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How Veterans Day is commemorated around the United States

Ninety-seven years ago, an armistice ended World War I, which was then the greatest conflict the world had ever seen. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in the 1950s and now commemorates the spirit of all U.S. military members. A look at how the day is being observed across the country:

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Online threats against blacks net arrest at Missouri campus

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 19-year-old white man suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty was arrested Wednesday, authorities said, adding to the racial tensions at the heart of the protests that led to the resignations of two University of Missouri leaders earlier this week.

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Syrians express opposition to Russian plan to end conflict

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian proposal to end Syria's conflict that would include early presidential elections faced opposition from both sides on Wednesday, as deep divisions remained over the fate of President Bashar Assad.

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Storm dumps snow on Rockies, tornado threat in Midwest

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A storm system that dropped a foot of snow in the Rockies was making travel hazardous as it headed east on Wednesday, menacing the Plains with heavy snow and threatening turbulent weather — even tornadoes — in parts of the Midwest.

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Venus' twin? Earth-size planet is hot, may have atmosphere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.

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Hollywood Reporter ends its power rankings for women

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hollywood Reporter has ended its annual power rankings of women in Hollywood.

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Fast food protesters set sights on presidential candidates

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers from McDonald's, Taco Bell and other chain restaurants protested in cities around the country Tuesday to push fast food companies to pay them at least $15 an hour. The protesters also had a message for presidential candidates: Support the cause or lose their vote next year.

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Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri

 

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — University of Missouri police said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect accused of making online threats against black students and faculty, threats that added to racial tensions on campus that resulted in the departure of two senior university officials.

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