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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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Woman Creates Artwork From 395 Days Of Junk Mail

Updated: 01/19/2009 - One person's junk mail is an Austin woman's art. Artist Annette Lawrence saved every scrap of junk mail she received, at her home, for about 13 months and made it into an exhibit called "Free Paper."

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Teacher of the Year Gets Brand New Car Monday

Updated: 01/19/2009 - A lucky Kansas woman got to drive home in a new set of wheels Monday. Cindy Counchman received a 2009 Chrysler Sebring at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

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Man Calls Cops, Says He Stole Car and Crashed It

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Sheboygan County prosecutors say a 21-year-old man who crashed his uncle's car called police to report that he stole the car and had been drinking. The man was charged Friday with a felony count of taking and driving a vehicle without the owner's consent. The charge carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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RBS Expects full-year loss up to 28 billion pounds

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Crisis-stricken Royal Bank of Scotland took fresh help from the government on Monday and announced that its losses for last year could reach 28 billion pounds ($41.3 billion) — the biggest ever for a British corporation.

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Accountant: Florida Money Manager Owed $50 Million

Updated: 01/19/2009 - 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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Hamas Fighters Seek to Restore Order in Gaza Strip

Updated: 01/19/2009 - Uniformed Hamas security teams emerged on Gaza City's streets Monday as leaders of the Islamic militant group vowed to restore order in the shattered Palestinian territory after a three-week pummeling by the Israeli military. Hamas proclaimed it won a great victory over the Jewish state — a view that appeared greatly exaggerated — and the task of reconstruction faced deep uncertainty because of the fear of renewed fighting and Israel's control over border crossings.

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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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