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Obesity research takes high-tech twist

Researchers are turning to high-tech tools, like the Fitbit, to find new ways to combat growing waistlines.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Sept. 29.

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Ravens, Texans, Lions show early playoff promise

Baltimore, Houston, and Detroit missed the playoffs last season but on Sunday they looked serious about crashing the next postseason party.

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NCBA Wants GAO Audit Of APHIS Import Rule

Congress has asked for a Government Accountability Office Audit in response to USDA’s proposed rule to allow importation of fresh…

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Jeter closes career with hit against Boston rivals

Derek Jeter fittingly ended his MLB career with a hit, chopping a high-hopper and beating it out for a third-inning, RBI-single.

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U.S. faces Ryder Cup rot

With top Europeans plying their trade on the U.S. PGA Tour, it is the Americans who arrive at the Ryder Cup hoping to produce an upset.

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PHOTOS: George Clooney’s wedding weekend

The Hollywood heartthrob married his fiancée in lavish, romantic fashion.

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Thousands Gather to Protest Keystone XL

Thousands gathered Saturday at the Tanderup farm north of Neligh Nebraska to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.

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COOL Backers Not Surprised At Court Re Hearing Request

Country of Origin Labeling opponents including U.S. and Canadian meat groups are asking the U.S. District Court of Appeals for…

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RFA Says New Study Backs Ethanol Mandate

A new study by Iowa State Economists looking at the impact of ethanol mandates on fuel prices shows those mandates…

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Farm Bureau Pleased EPA Drops Appeal

The EPA will not appeal a federal ruling that favored a West Virginia poultry producer regarding farm run off. EPA…

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Grain Group Doesn’t Want DU Hired By NRCS

North Dakota Grain Grower’s Association leaders are unhappy that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has entered into a working relationship…

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in National, World

Obama: U.S. intelligence underestimated militants in Syria

U.S. intelligence underestimated Islamic State activity inside Syria, which has become "ground zero" for jihadists worldwide.

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in Viral Videos

Cute kids debate the weather

This video will poke you right in the heart.

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in Local Sports

Rookie QB Leads Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and a key 2-point conversion before leaving with an ankle injury, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Atlanta Falcons 41-28 on Sunday.

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Huskers Move Up Again

Nebraska gained two more spots in the Associated Press college football poll this week.

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Twins Blanked In Finale

David Price pitched Detroit to its fourth straight AL Central title, taking a shutout into the eighth inning of a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

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Coaching Changes For Twins?

Another 90-loss season for the Minnesota Twins has left the status of the coaching staff in question.

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Royals Prep For Playoffs

Kansas City's chance for the AL Central title was erased by Detroit's victory on Sunday, and the Royals went on to a 6-4 comeback win over Chicago in the final game for retiring White Sox captain Paul Konerko.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 29

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.