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  • Syrians living in Jordan shout slogans against Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad, during a demonstration in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman November 17, 2011.

    Syrian troops shelled two northern villages overnight after an attack by army defectors on forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, local activists said Friday, in the first reported use of sustained shelling against the eight-month uprising.

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    17 Nov 11
  • A police officer steps on the hat of an Occupy Wall Street demonstrator in New York November 17, 2011.

    New York police prevented protesters from shutting down Wall Street on Thursday, arresting more than 200 people in repeated clashes with an unexpectedly small but spirited Occupy Wall Street rally.

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    17 Nov 11
  • Leapin’ leprechauns, it’s Guinness records day

    Irish leprechauns, tea-sipping Britons, Australian ABBA impersonators and the oldest yoga teacher on the planet were just some of the people setting world records Thursday.

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    17 Nov 11
  • Preview: Gophers vs Fairfield

    THE STORY: Minnesota rode senior forward Trevor Mbakwe in order to overcome a sluggish start for the second straight game in its 71-55 victory over South Dakota State on Monday. Mbakwe, who recorded his second …

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    17 Nov 11
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    LS Cullen Loeffler injured a rotator cuff and probably won’t practice until Thursday or Friday. He’s handled every special teams snap the team has had since he joined the team in 2004. DE Jared Allen …

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    17 Nov 11
  • hockey

    THE STORY: The Minnesota Wild used a dramatic comeback to salvage a winning road trip and now hope for a carry-over effect when they kick off a six-game homestand against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday …

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    17 Nov 11
  • A man gets a shoeshine next to a kiosk displaying a Spanish flag with a bull on it in downtown Madrid November 16, 2011. The Spanish general elections will be held on November 20.

    Spain and France struggled with government bond auctions on Thursday, throwing into sharp relief the threat of larger euro zone economies succumbing to the debt crisis that began in Greece and is already lapping at Italy’s shores.

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    17 Nov 11
  • Jamie Rosenberg, director of Digital Content (Android) at Google, speaks at the launch of Google Music in Los Angeles November 16, 2011.

    Google Inc has turned on the music at its new online store, aiming to wrest the lead from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc in audio entertainment distribution despite the absence of a major record label.

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    17 Nov 11