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CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:24pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war....
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Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:17pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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French president pledges to protect Jewish community

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:40pm
PARIS (AP) -- French president Francois Hollande said that the country must offer its protection and affection to the Jewish community as anti-Semitism is on the rise in France....
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Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 8:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other expensive travel and entertainment charges, including for a massage company and music concerts....
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Girl bomber kills 5 in northeastern Nigerian market

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:59pm
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- A girl as young as 10 blew herself up in a busy market in northeastern Nigeria, killing herself and four others, and fueling fears Islamic extremists are using kidnapped girls as suicide bombers....
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Canada: Oil train accident shows new safety rules inadequate

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:44pm
TORONTO (AP) -- A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday....
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Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:19pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retirement savings accounts, a change that could affect the investment advice received by many Americans and aggravate tensions between the White House and Wall Street....
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After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out....
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Greece readies new list of bailout reforms

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:58pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Caught between its own defiant campaign pledges and pressure from creditors, Greece's left-wing government will deliver a list of reforms Tuesday to debt inspectors for final approval of extended rescue loans, officials said....
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Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:56pm
For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do....
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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is calling on lawmakers to work out their yawning divisions over an authorization to use military force against Islamic State militants and says President Barack Obama is open to changes to his initial proposal to achieve a compromise....
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Nielsen: Oscars viewership down 16 percent

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:21pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar viewership was down 16 percent from last year and reached its lowest point since 2009, with 36.6 million people watching the Neil Patrick Harris-hosted awards show on ABC Sunday night....
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Lawyer: Man accused of luring teen via Facebook not a killer

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:00pm
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- A man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death with a fake Facebook page was at home with his family the night of the killing, his attorneys said Monday, accusing the prosecution of making "big mistakes" in their case....
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Historic US-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:32pm
GENEVA (AP) -- Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran's nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions on programs that could be used to make atomic arms....
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AP WAS THERE: 70 years ago, Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:07pm
EDITOR'S NOTE - On Feb. 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took a photograph that would become one of the most recognizable and reproduced images in history. It showed five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima....
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Meaning of 4 words at center of high court health law fight

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court next week hears a challenge to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that hinges on just four words in the massive law that seeks to dramatically reduce the ranks of the uninsured. The argument threatens subsidies that help make insurance affordable to consumers in about three dozen states....
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Obama to governors: DHS shutdown would hurt state economies

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama warned the nation's governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states' economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S....
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US jury: Palestinian authorities to blame for terror attacks

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:11pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority were the catalysts for a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s in Israel that killed or wounded several Americans, a U.S. jury found Monday at a high-stakes civil trial....
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Families of 3 missing UK girls urge 'Please come home!'

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 1:00pm
LONDON (AP) -- Turkish police searched Monday for three missing British schoolgirls believed to be headed to Syria to join the Islamic State extremist group as their frightened families issued urgent pleas begging the girls to return home....
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