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Family seeks answers in deadly Mich porch shooting

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old woman who was shot in the face on the porch of a suburban Detroit home say they find it hard to believe their daughter posed a threat to the man charged in her death.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013

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Bodies in California believed to be missing family

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Four skeletons found in shallow graves in the Southern California desert are believed to be those of a San Diego County family that vanished three years ago, police said Friday, resolving one mystery and raising a host of new questions about what happened to the seemingly happy couple and their two young sons.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 November 2013

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Hagel cites "troubling lapses" among nuke forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday there is "no room for error" by those responsible for America's nuclear forces, commenting publicly for the first time on what he called "troubling lapses" in professionalism within the nuclear ranks.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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China to ease 1-child policy, abolish labor camps

BEIJING (AP) — China's leaders announced on Friday the first significant easing of the country's one-child policy in nearly 30 years and moved to abolish an often-abused labor camp system, while vowing some of the most ambitious economic reforms in recent Chinese history.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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House OKs coverage plans short of Obamacare rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Friday to let insurance companies sell individual health coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of the required standards in "Obamacare."

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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Official: Police officer said TSA victim was dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles airport police union spokesman says medical attention for a mortally wounded Transportation Security Administration officer was delayed because a Los Angeles Police Department officer told responders the man was dead.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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US stocks push through latest record highs

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors stayed upbeat Friday, pushing U.S. stock indexes deeper into record territory.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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Filipinos abroad seek news, rally aid after Haiyan

HONG KONG (AP) — They gather in California churches, in Hong Kong shopping malls, at prayer vigils in Bahrain and on hastily launched Facebook pages. Philippine overseas workers, cut off from home after a super-typhoon killed thousands, are coming together to pray, swap information and launch aid drives.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013

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