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    Freshman Trey Burke exploded for a career-high 27 points as No. 16 Michigan defeated Minnesota 61-56 Sunday at the Crisler Center. Jordan Morgan added a career-high 12 rebounds for the Wolverines (12-2, 2-0 Big Ten), …

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    02 Jan 12
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    Kevin Love went for 25 points and 17 rebounds, rookie Ricky Rubio added 14 points and seven assists off the bench, and the Minnesota Timberwolves picked up their first victory of the season with a …

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    02 Jan 12
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    MINNEAPOLIS — The season had been a downer for both teams, filled with injuries and disappointment. So maybe chasing history was all that mattered in a game with no playoff implications. Enter Vikings defensive end …

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    02 Jan 12
  • Two die, 561 hurt in Italian New Year celebrations

    Two men were killed and 561 other people were wounded as Italians celebrated the New Year with massive displays of illegal and homemade fireworks, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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    01 Jan 12
  • North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un looks on during the memorial for late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, in this still image taken from video December 29, 2011

    North Korea called on its people to rally behind new leader Kim Jong-un and protect him as “human shields” while working to solve the “burning issue” of food shortages by upholding the policies of his late father, Kim Jong-il.

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    01 Jan 12
  • Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

    Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting monasteries, burning down churches and slaying all who resisted.

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    01 Jan 12
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has scheduled surgery to repair his left knee. Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation Friday in Alabama, six days after Peterson tore the …

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    30 Dec 11
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jim Kleinsasser has spent the last 13 years bulldozing linebackers and defensive ends on NFL Sundays, a blue-collar battering ram for glamorous runners like Robert Smith and Adrian Peterson. There …

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    30 Dec 11