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Why Jeb Bush is _ and isn't _ the GOP front-runner

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:06am
With his announcement of plans to "actively explore" running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb. Bush is now - in the minds of many Republican donors and other party leaders - an early front-runner for the GOP's next presidential nomination....
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No doubt now: Jeb Bush eyeing 2016 race

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:38am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency....
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Under Abbas, majority say they can't speak freely

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:28am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Two-thirds of Palestinians say they are afraid to criticize Mahmoud Abbas, according to a poll, and some of the Palestinian president's recent actions only seem to confirm claims that dissent comes at a price....
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AP: Carolinas politicians get payouts from broker

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:01pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:01pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:24pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974....
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Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:06pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter - at most....
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AP: Carolinas politicians get payouts from lender

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:11pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving its customers....
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Quotes from around the world on Pakistan attack

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:00pm
Reactions from around the world to the deadly Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday....
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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:31pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they truly reflect all the hues of American society....
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Ex-employees sue Sony Pictures over hacked personal details

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:12pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment are suing the company for not preventing hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details and other personal information from current and former workers....
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End game: No immigration deal, just divisions

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:06pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Congress that began with bright hopes for immigration legislation is ending in bitter divisions on the issue even as some Republicans warn that the political imperative for acting is stronger than ever for the GOP....
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Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:01pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what....
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Vatican offers olive branch to US nuns

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:27pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A sweeping Vatican investigation into Roman Catholic nuns in the U.S. that began amid fears they had become too feminist and secular ended up praising the sisters for their selfless work caring for the poor - a major shift in tone that reflected the social justice mindset of Pope Francis....
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Apple wins class-action iPod lawsuit

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:13pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players....
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A look at the Pakistani Taliban militant group

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:59pm
A look at the Pakistani Taliban, a militant organization that has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar:...
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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:55pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds....
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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:38pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google....
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Islamic State recruits broadly, not just fighters

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is recruiting for more than just fighters....
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AP PHOTOS: A ' senseless and cold blooded act of terror'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:31pm
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- An uncle and a cousin comfort an injured student mourning the loss of his mother, a teacher. The lifeless body of a Pakistani student lies in a casket at a local hospital. A security officer escorts students evacuated from a nearby school as a precaution....
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