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Day: January 21, 2013

NBA: Atlanta 104, Minnesota 96

ATLANTA, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Newly signed Jannero Pargo scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Monday and the Atlanta Hawks came away with a 104-96 win over Minnesota.

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Waterloo police investigate shooting

WATERLOO – On Friday, January 18, 2013, at approximately 9:50 AM, Waterloo Police were dispatched to the area of West 8th Street and Randolph Street reference a shots fired called. Officers found

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NATO Patriot missiles arrive in Turkey

ISKENDERUN, Turkey, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Patriot missile systems from Germany and the Netherlands arrived in Turkey Monday and will be deployed along the border with Syria, officials said. Military vehicles and

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Photo of the day: Mason City Eagle

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Obama to still seek compromise with GOP

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) — President Obama will try again to foster bipartisanship in Washington during his second term, a top political aide said Sunday. Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe said

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15-year-old charged in 5 shooting deaths

ALBUQUERQUE, Jan. 20 (UPI) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder Sunday after five people were found slain in Albuquerque, law enforcement officials said. The charges came just hours after police

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Hostage crisis death toll reaches 81

IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan. 20 (UPI) — The discovery of 25 charred corpses raised the death toll in the Algerian natural gas plant attack to 81, security officials said Sunday. The security

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NHL: Minnesota 1, Dallas 0

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 20 (UPI) — Zach Parise scored his first goal for Minnesota and Josh Harding recorded a shutout Sunday in the Wild’s 1-0 victory over Dallas. Parise — signed

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Explosion, gunfire hit Kabul area

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 21 (UPI) — An Afghan police building in the Kabul area came under suicide bombing and gunfire attack early Monday, with at least two attackers killed, police said. The

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Former Catholic priest faces drug charge

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 19 (UPI) — A Catholic priest now facing federal drug charges in Connecticut had resigned last year amidst allegations of sexual misconduct, officials say. The (Bridgeport) Connecticut Post reported

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Mich. high court justice facing charges

DETROIT, Jan. 21 (UPI) — Soon-to-retire Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway has been charged with bank fraud by federal authorities. Detroit’s WXYZ-TV reported the charge filed in U.S. District Court Friday

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Consumer Corner: Up in the air

By MICHELLE GROENKE CHICAGO, Jan. 20 (UPI) — U.S. travelers in 2013 can expect better WiFi at cruising altitude, less time at the baggage carousel and the opportunity to travel with a

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