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Day: December 27, 2011

Fannie and Freddie were at heart of crisis

McClatchy-Tribune News Service The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star: ——— Much of the analysis of the housing crash and ensuing credit panic has focused on the manic activities of

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Hang up and drive

McClatchy-Tribune News Service The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune: ——— The National Transportation Safety Board wants all 50 states to ban cellphone use by drivers. No texting, no tweeting, no

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NFL drama going right to the end

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Revenge is an overrated emotion in the NFL. Fans think about it, the media speculates about it, but for players — many of

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Pro Bowl rosters

By Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press – Here are the full rosters for the National Football League’s 2012 Pro Bowl: AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE: Offense: —Wide receivers: Wes Welker, New England Patriots; Mike Wallace,

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Timberwolves lose to Bucks, 98-95

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MILWAUKEE — Well, that perfect preseason record against the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t mean much now, did it? The Minnesota Timberwolves won both meetings in that truncated two-week

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Sen. Rick Santorum visits Mason City

Senator Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, visited Mason City’s Historic Park Inn Hotel on Tuesday at noon. Click here to view photos. He was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, somewhat larger than the

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22 states endorse cigarette labels

Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal – A group of 22 states, not including North Carolina, have stated their support of graphic cigarette warning labels and their stance against a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of

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281 carries gone, now what?

Marc Morehouse, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Coaches don’t wring their hands over things that aren’t in their control. So, when Iowa offensive coordinator Ken O’Keefe was informed that running

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The final push

James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s hard to find a straight Republican in Iowa. It seems they’re all leaning. With a week to go before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation

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UPDATE: Iowa arson suspect surrenders

Steve Woodhouse, Knoxville Journal-Express – Knoxville — Suspected arsonist David Allen Brommel, 45, of Indianola, was booked into the Marion County Jail moments ago. Marion County Sheriff Ron Goemaat said Brommel is believed

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