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Day: March 13, 2013

Pot brownies sicken students ages 10-12

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 13 (UPI) — Seven California elementary school children were taken to a hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies a 10-year-old classmate gave them, police said. Police said a student

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Gun laws advance in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved bills to expand background checks for gun sales and reauthorize federal funding for security at schools. The background check bill

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Entitlement cuts raise liberal hackles

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) — Liberal U.S. senators challenged President Obama over his readiness to cut entitlement benefits, as the president prepared to meet with House Republicans. “I think he is more

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Iran pipeline to Pakistan tests U.S. stand

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 13 (UPI) — The launch of a controversial $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline from Iran to energy-starved Pakistan, despite U.S. efforts to torpedo the project, could have

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Man arrested after Visine poisoning

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., March 13 (UPI) — A California man was arrested on poisoning and domestic violence charges for allegedly putting Visine in his girlfriend’s drink, officials said. Shayne Carpenter, 27, was

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National emergency with Iran continues

NOTICE from President Barack Obama: – – – – – – – CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAN On March 15, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12957, which

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Twenty-one coal miners killed in China

GUIYANG, China, March 13 (UPI) — Rescue operations were under way in China’s Guizhou Province following an accident that killed 21 miners and left four others missing, local authorities said. The victims

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Trade inventories up, sales down

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) — U.S. business inventories rose in January, while sales dropped slightly, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Manufacturing and trade inventories rose 1 percent to an end of the

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Dow slides in early going

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed early Wednesday trading with the Dow blue chip index posting modest losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped despite a 1.1

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Cyclone Road Trip Begins Friday

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State softball (10-10, 0-0 Big 12) heads out on its longest road trip of the season this weekend, heading to Florida for a three-city, 10-day stint that kicks

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