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MINNEAPOLIS — A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site was arrested in Minneapolis late Friday on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Liu's attorneys in Minneapolis say their client is innocent and likely will not be charged. SENT: 460 words.





EAGAN, Minn. — Though the Minnesota Vikings are in their prime as a championship contender, they still considered it necessary to make room for some up-and-coming prospects by leaving two accomplished and trusted veteran defensive players off the regular season roster with the release of defensive end Brian Robison and the retirement of cornerback-turned-assistant coach Terence Newman. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 600 words.


HOUSTON — Minnesota's Kirk Gibson goes against Houston's Dallas Keuchel in the final game of the series, one day after the Astros rolled to an 18-4 victory over the Twins. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. CDT.


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