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Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 05:18
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The sharp-shooting bureaucrat in charge of getting Filipinos to pay their fair share of taxes couldn't have chosen a higher profile target: Manny Pacquiao, the world champion boxer and hero to millions....
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Arizona, Wisconsin advance to NCAA West final

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:16
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Johnson couldn't make a shot for the first 37 minutes of Arizona's nail-biting West Regional semifinal against San Diego State....
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AP PHOTOS: Afghan women lawmakers fight for rights

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 03:10
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, women rarely left their home....
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Court hands setback to Texas abortion law critics

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:39
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Dr. Lester Minto knows he won't be able to reopen his clinic after a federal appeals court upheld tough new abortion restrictions in Texas. But he insists he won't be silenced....
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Bus strike shakes a city's renowned safety net

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 02:05
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- In this lakefront city once nicknamed the People's Republic of Burlington for its liberal politics and social services, a long bus strike is testing the community's ability to care for its neediest and youngest....
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Arizona holds off San Diego State 70-64 in NCAAs

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:58
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Johnson put an awful first half behind him and came up big for Arizona in the final 2:45....
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Judge cites lack of remorse, gives bride 30 years

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 01:28
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- The defendant's tears notwithstanding, a federal judge cited a lack of remorse as he sentenced a Montana woman to more than three decades in prison for pushing her newlywed husband to his death in Glacier National Park....
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Colter: 'We know what we're doing' with union idea

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:04
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Kain Colter is not completely sure what the landscape will one day look like if college athletes are allowed to unionize. He's just more convinced than ever that it's become necessary....
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Unguarded comments, caught on tape, dog candidates

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You might think this year's candidates had learned from Barack Obama's comments about bitter people who "cling to guns or religion." Or perhaps from Mitt Romney's apparent dismissal of the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay federal income taxes....
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Obama, Francis find common ground _ and divisions

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:21
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control....
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Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:21
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets....
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Seismic readings show Washington had 2 landslides

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:46
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seismic signals showed there were two major slides about four minutes apart during Saturday's disaster in Washington state, and afterward smaller slides continued for days, University of Washington researchers said....
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Ga. soldier gets life, no parole in wife's death

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:18
FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) -- An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died....
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US autism estimate rises to 1 in 68 children

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:52
NEW YORK (AP) -- The government's estimate of autism has moved up again to 1 in 68 U.S. children, a 30 percent increase in two years....
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Russell Crowe calls 'Noah' criticism 'irrational'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:14
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Crowe calls the criticism that the film "Noah" has received "irrational" and says he's happy audiences can finally see it for themselves....
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Congress backs bills to aid Ukraine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:34
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a show of solidarity with President Barack Obama, Congress spoke with one voice Thursday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, overwhelmingly backing legislation in the House and Senate to aid cash-strapped Ukraine and punish Russia....
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Spotters fight fatigue in hunt for jet lost at sea

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:14
OVER THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN (AP) -- They stare out at a punishingly unbroken expanse of gray water that seems, at times, to blend into the clouds. Occasionally, they press their foreheads against the plane's windows so hard they leave grease marks, their eyes darting up and down, left and right, looking for something - anything - that could explain the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane....
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Turkey moves to block YouTube but attempt fails

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 15:04
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish authorities pressed Thursday to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter, a move sure to provoke further outrage in a country where social media is widely used....
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Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:58
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the `do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly sharpening their scissors....
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