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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
  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 1, 2012.

    The Republican White House hopefuls launched a two-day dash to the finish in Iowa on Sunday, with front-runner Mitt Romney poised for a strong showing that could set him on the path to the nomination.

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    02 Jan 12
  • The Latest – January 2, 2012

    Here is the latest sports news: Vikings fall to Bears. Wolves upend Mavs. Golden Gophers lose to Wolverines. Wild lose to Coyotes. Bears Best Vikings(Minneapolis, MN) — Josh McCown threw for 160 yards and a …

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    02 Jan 12