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Bird Flu Kills Chinese Man: Report

A 39-year-old Chinese bus driver died of bird flu (H5N1) today, according to Chinese media. Chinese officials said the flu strain that caused the man’s death is likely contagious. They also said live poultry shipments […]

12/31/2011

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Coyotes Top Wild, 4-2

Radim Vrbata helped the Coyotes to put some points on the board and hold off the Wild. [WCCO: Sports]

12/31/2011

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A New Year, A New Island

…off the coast of Yemen, it seems. A volcanic explosion — and the resulting surge of magma — caused a new island to form. A US satellite shot images of the island’s formation. Check it […]

12/30/2011

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Police Looking For Phony Cop

Police are looking for a man who dressed up like a cop and pulled a woman over for a traffic stop. Police said the man drove a white and black car with a little red […]

12/30/2011

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New Laws In Different States Take Affect In 2012

Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, some employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to […]

12/29/2011

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Sun Storms May Drop Your Calls

Sun storms may cause your cell phone calls to drop out and your radio frequencies to flicker. [ABC News]

12/29/2011

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Microsoft’s Year In Review

Check out this report card for Microsoft’s 2011 moves. Some were ranked smart, others were ranked dumb. [Information Week]

12/29/2011

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Binge Drinking A Problem In MN?

We may not be a state where people can just have a drink with dinner — turns out MN ranks high for binge drinking year round. What do you think? Is Minnesota just a bunch […]

12/29/2011

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Euthanized Kitten Fuels Outrage In Ariz.

Some outraged donors are threatening to pull their support for the Humane Society after it euthanized the beloved cat of a former heroin addict hours after he brought it in for medical treatment. [CBS News]

12/28/2011

Video: Fargo Firefighters Save Dog From Icy Red River

Using a helmet-cam, the Fargo Fire Department captured video while they rescued a black lab from the icy Red River.

12/28/2011

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Killer Targeting Escorts In Detroit

Police said it looks like a killer “may be targeting escorts after finding that three of four women found dead in car trunks over the past week had placed sex-related ads on the same website.” […]

12/28/2011

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Elephant Athletes

I think elephants are incredible. This is one of the reasons.

12/28/2011

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Pick A NYE Accessory

If you want to look stylish on New Year’s Eve — take a tip from the stars. Have fun with our pick-a-side and tell us what trendy accessory you like best. You may even get […]

12/27/2011

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Extreme Alternatives To Traditional Hotels

Tired of the same old, cookie-cutter rooms offered by hotel chains? CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg pointed to the most unusual alternatives to your run-of-the-mill hotels. [CBS Early Morning Show]

12/27/2011

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MLB Networks Looks At Justin Morneau’s Concussion Injury

He hasn’t been the same since being hit in the head during the 2010 season, but there is still hope for Twins first baseman Justin Morneau. Take a look at this very interesting interview with […]

12/27/2011

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MN Woman Fined For Littering In Mich.

A littering violation blew up to be something a little more when a lady from MN didn’t appear at her court appearance in Michigan. It would likely cost more for her to get to Mich. […]

12/27/2011

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Van Halen Announces 2012 Tour With David Lee Roth

Am I wrong or didn’t they try this once before: Van Halen will celebrate its 40th anniversary as a band with a major 2012 tour featuring David Lee Roth. [CBS News]

12/27/2011

Video: Put Pants On A Puppy And See What They Do

It was Christmas Day so this dog owner threw a pair of santa pants on his dog. And then… the dog when down the stairs…

12/27/2011

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Eye On Basketball: Rubio Shines In NBA Debut

From CBS Sports, a blogger looks at the theory that Ricky Rubio won’t make a big NBA impact. The proof was last night as Rubio dazzled in NBA debut against Oklahoma City. [CBS Sports]

12/27/2011

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Video: Errol Morris On Photography

If you’re interested in photography, cinema or truth in language, check out this video over at the Guardian. It’s just one of America’s most interesting filmmakers, Errol Morris, talking about pictures and how we see […]

12/26/2011

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Could Webb Replace Ponder As Viking QB Of Future?

Joe Webb has made a career so far of entering games when the starting quarterback is injured — or making a spot start himself — and impressing people enough for them to say he’s a […]

12/26/2011

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Rare Look At Vatican Library’s Treasures

The Vatican Library is home to some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Founded over five centuries ago as Europe was emerging from the Dark Ages, it […]

12/26/2011

Video: Cute Baby Polar Bear The Next Knut?

A Danish zoo says a month-old polar bear cub is being raised by humans after his mother failed to produce enough milk to feed him. Scandinavian Wildlife Park manager Frank Vigh-Larsen says Siku is doing […]

12/26/2011

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Video: Understanding SOPA

Have you heard people talking about SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), but stayed out from the conversation because you’re not sure what it’s about? If so, then check the Guardian’s neat, little animated video […]

12/24/2011

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Patrol: 1 Dead, 6 Injured In Crash

A four-car collision left one person dead and six others injured this morning after an SUV ran a stop light and smashed into a truck, which then rolled over onto two other cars. [WCCO: News]

12/24/2011

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