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An Apology to Our Readers

Dear Readers: I am sorry to report that, without my knowledge, certain members of our staff decided to play an April Fools’ Day joke on you by posting three actual wire service stories. I have just now discovered this atrocity

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World Leaders Meet on Economy

LONDON – World leaders arrived in London for an emergency summit Tuesday, holding scant hopes of finding a solution for the crisis that brought together. Even as President Barack Obama and the others were arriving, the U.S. acknowledged its allies

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Red River Recedes Below Most Sandbags in Fargo, ND

FARGO, N.D. – The Red River on Tuesday dropped to a level below most of Fargo’s sandbag levees, taking some pressure off the makeshift floodwalls as engineers and National Guard troops watched for signs of leaks during a blinding snowstorm.The

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Sebelius Admits Tax Error

WASHINGTON – Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius corrected three years of tax returns and paid more than $7,000 in back taxes after finding “unintentional errors” – the latest tax troubles for an Obama administration nominee.Sebelius said she filed

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