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Top officials to announce effort to cut incarceration rates

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Obama to announce plans to fight heroin use

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will take steps to improve doctor training and ease access to drug treatment as part of an effort to help communities battling the scourge of heroin and prescription painkiller abuse.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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UN chief urges calm amid Palestinian-Israeli violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for calm during a surprise visit to Jerusalem on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in a high-profile gambit to bring an end to a monthlong wave of violence.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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US F-18 jet crashes in England, 1 person reported killed

LONDON (AP) — British police said one person was killed when a military jet crashed Wednesday near an air base. The U.S. Embassy in London said the plane was a supersonic F-18, and the Air Force said it was investigating.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Syria's President Assad met with Russian leader in Moscow, in 1st trip abroad since 2011

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad has traveled to Moscow in his first known trip abroad since war broke out in Syria in 2011, meeting his strongest ally Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The two leaders stressed that the military operations in Syria— in which Moscow is the latest and most powerful addition— must lead to a political process.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Rep. Ryan seeks unity from House GOP to run for speaker

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is seeking unity in a place it's rarely found, telling House Republicans he will serve as their speaker only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2015

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Cancer group's mammogram advice: Start later and get fewer

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Cancer Society now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them, a stance that puts the trusted group closer to an influential government task force's advice.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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Egypt fixing Tutankhamun mask after botched epoxy repair

CAIRO (AP) — Restorers put their work on the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display in Cairo on Tuesday, over a year after the beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back on with epoxy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

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