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  • 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
  • Preview: Gophers vs Iowa

    THE STORY: Minnesota tries to avoid a 0-3 start in conference play when it hosts Big Ten rival Iowa on Wednesday night. The Golden Gophers are coming off a tough 61-56 loss at then-No. 18 …

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    04 Jan 12
  • Minnesota Vikings: Player Watch – Wednesday

    K Ryan Longwell, who’s already the Packers’ career scoring leader, is now second on the Vikings’ all-time list for field goals. With two made field goals Sunday, Longwell now has 135 for the Vikings. That …

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    04 Jan 12