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Day: March 19, 2013

Cost of Iraq War: More than $2.2 trillion

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 19 (UPI) — The Iraq War killed 190,000 people, 70 percent civilians and 4,488 U.S. service members and will cost the U.S. taxpayer $2.2 trillion, U.S. researchers say. Catherine

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Gains fade in U.S. markets

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) — U.S. stocks returned to positive territory Tuesday morning, but gains faded by midday. The Department of Commerce said building starts rose in February, rising sharply over

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Gomez, Letterman joke about Bieber

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) — Actress Selena Gomez confirmed during a visit to “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York she and singer Justin Bieber are no longer dating. Asked

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Woman arrested for toilet message

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn., March 19 (UPI) — A Tennessee woman was arrested for writing an obscene message directed to a police officer on a broken toilet and leaving it in her front

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NBC exec complains about Leno jokes

BURBANK, Calif., March 18 (UPI) — A top NBC entertainment executive blasted Jay Leno in a series of emails for making jokes about the network’s falling ratings, The New York Times reported.

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History speaks out about Satan-Obama buzz

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) — The History channel says those who saw a similarity between Satan and U.S. President Barack Obama in “The Bible” miniseries made a “false connection.” The critically

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Police: Man vomited bags of heroin

RIVERDALE, N.J., March 18 (UPI) — Police in New Jersey said a man accused of snorting heroin in his car allegedly vomited up 14 bags of the controlled substance during his arrest.

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Pickax used to break into pharmacy

METAIRIE, La., March 18 (UPI) — Authorities in Louisiana said they arrested a pharmacy burglary suspect accused of leaving behind the pickax he allegedly used to break through a wall. The Jefferson

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Supreme Court hears voter registration case

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court heard argument Monday on whether Arizona or any state may require proof of citizenship for voter registration. The justices appeared to be divided

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Navy halts commercial flights to Cuba

MIAMI, March 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has ordered a commercial flight service to cease flights to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, citing a long overlooked regulation. Capt. John Nettleton ordered the Florida

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Clear Lake’s Ouverson signs with NIACC

MASON CITY – Clear Lake’s Carly Ouverson has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at NIACC. Ouverson, a setter, was a first-team all-North Central Conference selection during her senior

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