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Obama: 275 US forces deploying to Iraq

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:42
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq....
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Nigeria held 0-0 by Iran in World Cup's first draw

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:46
CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) -- Nigeria and Iran delivered the first draw of the World Cup on Monday as they ground out a scrappy 0-0 stalemate in their opening match in Group F....
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GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:43
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Judges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case's broader meaning and tackling unresolved questions that flare in a world where privacy and technology increasingly collide....
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Judge lifts federal oversight on Chicago hiring

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:21
CHICAGO (AP) -- Who you know may not be enough to land a job at Chicago's City Hall anymore....
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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 17:20
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers....
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Miss. sues credit-reporting firm, alleging errors

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:58
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mississippi has sued Experian, the world's largest firm that collects detailed information about consumers to evaluate their financial trustworthiness. The lawsuit - and a separate investigation of the industry by 32 other states led by Ohio - represent a significant new legal challenge to the industry over allegations of paperwork errors and violations of consumer protection laws....
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New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 16:27
A bold new way to test cancer drugs started Monday in hundreds of hospitals around the U.S. In a medical version of speed dating, doctors will sort through multiple experimental drugs and match patients to the one most likely to succeed based on each person's unique tumor gene profile....
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Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine as tensions soar

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:31
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia halted natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Monday, spurning Ukraine's offer to pay some of its multibillion-dollar gas debt and demanding upfront payments for future supplies....
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Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:17
ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) -- Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, then returning home when the danger eased. Now they are doing it again as Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, but this time few say they ever want to go back to their homes....
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Filibuster weakened, Senate OK'ing judges faster

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:02
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through the Senate, speeding the pace of confirmations and shrinking vacancies on the federal bench to their lowest level since days after Obama took office....
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Supreme Court rules on 'straw purchaser' law

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:44
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal government can strictly enforce laws that ban a "straw" purchaser from buying a gun for someone else....
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Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging 'Mr. Padre,' dies at 54

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:05
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of the game's greatest hitters, died of cancer Monday. He was 54....
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Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:50
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answers, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday....
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Report: Clinton says US should have female leader

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:53
BERLIN (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has told a German magazine that she will work to make sure the United States is led by a woman - even if it's not her....
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Hee-haw! At zoo, donkey pals calm restless rhino

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:44
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Animals in the zoo in Georgia's capital are not allowed to be lonely, even if it means they end up with rather unusual companions....
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Teams bring favorite foods with them to Brazil

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:28
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Italy packed Parmesan, olive oil and prosciutto. The U.S. brought oatmeal, Cheerios, peanut butter and A1 Steak Sauce....
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