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House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect the nation's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search ongoing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Study finds potential problem in more heart valve implants

Doctors have discovered a potential problem involving implanted heart valves that hundreds of thousands of people have received. The valves do not always open and close properly, possibly because a blood clot has formed that could raise the risk of stroke.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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Chicago police commander to go on trial for tough tactics

CHICAGO (AP) — When a West Side neighborhood decayed into a deadly shooting gallery, the Chicago police chief said he was sending his "best guy" into the fray to turn back the drug- and gang-fueled violence.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015

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'Here we go again' _ Americans' lament after Oregon shooting

The news from Oregon was grim enough in isolation — nine people shot dead at a community college. For many Americans it was all the sadder as a reminder of how frequent, how depressingly routine, mass shootings have become — in malls, at churches, and so often at schools and colleges.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015

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More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast

Unrelenting rain across the East Coast showed little sign of let-up early Saturday, with record-setting precipitation expected to prolong the soppy misery that has been eased only by news that Hurricane Joaquin is no longer a threat.

Last Updated on Saturday, 03 October 2015

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