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Wet, frigid weather hits Upper Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow and plunging temperatures are expected to hit the Upper Midwest this week, dropping as much as a foot of snow on the region and pushing thermometer readings down by as much as 40 degrees overnight. The powerful storm, which is coursing into the area from Alaska, will likely bring the first major snowfall of the season.

Here's what to expect:

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014

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Suicide bomber kills 48 students in Nigeria

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised in a school uniform detonated explosives at a high school assembly in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum on Monday, killing at least 48 students, according to survivors and a morgue attendant.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014

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Progress but no deal in trans-Pacific trade talks

 

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Monday to break stubborn logjams that have held up an agreement on a trans-Pacific trade deal that is eagerly sought by the White House and could lead to rare consensus with congressional Republicans.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 November 2014

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Immigration dispute erupts at White House lunch

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014

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Jury: Pittsburgh researcher poisoned his wife

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh researcher charged in the cyanide poisoning death of his wife last year was convicted on Friday of first-degree murder.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014

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Obama taps Washington outsider as attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending a Washington outsider as a high-profile confirmation test amid a power shift in the Senate.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014

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5th teen dies following Washington school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 November 2014

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US job gains top 200k for 9th month; rate 5.8 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after voters registered their sourness about the U.S. economy, the government said Friday that employers added a solid 214,000 jobs in October, extending the steadiest pace of job growth in nearly 20 years.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 November 2014

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