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Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:31am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press....
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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:51am
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country's opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripping this strategic U.S. ally....
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Clock ticks down on Iran nuke talks' deadline

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 5:59am
VIENNA (AP) -- Three days ahead of deadline, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is consulting with allies on how to overcome deep obstacles to reach a nuclear deal with Iran....
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GOP-led House report debunks Benghazi allegations

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:49am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration officials....
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For 1 night on stage, embattled Cosby his old self

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:04am
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) -- The protesters didn't show, the would-be hecklers didn't take the bait, the weeks of headlines about sexual assaults disappeared and Bill Cosby, for 90 minutes at least, regained the revered status he long enjoyed....
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Report questions role of wealth in Lanza's care

AP Top Stories - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 1:10am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A new report asks whether the race and affluence of Adam Lanza's family influenced decisions about how to care for his mental health problems in the years before he committed the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre....
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Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:34pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star....
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$139M deal reached in school sex abuse case

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:09pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday....
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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:25pm
The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:...
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Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday - with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches....
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Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear....
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Iran nuke talks stalled, despite Kerry efforts

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:51pm
VIENNA (AP) -- Contentious nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran hit a new snag Friday after Iran apparently again turned down U.S. demands for concessions, leaving negotiations in limbo just three days before a deadline for a deal....
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Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:28pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook....
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AP PHOTOS: A look at Greece's Macedonian legacy

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:25pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- They were the ancient world's ultimate social climbers....
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Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:54pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted....
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Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:09pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government protests....
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93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:09pm
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) -- Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there....
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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:57pm
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
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Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be....
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UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show

AP Top Stories - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:27pm
LONDON (AP) -- Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail....
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