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Day: April 3, 2013

Conn. lawmakers to vote on gun bills

HARTFORD, Conn., April 3 (UPI) — The Connecticut Senate voted 26-10 Wednesday evening to toughen the gun control laws in the state devastated by a schoolhouse massacre. Two of the body’s 22

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Temperature shifts may change global rain

BERKELEY, Calif., April 3 (UPI) — A difference in the rate of warming in the Northern and Southern hemispheres could significantly alter tropical rainfall patterns, scientists say. Climatologists from the University of

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MLB: Minnesota 3, Detroit 2

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) — Eduardo Escobar’s double drove in the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday, rallying the Minnesota Twins over Detroit 3-2. Trailing 2-1

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Scientists make hydrogen fuel from plants

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 3 (UPI) — U.S. scientists say their method of extracting large quantities of hydrogen from any plant could create a low-cost, environmentally friendly fuel source. Researchers at Virginia Tech

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Richard Pitino, Minn. reach coaching deal

MINNEAPOLIS, April 3 (UPI) — Richard Pitino, son of Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, has reached an agreement in principal to take the same job with Minnesota, the school announced Wednesday. A statement

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Canada to probe ‘muzzling’ of scientists

OTTAWA, April 2 (UPI) — A Canadian commission says it will investigate allegations the government blocked requests by journalists to interview government scientists about their work. In response to a complaint filed

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