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In Tikrit fight, Iraq Sunni preacher urges militia restraint

BAGHDAD (AP) — A prominent Iraqi Sunni preacher urged authorities on Friday to prevent Shiite militias fighting alongside government forces against Islamic State extremists in Tikrit from carrying out revenge attacks on Sunnis in Saddam Hussein's hometown.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Jeb Bush's emails detail his relationships with top donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the many thousands of emails Jeb Bush received as Florida governor are a string of notes from campaign donors asking favors and making suggestions.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Oil price slips as US supply levels swell; stocks soft

 

LONDON (AP) — Oil prices fell sharply Friday in the wake of figures showing U.S. stock levels continue to build. Global stock markets, meanwhile, lacked momentum at the end of what has been a volatile week, largely due to shifting opinions on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015

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Obama to visit VA hospital, check progress on veterans care

PHOENIX (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members to get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs.

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NASA launches 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched four identical spacecraft Thursday on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.

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Military: 2 soldiers' bodies recovered from helicopter wreck

NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — Divers found the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed amid dense fog during a Florida training mission, killing 11 Marines and soldiers, but more bad weather prevented the recovery of bodies and the flight recorder from wreckage 25 feet deep.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015

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Abortion issue clouds fate of trafficking bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats threatened Wednesday to torpedo bipartisan legislation combating human sex trafficking in a dispute over a Republican-backed abortion provision they said they had failed to notice for nearly two months.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015

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Applications for US unemployment benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.Sunemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015

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