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Day: March 2, 2012

A welcome increase in interracial marriages

MCT FORUM – By Akilah Bolden-Monifa Thankfully, Americans are increasingly accepting interracial marriage. It wasn’t until 1967 that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Loving v. Virginia, that laws banning interracial marriage were

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Obama presses his case on gas prices

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau – NASHUA, N.H. — As rising gas prices are putting pressure on politicians to act, President Barack Obama called on Congress to vote quickly to eliminate subsidies

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Joey Woody Inducted into MVC Hall of Fame

Former University of Northern Iowa track star Joey Woody became the first Panther student-athlete inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame Friday in St. Louis. The ceremony took place Friday

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Elsworth downs NIACC men, 80-64

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC’s men’s basketball team ended its season with its fourth straight loss in a 80-64 win by Ellsworth Community College on Thursday night. Sophomore Chris Throne (Lake

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NIACC women lose to Ellsworth, 66-55

MASON CITY, Iowa – Despite leading for most of the night, the NIACC women struggled offensively on Thursday night during a 66-55 loss to Ellsworth Community College. Kika Greenlee (Fr., Saint Louis

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Tornado’s impact: 5 deaths on 1 street

By Ryan Haggerty, Alissa Groeninger and Ted Gregory, Chicago Tribune HARRISBURG, Ill. — Nowhere in this town of about 9,000 felt the heartbreak of six lives lost in Wednesday’s tornado more deeply than

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Opinion: Avoid another costly war

Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. – Last week, when Iran cranked up its rhetorical — and actual — stance against countries that it sees as enemies, it provoked a new flurry of suggestions

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