteers raised more than $700 for the Douglas County Dental Clinic with a chili fest and dessert bar.

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Obama Cool and Calm on Eve of His Presidency

Updated: 01/19/2009 - If Barack Obama felt nervous about becoming president in a few hours, he didn't show it Monday, as he cracked jokes and breezed through a series of volunteerism events and bipartisan dinners. "I don't sweat," said the 47-year-old man about to inherit responsibility for two wars, an economy in crisis and the helm of the world's lone superpower. "You ever see me sweat?"

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Biden Tries to Shush Wife After State-VP Slip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Joe Biden's wife said Monday that he had his pick of being Barack Obama's running mate or the secretary of state nomination that eventually went to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a slip that the vice president-elect immediately tried to shush.

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Study: Women Less Able to Suppress Hunger Than Men

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. Researchers trying to understand the brain's mechanisms for controlling food intake were surprised at the difference between the sexes in brain response.

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U.K. Tries To Bail Out Banks, Again

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Britain announced a new bank bailout Monday to boost lending into a struggling economy and protect banks from the bad assets sinking their balance sheets - an admission that an earlier sweeping rescue plan didn't do the job.

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Application Window Open for Energy Aid

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has begun accepting applications for households needing a little help fighting off winter this year.

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NY Times Looks To Billionaire For Bailout

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The New York Times Co. is in talks with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu about a possible investment of hundreds of millions of dollars that could help the newspaper publisher meet debt payments, according to published reports.

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Man Asks To Be Deported, Then Kicks Police Car

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Police on Long Island arrested a man after he allegedly kicked a police car and asked to be deported back to his home country of Guatemala. Police said the 27-year-old man called the Southold Police Department early Sunday and asked to be arrested so he could be deported.

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Rights Lawyer, Journalist Killed In Moscow

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lawyer who had opposed the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of killing a Chechen woman was shot and killed after a press conference in central Moscow on Monday, officials said.

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President Bush By The Numbers

Updated: 01/19/2009 - There are many ways to assess President Bush’s eight years in office. Countless hours of broadcast time and tons of newsprint are being consumed in that pursuit these days.

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TV News Eyes Tough Year

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The inauguration of Barack Obama is a reminder of how the story that dominated airwaves during 2008 is over, leaving television news organizations to contemplate life without it in the midst of a brutal economy.

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OMG!: Text messaging an important part of response

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Soon after US Airways Flight 1549 took off from LaGuardia Airport, Vallie Collins heard a boom and started smelling smoke. When the captain urged passengers to brace for impact, she immediately reached for her phone.

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FDA Confirms Salmonella In Crackers

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Kellogg Co. said Monday federal authorities have confirmed that salmonella was found in a single package of its peanut butter crackers, as a Midwestern grocer recalled some of its products because of the scare.

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Woman Arrested After Child Gives Away Hiding Spot

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A Fort Pierce woman ended up in jail because of a little girl with a big mouth. Police went to the home of 22-year-old woman on Friday to serve warrants for assault, harassing phone calls and violation probation carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

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Rogue Investor Triggered Alarm In 3 States

Updated: 01/19/2009 - An Indiana financial manager who parachuted from a small plane in a suspected bid to fake his death handled lucrative accounts in several states for years despite repeated accusations that he was bilking investors.

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Deputies Make Traffic Stop, Find $1 Million In Car

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Gwinnett County deputies found more than $1 million in cash in a car they had stopped for a traffic violation. Sheriff's spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said the man was stopped Friday after deputies noticed he was swerving in and out of lanes.

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Miracle On The Hudson Probe To Take A Year

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The probe into the crash-landing of a US Airways jetliner will take a year, and the lessons learned from the spectacular accident will last much longer, a senior investigator said Monday.

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Technology to Stop Phone Use in Cars Isn't Perfect

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Many parents would love to be able to give their teenagers a cell phone that couldn't be used while driving. Now some inventors say they have come up with ways to make that possible, but they appear to be relying on wishful thinking.

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Technology to stop phone use in cars isn't perfect

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Many parents would love to be able to give their teenagers a cell phone that couldn't be used while driving. Now some inventors say they have come up with ways to make that possible, but they appear to be relying on wishful thinking.

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Man asks to be deported, then kicks police car

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Police on Long Island arrested a man after he allegedly kicked a police car and asked to be deported back to his home country of Guatemala. Police said the 27-year-old man called the Southold Police Department early Sunday and asked to be arrested so he could be deported.

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Biden shushes wife after secretary of state slip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Vice President-elect Joe Biden's wife said Monday that he had a pick of two jobs in the Obama administration, a slip that Biden immediately tried to shush and that his spokeswoman later disputed. Jill Biden's comment came during an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on the eve of the inauguration.

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9/11 suspects declare guilt at Gitmo war court

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Two alleged orchestrators of the 2001 attacks on America casually declared their guilt on Monday in a messy and perhaps final session of the Guantanamo war crimes court.

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