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Tropical storm threatens East Coast July 4th plans

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina's coast early Wednesday as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward, threatening Fourth of July plans along the East Coast.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Often-split court agrees your privacy matters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices found more common ground than usual this year, and nowhere was their unanimity more surprising than in a ruling that police must get a judge's approval before searching the cellphones of people they've arrested.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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NSA's Internet monitoring said to be legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time the bipartisan Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board dissected a National Security Agency surveillance program, it found fundamental flaws, arguing in a January report that the NSA's collection of domestic calling records "lacked a viable legal foundation" and should be shut down.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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US stock futures edge up after jobs survey

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are edging up Wednesday following a report that business hiring surged in June, a promising sign for economic growth. The report comes a day after news of stronger manufacturing activity helped push the stock market to another all-time high.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Ky. gay marriage ban nixed, but no weddings yet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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General: US assessing whether Iraq forces can hold

HONOLULU (AP) — A key role of the American troops in Iraq is assessing whether the country's security forces can hold together and whether its leaders are confident they can do their jobs, a top U.S. military official said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, the Obama administration warned Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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