01-16-2017  10:58 pm      •     

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has said the war in Afghanistan remains "a very difficult endeavor" but the nation is on track to achieve its goals.


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Aunt: 'We want his skull back'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Rebecca Glover said her family could not have been more horrified by what happened to her nephew: He was shot by police days after Hurricane Katrina hit, then left to die in a car that a police officer drove to a deserted levee and set ablaze. Now she wants to know what happened to her nephew's skull.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — The spending barons on Capitol Hill, long used to muscling past opponents of bills larded with pet projects, are seeking one last victory before tea party-backed GOP insurgents storm Congress intent on ending the good old days of pork-barrel politics.


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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The British monarchy tale "The King's Speech" led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.


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WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's neighborhoods became more integrated last year than during any time in at least a century as a rising Black middle class moved into fast-growing White areas in the South and West.


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BRUSSELS (AP) -- They remembered him as "The Bulldozer" - a U.S. diplomat with such a forceful persona he could drag politicians, military brass and even warlords to the negotiating table in a quest for peace.


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African-American women are at the greatest risk of dying from pregnancy-related complications, largely because they tend to forego prenatal care, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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CHICAGO (AP) -- In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull teeth that could be saved because Medicaid doesn't pay for root canals.


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If you're feeling financially stressed, you are not alone. A new national consumer study, released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's Investor Education Foundation, surveyed more than 28,000 people this fall.


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Pancreatic cancer is not a new disease. It just so happens that it has received a lot of attention with the health battles of celebrities including Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, actor Patrick Swayze and football great Gene Upshaw.


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