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GOP Strategy To Run Against Health Law Hits Snags

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:46

Democrats in some states are hammering Republicans for their opposition to the health law's expansion of Medicaid.

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Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Attack By Separatists

Thu, 2014-05-22 04:34

Pro-Russian separatists attacked a military checkpoint in eastern Ukraine Thursday, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding about 30. The country is preparing to hold national elections on Sunday.

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Coup In Thailand: Military Seizes Control Of Country

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:53

Two days after declaring martial law — and saying it wasn't staging a coup — the military has changed its mind, Thailand's army chief says.

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Book News: Sam Greenlee, Author Of 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door,' Dies

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:33

Also: Philip Roth schedules another interview; Neil Patrick Harris' autobiography.

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Attack On Street Market In Northwest China Kills 31

Thu, 2014-05-22 03:06

Bombs and cars were used in the attack at the outdoor market early Thursday. A witness says, "The air was full of the smell of gunpowder and the sound of sobbing." More than 90 people were injured.

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Marketplace Bombing Kills 31 In Far Western China

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:42

The attack in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday was the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents that Chinese authorities have blamed on radical separatist Muslim Uighurs.

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Albuquerque Police Face Federal Scrutiny, Local Outrage

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:31

Police in Albuquerque, N.M., have shown a pattern of excessive force that violates the Constitution, a federal report says. The department is changing policies; families are demanding accountability.

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Former Obama Campaigner Tries Running For Himself In Iowa

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:30

Brad Anderson helped the president in Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but he's never campaigned on his own behalf. He cites Obama as an inspiration, but others might not be as quick to start their own races.

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In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:29

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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Supreme Court Halts Execution Of Missouri Inmate

Wed, 2014-05-21 15:46

The justices ruled that a lower federal court needs to re-examine the case of Russell Bucklew, who was hours away from being put to death when he was granted a temporary stay on Tuesday.

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Pelosi Picks Democratic Team For Benghazi Panel

Wed, 2014-05-21 15:07

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to play ball with the House Benghazi select committee was defensive in nature.

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Invoking 'Castle Doctrine,' Mont. Man Pleads Not Guilty In Teen's Death

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:46

A Montana man says he was justified in shooting a prowler, a German exchange student, in his garage. The case has revived the debate over how far Americans should be able to go to defend their homes.

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Kidnapped California Woman, Missing Since 2004, Is Found Alive

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:10

The unidentified victim was reportedly abducted when she was 15 and held for years against her will. Her alleged captor has been arrested.

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For Automakers, Internet-Connected Cars Are A Balancing Act

Wed, 2014-05-21 14:04

General Motors is putting 4G capabilities directly into its vehicles. But analysts say connecting your car to the Internet poses a challenge to automakers: how to balance safety with convenience.

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In Kentucky, An Epic Senate Race Takes Shape

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:25

While GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell's strategy is to attack Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes as a tool of her national party, she's seeking to put the senator on the defensive over women's issues.

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Anxiety And MRIs May Be Driving The Rise In Double Mastectomies

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:09

More than two-thirds of women who had a double mastectomy after a cancer diagnosis didn't have the high risk that could be reduced by the surgery, a study finds.

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New DOJ Policy Urges Agents To Videotape Interrogations

Wed, 2014-05-21 13:04

The policy shift, set to take effect July 11, is designed to align practices across the federal government, where some law enforcement agencies employ recordings and others don't.

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71 Arrested For Internet Child Porn In New York

Wed, 2014-05-21 12:42

Described as the largest-ever such operation in the city, it yielded some 600 computers, tablets and smartphones containing what officials say are "shocking" images.

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Obama: U.S. Military In Chad To Aid Search For Missing Schoolgirls

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:39

The president tells Congress that 80 U.S. armed forces personnel have been deployed to the central African nation to help locate the nearly 300 girls kidnapped last month in Nigeria.

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The Vegetables Most Americans Eat Are Drowning In Salt And Fat

Wed, 2014-05-21 11:17

Potatoes and tomatoes are nutritious and delicious. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that Americans tend to consume way too many of them in unhealthy ways, like french fries and pizza.

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