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Bulldogs battle for a crown

An annual dog show in Iowa showcases bulldogs.

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UC accepts more freshmen

The University of California has accepted a record 60,008 California residents as freshmen for the coming fall despite worries that cuts in state funding could lead to overcrowded campuses and tuition increases, officials said.

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What type of vacation can your tax rebate buy?

With most Americans expecting to receive a tax rebate of up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples), there are plenty of ways to get the most vacation for your buck, say travel experts. Whether it’s a cruise, a tropical paradise, or family travel, these trips can all be done for under $600 a person.

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Title time in the Heartland

So patient for 20 years, Kansas had no problem working an extra five minutes to bring a long-awaited championship back to the heartland.

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Professors’ politics have little effect on students

Conservatives complain that college professors lean left when it comes to politics — and the data mostly show that’s true. But new research suggests the personal politics of academics have little effect on what their students think.

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Beer will still flow at Wolf Pack football games

RENO, Nev. (AP)- Beer sales will continue at Nevada’s Mackay Stadium during the upcoming Wolf Pack football season with stepped up security and increased monitoring at concession stands, university president Milton Glick said Tuesday. School officials had considered banning beer sales after a number of fans had expressed concerns that “alcohol had a negative impact on their game-day experience,” Glick said.

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Gas prices spike

The recent spike in gas prices appears to be a psychological tremor so far, enough for most to take notice and for some to make adjustments, but not high enough to make Americans change their habits and plans too much.

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West and Winehouse win big

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Amy Winehouse may have been physically absent from the Grammy awards on Sunday, but her presence was strong as the famously troubled singer won four awards, including song of the year for her autobiographical hit “Rehab.”

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Security tight in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — The police agencies responsible for patrolling the Super Bowl say they're not aware of any threat so far to the biggest single-day sporting event in the country, but they've organized a massive build up of security just in case.

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One-of-a-kind Tebow becomes first sophomore to win Heisman

Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow holds up the Heisman trophy after winning the award Saturday night at the Nokia Theater in New York City.  Tebow amassed 462 first-place votes and 1,957 total points.  Arkansas running back Darren McFadden was the runner-up for the award.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tim Tebow took a few deep breaths, steadied himself, then plowed through his Heisman Trophy acceptance speech much the same way he takes on tacklers — fast and furious.

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Who’s really No. 1 in college football?

The Bowl Championship Series computer thinks Missouri is the best college football team in the country. So, too, do a group of pollsters who are charged with the weekly task of rating teams.

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Holiday cheers — new TV gadgets

Television lovers have never had it better. You don’t have to stay glued anymore to the boob tube just to catch a favorite show. You don’t even have to be home to watch.

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Six contend for title

The national championship race is down to a half dozen contenders. With two weeks left in the regular season, LSU, Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Ohio State and Arizona State are the only teams left with aspirations to play in the BCS title game in New Orleans on Jan. 7.

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Department stores suffer losses in revenue

BOSTON — Paul Murphy went bargain hunting at a discount store called Building 19, and ended up with quite a find: A charcoal gray wool men’s suit for $66 that he found priced at $329 at a major department store.

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Study finds that veterans are a quarter of the homeless population

WASHINGTON - Lonnie Bowen Jr. was once a social worker, but for 17 years the Vietnam war veteran has slept on the streets off and on as he’s battled substance and mental health problems. “It’s been a hard struggle,” said Bowen, 62, at a homeless processing center in downtown Philadelphia, where he planned to seek help for his drug and alcohol problem.

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On Football – Zero Beats One

Call it Bowl Championship Series math. It’s simple, really: Zero is greater than one.

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YouTube to prevent posting of copyrighted video

Online video leader YouTube on Monday rolled out long-awaited technology to automatically remove copyrighted clips, hoping to placate movie and television studios fed up with the Web site’s persistent piracy problems.

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‘Hannah Montana’ ticket prices skyrocket

Forget The Police, Justin Timberlake or Bruce Springsteen. The undisputed hottest concert ticket of the year is for 14-year-old pop star Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” TV show.

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