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5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay?

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:05pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones....
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AP source: Scherzer, Nationals agree to $210M, 7-year deal

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:23pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sure seems as if Max Scherzer and his wife now will be able to afford to buy themselves at least one of those nonstick baking sheets they were hoping to receive as a wedding gift....
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Q&A: Yemen power struggle threatens anti-al-Qaida campaign

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:20pm
CAIRO (AP) -- Fierce fighting broke out in Yemen on Monday between the U.S.-backed government and Shiite rebels known as Houthis who seized the capital in September. The power struggle threatens to undermine efforts to battle al-Qaida's potent Yemeni franchise, which claimed this month's attack on a French magazine....
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To counter terror, Europe's police reconsider their arms

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:56pm
PARIS (AP) -- One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room....
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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:47pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change - and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings....
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GOP divided over using budget process on health care law

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:47pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health care law....
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Deadly Israeli strike deals painful blow to Hezbollah, Iran

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:09pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Beating their chests in anger and chanting "Death to Israel," thousands of mourners marched Monday in a funeral procession for a prominent Hezbollah fighter killed with five other members of the Shiite militant group in an Israeli airstrike in Syria's Golan Heights....
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Fla. boy's circumcision spurs lengthy legal battle, protests

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:58am
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An estranged Florida couple's fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the procedure as barbaric....
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Mystery Greek tomb contained at least 5 corpses, experts say

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:13am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Human bones found in a resplendent ancient tomb in northern Greece belong to at least five individuals, including an elderly woman and a baby, Greek officials said Monday....
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Scientists: Tumor-causing virus widespread in wild turkeys

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:58am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Wildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread - but less deadly - than expected....
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TLC looks to fund final album through Kickstarter campaign

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:51am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of their final album through a Kickstarter campaign....
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Police investigate gunshots outside VP Biden's Delaware home

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:16am
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials have boosted security at the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden after several gunshots rang out from a vehicle speeding by the property over the weekend....
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Former Korean Air exec pleads not guilty in nut rage case

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:34am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The former Korean Air executive famous for an inflight tantrum over macadamia nuts pleaded not guilty Monday to violating aviation safety law and hindering a government investigation....
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Pope leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millions who cheered him

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 6:08am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Pope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia, where he called for unity in Sri Lanka after a civil war and asked Filipinos to be "missionaries of the faith" in the world's most populous continent after a record crowd joined his final Mass in the Philippine capital....
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Myanmar street kids turn to sniffing glue to forget hunger

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:24am
HLAING THAR YAR, Myanmar (AP) -- Sweaty hair matted to his pale, emaciated face, Thant Zin Oo starts his days early, winding through small alleyways outside Myanmar's biggest city Yangon and scavenging through garbage piled up behind shops and factories in search of something - anything - to sell....
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Double trouble: Seahawks to face Patriots in Super Bowl

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:05am
Tom Brady against ol' pal Richard Sherman and the rest of the best defense in the NFL....
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Real state of the union is a snapshot of our lives

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:59am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- They call it the State of the Union address. But presidents spend more time laying out their to-do lists and beseeching Congress, mostly unsuccessfully, to approve a wish list of legislative proposals. The actual condition of the country gets short shrift....
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On Paris terrorist's turf, fears of more in the pipeline

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:34am
GRIGNY, France (AP) -- The housing project that was home to Amedy Coulibaly is a concrete labyrinth so scary that doctors refuse to make house calls and mail workers won't deliver parcels. Drug dealers and teenage thugs hold sway over the blighted neighborhood....
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Seahawks rally stuns Packers 28-22 in OT for NFC title

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:15am
SEATTLE (AP) -- The loudest stadium in America was silent. A return trip to the Super Bowl was slipping away....
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