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Day: October 16, 2012


Obama-Romney round 2: Another pivotal encounter?

By David Lightman and Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers – HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — President Barack Obama’s goal in Tuesday’s debate is to more forcefully challenge Republican opponent Mitt Romney, dramatize the sharp differences between

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Hydrology: The Power of Water

By Larry Stone, Cedar River Watershed Coalition – Pitter-patter, pitter-patter. How relaxing to listen to the rhythm of a gentle rain falling on your roof or garden or sidewalk. But translate that

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9/11 accused back at Guantanamo war court

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – FORT MEADE, Md. — Pretrial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged top al-Qaida terror operatives opened Monday with a ruling that

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Black middle class economically vulnerable

By Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Generations of Valerie Magee’s family, from her grandparents to her children, have deepened their roots in the black middle class, finding a pathway

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Obama vs. Romney: Round 2

By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers – HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney face off Tuesday in a “town hall” style debate that has the potential to finally break

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N.J. panel OKs mandate to disclose spying

By Michael Linhorst, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) – TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would require the New York Police Department to alert state officials before conducting surveillance inside New Jersey was

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Minneapolis Man Indicted for Bank Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS—This week in federal court, a 51-year-old Minneapolis man was indicted for robbing four separate banks out of more than $13,000 in total. Phillip Leo Nietz was charged with four counts of

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