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China September imports plunge in new sign of weakness

BEIJING (AP) — China's imports fell by an unexpectedly wide margin in September in a new sign of weakness in the world's second-largest economy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Turkey bans rally by activists mourning colleagues

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities on Tuesday banned a protest rally and march by trade union and civic society activists who lost friends and colleagues in Turkey's bloodiest terror attack, but hundreds of people defiantly gathered for the protest.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Freddie Gray hearing: Baltimore officers statements at issue

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge in Baltimore is holding a hearing to determine the admissibility of statements made to investigators by police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

Would-be gun violence researchers see many challenges and little hope in career path

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it.

You would be wrong.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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Report: Turkish investigators focus probe on IS militants

 

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish investigators were close to identifying one of two suicide bombers in the country's deadliest attacks in years, the prime minister said Monday, adding that the Islamic State group was the "No. 1 priority" of the investigation.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation's population.

They can blame low gas prices.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early

WASHINGTON (AP) — A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once described as threats to society, according to an Associated Press review of court records.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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