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Day: March 27, 2013

U.S. markets pull back in early trading

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) — U.S. stock indexes slipped Wednesday following downturns in markets across Europe. The European Commission said Wednesday that economic sentiment indexes for the eurozone and the European

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Iowa DOT Online Land Auction Underway

AMES, Iowa – March 27, 2013 – An online land auction is currently underway in which nine Iowa Department of Transportation-owned parcels are being offered for sale in Jefferson, Shelby, Wapello and

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FBI: Cruise ship death ‘suspicious’

BALTIMORE, March 26 (UPI) — The FBI Tuesday called the death of a woman passenger aboard the cruise ship Enchantment of the Seas “suspicious” and was investigating. The Royal Caribbean International ship

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NBA: Minnesota 105, Detroit 82

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 26 (UPI) — J.J. Barea came off the bench to pop in 21 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves used a huge third period to hang a 105-82 defeat

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U.S. food-borne illness down 40 percent

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) — From 2001 to 2010, U.S. food-borne illness outbreaks — E. coli, Salmonella and other dangerous pathogens — dropped 40 percent, a food advocacy group said. Caroline Smith

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Alleged gunman arrested after standoff

TACOMA, Wash., March 27 (UPI) — Police arrested a 67-year-old man Tuesday who allegedly walked through a neighborhood in Tacoma, Wash., firing randomly at houses. The man was described as having problems

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Outside View: Shocking and Awing

By HARLAN ULLMAN WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) — Ten years ago this month, the United States launched Operation Iraqi Freedom against Saddam Hussein. The real reason for this invasion was President George

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Iowa man to prison for meth conspiracy

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 14, 2013, to more than six years in federal prison. Esmelin Belloso-Valle, 49, from Sibley, Iowa, received the prison

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