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    14 Dec 11
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he wanted to hold a vote on the Republican measure within the next day or so, so that negotiations could begin in earnest on a compromise deal.

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers were locked in an end-of-year fight on Tuesday that threatens a government shutdown, an effective tax hike for 160 million Americans and the loss of benefits for millions of unemployed.

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    13 Dec 11
  • Facebook launches tool to report suicidal behavior

    Facebook launched a new suicide prevention tool on Tuesday, giving users a direct link to an online chat with counselors who can help, the company said.

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    13 Dec 11
  • Chinese man arrested for hiring wedding strippers

    Chinese police have arrested a man who hired two strippers to perform at his son’s wedding after the performance was mobbed by villagers, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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    13 Dec 11
  • NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Winnipeg Jets

    THE STORY: The league-leading Minnesota Wild look to extend their winning streak to eight games Tuesday, but they’ll be facing a Winnipeg Jets team that has been on a roll at home. Minnesota, which is …

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    13 Dec 11
  • NCAA Basketball: St. Peter's at Minnesota

    THE STORY: Even without Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota has outperformed expectations en route to a hot start and will look to extend its win streak to five games when it hosts Central Michigan Tuesday at Williams …

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    13 Dec 11
  • NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Minnesota

    When the Golden Gophers lost 6-8 senior F Trevor Mbakwe in late November to a season-ending ACL tear he sustained in a tournament championship game against Dayton in Orlando, most observers expected a rough stretch …

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    13 Dec 11
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

    WR Stephen Burton, a rookie seventh-round draft pick, injured the medial collateral ligament in his knee and was placed on injured reserve. He won’t require surgery. Burton made the team as a practice-squad player. He …

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    13 Dec 11