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  • U.S. Senator Rick Santorum addresses a crowd at a rally at the Middlesex Fire Hall in Valencia, Pennsylvania, in this October 29, 2006 file photo

    Rick Santorum’s last-minute surge in the Iowa caucus brought him neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in the first contest of the 2012 race to select a Republican presidential candidate. But it came too late to attract the harsh scrutiny usually visited on front-runners.

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    04 Jan 12
  • Many of the key U.S. military partners in the NATO alliance are also facing tough defense budget cuts as a result of fiscal strains gripping the European Union

    The Obama administration will unveil a “more realistic” vision for the military on Thursday, with plans to cut tens of thousands of ground troops and invest more in air and sea power at a time of fiscal restraint, officials familiar with the plans said on Wednesday.

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    04 Jan 12
  • A view of a petrochemical complex in Assaluyeh seaport, south of Tehran, in a 2006 file photo

    European governments have agreed in principle to ban imports of Iranian oil, EU diplomats said on Wednesday, dealing a blow to Tehran that crowns new Western sanctions months before an Iranian election.

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    04 Jan 12
  • Maldives lifts ban on luxury resort spas

    A ban on luxury spas at hotels and massage parlors in the Maldives was lifted on Wednesday under pressure from the country’s key tourism industry a week after it was imposed as part of an effort to curb perceived vice.

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    04 Jan 12
  • U.S. twin births have doubled in three decades

    The number of twins born in the United States has doubled in the last three decades largely as a result of fertility treatments, with one in 30 infants born in 2009 a twin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

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    04 Jan 12
  • Mitt Romney and his wife Ann talk to reporters and aides on his plane in Des Moines before leaving for New Hampshire, January 4, 2012

    After his razor-thin victory in Iowa, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on Wednesday predicted “fast and furious” attacks from rivals seeking to oust him from his front-runner perch in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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    04 Jan 12
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    THE STORY: The Vancouver Canucks boast the NHL’s best power play, but haven’t shown it as of late. The Canucks are just 2-for-17 with the man advantage in their last seven games – including a …

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    04 Jan 12
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    THE STORY: The Minnesota Timberwolves are believed to be preparing a contract extension offer that would keep Kevin Love in town for the foreseeable future. They’d be wise to get it done sooner rather than …

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    04 Jan 12