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Day: May 13, 2012

Harkin: Obama did “the courageous thing”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) issued the following statement on marriage equality in response to the President’s announcement yesterday.  An audio recording of Senator Harkin’s comments on the topic from

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Grassley: “I support traditional marriage”

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Committee on the Judiciary, made the following comment regarding President Obama’s announcement today that he supports same-sex marriage. “I support traditional marriage.  I voted for

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Diamond shines again for Twins

By La Velle E. Neal III, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins lefthander Scott Diamond takes his lumps well. Diamond on Sunday carved up another opponent as he led the Twins

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Garnet defies his years

By John N. Mitchell, The Philadelphia Inquirer – BOSTON — This quick jump to the second round of the playoffs was supposed be problematic for a guy like Boston’s Kevin Garnett, almost 36.

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Braves complete sweep of Cardinals

By Carroll Rogers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – ST. LOUIS — What was supposed to be a challenging, three-city trip through Denver, Chicago and St. Louis turned out to be a joyride for the

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Winnebago Industries Earns Safety Awards

FOREST CITY, IA, May 10, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc.’s (NYSE: WGO) Forest City and Charles City locations recently received safety awards from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council (IISC) at the 59th Annual

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Brewers slam the Cubs

By Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — When the Chicago Cubs opted to load the bases by intentionally walking Travis Ishikawa to get to Edwin Maysonet, the Milwaukee Brewers’ fill-in

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Safety measures taken for F-22 jets

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — In response to growing concern about problems with its F-22 Raptor fighter jet, the Air Force revealed it has slapped on new

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Union’s pension plan targeted for criminal probe

By Judy Thomas, McClatchy Newspapers – KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers’ pension and benefit plans, McClatchy Newspapers has learned. The investigation

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Obit: Maynard Swancutt, 76

Maynard F. Swancutt, 76, formerly of Riceville and Charles City, Iowa, died Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Avalon Southwest Care Center, Tucson, Arizona, Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday,

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