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  • Republican gun raffle in Giffords’ county draws criticism

    The Republican Party in Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ home county is raising eyebrows by raffling off a Glock handgun — the same brand handgun with which Giffords, a Democrat, was shot through the head in January.

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    05 Sep 11
  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) fist-bumps a supporter at a Tea Party Express rally in Concord, New Hampshire, September 4, 2011

    Presidential contender Mitt Romney tried to win over doubters from the conservative Tea Party movement on Sunday, telling them he was the Republican candidate who can beat back the “heavy hand of government” and create jobs.

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    05 Sep 11
  • European Union flags are seen outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels ahead of an EU heads of state summit, October 27, 2010.

    Concern is mounting over a deterioration in Europe’s long-term growth prospects that, unaddressed, will make it even harder to tackle the banking and debt problems underlying the current life-or-death struggle over the euro.

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    05 Sep 11
  • A man sits on his front porch while flood waters reach outside his house as Tropical Storm Lee slowly makes landfall in Lafitte, Louisiana, September 4, 2011.

    After testing New Orleans’ flood defenses over the weekend, Tropical Storm Lee moved northeast on Monday after weakening to a tropical depression, and threatened to bring heavy rains and flooding to a large section of the Southeast.

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    05 Sep 11
  • China says didn’t know of arms sales talks with Gaddafi forces

    Chinese arms firms held talks with representatives of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi’s beleaguered forces in July over weapons sales, but behind Beijing’s back, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

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    05 Sep 11
  • CIA and MI6 helped Gaddafi on dissidents: Human Rights Watch

    Documents found in the abandoned Tripoli office of Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief indicate the U.S. and British spy agencies helped the fallen strongman persecute Libyan dissidents, Human Rights Watch said on Saturday.

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    03 Sep 11
  • Former MoonDogs Closer Wagner Makes MLB Debut

    The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League are proud to welcome Neil Wagner to their growing list of alumni in the major leagues. Wagner (‘04-‘05) made his major league debut Tuesday night for …

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    03 Sep 11
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    NFL Team Report – Minnesota Vikings – INSIDE SLANT Unlike a year ago when the Vikings returned every starter from a team that had lost a heart-breaker in the NFC title game at New Orleans, …

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    03 Sep 11