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Mauer, Perkins Named All Stars

Twins catcher Joe Mauer and pitcher Glen Perkins have been named to the American League All-Star Team.  Mauer is hitting .314 with eight homers and 30 RBI in 80 games this season. Perkins is 1-and-0 with 20 saves and a 1.93 ERA in 33 games this year.  The 2013 All-Star Game is July 16th at Citi Field in New York.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

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An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.