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More Than 1M Crowd DC for Obama's Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - More than 1 million people crammed onto the National Mall and along the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade route Tuesday to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president.

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Obama Vows Responsible End to Iraq War

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Barack Obama is vowing to "responsibly leave Iraq to its people" and also to build what he calls a "hard-earned peace in Afghanistan."

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Hundreds gather for King Day service in Atlanta

Updated: 01/20/2009 - ATLANTA (AP) -- The inauguration of the nation's first black president is a huge step toward realizing Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of racial equality, but there is still work to be done, King's nephew told a large crowd Monday at the church where the civil rights leader once preached.

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General Mills and Kroger pull peanut butter items

Updated: 01/20/2009 - MILWAUKEE (AP) -- General Mills Inc. and grocers Kroger Co., Safeway Inc. and Meijer Inc. have joined the growing list of food companies and retailers pulling items with peanut butter amid a salmonella outbreak that has killed at least six people and sickened more than 470 others in 43 states.

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Accountant: Fla. money manager owed $50 million

Updated: 01/20/2009 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Around the same time he mysteriously vanished, hedge fund manager Arthur G. Nadel owed a $50 million payout to some of the investors who had entrusted their life savings to him, an accountant said Monday.

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2 dead in snowy, 40-vehicle highway crash in Md.

Updated: 01/20/2009 - MYERSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A pileup of 35 cars and five tractor-trailers on a snowy Maryland highway killed two people Monday and seriously injured at least a dozen, state police said.

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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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