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Obama tests work policies on federal contractors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama is using the federal government's vast array of contractors to impose rules on wages, pay disparities and hiring on a segment of the private sector that gets taxpayer money and falls under his control.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service's lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, "Be strong, fear not." The preacher implored those gathered Sunday that they would find hope in God, but also acknowledged the question on everyone's mind: Why Fort Hood — again?

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014

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Afghans flock to polls to vote for new leader

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans flocked to polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. The turnout was so high that some polling centers ran out of ballots.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Army may never learn motive of Fort Hood rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Despite evidence that suggests Spc. Ivan Lopez had an argument before going on a shooting rampage, investigators said they may never determine what compelled the Fort Hood soldier to kill three soldiers and wound 16 others before taking his own life.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Retired general taking another look at nuke corps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Service leaders took an assessment last year of the nuclear Air Force as an encouraging thumbs-up. Yet, in the months that followed, signs emerged that the nuclear missile corps was suffering from breakdowns in discipline, morale, training and leadership.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Judge dismisses lawsuit over drone strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 April 2014

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