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Peter Falk, TV’s rumpled Columbo, has died

June 24, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

LOS ANGELES (AP) Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in “Columbo,” which spanned 30 years in prime-time television and established one of the most iconic characters in movie police work, has died. He was 83. Continue Reading

Weiner resigns in wake of sexting scandal

June 16, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW YORK (AP) Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION — Budget transparency: Always a good thing

May 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions calls for transparency, he’s making a reasonable request and it would be in North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad’s interest to grant it. Continue Reading

Stocks rise after bin Laden death, strong earnings

May 2, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW YORK (AP) Stocks are rising modestly following the death of Osama bin Laden and several strong earnings reports.
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Minnesota watching for revenge terrorism

May 2, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are on the lookout for revenge terrorist attacks following the American military’s killing of Osama bid Laden. Continue Reading

Source: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead

May 1, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says. Continue Reading

White House releases Obama’s long-form birth certificate

April 27, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON The White House released the long form of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate today in response to questions about whether he was born in the U.S. Continue Reading

‘Historic’ deal to avoid government shutdown

April 8, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached a historic agreement late Friday night to cut about $38 billion in spending and avert the first federal closure in 15 years.
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Time’s up: shutdown looms without agreement

April 8, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WASHINGTON (AP) A deadline looming, the Congress’ top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder “for women to get cancer screenings.”
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COLUMNIST LLOYD OMDAHL — Agenda: Shoes, ships, sealing wax, cabbages, kings

April 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A column about this and that from here and there. Continue Reading