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Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs....
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Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:51pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the Portland chapter of the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."...
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IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix....
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Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:51pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist was poised for a political comeback Tuesday as voters select a Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office....
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UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 5:14pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says....
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Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow....
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Miley Cyrus' date wanted by Oregon police

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:34pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon....
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Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:51pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad....
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Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center....
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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:44pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust....
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AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:11pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there....
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Napa earthquake hastens calls for warning system

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:51am
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- The earthquake that jolted California's wine capital may have caused at least $1 billion in property damage, but it also added impetus to the state's effort to develop an early warning system that might offer a few precious seconds for residents to duck under desks, trains to slow down and utility lines to be powered down before the seismic waves reach them....
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AP PHOTOS: Cubans trek to beach to cool off

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:03am
HAVANA (AP) -- In the long, sticky Cuban summer, keeping cool is serious business....
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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:33am
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare....
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Murray grits through cramps to win at US Open

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:35am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open....
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Not a good night for movie stars at Emmys

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:26am
The Emmys welcomed plenty of movie stars to television's biggest awards show, including Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey, Mark Ruffalo and the reigning Oscar winner for best actor, Matthew McConaughey. All were sent home empty-handed....
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Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:43am
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss....
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Sweeping on Shwedagon: An act of merit 1/4t

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:48am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Every evening, more than a dozen men and women walk in a tight row in front of Myanmar's most revered Buddhist pagoda, sweeping the vast marble terrace in unison in hopes of keeping it clean for barefoot pilgrims....
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AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there....
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Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:28am
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The choir sang, the preachers shouted and the casket stayed closed. The body was taken to the cemetery, and Michael Brown was laid to rest....
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