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Day: January 23, 2013

Court won’t review EPA rule

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to review an Environmental Protection Agency rule that set standards for sulfur dioxide. The denial was one of many made in

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U.S. markets move higher

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes rose in New York Wednesday with two major boards starting the day at five-year highs. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard

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Suicide bomb kills 35 in Iraq

TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) — At least 35 people were killed by a suicide bomber, and many more injured, near a Shiite mosque in northern Iraq, police said Wednesday. The

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U.S. women to get combat roles

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Defense officials said Wednesday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will clear the way for women to serve multiple combat roles in the U.S. military. The Washington publication Roll

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Colorado felons can hunt, not shoot

DENVER, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Felons in Colorado can get hunting licenses but may not possess firearms, and gun advocates say there should be an exception for non-violent felons. Law enforcement officials

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Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 22 (UPI) — Dish Network Corp. said it would close 300 out of 800 U.S. Blockbuster stores at the loss of about 3,000 jobs. The company, “continues to see

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Obama would sign debt limit suspension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — President Obama would sign a Republican-backed measure suspending the U.S. debt ceiling through mid-May if it lands on his desk, a spokesman said Tuesday. White House press

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NHL: Nashville 3, Minnesota 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 (UPI) — The Nashville Predators put the Minnesota Wild away 3-1 Tuesday with a pair of third-period goals by Martin Erat and David Legwand. Erat’s unassisted backhander

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Tebow wasn’t choice of Jets owner

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Trading for quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t New York Jets owner Woody Johnson’s idea, as widely assumed, a man who interviewed to head the Jets’ front office

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Beyonce lip-synched at inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) — Beyonce lip-synched “The Star Spangled Banner” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration, a representative for the U.S. Marine Band told the New York Post. “All music is prerecorded

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