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  • With 24 high-tech fingers, Japan robot washes hair

    It may look like a glorified salon chair, but a new Japanese hair-washing robot replicates the dexterous touch of a human hand to care for the locks of the elderly and the infirm.

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    07 Oct 11
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    Volleyball Results:New Ulm 3 St Peter 2,Fairmont 3 Waseca 0,MVL 3 Cathedral 0,Wabasso 3 Cedar Mt/Comfrey 0,Nicollet 3 Truman 0,LCWM 3 Alden/Conger 1,MLGHEC 3 Madelia 1,Martin County west 3 Lecenter 1,Maple River 3 St Clair …

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    07 Oct 11
  • France's far right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen reacts at the end of the summer meeting of the National Front (FN) in Nice, southeastern France, September 11, 2011

    Amneville, a town in the Moselle region of northeastern France, does not look like a fault-line in the euro zone. The smell of grilled chicken wafts over the marketplace on a recent Saturday morning, the CD vendor plays German oom-pah music, and the sky behind the ochre clock tower is a steely blue.

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    07 Oct 11
  • The Latest – October 7, 2011

    Here is the latest sports news: The Lynx look for their first title. The Wild opens the season tomorrow. The Gophers and Vikings will try to get on track this weekend. Lynx Looks To Close …

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    07 Oct 11
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 4, 2011.

    Stock index futures eased on Friday after a three-day Wall Street rally as investors awaited a closely watched monthly report on employment, which is expected to show moderate gains after last month’s flat reading.

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    07 Oct 11
  • "These voters don't seem like they have given up on Obama," Newhouse, the Republican pollster, said. "They are losing patience with Washington, but it seemed like Obama doesn't come out that bad."

    Their views on the economy are relentlessly bleak, but America’s so-called Walmart Moms — the much-coveted working-class female voters whose support can swing an election — do not blame President Barack Obama and have not given up on him.

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    07 Oct 11
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    C John Sullivan returned to practice on a limited basis after missing Wednesday’s practice because of a sprained ankle. He should be ready to play on Sunday. If not, the Vikings’ strongest depth on the …

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    07 Oct 11
  • President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in London June 13, 2011

    Declaring women’s rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable campaigners against war and oppression — a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country’s president.

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    07 Oct 11