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Republicans agree on push for debate changes

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates have agreed on a series of demands giving them greater control of debates, as the GOP's frustrated 2016 class works to inject changes into the nominating process.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015

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Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015

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Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dies at 73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bouncing from politics to the big screen and back, Fred Thompson played many roles well and those who knew him say the folksy former U.S. senator won't soon be forgotten for his impact on American life and the arts. He died Sunday at age 73.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015

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Latest migrant tragedy in Aegean highlights EU divisions

LESBOS, Greece (AP) — Drowned babies and toddlers washed onto Greece's famed Aegean Sea beaches, and a grim-faced diver pulled a drowned mother and child from a half-sunk boat that was decrepit long before it sailed. On shore, bereaved women wailed and stunned-looking fathers cradled their children.

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015

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Colorado asks voters to reshuffle spending of new pot taxes

DENVER (AP) — The only statewide ballot question in Colorado next week seems like a no-brainer: Should the state keep $66 million in marijuana taxes it has already collected to spend on schools and drug-abuse prevention?

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015

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Prosecutors done questioning key witness in ex-coal CEO case

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After a key government witness spent days helping defense lawyers paint a former coal boss as safety-minded, prosecutors reined their witness in Friday by directing him to testify about dozens of serious mine safety violations he agreed could have been avoided by hiring more miners or permitting more time to tend to safety tasks.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Egypt says Russian aircraft crashes in Sinai, no survivors

CAIRO (AP) — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Storms, winds, lash Texas, search for 2 missing to continue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Another round of storms and strong winds was moving east across Texas on Saturday, and two people were missing from earlier flash floods in the Austin area.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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