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US stocks rise on rebound in oil, strong company results

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were moving higher Friday as oil prices recovered from their decline the previous day. Strong earnings from Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants and Nike also helped lift the market. The Nasdaq composite index was close to reaching the all-time high it set at the height of the dot-com bubble.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015

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US opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois congressman

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have begun issuing subpoenas to witnesses, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.

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State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — State legislators are pushing to make it much harder to release police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement accountable.

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In Netanyahu call, Obama says US reassessing peace approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid new tensions between two allies, President Barack Obama on Thursday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. is reassessing its approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace in light of Netanyahu's pre-election comments rejecting the establishment of a Palestinian state.

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FBI investigating hanging death of black man in Mississippi

PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi who had been missing for more than two weeks, the FBI said Thursday.

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Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn't necessarily mean they can govern.

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Secrecy preserved in police chokehold death probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A push for answers on how a New York City police officer avoided criminal charges in the videotaped chokehold death of Eric Garner has run aground after failing to clear the strict legal bar protecting grand jury secrecy.

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Schools nationwide struggle with substitute teacher shortage

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Carrie Swing wasn't alarmed when her fifth-grade daughter, Ivy, spent a day in a first-grade classroom at her San Francisco school, filling out worksheets and helping younger students read because no substitute could be found for her absent teacher.

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