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Death toll reaches 339 in quake-hit Pakistani, Afghan areas

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers were struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan on Tuesday as officials said the combined death toll from the previous day's earthquake rose to 339.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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'I boo': Couple gets married at haunted theme park

LITCHFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The bridesmaids wore black and the flower girl showed up in a skeleton costume at a wedding held at a haunted theme park in New Hampshire.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

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Early prison release will test drug felons, re-entry groups

 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — She was the queen of the "OK Corral," a tot-toting grandmother who stepped up to rent out street corners and run the bustling cocaine trade in her north Philadelphia neighborhood after her 20-year-old son was gunned down.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky, too

 

PARIS (AP) — Hot dogs, bacon, cold cuts and other processed meats raise the risk of colon, stomach and other cancers, and red meat probably contributes to the disease, too, the World Health Organization said Monday, throwing its considerable authority behind what many doctors have been warning for years.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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Study: Kids take 100-plus required tests through 12th grade

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students, parents and teachers have long lamented the hours that kids spend taking standardized tests, especially since the introduction of the Common Core academic standards. But just how much time each year is it?

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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To save money, states give up on repairing some rural roads

 

MILO, Iowa (AP) — When it comes to road building, Iowa has big ambitions. The state's largest city, Des Moines, is spending millions to repair or replace four downtown bridges. Planners also want to broaden the last section of U.S. Highway 20 into four lanes spanning the entire state.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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Ole Miss removes Mississippi flag with Confederate emblem

 

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi quietly removed the state flag with its Confederate battle emblem from its place of honor on campus Monday morning after students and faculty called it a divisive symbol that undermines efforts to promote diversity, tolerance and respect.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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Old hurdles and new haunt the Sept. 11 case at Guantanamo

 

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Colleen Kelly came to Guantanamo Bay with a sense of impatience, dismayed at the U.S. military's floundering effort to try five detainees charged with roles in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 October 2015

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