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France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

 

PARIS (AP) — France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since the Paris terror attacks.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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Obama moves to create first methane limits for gas drilling

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration laid out a blueprint Wednesday for the first regulations to cut down on methane emissions from new natural gas wells, aiming to curb the discharge of a potent greenhouse gas by roughly half.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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US, Iran hopeful on speeding up nuclear talks

GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Iran are expressing hope that nuclear talks can be accelerated in order to meet a March target for a framework agreement, as the countries' top diplomats met Wednesday ahead of a resumption in full negotiations.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are taking broad steps to overturn President Barack Obama's immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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US job openings jump to 14-year high; sign of strong hiring

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rapid hiring that made 2014 a stellar year for job gains is showing no sign of slowing down.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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Poll: An appetite for labeling genetically modified foods

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large majority of Americans support labeling of genetically modified foods, whether they care about eating them or not.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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House GOP majority aiming to soften financial overhaul law

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The newly bulked-up Republican majority in the House is aiming to soften the bite of legislation that grew out of the 2008 financial crisis and put banks and Wall Street under the most sweeping rules since the Great Depression.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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MetLife to challenge 'too-big-to-fail' tag

 

NEW YORK (AP) — MetLife is challenging its U.S. designation as a company that is "too big to fail," a tag given to corporations that the government believes could pose a risk to the economy in the event of a collapse.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015

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