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Day: February 1, 2013

Afghan Taliban leader reported killed

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 1 (UPI) — A Taliban district leader in Ghazni province in eastern Afghanistan was killed by national police, district officials say. Mullah Adam Khan, also known as Mullah Jan,

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Iowa Liver Center Announced

IOWA CITY – Three Iowa health care organizations announced on February 1 the formation of a new organization to care for patients with liver disease. Called the Iowa Liver Center, the new

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GOP pounces on shuttered WH jobs council

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Republicans said President Barack Obama’s disbanded jobs council of big-name U.S. business chiefs was a failure that offered a lot of show but few results. The President’s

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Waldorf College Announces Scholarship Day Winners

Forest City, Iowa – Mikael Thatcher of Parowan, Utah, was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship at Waldorf College’s Scholarship Day on Saturday, January 19. Twenty-two high school seniors from seven states participated

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911 pocket dial leads to drug arrest

ORANGE CITY, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man who accidentally called 911 while allegedly talking about selling drugs. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said dispatchers

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Report: N. Korea prepares for nuclear test

SEOUL, Jan. 31 (UPI) — North Korea’s preparations for an underground nuclear test appear complete, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo reported Friday quoting a Seoul government official. The preparations include the installation of

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Ragan: Basic school funding needed now

From Sen. Amanda Ragan – The Iowa Senate has approved a four percent increase in state funding for local schools, along with additional state dollars to prevent any related property tax increase.

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Ex-Hoosier charged with attempted murder

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Devan Dumes, a former Indiana University basketball player, has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the neck, officials say. It was

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14 dead in Mexico City explosion

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An explosion Thursday at the Mexico City offices of state oil company Pemex killed at least 14 people and injured scores more, the interior minister said.

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Ravens, 49ers practice on same field

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers took the unusual step of working out on the same field Thursday in advance of their meeting in Sunday’s

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Al-Qaida seeks to target Westerners

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Al-Qaida’s North African branch seeks to build on its assault on a gas complex in Algeria by attacking more Western targets in the area, U.S. officials said.

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