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Day: March 17, 2012

States join in on scrutiny of Google

By Mike Swift, San Jose Mercury News – SAN JOSE, Calif. — Google has long faced privacy and antitrust problems with federal and European regulators. But states appear increasingly willing to confront the

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Consumer prices rise sharply in February

By Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch – WASHINGTON — The cost of living in February rose by the fastest amount in 10 months as Americans paid sharply higher prices for gasoline, according to the latest

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Terror sentence hearing delayed

By Peter J. Sampson, The Record (Hackensack N.J.) – HACKENSACK, N.J. — Next week’s sentencing of two North Jersey men convicted of plotting to join an armed Islamic group in Somalia to wage

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Two explosions rock Damascus

BEIRUT — Two explosions rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus Saturday, state media reported. One explosion occurred near the Syrian Air Force intelligence headquarters, Syrian television said. The other took place near

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Major indexes end 2.4% higher for week

By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch – NEW YORK — U.S. stocks mostly declined Friday, limiting weekly gains and halting the Dow’s longest up ride in more than a year, after an index of consumer

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What’s opening in theaters next week

By Rene Rodriguez, McClatchy Newspapers – THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13): That stampeding sound you hear is the roar of throngs of fans of Suzanne Collins’ novel rushing to the theater. This is the

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Bowling scores, 3-11 through 3-16, 2012

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       03/11/12 Team High Series          Norwex Enviro Products              1706 Team High Game           Norwex Enviro Products              608 Individual High Series Male         Doug Schaffer    673 Individual High Series Female

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Wolves fall to Lakers again, 97-92

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LOS ANGELES — So now we finally are reminded again what happens when Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love plays against the Lakers. (PHOTO: The Los Angeles

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Trial ordered for parents in child torture case

By Mike Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MADISON, Wis. — A pediatrician specializing in child abuse testified Friday afternoon that the 15-year-old girl allegedly locked in her family’s basement and deprived of food

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Trout jumping out of Big Blue

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that they would be releasing 1,500 trout into Big Blue on Friday at noon.

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