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Day: November 22, 2012

Iowa City police K9 dies unexpectedly

Vanessa Miller, CR Gazette – The Iowa City Police Department’s 5-year-old K9 Becky died Monday of a severe case of bloat, a gastric condition in which the stomach swells with gas and

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Hostess wins court approval to shut down

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times – Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. won court approval to start shutting down operations, selling its assets and laying off its 18,500 workers, after the failure of

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Syrian troops kill dozens outside Damascus

By Weedah Hamzah – BEIRUT — Syrian government troops have killed dozens of what state television Thursday termed as “terrorists” near the capital Damascus, as the opposition said the death toll in

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Nuggets top Timberwolves, 101-94

By Kent Youngblood, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – MINNEAPOLIS—When it started, you couldn’t hear anything for the roar. In the final moments you couldn’t see much for the people leaving early. What an extraordinary

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Diabetes rates rise dramatically, CDC reports

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times – Diabetes prevalence rates jumped dramatically across the nation between 1995 and 2010, researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported in Friday’s edition of the

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Obama campaign exploring post-election reboot

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau – WASHINGTON — The man who managed Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign said Tuesday that the Chicago-based operation will carry on in some form to advocate

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Kroul is Honorary Hawkeye Captain

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa defensive lineman Matt Kroul will serve as honorary captain Friday when the Hawkeyes host No. 14 Nebraska (11:07 a.m., ABC) in the second Hy-Vee

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A new ‘Dawn,’ but not a brighter day

By Kristin Tillotson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – After North Korean paratroopers invade his hometown in Washington state, high-school quarterback Matt (Josh Peck) says, “North Korea? That doesn’t make sense.” Neither does much else

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