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Day: March 7, 2013


U.N. sends strong message to North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, March 7 (UPI) — The U.N. Security Council sent a strong message to North Korea that it won’t tolerate its pursuit of nuclear weapons, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. The

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Drive across U.S. to use no gasoline

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., March 7 (UPI) — An alternative fuels researcher says he will drive across the United States from coast to coast starting Saturday — and will use no gasoline in doing

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Senate confirms Brennan as CIA chief

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate voted 63-34 Thursday to confirm John Brennan as the next director of the CIA. Notice of the vote was immediately sent to President Obama

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FTC goes after spam texts, ‘free’ offers

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) — U.S. regulators say they’ve targeted marketers sending millions of spam text messages trying to steer consumers to websites falsely promising “free” gift cards. In complaints filed in

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Italian priest calls for gay pope

GENOA, Italy, March 7 (UPI) — An outspoken LGBT rights advocate and Italian Catholic priest Don Andrea Gallo said the church needs a gay pope. “A homosexual pope would be a magnificent

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Swaledale man cries wolf, taken to jail

SWALEDALE – Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Swaledale man Tuesday afternoon for making false reports to law enforcement. According to a report, Thomas Wayne Markel, 48, made a 911 call

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Fed sees modest to moderate growth

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) — The U.S. economy has experienced modest to moderate growth since mid-January, the Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday. The Beige Book report, released eight times a year and

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Obama, Senate Republicans to meet

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Wednesday. McConnell said in a news

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Evidence of Milky Way ‘fireworks’ seen

NASHVILLE, March 6 (UPI) — While the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place, cosmically speaking, evidence suggests it wasn’t always that calm, U.S. astrophysicists say. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann

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Google updates Map app for iPhone

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 6 (UPI) — Google has announced the first significant update of its Google Maps for iPhone app, featuring faster local search and integration with Google Contacts. Google debuted

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Grassley Q&A on “Too Big to Jail”

From Senator Charles Grassley – Q.    What does “too big to jail” mean? A.    “Too big to jail” refers to the federal government’s recent philosophy to decline to pursue criminal prosecution of

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