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Past ban on marrying blacks may mar tribe's future

Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with... Read more »

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Death row inmate's prison food religious complaint rejected

A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher. Read more »

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Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. Read more »

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Fraud could lead to rape charge under legislation

If one person in a sexual relationship has lied about his or her identity, it could result in a sexual assault charge under a measure being considered in the New Jersey Legislature. Read more »

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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack... Read more »

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Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan... Read more »

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Mexico president announces anti-crime crackdown

Mexico's president announced a nationwide anti-crime plan Thursday that would allow Congress to dissolve local governments infiltrated by drug gangs and give state authorities control over... Read more »

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Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. Read more »

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Hong Kong student protest leader banned from site

A Hong Kong court on Thursday banned a high-profile student leader from going near a recently cleared protest site, constraining the pro-democracy movement as it enters a third month. Read more »

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Justice sent home after heart stent implanted

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. Read more »

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5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Read more »

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New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

Ukraine's president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the... Read more »

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Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation

Britain's main political parties agreed Thursday to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater autonomy made as politicians scrambled to persuade Scots to reject... Read more »

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9 dead in Kashmir gunbattle between rebels, army

Heavily armed suspected militants fought a fierce gunbattle with soldiers in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday, and three civilians were among the nine dead, authorities said. Read more »

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EPA proposes stricter ozone standard; concerns expressed for rural Utah

The EPA said it is considering lowering the ground level ozone standard to better protect people's health. But industry experts say the more stringent rule would be the most expensive regulation in... Read more »

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5 things homebuyers should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

Homebuyers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season; including mortgage rates, the federal reserve, jobs, home prices and homeowner equity. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Official: US commandos took part in Yemen raid

U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn a permit allowing a pro-hunting group to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby on public land in Idaho. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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San Francisco's bid for 2024 Olympics taking shape

This tech-booming city, home to Twitter and other innovative startups, is experiencing its greatest growth since the California Gold Rush more than 150 years ago. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Los Angeles making quiet bid for 2024 Olympics

Glamour, celebrities, perfect weather. A revitalized and growing downtown. Iconic venues and political support. With these virtues, Los Angeles looks like an ideal fit to host the 2024 Olympics. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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DC Olympic bid touts 'unity' over dysfunction

Place your hands together in just the right way, with thumbs overlapping and the other fingers pointing to the sky, and you've created the symbol for 2024 Olympics in the nation's capital. Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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Obama administration sets stricter smog standard

The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's... Read more »

Nov. 26, 2014

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GOP plans to sue over Count My Vote compromise

The Utah Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against a compromise reached by lawmakers on an initiative to change the state's unique system for selecting candidates, state GOP Chairman James... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Attorney General Eric Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael... Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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Facing health law hikes, consumers mull options

Consumers across most of America will see their health insurance premiums go up next year for popular plans under President Barack Obama's health care law. Read more »

Nov. 25, 2014

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