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Day: May 26, 2012

3 dead, 5 wounded in Chicago shootings

Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune – Three people were killed and five others wounded in shootings across the city Friday night, according to authorities. Two people were found dead inside a Woodlawn home in the 6500

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Former drug prosecutor’s life goes wrong

Bo Emerson and Craig Schneider, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Atlanta attorney Rand Csehy made his mark prosecuting drug dealers; somewhere along the way, police say, he joined the enemy. Before he was arrested

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Local woman pleads guilty to sexual abuse

John Mangalonzo, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa – A Burlington woman authorities said had a sexual relationship with a teenage boy, has accepted an agreement from Des Moines County prosecutors. Lynsey Rae-Ann Brobston

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St. Paul mastiff bites another kid

Mara H. Gottfried, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. – It wasn’t the first time the big dog had attacked a child. Before biting the face of an 18-month-old girl this week in St.

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The Queen’s elaborate costumes cast a spell

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times – Moviegoers may be impressed by “Snow White and the Huntsman’s” computer-generated trolls, flying fairies and mythical beasts. But it could be Colleen Atwood’s complicated, handmade costumes

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Iowans May Fish Free June 1 – 3

Iowa residents may fish without a license on June 1, 2 and 3 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources free fishing weekend. Free fishing weekend is the first weekend

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How to make a deep fried Twinkie

by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Troy Levenhagen of the famous Suzie Q restaurant is one of the few local vendors participating in this year’s Band Fest in East Park, and

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Carbon dioxide emissions reach record high

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — Emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide reached an all-time high last year, further reducing the chances that the world could avoid a dangerous rise in

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Tigers batter Twins, 10-6

By Phil Miller, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — It might not have been the best negotiating strategy for Terry Ryan to invite super-agent Scott Boras into the general manager’s suite during the

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