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Day: March 12, 2013


White House rips Ryan budget plan

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., proposed a plan he said will balance the budget by 2023 but the White House said “the math doesn’t add

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Latinos support strict gun control laws

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — Latinos of all political persuasions support stricter gun control laws, creating another headache for Republicans trying to win them over, a new polls finds. The survey, conducted

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Supervisors hold weekly meeting

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for its regular weekly meeting on Tuesday morning. Jay Urdahl was absent. No road report was given. Job descriptions were approved

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D.C. drive-by shooting attack wounds 11

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) — Drive-by shootings by men in two cars on a Washington street corner Monday left 11 people wounded, District of Columbia police said. Officers said the shooters opened

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Poll: Americans back nuke reductions

PRINCETON, N.J., March 11 (UPI) — A majority of Americans, 56 percent to 38 percent, said they support reductions in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, a Gallup poll released Monday indicates. Results

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Space station to get special telescope

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) — NASA says it’s giving $4.4 million to five U.S. universities to help the agency build a telescope for deployment on the International Space Station in 2017. University

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Depeche Mode plans N. American tour

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) — British electronic band Depeche Mode announced plans Monday for a North American concert tour this summer. The group is to kick off its tour Aug. 22

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Report: Ravens trade Boldin to 49ers

BALTIMORE, March 11 (UPI) — The Baltimore Ravens have traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick, The Baltimore Sun reported Monday. The newspaper, citing

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Pakistan-Iran pipeline defies U.S.

ISLAMABAD, March 11 (UPI) — Construction of a natural gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan began Monday on the Pakistani side, with the United States warning it could lead to sanctions. The

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Poll: Congress still has low approval

PRINCETON, N.J., March 11 (UPI) — Americans’ dismal view of Congress dipped to 13 percent in early March from 15 percent a month ago, results of a Gallup poll released Monday indicated.

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2,160 pounds of rattlesnakes captured

SWEETWATER, Texas, March 11 (UPI) — Participants in the annual, three-day Sweetwater Rattlesnake RoundUp in Texas caught more than a ton of snakes, organizers said. More than 30,000 people attended the event,

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4.7 quake rattles Southern California

ANZA, Calif., March 11 (UPI) — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake rattled Southern California Monday and was followed by at least 100 aftershocks, seismologists said. The 9:56 a.m. temblor, initially reported to be a

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Nearly 3,000 dead pigs found in river

SHANGHAI, March 11 (UPI) — Nearly 3,000 dead pigs found floating in China’s Huangpu River in Shanghai died from porcine circovirus, Shanghai Agriculture Committee said Monday. The committee posted its findings on

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North Korea warned again

NEW YORK, March 12 (UPI) — The United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear state, U.S. national security adviser Tom Donilon warned. In a prepared speech for delivery at

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