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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON | The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, …

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES | Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in …

April 17, 2014 1:11 pm

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

WASHINGTON | Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to…

April 16, 2014 2:43 pm

White House on deport Bieber petition: No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has two words for those who want President Barack Obama to deport Justin Bieber: No comment.

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US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON | The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, …

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Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement that has prompted recen…

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A look inside the Clinton White House

Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in documents released Friday:

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AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

AP Photos: Latam Catholics pay tribute to Christ

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Roman Catholics throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are paying tribute to Jesus Christ in Holy Week traditions that …

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DNC raises $10.3M in March, has $14M in debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $10.3 million last month but still has more than $14 million in debt.

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Man gets 17 years for shooting drug store manager

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a drug store manager during a robbery attempt and leaving him paralyzed has been sentenced to 17…

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Senate to debate rideshare regulations

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate is scheduled to debate regulations for ride-sharing programs like Uber and Lyft.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the stre…

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Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one …

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Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

DENVER (AP) — Two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of pot edibles that can …

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the stre…

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Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An autopsy report says a Mexican man who was killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after…

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Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

WEST, Texas (AP) — Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a ne…

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Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclero…

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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations but says he's…

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White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to t…

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California farmers to get more water

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers and cities are set to get more water, as state and federal officials ease drought-related water cutba…

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Nationals recall LHP Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno has been recalled by the Washington Nationals from Triple-A Syracuse.

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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama travels abroad, getting just the leader of the free world doesn't seem to be enough. People want…

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Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit agains…

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Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy says a California-based officer has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was com…

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Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225K at auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold for $225,000.

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US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issu…

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Belfast IRA figure killed in splinter-group feud

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner has been shot to death in Belfast three years after former comrades…

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Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief tr…

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AP Sources: Obama administration extending agency review of Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: Obama administration extending agency review of Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON (AP) — The 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

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Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway sh…

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

ARACATACA, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.

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UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured.

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Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening…

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Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a fo…

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Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year annive…

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Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed …

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Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama…

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APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the …

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Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.

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Eyewitness testimony no longer a 'gold standard'

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Courts and legislatures are slowly shifting away from using eyewitness testimony as the gold standard of evidence. The r…

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Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the…

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USDA orders farms to report pig virus infections

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The federal government is starting a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of a virus that has killed m…

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New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

New Americans turn to goats to address food demand

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of t…

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Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hope…

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US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5

MEXICO CITY (AP) — US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5.

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AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60

AP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.

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Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A seemingly strong earthquake is shaking Mexico's capital.

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This Week in the Civil War

This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.

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57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

VIENNA (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensio…

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UK looking into death of teenager in Syria

LONDON (AP) — British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.

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