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Police officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson; mayor urges calm

The mayor of a St. Louis suburb urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old

Do heart patients fare better when doctors away?

Doctors joke that if you're going to have a heart attack, the safest place would be at a big national gathering of heart specialists. But a new study suggests some older hospitalized heart patients... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

Joe Cocker, the raspy-voiced British singer known for his frenzied cover of "With a Little Help From My Friends," the teary ballad "You Are So Beautiful" and a contorted performing style uncannily... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Argentina: Court grants orangutan basic rights

An orangutan that has lived 20 years at the Buenos Aires zoo is entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans, an Argentine court has ruled, a decision the ape's attorney called unprecedented and... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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As dust clears, what's next for Sony?

The Sony hacking attack continues to deliver more dramatic plotlines than any fictional movie, but meanwhile the movie studio must move forward and tackle the next steps in minimizing the mess.... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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UN Security Council takes up North Korea's human rights

The U.N. Security Council took up the issue of North Korea's bleak human rights situation for the first time Monday, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Truck veering out of control kills Glasgow pedestrians

A number of people were killed and injured Monday when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow, police said. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages

North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Neighbor talks about man's shooting of ex-girlfriend before NYPD killings

The ex-girlfriend of the man who ambushed two NYPD officers screamed for help after she was shot, banged on a neighbor's door and said: "I can't die like this, please please help me," according to... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Cuba: Asylum for fugitives is legitimate right

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest signal yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming relations. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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UN Security Council discussing N. Korea's human rights

The U.N. Security Council has placed North Korea's bleak human rights situation on its agenda, a groundbreaking step toward possibly holding the nuclear-armed but desperately poor country and leader Kim Jong Un accountable for... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren't actors, and this was no make-believe. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Tribes tread carefully into marijuana discussions

The Navajo Nation had bitter debates when it was deciding whether to allow casinos on the reservation and if alcohol should be sold in them. The arguments focused on the revenue and jobs casinos... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Church members each get $500 to do good for world

On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Court heaps grief on vaccine victims, makes them wait years

All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey McCord's mom thought her desperate search for both answers and... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Cuba: We're open to every part of Obama's detente

Cuba is open to all of U.S. President Barack Obama's moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country's head of North American affairs said... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Key developments in the case of slain NYPD officers

New York police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were ambushed Saturday afternoon by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the final act in a rampage that began when he shot and wounded his... Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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What people never mention when they talk about Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is home to tech millionaires, and it also has the highest homelessness rate in the nation. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Marriage questions on the U.S. Census Bureau survey are on the chopping block

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The bureau recently announced that it may drop a handful of marriage questions from its American Community Survey. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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Feisty former NYC schools chief cuts loose on the possibilities and limits of education reform

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Joel Klein, who helped transform New York City schools under Mayor Bloomberg, takes no prisoners in assessing the next phase of school reform. Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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