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US military targets extremists in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.

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Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

Coroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Coroner's officials have identified four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver as a woman and he…

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McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit th…

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy'…

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US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

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US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet ev…

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Redskins new punter Tress Way used to name debate

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The uproar over the Washington Redskins name is nothing new to the team's new punter.

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Action-packed TV might make you snack more: Study

CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That's the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-pa…

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of pe…

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NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian D…

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Hiker killed when boulder falls on him on island

POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man hiking on an island in the Potomac River was killed when a boulder fell on him.

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Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian a…

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will le…

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bu…

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2 killed, 1 hurt in Gaithersburg car crash

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say two men were killed and a third was hurt when their SUV hit a tree in Gaithersburg.

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Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Mon…

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NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment a…

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Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchan…

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DC mayoral candidates must overcome voter apathy

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city's history — at least, a few of them will.

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2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting…

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bu…

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with…

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Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

Anti-euro party's success poses dilemma for Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The success of a new anti-euro party in a German state election intensifies a dilemma for Chancellor Angela Merkel: how to handl…

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Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barac…

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US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained f…

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