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At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:01pm
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's solidarity with those who are enduring "unimaginable pain and difficulty" in the aftermath of the destruction....
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Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:27pm
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge's order released Tuesday....
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Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:16pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances....
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Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:38pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen....
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Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the Internet....
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IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday....
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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:25pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states....
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Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:03pm
BOSTON (AP) -- An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary....
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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America....
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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for Wrigley Field

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:19pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his hometown Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 86-year-old retired transit worker figures he is an increasingly rare kind of baseball fan....
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In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:18pm
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent abduction by the man who now lays claim to her job....
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Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:45am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico....
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Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:40am
BEIRUT (AP) -- Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the revolution....
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Acts of bravery emerge from pilloried ship crew

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:40am
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- As the ferry sank, some crew members gave their lifejackets to passengers. One refused to leave until she shepherded students off the ship, and was later found dead. Others worked from rescue boats to break windows with hammers and pull people trapped in cabins to safety....
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A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:50am
NEW YORK (AP) -- ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand....
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Teen stowaway shows holes in vast airport security

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:20am
KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) -- Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane - and the boy - landed in Hawaii....
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No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:31am
WADOWICE, Poland (AP) -- His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark with little more than a shrug....
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Cuban-American leaders helped 'Cuban Twitter'

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:27am
MIAMI (AP) -- Leaders with the largest nonprofit organization for young Cuban-Americans quietly provided strategic support for the federal government's secret "Cuban Twitter" program, connecting contractors with potential investors and even serving as paid consultants, The Associated Press has learned....
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US weighs curbing deportations

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson....
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1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:28am
BOSTON (AP) -- Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started....
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