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Paul outdoes Granger to give Hornets dramatic win

Updated: 01/20/2009 - On a night Kobe Bryant and LeBron James faced off, Chris Paul and Danny Granger put on a better show. Hours before the Cavaliers and Lakers tipped off in Los Angeles, Paul and Granger both made clutch shots with time winding down. Only Paul's stood up as a winner. Paul capped a 27-point performance with a fadeaway 3-pointer as time expired - after Granger hit a 3 with 2.5 seconds left - and the hobbled New Orleans Hornets escaped with a 103-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

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Web grief: Funeral webcasts gain in popularity

Updated: 01/20/2009 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service has taken the business of grief high-tech: It's one of a growing number of funeral service providers to embrace the Web.

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Study: Women less able to suppress hunger than men

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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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Fiat and Chrysler sign alliance plan

Updated: 01/20/2009 - ROME (AP) -- Fiat and Chrysler said Tuesday they have signed a nonbinding agreement for a strategic alliance that would give the Italian auto empire a 35-percent stake in the troubled U.S. carmaker.

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Hundreds of Rwandan troops enter eastern Congo

Updated: 01/20/2009 - KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- More than 1,500 Rwandan troops crossed the border into eastern Congo on Tuesday to join Congolese forces in an effort to oust Hutu rebels who participated in Rwanda's genocide, officials from both countries and the U.N. said.

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Records show plane suffered previous malfunction

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The US Airways jet that made a dramatic emergency landing on New York's Hudson River last week experienced an engine compressor failure two days earlier, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Inauguration security tight for festivities

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities monitored a rush of intelligence leads Tuesday at the largest security operation in presidential inauguration history, including a possible threat from an East Africa radical Islamic terrorist group.

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Obama's day starts with church, coffee with Bush

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- As massive crowds swarmed the National Mall on Tuesday to witness Barack Obama's inauguration as president, the man at the center of the maelstrom began the day quietly and reverently, at a church service across the street from the White House.

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Crowds pack frigid Mall for Obama's inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Braving frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd of hundreds of thousands packed the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as America's first black president. He grasps the reins of power in a high-noon ceremony amid grave economic worries and high expectations.

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Johnson & Johnson 4Q Profit Rises 14%

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit rose 14 percent, topping Wall Street forecasts, but the company expects weaker results in 2009.

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Experts: Airliner Crashes More Survivable Recently

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Four recent major airline accidents have something in common: Everyone survived. It is part of a hard-to-quantify trend of people surviving crashes that used to be fatal, aviation safety experts said Thursday after everybody was rescued from a US Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River.

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TD Ameritrade 1Q Profit Falls 23%, Cuts Outlook

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Online brokerage TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. said Tuesday its first-quarter profit dropped 23 percent, cut its outlook for the year because of the nation's economic problems and said it would reduce costs by about $60 million.

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Aretha Franklin Warms Up for Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Aretha Franklin punched her fist in the air and yelled, "Tomorrow!" She didn't need to say Barack Obama's name. The crowd roared its approval.

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Study: Women Less Able To Surpress Hunger Than Men

Updated: 01/20/2009 - 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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Inaugural Speeches Make Their Point In A Hurry

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Inaugural speeches tend to be quick business — 15 to 20 minutes, give or take a few — and Barack Obama's is expected to fall in that range Tuesday.

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Inauguration Security Tight For Festivities

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Authorities monitored a rush of intelligence leads Tuesday at the largest security operation in presidential inauguration history, including a possible threat from an East Africa radical Islamic terrorist group.

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Inauguration A Culminating Moment For Biden

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Joe Biden, the talkative senator known for foreign policy expertise and a command of Washington's ways, is on the cusp of being more than Barack Obama's No. 2 guy.

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