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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of Americans collecting benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Faceoff in Hong Kong: 3 sides, all with options

HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong and crowds of students blocked the entrances to government headquarters Thursday as midnight approached — the deadline protest leaders had set for the resignation of the city's chief executive.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

TOKYO (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 October 2014

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Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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Patient told Dallas hospital he was from Liberia

 

DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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