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Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants.

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Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name

A man walks past an Illegal Pete's restaurant, in Boulder, Colo., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Some organized protesters are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Findings on teen dating abuse startle researchers

NEW YORK — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.

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Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic…

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Activists: Airstrikes in Syria have killed 500-plus

Activists: Airstrikes in Syria have killed 500-plus

MURSITPINAR, Turkey — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people — mainly Islamic militants — since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanese Information Minister Ramzi Jreij makes a statement during a press conference at the government house in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to …

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Syrian refugees stand outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said Thursday, Oct. 23, that the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refu…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, Syrian refugees walk outside their tents at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what aut…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

FILE - In this Thursday, June 19, 2014 file photo, a Syrian refugee woman hangs laundry at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese town of Majdal Anjar, Lebanon. The Lebanese government said Thursday, Oct. 23, that the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees…

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanese Information Minister Ramzi Jreij makes a statement during a press conference at the government house in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Lebanese government said the tiny Mediterranean country will not accept any more Syrian refugees except for what authorities deem to …

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Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

Lebanon says it won't accept more Syrian refugees

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon announced on Thursday it will not accept any more refugees from neighboring war-torn Syria, except in what authorities deem to be "exceptional" cases — a move that could prevent tens of thousands of Syrians from escaping the civil war.

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

WASHINGTON — HealthCare.gov’s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can’t be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

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Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Closing kids' word gap about more than just numbers

Quality of word interactions between parents, young children key to increased opportunity.

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AP NewsBreak: California prisons end race policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way of preventing further violence.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well.

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Senator criticizes CIA for censoring 'torture' report

Senator criticizes CIA for censoring 'torture' report

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

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New Afghan government investigates newspaper staffers for blasphemy

KABUL — Top staffers at an Afghan newspaper are being investigated for blasphemy after the publication of an article that questioned whether Muslims should embrace the possibility that more than one God exists.

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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

FILE — In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she’d even ventured onto the Internet. A report r…

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States are taking away your driver's license in the name of 'social engineering'

Every once in a while, someone would come into Jud McMillin's office in Brookville, Indiana, and complain they'd been out boating on the nearby reservoir and had been ticketed for drinking beer. The Indiana state representative is a conservative Republican in a conservative state and, as suc…

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White House: Don't guess on immigration

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about the president’s changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and res…

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