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Insurgents vs mainstream: Debate highlights GOP's 2 tracks

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Marco Rubio bid forcefully for control of the Republican Party's establishment wing in Wednesday night's third GOP debate, deflecting jabs from Jeb Bush, who desperately sought to right his floundering campaign.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Jailed, flogged Saudi blogger Badawi wins EU rights prize

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Muslim clerics has won the European Union's prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights.

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Iran to take a seat among world powers for Syria talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran takes part in international talks on Syria for the first time this week, giving it a voice in the effort to find a resolution to the more than 4-year-old civil war that has so far defied even the slightest progress toward peace.

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Labor laws questioned after Indian maid loses arm in Saudi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kasthuri Munirathinam, a 55-year-old mother of four from southern India, was plunged into debt after borrowing money to marry off her daughters. Like many before her, she was recruited through an agency and promised an opportunity to earn 1,000 Saudi riyals ($267) a month by working as a live-in maid in Saudi Arabia, the Arab region's largest economy where domestic help is in high demand.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Panel rejects ban on air shipments of fire-prone batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. aviation panel has rejected a ban on rechargeable battery shipments on passenger airliners despite evidence they can cause explosions and unstoppable, in-flight fires, aviation officials told The Associated Press.

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Glamour's Women of the Year: Witherspoon, Jenner, Copeland

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Misty Copeland and five women touched by the South Carolina church massacre and lauded in the aftermath as "The Peacemakers of Charleston" are among this year's honorees as Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

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Math, reading scores slip for nation's school kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Results from national math and reading tests show slipping or stagnant scores for the nation's schoolkids.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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Astronaut takes spacewalk right before setting US record

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, took his first spacewalk Wednesday just hours before setting a new U.S. flight record.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

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