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Day: January 18, 2012

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Rash of vandalism strikes Mason City

MASON CITY – It appears a rash of vandalism has struck Mason City. received notice from two readers that windows were being shot out around the city. The Mason City Police

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A hero emerges in Italy’s ship drama

By Hanns-Jochen Kaffsack ROME — The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, has made worldwide headlines as the “man to hate” after seemingly abandoning his ship and leaving passengers to

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Romney, Gingrich rip Keystone XL pipeline delay

James Oliphant and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – As expected, Republicans are seizing upon the Obama administration’s reported decision to delay the permitting process for the Keystone XL pipeline project, contending that President Obama is missing

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Heat moves to 4-0 in Wade-less games

By Mike Berardino, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — The Dwyane Wade 30th Birthday Bash just keeps on rolling. It wasn’t enough, apparently, for Wade to spend Sunday night partying with famous friends like

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Anti-piracy measures bring Black Wednesday

John Timpane, Philadelphia Inquirer – Hundreds of millions of Internet users will go online Wednesday and find their favorite websites . . . dark. In a gigantic Internet protest, thousands of sites will

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Romney fumbles common touch regarding money

By Maeve Reston and Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times – FLORENCE, S.C. — Mitt Romney has made his successful business career a centerpiece of his presidential campaign, saying his hands-on experience in

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Perry tries to revive campaign with faith

By Dave Montgomery, McClatchy Newspapers – GREENVILLE, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry temporarily shelved his hard-hitting rhetoric on the campaign trail Tuesday night, choosing instead to talk about his faith before several

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Auto accident leaves woman injured

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An auto accident Tuesday morning left one person injured. Cynthia Sue Philip, 40, of Osage, was backing out of a field drive way on County Road B-30 at

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City council open forum

MASON CITY – Watch video of the Mason City City Council open forum, which is held at the end of every city council meeting.  The public may address the council and mayor

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Simplifying immigration

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – The U.S. immigration system is a capricious and convoluted bureaucracy. Take, for example, the rules that children and spouses of U.S. citizens must navigate to legalize their status.

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