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Senators rally behind military sexual assault bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Former Christie aides to judge: Quash subpoenas

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration will go in court to try to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the matter.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disasters

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Crimean parliament voted Tuesday that the Black Sea peninsula will declare itself an independent state if its residents agree to split off from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

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Stolen passports probed in Malaysian plane mystery

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Authorities questioned travel agents Monday at a beach resort in Thailand about two men who boarded the vanished Malaysia Airlines plane with stolen passports, part of a growing international investigation into what they were doing on the flight.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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E-cigarettes: fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

 

NEW YORK (AP) — On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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Methodists end minister's NY same-sex wedding case

NEW YORK (AP) — A retired United Methodist Church minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son's same-sex wedding had his case dropped by a New York bishop Monday, just a few months after another minister was defrocked for the same thing.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014

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