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Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to stay healthy or buy beauty products.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor was fired on Wednesday. The sheriff called his actions "unacceptable," and said videos recorded by her classmates show the girl posed no danger to anyone.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Storm expected to bring heavy rain, wind to East Coast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A storm that includes some remnants of Hurricane Patricia was expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the East Coast on Wednesday.

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert pleads guilty to evading bank laws

CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading banking laws in a hush-money scheme, averting a potentially lurid trial by agreeing to a deal with federal prosecutors that recommends the former House speaker serve no more than six months in prison.

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Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider December hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of persistent threats from a weak international economy and excessively low inflation. But it suggested the possibility of a rate hike as early as December.

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GOP nominates Ryan as speaker, House set to OK

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans nominated Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday to become the chamber's next speaker, rallying behind a youthful overachiever they hope will guide them out of weeks of internal feuding and disarray and point the party toward accomplishments they can highlight in next year's elections.

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Fighter jets track military blimp drifting over Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. fighter jets are tracking an unmanned Army surveillance blimp that tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland and is drifting north over Pennsylvania.

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Nigerian military: 338 captives rescued from Boko Haram

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops have rescued 338 captives, almost all children and women, from Boko Haram camps in a northeastern forest, the military said Wednesday.

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