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Day: April 8, 2013


NIACC signs Mason City’s Cortni Rush

MASON CITY – Mason City High all-stater Cortni Rush signed a national letter of intent Monday morning to play basketball at NIACC. Rush, a 5-foot-10 forward, helped lead Mason City High to

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Background-check deal said getting close

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) — A bipartisan deal to expand gun-purchase background checks looks promising, U.S. Senate aides said, as the White House began a strong gun-control push Monday. The improving bipartisan

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Australia, China resume trade talks

BOAO, China, April 7 (UPI) — Australia’s prime minister said she wants to resume talks with China to establish a free trade agreement while on an official visit to the country. Prime

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High number of ‘swatting’ calls probed

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) — Los Angeles police said they are investigating last week’s particularly large number of “swatting” calls — hoax 911 calls — involving celebrities’ homes. The residences of

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NHL: Minnesota 3, Columbus 0

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 7 (UPI) — Jason Pominville scored his first goal with Minnesota and Niklas Backstrom was flawless Sunday in the Wild’s 3-0 blanking of Columbus. After Charlie Coyle one-timed a

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13 die in helicopter crash in Peru

LIMA, April 8 (UPI) — A helicopter carrying oil company executives crashed in Peru Sunday, killed all 13 people aboard, the company said. The oil firm Perenco Peru said “no survivors were

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Man arrested for two failed robberies

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) — A Washington, D.C., man was arrested and charged for allegedly trying to rob two banks with a note that confused the tellers, officials said. The alleged attempted

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NBA: Detroit 99, Chicago 85

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 7 (UPI) — Detroit’s Brandon Knight struck for 20 points Sunday and the Pistons broke an 18-game skid against Chicago with a 99-85 win over the Bulls. Rodney

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Walker’s World: Printing more money

By MARTIN WALKER PARIS, April 8 (UPI) — So far, so good. Japan’s extraordinary decision to bring back inflation into its economy saw the Nikkei stock market index rise 2.2 percent even

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Philly priests found unfit to minister

PHILADELPHIA, April 8 (UPI) — The Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia said Sunday two active priests and one retired priest accused of child sex abuse have been found unfit to serve. The archdiocese

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