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Justices stop parts of Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America's second most-populous state.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

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Success for 2nd station spacewalk in 2 weeks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab.

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2 men cleared in 1985 NYC kidnapping, killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served nearly 30 years in prison for a New York City murder is being freed after prosecutors concluded he falsely confessed when he was 16.

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Prosecutors say dead babies were found clothed

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found in a squalid, vermin-infested house.

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Panel popping plane; scary but not dangerous

Scary, most definitely, but not unsafe: That's the assessment of aviation safety experts about an American Airlines flight during which the wall panels cracked loose, prompting an emergency landing at San Francisco International airport.

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Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death

DENVER (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail and awarded his family a record $4.65 million in damages, a verdict an attorney said should send a message to law enforcement everywhere.

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Record number of black candidates seeking office

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.

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