December 7, 2008

The Missing Somali teens suspected of leaving to fight civil war

Friends and family member are speaking out about where several missing Somali teens may have gone to.

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Actor Will Smith to arrive in Twin Cities

Will Smith is reported to attend the red carpet event for the premiere of his newest movie "Seven Pounds" in the Twin Cities.

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Child photo causes blockage of Wikipedia article in UK

Child pornography concerns block British internet surfers from accessing an article on Wikipedia, the country's Internet watchdog and Wikipedia said Saturday.

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Pearl Harbor commemoration about US response

Usually focusing on the attacks on USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor, this year's commemoration will focus on the months following the raid, said Eileen Martinez, chief of interpretation for the National Park Service, in an Associated Press article.

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November 23, 2008

Minnesota wolf pups dying from virus, study finds

Half of wolf pups born in Minnesota each year die from a disease that has stunted the growth of the state's wolf population, study finds.

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Man shot and killed at Scientology building

A man wielding a sword died after being shot by a security guard at the Scientology building in Hollywood, police said in an Associated Press article.

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Mall of America expects growth despite the slow economy

Despite dire predictions in sales for the year, the Mall of America stays optimistic by expecting ending up two to three percent in sales, reported Heather Brown from WCCO.

Although that projection may be down from the seven percent in 2007, the MOA is looking to fair better than most other retail places, according the the WCCO.com article.

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Saudi royalty helps cure Rochester's economic fall

The recent eight-day visit by Saudi Arabia's royal family helped to remedy the city's economic woe's for the year, reported a Rochester Post-Bulletin article.

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"Happy hour" may be banned in Britain

In an effort to curb drinking, British is considering banning "happy hour" discounts, a spokesperson said Saturday.

Health advocates said that the liver-related deaths are on the rise in young people, according to an Associated Press article.

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November 16, 2008

Obama likely to renew birth control clinic funds

Observers believe that among many of the new executive orders Barack Obama will sign, one is likely to lift the ban on US funding for family planning groups overseas, the AFP reported.

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Health concerns caused by wood-burning

The wood-burning that many Minnesotans use to keep warm in the winter is raising some concerns, according to a WCCO.com article.

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Home hit by hunter's stray bullet

A Stearn county couple's home was hit by stray gunfire Saturday.

The slug hit the window while the husband was on the roof stringing Christmas lights, according to the Star Tribune article.

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12 die in a mine in Romania

Eight miners and four emergency workers died in a mine explosion Saturday in southwestern Romania, officials said.

The first of the two explosions killed the miners in Jiu Valley at a depth of 800 feet, the Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu said, according to an Associated Press article.

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November 9, 2008

Numbers Analysis

The article I will analyze that involves the use of numbers is the article on how headphones affect people with heart defribulators and pacemakers. The article is found at this URL: Music headphones can interfere with heart devices.

Carbon Monoxide detectors required in all homes

Experts say people need to be more cautious of carbon monoxide, especially in the approaching winter season with more people turning on the furnace to keep warm, according to a Minnesota Daily article.

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