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Queen Elizabeth II surpasses Queen Victoria's long reign

 

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II reached a major milestone Wednesday, becoming the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history by passing Queen Victoria, who served for 63 years and seven months.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

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Surgeon general calls for steps to promote healthy walking

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Take a walk: That's the U.S. surgeon general's prescription for sedentary Americans — but communities will have to step up, too, and make neighborhoods easier and safer for foot traffic.

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Hundreds surge past police near Hungary border, march north

 

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — Hundreds of angry and frustrated asylum-seekers broke through police lines Monday near Hungary's southern border with Serbia and began marching north toward Budapest, while Britain and France pledged to take in tens of thousands more refugees to try to ease the crisis.

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Obama trying to boost free community college plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his plan for two years of free community college stalled in Congress, President Barack Obama is trying to put more oomph behind state and local programs that provide what he's been unable to offer nationally.

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Teen charged with encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself

FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (AP) — At first glance, the text messages appear to show a disturbing case of cyberbullying: one teen urging another to kill himself.

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Congress starts Planned Parenthood hearings, accusations fly

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent abortion foe is accusing Planned Parenthood of violating federal laws barring for-profit sales of fetal tissue, while a defender of the group says it's done nothing illegal as Congress begins long-awaited hearings that are already weaving accusations, emotion and politics.

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Russia says 'no secret' it has military specialists in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman has accused the West of creating "strange hysteria" over Russian activities in Syria, saying that Moscow has been openly supplying weapons and sending military specialists to Syria for a long time.

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Tax quirk forces Colorado to waive pot taxes for a day

DENVER (AP) — Think of it as a back-to-school sales tax break, but for stoners.

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