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Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $300 billion to update the nation's roads and railways.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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US warns Russia on Ukraine, nudges Georgia to West

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday warned Russia against a military intervention in Ukraine as it renewed demands that Moscow withdraw troops from disputed enclaves in another former Soviet republic, Georgia. The U.S. also urged Georgia to further integrate with Europe and NATO in calls that come amid growing tensions between Russia and the West over the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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C. African Republic orphans walk to refuge alone

CARNOT, Central African Republic (AP) — Ibrahim Adamou's parents had just been killed in front of him. He wasn't sure whether any of his five siblings had survived the attack by Christian militiamen who opened fire on his family of herders as they journeyed on foot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian school

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic militants set fire to a locked dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria, then shot and slit the throats of students who tried to escape through windows during a pre-dawn attack Tuesday. At least 58 students were killed, including many who were burned alive.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Arizona governor returns home amid furor over bill

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer returned to Arizona on Tuesday and faced a pressing decision about a bill on her desk that has prompted a national debate over religious and gay rights.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Vets benefits bill clears initial Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sprawling Democratic bill expanding health, education and other benefits for veterans easily cleared an early Senate hurdle on Tuesday. But the election-year measure still faces an uncertain fate as Republicans battle to make it smaller and find ways to pay for it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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Dempsey: Military has job despite withdrawal talk

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — America's top military officer says the U.S. threat to withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan if no security pact is signed may encourage the enemy and lead some Afghan forces to align with the Taliban.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

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