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200 fleeing S. Sudan violence die after boat sinks

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Bourbon truly American, despite foreign ties

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, whiskey insiders maintain — even when some of its distillers answer to foreign companies.

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Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

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GOP constituents want jobless aid renewed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In her 17 months out of work, Lita Ness has heard all the criticisms of extended unemployment insurance that has led to the program getting suspended amid a partisan standoff in Congress.

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Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater ended with a retired Tampa police captain fatally shooting a man sitting in front of him, authorities said.

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Dozens of trade-offs in $1.1 trillion budget bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sales job is on for a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year.

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Health care signups: More older Americans so far

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance?

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Proposed spy phone record shift draws resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telephone companies are quietly balking at the idea of changing how they collect and store Americans' phone records to help the National Security Agency's surveillance programs. They're worried about their exposure to lawsuits and the price tag if the U.S. government asks them to hold information about customers for longer than they already do.

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