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  • Minnesota Vikings: Player Watch – Friday

    DT Kevin Williams was limited again in practice because of a knee injury. He’s expected to play, but there’s no question this season has taken its toll on Williams physically and mentally. The team might try …

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    23 Dec 11
  • Iraqi security forces inspect the site of the bomb attack in Baghdad's Shaab District, northern Baghdad, December 22, 2011.

    A wave of bombings killed at least 72 people in Baghdad Thursday, the first attacks since Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government was engulfed in a crisis that risks fracturing the country along sectarian and ethnic lines.

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    22 Dec 11
  • Consumer bankruptcy attorney Linda Tirelli holds up mortgage documents from one of the civil cases she is handling in her White Plains, New York office, December 14, 2011.

    Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as judges around the country are pointing fingers at possible wrongdoing.

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    22 Dec 11
  • A soldier stands guard near a burnt vehicle after a bomb attack in Alawi district in central Baghdad December 22, 2011

    U.S. intelligence agencies warned that security gains in Iraq could degenerate into sectarian violence after a troop pullout that some officials say left the United States with little leverage in a country it occupied for nearly nine years.

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    22 Dec 11
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    THE STORY: Minnesota has won five in a row and will look to make it six when it hosts North Dakota State Thursday at Williams Arena. Julian Welch had a team-high 15 points and four …

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    22 Dec 11
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    THE STORY: There may be 14 points between them in the Western Conference standings, but the Minnesota Wild and Edmonton Oilers are going through similar mid-season pains as they meet Thursday night at Rexall Place. …

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    22 Dec 11
  • The Latest – December 22, 2011

    Wild-Oilers(Edmonton, Alberta) — The Minnesota Wild are in the middle of a five-game losing streak and hope to snap it north of the border tonight. Minnesota plays struggling Edmonton in Alberta at 8:30 p.m. Wild …

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    22 Dec 11
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    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings need to win their final two games to avoid the worst record in the franchise’s 51-year history. Whatever happens, coaches and players know that many jobs are …

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    22 Dec 11