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Day: July 2, 2012

Timberwolves pursue Batum

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS — The Timberwolves got busy during the first 24 hours of NBA free agency, wooing Portland swingman Nicolas Batum to town on Sunday evening

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Dish Network drops AMC from service

By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Satellite broadcaster Dish Network dropped the cable channel AMC from its service as a feud between the programmer and distributor showed no

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Drunken driver takes on semi-truck

NORA SPRINGS – Shortly before 10pm on Friday night a truck driver called the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department to report being struck by vehicle while traveling westbound on Hwy 18 near

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Fred Karger ends presidential bid

By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Fred Karger, the openly gay Republican who ran for president without ever expecting to win, ended his quixotic campaign Friday. “It’s been

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Health-care law still faces rough road

By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health-care law emerged from its bruising two-year legal ordeal largely intact, with its primary goal of guaranteeing all Americans

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Trio dominate US swim team

By Charean Williams, McClatchy Newspapers – OMAHA, Neb. — Thirty-seven swimmers have secured spots on the U.S. Olympic swim team. Three of them will swim a combined 22 events. Michael Phelps, Ryan

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Tension rises along Turkey-Syria border

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — Turkey said Sunday that it had scrambled fighter jets along its increasingly tense border with Syria after Syrian helicopters were detected close

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