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    Chances are Christian Ponder will be the Vikings’ quarterback of the future, or at least 2012. But the last month of the 2011 season didn’t do anything to solidify his status in anyone’s mind. That …

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    03 Jan 12
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    Kevin Love collected 24 points and 15 rebounds and Luke Ridnour added 19 points and nine assists as the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their second straight win 106-96 over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on …

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    03 Jan 12
  • Residents of the home escaped without harm but the fire caused extensive damage, police said.

    New York police are investigating as bias crimes four Molotov cocktail attacks on Sunday night including one against a mosque with 75 people inside and another against a Hindu place of worship.

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    02 Jan 12
  • A view of a Wal-Mart.com store at the Topanga Plaza in Canoga Park, California, November 8, 2011

    After the holiday party comes the hangover for retailers: handling millions of returns this week. With a Christmas season that has seen record e-commerce sales coming to a close, returns should hit an all-time high on Tuesday for United Parcel Service

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    02 Jan 12
  • A new medium-range missile is fired from a naval ship during Velayat-90 war game on Sea of Oman near the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran January 1, 2012

    The United States has armed itself with some of the toughest sanctions yet targeting Iran but must carefully assess how to avoid catching energy-importing allies such as Japan, South Korea and India in the crossfire.

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    02 Jan 12
  • “Occupy” makes annual list of most overused words

    Occupy this: the trash bin. At least, so say students at Michigan’s Lake Superior State University who released an annual list of words they deem so misused, overused and cliched they should be banished in the year ahead.

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    02 Jan 12
  • Venezuela’s Chavez: Did U.S. give Latin American leaders cancer?

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speculated on Wednesday that the United States might have developed a way to give Latin American leaders cancer, after Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez joined the list of presidents diagnosed with the disease.

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    02 Jan 12
  • ham and potato soup

    Saute onion in butter. Cube potatoes and add to mixture. Add 3 cups water. Cook until potatoes are well done. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes.

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    02 Jan 12