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Day: February 22, 2012


Capitol Digest 2-21-12

James Q. Lynch, CR Gazette – A roundup of legislative and Capitol news items of interest for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012: NOBEL RECOGNITION: Iowa State University Professor Dan Shechtman of the U.S.

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China manufacturing index edges higher: HSBC

By Chris Oliver, MarketWatch – HONG KONG — A closely watched gauge of Chinese factory activity rose to a four-month high in February but remained at levels that indicate modest contraction, while underlying

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Robocalls swamp, annoy Michigan voters

By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press – DETROIT — Swarms of political robocalls are sounding private Michigan phones in advance of Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary — and many folks find themselves predictably annoyed.

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Romney renews attacks on Santorum

By Seema Mehta and Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times – SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Stung by Mitt Romney’s accusation that he’s a big-spending Washington insider, Rick Santorum responded Tuesday by calling himself an outsider who

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Country mainstay McBride takes time to start over

By Kevin C. Johnson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – Country music veteran Martina McBride, 11 albums deep into her career, says she’s starting over. She’s representing this through her latest album, “Eleven.” “I’m definitely

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Op-ed: Loud motorcycles are annoying

Op-ed submitted by “OneEyed” – Well, Spring is coming and you know what that means….loud motorcycles. Most of which, I find very annoying. However, there are quite a few (emphasis on few),

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Red Cross seeks daily pause in Syria fighting

By Patrick J. McDonnell and Rima Marrouch, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT, Lebanon — Opposition activists reported scores of people killed Tuesday across Syria, including many in a new round of government shelling

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Supreme Court to hear Texas affirmative action case

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a politically charged challenge to affirmative action at the University of Texas. The court’s decision gives conservatives another

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Beware of payday loan telephone scammers

The IC3 continues to receive complaints from victims of payday loan telephone collection scams. As previously reported in the IC3 Alert posted December 1, 2010, the typical payday loan scam involves a caller who

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