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Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015

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Police: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prisoner being treated at a northern Virginia hospital wrestled with a guard Tuesday and took her gun before escaping in a hospital gown and fleeing in a carjacked vehicle, police said. The prisoner was captured hours later in nearby Washington.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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White House: Iran nuke talks could continue beyond deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could be extended past Tuesday's deadline for the outline of an agreement if enough progress is made to justify it, the White House said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

 

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Defense gets ready to rest case in marathon bombing trial

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bomber prepared to rest their case Tuesday after an FBI fingerprint examiner testified that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's fingerprints weren't found on any of the marathon bomb components, but his older brother's were.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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FBI identifies man killed in NSA shooting

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up to "party" at a motel, police said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as its contribution to a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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