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Day: January 20, 2013

U.S. supports term limits for Congress

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 19 (UPI) — U.S. adults support setting term limits for members of Congress and abolishing the Electoral College, a Gallup poll indicates. Both issues cut across party lines, with

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U.S. troop deaths fall in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The number of U.S. troops killed or injured in Afghanistan fell by almost half in 2012 as Afghan troops assumed a larger combat role, Pentagon officials say.

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U.S. cancer rates down after 1991 peak

ATLANTA (UPI) — From 1991 to 2009, the overall U.S. death rate for cancer declined 20 percent, but 580,350 cancer deaths are projected in 2013, researchers say. The report by the American

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NBA: Minnesota 92, Houston 79

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 19 (UPI) — Andrei Kirilenko fired in 21 points Saturday and the Minnesota Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak by dominating Houston 92-79. The Timberwolves got double-digit scoring performances from

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NHL: Minnesota 4, Colorado 2

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 (UPI) — Minnesota’s Dany Heatley scored two power-play goals Saturday and the Wild began their season with a 4-2 victory over Colorado. Zach Parise — signed as

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NBA: Memphis 85, Chicago 82 (OT)

CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) — Marc Gasol put in 19 points for Memphis Saturday and the Grizzlies shook off a fourth-quarter collapse to outlast Chicago 85-82 in overtime. Zach Randolph returned from

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