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Vatican: Iran must join fight against terrorism

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis held talks with Iran's president at the Vatican Tuesday, calling on Tehran to play a key role in stopping the spread of terrorism as Iran tries to improve its image in the global arena following an agreement on its nuclear program.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Public prayer reviewed; 1st case since Supreme Court ruling

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court will consider whether county commissioners in North Carolina violated the Constitution by delivering Christian prayers at their meetings and inviting audience members to join.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Abe Vigoda, sunken-eyed character actor, dead at 94

NEW YORK (AP) — Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier in "The Godfather," died Tuesday at age 94.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Anti-abortion activists accused of using fake licenses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos about Planned Parenthood are accused of using fake driver's licenses to infiltrate the group, indictments made public Tuesday show.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Iraq's military is still struggling despite US training

BASMAYA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong.

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Task force urges doctors to screen all adults for depression

WASHINGTON (AP) — All adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should be screened for depression as a routine part of health care, a government advisory group recommended Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Factory village's trail of cancer leads to tap water probe

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.

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Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in fed prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he will ban the use of solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons, citing the potential for "devastating, lasting psychological consequences" from the use of the isolation as punishment.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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