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Advocates fear impact of Rolling Stone apology

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Advocates for sexual-assault victims say Rolling Stone's backpedaling from an explosive account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia doesn't change the fact that rape is a problem on college campuses and must be confronted — even as some expressed concern that the magazine's apology could discourage victims from coming forward.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety, still haunted by the massive death and destruction wrought by a monster storm last year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 December 2014

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Obama taps Pentagon veteran Carter to lead DOD

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaking up his Pentagon leadership, President Barack Obama tapped policy wonk Ashton Carter to oversee the sprawling Defense Department Friday, heralding his new nominee as one the nation's "foremost national security leaders."

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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NASA: 'There's your new spacecraft, America!"

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" Pacific splashdown Friday following a dramatic journey 3,604 miles beyond Earth. The achievement opens a new era of human exploration to put people on Mars.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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How holiday shoppers are getting smarter

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are getting smarter.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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FBI probes Somali teen's death as a hate crime

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager was deliberately run down and killed by a man driving an SUV outside a Somali community center in Kansas City, Missouri, and a spokeswoman said Friday that the FBI was investigating whether the crash was a hate crime.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Endangered Puget Sound killer whale found dead

SEATTLE (AP) — The death of an endangered Puget Sound orca found on Vancouver Island in Canada might have been related to pregnancy issues, a research group said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in Colorado

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl who tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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