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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Haas: CIA report emboldens terrorists, discourages allies

Al-Qaida, Islamic State have one more rallying cry and recruiting tool.

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Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Quigley: US tactics are old news; details inconsequential

Report release not likely to lead to immediate increased risk to Americans.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Rev. Al Sharpton, center, speaks about Saturday’s killings of two New York City police officers during a news conference Sunday at the National Action Network headquarters in New York. Behind him are, from left: Esaw Garner, widow of Eric Garner; attorney Michael Hardy; Gwen Carr, mother of …

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Backlash after police killing could derail protest movement

Backlash after police killing could derail protest movement

NEW YORK — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

From left, NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, attend mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in New York. The previous day an armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting …

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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit

DETROIT— Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit’s atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that’s sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown, where rental occupa…

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US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

US must forcefully respond to North Korean aggression

U.S. has to respond to this act of aggression on American territory.

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Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., contended that Democrats’ legislative proposals weren’t made in good faith.

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113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

113th Congress done; stands as historically unproductive body

WASHINGTON — The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did, eventually.

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N. Korea proposes joint inquiry into Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of “serious” consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Restraint possible during booze-filled holidays

Whether it’s a few mugs of mulled wine at Christmas or a couple of bottles of Champagne at New Year’s or some wine in between, the holidays aren’t known as a time of alcoholic restraint.

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Rainbow of blacks, Latinos, other minorities that isn't

Rainbow of blacks, Latinos, other minorities that isn't

Hispanics don't really talk publicly about sensitive issues of race.

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TPD Chief Villaseñor to serve on presidential task force

TPD Chief Villaseñor to serve on presidential task force

The task force was created after recent clashes between the public and police.

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Tucson man arrested on child porn charges

Tucson man arrested on child porn charges

The 46-year-old had hundreds of videos and images with underage children, police say. 

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Arpaio to end squad targeting immigrant ID theft

Arpaio to end squad targeting immigrant ID theft

Since 2008, Arpaio has raided 83 businesses, leading to more than 700 immigrants facing charges.

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Will: A Texas-sized license-plate dispute

Will: A Texas-sized license-plate dispute

Constitution doesn't permit governments to determine whether speech is sufficiently offensive.

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Most wonderful time of the year for filmgoers

Most wonderful time of the year for filmgoers

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year for moviegoers.

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Arizona district won't edit textbook due to abortion law

Arizona district won't edit textbook due to abortion law

The mere mention of abortion doesn't violate state law, official says.

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