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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.

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Natural Disasters Doomed Early Civilization

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Nature turned against one of America's early civilizations 3,600 years ago, when researchers say earthquakes and floods, followed by blowing sand, drove away residents of an area that is now in Peru.

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A Makeover for Retailers in Tough Times

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Retailers stung by consumers who refuse to spend are adjusting the way they do business, from cutting marginal suppliers to re-evaluating their pricing. Many merchants are also improving their customer service as they try to connect emotionally to shoppers. Here's what the changes mean:

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Salina Police Investigate Homicide

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A 19-year-old is jailed after a man died from injuries sustained in a weekend altercation in Salina. The name of the victim was not immediately released pending notification of relatives.

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Texas Girl Gets New Heart; Sis Awaiting Transplant

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A 7-year-old girl received a new heart Monday, more than eight months after she and her older sister were put on the transplant list because of the same rare ailment.

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Dublin Radio Airs New U2 single

Updated: 01/19/2009 - U2 fans, get your boots on. The first song from the band's first album in five years is ready for you to hear. U2 began broadcasting the up-tempo single "Get On Your Boots" Monday — first on RTE, Ireland's state broadcasters, then for free on the group's Web site.

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Obama Says It's Time to Begin 'Remaking America'

Updated: 01/20/2009 - In the prepared text of his inaugural address, Obama speaks of the nation's economic crisis, saying the "time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions" has passed.

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Salina Police Investigate Homicide

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A 19-year-old is jailed after a man dies from injuries sustained in a weekend altercation in Salina.

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Pakistan Militants Bomb 5 Schools in Northwest

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Suspected Taliban militants bombed five schools in Pakistan's Swat valley Monday as part of a campaign against girls' education in the country's lawless northwest.

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More Recalls of Peanut Butter Products Announced

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 two grocers and General Mills Corp. recalled some of their products because of the scare.

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Court Rules in Favor of Cheney in Lawsuit

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A federal judge has ruled that Vice President Dick Cheney has broad discretion in determining what records created during his eight-year tenure must be preserved.

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Ali Salutes Obama at Inaugural Soiree

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, celebrating his 67th birthday, was the guest of honor Monday night at a party for 1,400 that included other celebrities, lawmakers and native Kentuckians.

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Cheney in Wheelchair with Pulled Back Muscle

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Vice President Dick Cheney pulled a muscle in his back while moving boxes and will be in a wheelchair for Tuesday's inauguration ceremony.

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Man Charged in Accident that Killed Valley Falls Teen

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The Valley Falls Vindicator reports Jacob Kearney will make his first court appearance Jan. 26 on charges including involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Manhattan Robberies Alarm Police

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A string of burglaries in Manhattan have Riley County police urging residents to lock up. The Manhattan Mercury reported Monday that at least thirty home burglaries in the northeast part of town have taken place since November, an area heavily populated with college students.

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Bush Commutes Sentences of Former US Border Agents

Updated: 01/19/2009 - In his final acts of clemency, President George W. Bush on Monday granted early prison releases to two former U.S. Border Patrol agents whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer fueled the national debate over illegal immigration.

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Obama Steps to Door of White House — and History

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Barack Obama stood at the threshold of the White House on Monday, summoning fellow Americans to join him in service as tens of thousands flocked to the nation's capital to celebrate his inauguration as the first black president. "Tomorrow we will come together as one people on the same Mall where Dr. King's dream echoes still," said the president-elect, invoking the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national holiday in his honor.

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Inauguration Events Absorb King Holiday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - With the nation's attention turned to President-elect Barack Obama's anticipated inauguration Tuesday, the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may have gotten lost in the shuffle in parts of the country.

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