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CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. He was 73.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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NAFTA shadows Obama's efforts to seek clout for trade deals

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 21-year-old ghost haunts President Barack Obama and his allies as he presses Congress for enhanced powers to make trade deals with Japan and other nations.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Police: Parking dispute sparks 3 North Carolina killings

 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A long-running parking dispute between neighbors motivated a man to kill a woman, her newlywed husband and her sister at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, police said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Brain stents show big promise for certain stroke patients

Stroke experts are reporting a major advance: Stents similar to the ones used to open clogged heart arteries also can be used to clear a blood clot in the brain, greatly lowering the risk a patient will end up disabled.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will no longer ban discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered in hiring and employment in much of state government because of an action announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

 

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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US withdrawing most troops fighting Ebola in West Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak sharply reduced, the United States is preparing to withdraw nearly all of its troops fighting the disease in West Africa and President Barack Obama is planning for the next steps planned by the administration.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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