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Even the healthy locked out of 2014 policies now

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans thinking about buying health insurance on their own later this year, or maybe switching to a different insurer, are probably out of luck. The policies are going off the market as a little-noticed consequence of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....
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Judge to end Ohio ban on recognizing gay marriage

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 14:29
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal judge said Friday that he will strike down Ohio's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, a move that stops short of forcing Ohio to perform same-sex weddings but will make the state recognize gay couples legally wed elsewhere....
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Wounded AP correspondent chronicles Afghan unrest

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 13:24
Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, wounded Friday in a shooting that killed an AP photographer, has reported on Afghanistan for nearly three decades, chronicling the country from the Soviet occupation to the fall of the Taliban to the current presidential election and the coming withdrawal of foreign troops....
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Kerry: US reconsiders role in Mideast peace talks

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:34
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) -- The Obama administration will reevaluate its role in foundering Middle East peace talks following actions by both Israel and the Palestinians that have brought the negotiations to virtual collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday....
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3 who raped journalist in India sentenced to death

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:11
NEW DELHI (AP) -- An Indian court on Friday sentenced to death three men who raped a photojournalist inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai last year....
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AP PHOTOS: From the eye of Anja Niedringhaus

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:01
Anja Niedringhaus, a courageous and immensely talented Associated Press photographer who has covered everything from sports to war, was killed while covering elections in Afghanistan on Friday....
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Letterman's departure will reshape late-night

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:03
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jimmy Fallon's fast start replacing Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show the past two months had a secondary effect: David Letterman suddenly seemed old....
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'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 03:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans....
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Crimea side-effect: Addicts deprived of methadone

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:55
SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) -- Every morning, Sergei Kislov takes the bus to the rundown outskirts of this port city for the methadone doses that keep him off heroin without suffering withdrawal. Now that Russia has taken over Crimea, the trips are about to end....
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Relics of NYC World's Fair: Eyesores or icons?

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:53
NEW YORK (AP) -- They were designed for the 1964 World's Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the "Tent of Tomorrow."...
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Milwaukee group wants to buy Pabst Blue Ribbon

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 02:42
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Long before it was known for fine cheddar cheese or the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin was famous for beer, especially the national brands brewed in Milwaukee: Schlitz, Blatz and Pabst Blue Ribbon....
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Letterman 'wrapping things up,' to retire in 2015

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 01:22
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Letterman's departure from the late-night realm won't just end an unmatched run on television. It also will close the book on an era reaching almost to the birth of TV....
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Durant, Thunder end Spurs' 19-game win streak

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:36
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Kevin Durant's rare streak of games with least 25 points continued, and San Antonio's run of 19 straight wins came to a halt....
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White House defends 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 00:27
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Thursday defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was "invested and debated" by Congress and wasn't a covert operation that required White House approval....
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Florida State under investigation by feds

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 23:01
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State University is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for possible Title IX violations in its response to sexual violence complaints....
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10 memorable quotes from David Letterman

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:40
Ten memorable quotes from David Letterman, who announced he's retiring from "Late Show" on Thursday:...
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Philly police: Row over man sparks rat retaliation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:33
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation....
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Serial killer executed with Texas' new drug supply

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 21:13
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A serial killer was put to death Thursday in Texas after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his lawyers' demand that the state release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug....
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Scant evidence of threats to execution drugmakers

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 19:52
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas prison officials have offered scant evidence to support their claim that pharmacies that supply the state with execution drugs would be in danger of violence if their identities were made public....
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Miss. governor signs religious practices bill

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 18:53
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians....
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