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Day: April 17, 2012


Twins roughed up by Yankees

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – NEW YORK — From baseball stadiums in the Bronx to operating tables in Manhattan, Tuesday was a bad night for the Twins.

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NFL draft preview: wide receivers

By Dan Pompei, Chicago Tribune – This is a deep group of wide receivers. There are considerably more draftable players than at any other position. As a result, the order in which they

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Mason City man jailed on felony OWI charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man identified as 42-year-old Gustavo Eleuterio Gracia-Calderon was arrested following a traffic contact with law enforcement early Sunday morning. As a result Gracia-Calderon was transported to

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President Obama to Award Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, DC—On May 16, President Barack Obama will award Specialist Leslie H. Sabo, Jr., U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Specialist Sabo will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously

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Antibiotics, animals and us

McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Los Angeles Times Editorial – Voluntary guidelines for pharmaceutical companies will not wean the livestock industry off its addiction to antibiotics. Yet that’s what the U.S. Food and

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Tax cheats can land spouses in hot water

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An anonymous letter arrived recently from a worried spouse. The woman said she was “terrified” that her husband’s tax cheating would land them both

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New probe of Google is urged

By Jessica Guynn and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – SAN FRANCISCO — Privacy watchdogs are urging the nation’s top law enforcer to launch a new investigation into Google Inc. after the Federal

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Earthquake strikes off Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile early Tuesday, prompting widespread evacuations, but no reports of damage, authorities said. The quake hit northwest of the coastal town of Valparaiso, according

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