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Obama wants to address issues of Medicare, Medicaid after spending deal is reached

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell warned on Friday that GOP senators will not vote to increase the government's borrowing limit unless President Barack Obama agrees to rein in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, laying down a high-stakes marker just weeks before the debt ceiling is reached.


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2011 Carnival season which has been among the most raucous since Hurricane Katrina

Police on foot, some on horseback, on Wednesday ushered in the Christian season of Lent by clearing Bourbon Street


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If convicted, the men could face life in prison

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A federal grand jury has indicted 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen in the February hijacking of a yacht that left four Americans dead


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'Our hearts go out to our friends in Japan and across the region, and we're going to stand with them as they recover and rebuild from this tragedy'

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said he was "heartbroken" by images of devastation in Japan following Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami, and pledged U.S. assistance to help the country recover.


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He has been charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possessing an unregistered explosive device

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators have arrested a man they say planted a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane -- a failed attack but one that raised concern, because he has ties to a white supremacist organization.


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Civil rights advocates called the new rule a step backward, tantamount to double punishment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have ended the automatic restoration of voting and other civil rights to nonviolent felons once their sentences are up.


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Large waves also hit the U.S. western coast, shaking loose boats that weren't moved in time and tearing apart wooden docks in at least two California harbors

HONOLULU (AP) -- Tsunami waves swamped Hawaii beaches and severely damaged harbors in California after devastating Japan and sparking evacuations throughout the Pacific.


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Doctors provided the new details about Giffords' condition Friday

HOUSTON (AP) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been told that she was shot. Her ability to walk and talk is improving. And doctors say there's a good chance she'll be able to attend her husband's space shuttle launch next month.


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Show creator David Simon says drug war is targets 'other America,' is 'amoral'

Felicia 'Snoop' Pearson of HBO's "The Wire" was one of 63 people arrested in Baltimore early Friday morning as part of a large-scale drug sweep. If this seems like one of the many "major operations" that took place on the critically acclaimed series "The Wire" that portrayed the drug trade in inner-city Baltimore, you're right


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Prevention measures, treatment improvements help more live after diagnosis

ATLANTA (AP) — The number of cancer survivors in the United States is increasing by hundreds of thousands a year, and now includes roughly one in 20 adults, health officials said Thursday.


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