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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt federal funds for Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this ...

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US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me."

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Original sound of emperor's speech released

Original sound of emperor's speech released

    TOKYO — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World ...

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AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with ...

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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT — In the age of Apple's CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.

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Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

Minnesota dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ...

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Americans start to feel price hikes

Americans start to feel price hikes

WASHINGTON - Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.

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Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

Gov't: Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back 500,000 pickups

DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action ...

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Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

Remains of 36 unidentified Marines from WWII battle return

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - The military and a private organization have brought home the remains of 36 Marines killed in one of World War ...

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Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

Theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun purchase

LAFAYETTE, La. - John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems ...

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Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

Remains found in lake may be man missing since '72

SAWMILLS, N.C. - Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family ...

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Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

Gunman opens fire in Louisiana theater

LAFAYETTE, La. - A man who lost his family, home and businesses as he spent years angrily espousing right-wing extremism on television, the Internet and to ...

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Disability funds in danger

Disability funds in danger

WASHINGTON - The 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year, the government said Wednesday, handing lawmakers a fiscal and ...

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New details describe scene of terror at Tenn. shooting

New details describe scene of terror at Tenn. shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Twenty Marines and two Navy corpsmen were in the middle of an otherwise mundane task, just checking their equipment after a training mission ...

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Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing

NEW YORK - More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill - a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's ...

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Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

Becoming a dad? Expect to gain 3 to 5 pounds, study suggests

NEW YORK — Many men gain a new sense of responsibility and purpose when they become fathers. A new study suggests they also gain 3 to ...

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The high price of aging

The high price of aging

NEW YORK - Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when ...

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Sleeping off Alzheimer's

Sleeping off Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - To sleep, perchance to... ward off Alzheimer's? New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring ...

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Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

LONDON - The search for extraterrestrial life received a major boost Monday with the launch of an ambitious $100 million program, backed by famed physicist Stephen ...

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Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

WASHINGTON — A brief exchange during Supreme Court arguments in the same-sex marriage case has exploded into a full-blown crisis for some conservatives who warn that ...

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Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations.

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Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

Peaks on Pluto, canyons on Charon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mankind's first close-up look at Pluto did not disappoint Wednesday: The pictures showed ice mountains on Pluto about as high as ...

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After years of decline, a spike in city violence

After years of decline, a spike in city violence

CHICAGO — Police departments across the country that have spent years boasting about plummeting crime numbers are now scrambling to confront something many agencies have not ...

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Sharks: Frightening, yet fascinating

Sharks: Frightening, yet fascinating

    AVON, N.C. — It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard. Tourists ...

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FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

FBI: Church gunman shouldn't have been able to get gun

WASHINGTON — The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI ...

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Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

Poll: Sandwich generation worried about own long-term care

WASHINGTON — Caught between kids and aging parents, the sandwich generation worries more than most Americans their age about how they'll afford their own care ...

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Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang ...

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SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure ...

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