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Baby weighing nearly 14 pounds born in Colorado

ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — A woman in southern Colorado was surprised when she gave birth to a baby girl who tipped the scales at almost 14 pounds.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Abused women face lonely struggle in Pakistan

 

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When Ruqayya Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children as they slept, she awoke to a life of pain and disfigurement — one that many in conservative Pakistan believe she brought upon herself.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Dawn of Orion: NASA launch opens new era in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft circled the planet Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of U.S. hiring in November — the most in nearly three years — added 321,000 jobs and provided the latest evidence that the United States is outperforming other economies throughout the developed world.

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Police cases stir national protests, debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.

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South Africans mark anniversary of Mandela's death

 

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Friends and family of Nelson Mandela laid wreaths Friday at a bronze statue of the late statesman to mark the anniversary of his death.

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Differing forecasts widen scope of Typhoon Hagupit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ferocious and dangerously erratic typhoon blew closer to the Philippines on Friday, as differing forecasts about its path — one predicting it will graze the capital Manila — prompted a wide swath of the country to prepare for a weekend of destructive winds and rain.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014

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