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  • Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin speaks to supporters at a rally organized by the Tea Party of America in Indianola, Iowa September 3, 2011

    The conservative firebrand could use her electrifying, combative personality to leap into the race to determine the Republican nominee to run for president in 2012.

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    19 Sep 11
  • Army soldiers demonstrate anti-air weaponry to Taiwan's Defence Minister Kao Hua-chu during a military exercise in Penghu in this handout picture taken January 29, 2010

    China’s growing military strength, from stealth jets to aircraft carriers and anti-satellite missiles, has shifted the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait to Beijing’s advantage, and this will not be materially affected by an imminent arms deal with Taiwan.

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    19 Sep 11
  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing the American Invents Act at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, September 16, 2011

    President Barack Obama will lay out a plan on Monday to cut the U.S. deficit, striking a populist tone aimed at galvanizing his Democratic Party base ahead of the November 2012 election.

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    19 Sep 11
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    Like Joe Mauer and Tsuyoshi Nishioka before him, first baseman Justin Morneau was officially shut down for the season on Sunday, essentially because of a concussion suffered Aug. 28, though the team revealed he also …

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    19 Sep 11
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    Shelley Duncan homered and doubled during Cleveland’s six-run seventh inning as the visiting Indians rallied for a 6-5 victory over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Duncan led off the inning with a homer into …

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    19 Sep 11
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    LeGarrette Blount found the end zone with 31 seconds left and finished with 71 yards and two touchdowns as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dominated the second half to pull out a 24-20 victory over the …

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    19 Sep 11
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    18 Sep 11
  • Minnesota State Amateur Hall of Fame

    Former New Ulm wrestler, Ali Bernard, took a bronze medal at the World Championships in Turkey. The New Ulm native pinned a wrestler from Kazikstan in 1:44 to finish in third place. Bernard finished the …

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    17 Sep 11