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Biden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce

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

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

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

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

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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Immigration plan draws cheers, criticism across US

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:47am
Thousands of immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials cheered across the country as President Barack Obama announced on television his plan for relief from deportations for about 5 million people....
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Grocery chain's Christmas ad stirs tears, outrage

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:37am
LONDON (AP) -- Artillery booms. A trench comes into view. Soldiers huddle into their overcoats for warmth....
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US, Turkey still not in sync on Syria

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:17am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Friday will become the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists....
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Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:03am
BEIJING (AP) -- Over two weeks, the Communist Party-run Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China."...
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Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:50am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sio Moore sacked Alex Smith and started to celebrate in the Kansas City backfield with Oakland Raiders teammate Khalil Mack....
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For Obama, a bumpy road to immigration orders

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration executive orders cap a turbulent, six-year quest to make headway on a thorny issue that has at times put the White House at odds with some of its fiercest supporters....
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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:16am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."...
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Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid war

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:29am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls....
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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:14am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from his actors....
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Miss Honduras' slaying a shock for violent nation

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:01am
SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) -- Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare....
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Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:52pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change....
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Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:44pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually....
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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:54pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said....
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Union: Charges seem unlikely for Ferguson officer

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:47pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown seems confident that he will not face criminal charges from a grand jury that has been investigating the case for several months, a police union official said Thursday....
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Senators get no clear answers on air bag safety

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe....
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