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Charlotte Mayor to be appointed to cabinet

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President Obama plans to nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony R. Foxx as transportation secretary Monday, NPR reports.
Foxx has been the mayor of Charlotte for four years, the New York Times reports.
Foxx does not have a transportation background, but has advocated for his city to have a light rail, widened a major highway and opened a new runway at the airport, the New York Times reports.
Obama has been under criticism for not having a diverse second-term cabinet. It has mostly appointed white males white males, but Foxx will become the second black cabinet member, joining Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr, the New York Times reports.

Republican lawmakers have vowed to freeze University of Wisconsin system schools after a financial review showed that the system had a $1 billion surplus partially garnered by raising tuition prices on students for years, sources report.
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau discovered the massive surplus. UW officials told the bureau that a lot of the money was from the federal government for certain purposes while another chunk was from gifts the Universities had received, Patch.com reports.
The bureau still found nearly $650 million dollar surplus and $414 million of that being from tuition alone, the Pioneer Press reports
The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has raised tuition 5.5 percent annually since 2007-2008, The Pioneer Press reports.
The UW-Madison tuition this year was $9,237, an 8 percent increase from last year and 16 percent from the year before, The Pioneer Press reports.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the Joint Committee on Finance are calling for a two year freeze of tuition, Patch.com reports.

Honus Wagner card sold for $2.1 million

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A 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card was sold for $2,105,770.50 in a public online auction Saturday, Pioneer Press reports.
It was the highest amount paid for a card at a public sale surpassing the $1.6 million paid for the same card in 2008, ESPN reports.
A similar card was sold for $2.8 million in 2007 to Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick during a private auction, ESPN reports.

Honus Wagner card sold for $2.1 million

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A 1909 T206 Honus Wagner baseball card was sold for $2,105,770.50 in a public online auction Saturday, Pioneer Press reports.
It was the highest amount paid for a card at a public sale surpassing the $1.6 million paid for the same card in 2008, ESPN reports.
A similar card was sold for $2.8 million in 2007 to Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick during a private auction, ESPN reports.

At least 3 dead after 75-car pileup

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At least three people are dead and 20 injured after a 75-car pileup occurred on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina border, NBC News reports.
The crash began at around 1 p.m. in the southbound lane in Carroll County, Virginia. Dense fog is believed to be the main cause of the massive pileup, NBC News reports.
A tractor-trailer, involved in the crash, caught fire, WRAL reports.
The northbound lane was closed so emergency crews could respond to the scene, WRAL reports.

Lima's first female mayor survives recall election

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Exit polls show the first female mayor of Peru's capital, Lima, kept her position after surviving a recall on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.
An exit poll showed that 52.6 percent of voters want mayor, Susana Villaran, to keep her position, defeating traditional power brokers, Terra News reports.
Villaran has tried to fix Lima's corrupt transit system, as well a other corrupt institutions, the Associated Press reports.
Official results will not be known until Monday because every city council position was up for recall, the Associated Press reports.

North Korea threatened to cancel the armistice that ended the Korean War, Monday and launch a nuclear attack on the United States, the Times of India reports.
After the beginning of annual military drills that involved 10,000 South Korean and 3,500 American troops North Korea failed to respond to hotline calls from South Korea, cutting communication, the Times of India reports.
North Korea sees the drills as preparation for invasion, the Associated Press reports.
North Korea seeks a treaty that will will involve the removal of 28,500 U.S. troops in South Korea, the Associated Press reports.

misheard fresh prince rap leads to lockdown

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After mishearing a rap line a receptionist called the cops leading to the lock down of some Pennsylvania schools Friday, the Associated Press reports.
While calling to make an appointment with 19-year-old Ambridge Area High School student, Travis Clawson, the school receptionist got his voicemail in which he quoted the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song, "shooting some b-ball outside the school. The receptionist thought he said "shootin some people" and quickly called the cops, Philly.com reports.
Clawson was arrested and then later released when he explained his message, the Associated Press reports.

Fans injured after last lap crash at Daytona

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Debris, including a tire flew up into the crowd injuring at least 28 fans during a last lap crash in the Nascar Nationwide Series opener Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, the Associated Press reports.
The crash sent rookie driver Kyle Larson airborne and into the protective fence. The cars front end was sheared off sending shrapnel into the stands injuring fans, and his engine wedged into the fence, the Associated Press said.
14 fans were treated at an on-site medical facility while 14 others were transported to area hospitals, speedway President Joie Chitwood said.
Kyle Larson walked away and was treated and released at the track along with nine other drivers involved, CNN reports.

Bomb explodes in Pakistani market

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A bomb hidden in a water tank exploded in a vegetable market in Quetta, Pakistan killing at least 63 and injuring 180 sources report.
The market was in a Shiite neighborhood and this was just one of several attacks against Shiite Pakistanis. On Jan. 10 there were two separate bombing that combined to produce 119 deaths and 121 injured, NPR reports.
Shiites quickly took to the streets blocking road and burning tires in angry protest, Associated Press reports.

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