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Day: February 14, 2012

Capitol Digest 2-13-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012: EAT YOUR VEGGIES: The Iowa Department on Aging is encouraging grandparents

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MCPD asks for precautions

From the Mason City Police Department: The Mason City Police Department has observed an increasing number of pedestrians walking within their neighborhoods.  As a reminder to keep people safe while walking, we

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100 years of American politics

MCT FORUM, By Thomas V. DiBacco – You can thank the reformers of the early 20th century for today’s winding road of presidential primaries. Fed up with the way party bosses played a

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iPads seized in China over trademark row

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – BEIJING — An obscure Chinese company’s battle with Apple Inc. over who has rights to the iPad name took another unlikely turn after authorities in northeastern

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EU approves Google’s bid to buy Motorola

By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch – SAN FRANCISCO — The European Union on Monday approved Google Inc.’s bid to buy Motorola Mobility, in a major boost to the Internet giant’s effort to strengthen its

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Cyber crooks target those looking for love

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It started so sweetly. She was a lonely Yuba City, Calif., widow, looking for conversation online. He was an Auburn, Calif., architect, divorced with

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Iowa man sentenced for gun offense

DAVENPORT, IA – On February 10, 2012, Zachery Damon Clain, age 20, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, announced United States Attorney

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