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  • Robot to attempt Hawaii triathlon

    After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge — Hawaii’s grueling Ironman Triathlon course.

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    16 Sep 11
  • Sport Headlines for 9/15/11

    Volleyball Results:New Ulm 3 St Peter 0St James 3 Waseca 1Blue Earth 3 Fairmont 1MVL 3 Cathedral 1Cedar Mt/Comfrey 3 Sleepy Eye 1Springfield 3 SESM 0GFW 3 Wabasso 0Nicollet 3 Maple River 0Madelia 3 Alden/Conger …

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    16 Sep 11
  • Snakes in underwear smuggler fined $400

    A Brazilian man who was caught at Miami airport trying to smuggle seven baby pythons and three baby tortoises concealed in his underwear and pockets was fined $400 by a U.S. judge on Wednesday.

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    16 Sep 11
  • People stand beside a branch of Bank Hapoalim, Israel's second largest bank which is controlled by Shari Arison's Arison group, in the southern city of Ashkelon July 27, 2011.

    The U.S. pursuit of offshore tax evaders is widening to include Israel, where U.S. authorities are scrutinizing three of Israel’s largest banks over suspicions their Swiss outposts helped American clients evade taxes, people briefed on the matter said.

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    16 Sep 11
  • An employee empties a cup of gold granules at the Austrian Gold and Silver Separating Plant 'Oegussa' in Vienna August 26, 2011.

    More wild price swings will plague the gold market in coming weeks as bulls and bears grapple over direction, investors’ faith in the metal starts to wobble above $1,800 an ounce and policymakers take desperate measures to stabilize economies.

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    16 Sep 11
  • A surfer walks out of the ocean as the sun sets on New Year's Eve on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, December 31, 2010.

    Rising seas forecast from climate change will likely wash away some of California’s most iconic beaches by century’s end, along with hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate, roads and tax revenues, a new study found on Wednesday.

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    16 Sep 11
  • vikes21

    THE STORY: Donovan McNabb’s first game as a member of the Minnesota Vikings turned into one of the more forgettable performances of his storied career in last weekend’s season-opening loss at the San Diego Chargers. …

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    16 Sep 11
  • Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2011.

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told EU finance ministers on Friday they should end loose talk about a euro zone break-up and work more closely with the European Central Bank to tackle the debt crisis.

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    16 Sep 11