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Day: January 20, 2013

NFL: Baltimore 28, New England 13

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 20 (UPI) — Joe Flacco fired three scoring passes for Baltimore Sunday, leading the Ravens to the AFC championship with a 28-13 win over New England. Flacco (21-of-36, 240

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NFL: San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Frank Gore scored two second-half touchdowns for San Francisco Sunday and the 49ers rallied for a 28-24 win over Atlanta for the NFC championship. Gore capped a

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Latest in Afghanistan from U.S. military

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition forces killed two insurgents, detained two, located one weapons cache and cleared one improvised explosive device during operations in eastern Afghanistan throughout the past 24 hours,

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No. 24 ISU WBB Falls at No. 17 OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. – The No. 24 Iowa State women’s basketball team (13-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) had fought back to trail No. 17 Oklahoma State (14-2 overall, 3-2 Big 12) 31-21 at

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Obama sworn into second term as president

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama was sworn in for his second term Sunday by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts with his younger daughter noting he “didn’t mess up.”

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Ragan on 2013 legislative session

From Senator Amanda Ragan – GROWING IOWA’S MIDDLE CLASS IN 2013 The 2013 session of the Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Monday. I’m looking forward to a great year devoted to initiatives

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Cyclones Run Past Horned Frogs

Courtesy: – FORT WORTH – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (13-4 overall, 3-1 Big 12) defeated TCU (9-9 overall, 0-5 Big 12), 63-50 on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas behind

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Batmobile sells for $4.62 million

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 20 (UPI) — The Batmobile used in the 1960s “Batman” television show sold for $4.62 million at a classic car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., officials said. Rick Champagne, from

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Thousands rally for guns across U.S.

DENVER, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Thousands of people rallied at state capitals across the United States Saturday to voice their support for gun rights. In Denver, nearly 1,000 people took part in

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Debt ceiling: A no-win situation for GOP

By MARCELLA KREITER There’s something unsettling about New Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room. Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker who went to war in the 1990s with President

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TSA does away with controversial body scan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The Transportation Security Administration said it is doing away with airport body scanners that produce almost nude images of travelers at U.S. checkpoints. The machines, called “backscatters,”

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Marines take fight to Afghanistan

Story by Cpl. Scott L. Tomaszycki – CHERRY POINT, N.C. – Marines from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) command element and subordinate units deployed to Afghanistan in a series of recent

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Viking Chris Kluwe’s book to be published

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Chris Kluwe, the Minnesota Vikings punter known as an advocate of gay marriage, has a book of essays coming out titled “Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies.” Little Brown, the

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Russia bans visas for some U.S. officials

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Russian officials have confirmed the existence of a list of Americans blacklisted from receiving Russian visas, called the “Guantanamo List.” The list includes the names of 60

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Japan: Chinese ships in territorial waters

NAHA, Japan, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Three Chinese surveillance ships Saturday entered Japan’s territorial waters near the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Japan’s coast guard said. The 11th Regional

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Mental healthcare to get boost from ACA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Mental health experts say healthcare reform will play a role in one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s proposals for reducing gun violence. Obama this week instructed the

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4 accidentally wounded at 2 gun shows

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) — Accidental shootings at gun shows in North Carolina and Indiana Saturday left four people wounded, authorities said. Police said a security guard and two other people

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Linda Hogan charged with DUI

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Los Angeles County’s district attorney has charged Hulk Hogan’s ex-wife, Linda Hogan, with two counts of drunken driving after an October arrest, officials say. Linda Hogan,

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