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MIT engineers have high hopes for cheetah robot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — It's a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world's fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors — including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Snow-day alternative creates new challenges

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public school students in 13 districts across Kentucky will be home schooled — mainly via the Internet — during some snow days this year as part of an experiment aimed at keeping students learning amid the growing number of weather-related closings.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Obama to hold White House meetings on Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Congress crams unfinished agenda into final days

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lame-duck lawmakers return to Washington on Monday facing a stacked agenda and not much time to get it all done before the new Congress convenes in January and a Republican takeover is complete.

Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014

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Lawyer: Wilson resigned after chief's warning

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Former Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson's lawyer says Wilson resigned because he was concerned about the potential for violence against other officers if he didn't.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Department store worker shot on Black Friday dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old woman died a day after she was shot inside a Nordstrom department store in Chicago during Black Friday shopping.

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 November 2014

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Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 November 2014

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Beijing bans smoking in public spaces

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing has adopted a smoking ban in all indoor public spaces including workplaces and public transport.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 November 2014

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