Today in the news: Tim Pawlenty announces presidential run

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Mount Shasta Herald

News to know

Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor, announced today he will be running for the 2012 GOP presidential race. Pawlenty's campaign theme is "A Time for Truth," and he said the word "truth" 16 times in his announcement, according to

Quote of note

"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up if you take away our (NFL) game." -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on what will happen if there are no National Football League games this year, according to the Houston Press.

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