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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall-style event in Alpha, Illinois August 17, 2011. Obama is on a Midwest bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

    Approval of President Barack Obama’s handling of the U.S. economy has fallen to a new low of 26 percent, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday in the aftermath of a bruising fight with Congress over federal spending.

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    18 Aug 11
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, August 18, 2011

    Stocks tumbled on Thursday, with the Nasdaq down nearly 5 percent after data showed factory activity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since March 2009.

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    18 Aug 11
  • Jared Cano (R) is led out of the courtroom after appearing before judge Tracy Sheehan in the Hillsborough County, Florida Courthouse Annex August 17, 2011. Florida police on Wednesday said they had uncovered a plot by the 17-year-old Cano to attack and cause mass casualties at his former school, Freedom High School, in Orlando after arresting him and discovering bomb-making material at his home.

    Florida police said on Wednesday they arrested a 17-year-old who had material to make pipe bombs at his home and had planned to attack and cause mass casualties at the Tampa high school that had expelled him.

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    18 Aug 11
  • Smoke rises in the city of Latakia August 14, 2011.

    (Reuters) – The United States and European Union called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down on Thursday after a five-month crackdown on protests in which U.N. investigators said troops used an apparent “shoot-to-kill …

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    18 Aug 11
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    New Ulm/Schell’s/KNUJ mens fastpitch softball team placed 2nd in last weekends State ‘D’ tourney, losing to Henderson 10-8 in the ‘if necessary’ title game. It was the 9th game of the tourney for New Ulm.

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    17 Aug 11
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    Adam Bartels, left, and Derek Bussler, right, accept the Runnerup plaque during award ceremonies at last Sundays title contest in State Fastpitch action.

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    17 Aug 11
  • Spoilers don’t ruin stories or films?

    A new study by researchers from the University of California at San Diego shows spoilers may enhance enjoyment, even for suspense-driven story lines and film plots.

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    17 Aug 11
  • Judge rules bus line wrong to deny atheist ads

    A federal judge ruled on Thursday that the free speech of a coalition of atheists had been violated when Little Rock’s public bus line denied them the right to place $5,000 worth of ads on city buses.

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    17 Aug 11