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Princeton's Angus Deaton wins Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Princeton University's Angus Deaton has won the Nobel prize in economics for "his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Jewish, Muslim groups raise temperature at contested shrine

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish and Muslim grassroots groups, self-declared defenders of their faiths, have played a key role in rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions, stepping up activities at a contested Jerusalem shrine at the heart of the current violence.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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Off-duty officer in Memphis fatally shot; suspect in custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An off-duty Memphis police officer who died after being shot multiple times had been on the force for little more than a year and had a fiancee who is four months pregnant, authorities said.

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NATO: Helicopter crash at Kabul base kills 5

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed Sunday at the NATO base in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing five coalition members and injuring five others, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2015

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3 Palestinians killed, 4 Israelis wounded in latest violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence showed no signs of abating Sunday, as three Palestinians, including a 2-year-old and a 13-year-old, were killed by Israeli forces, and four Israelis were wounded in an evening stabbing attack.

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House Republicans ask: Can anyone lead us?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job of leading House Republicans may have gone from difficult to impossible.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015

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Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges

 

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015

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Questions, answers about the federal campus safety law

 

The federal law known as the Clery Act is credited with bringing improvements to campus safety, even as sexual assault and gun violence remain major concerns. Supporters of the law plan to mark its 25th anniversary next month.

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 October 2015

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