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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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Boat capsizes off Malaysia, 13 Indonesian migrants drowned

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police say 13 bodies, believed to be Indonesian illegal immigrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized in bad sea conditions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Grand jury indicts leader behind Planned Parenthood videos

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Michigan appoints ex-prosecutor to lead Flint water probe

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican attorney general has named a former prosecutor to spearhead an investigation into the process that left Flint's drinking water tainted with lead, though Democrats questioned whether the special counsel would be impartial.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Obama has plan to expand access to retirement accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pitch some new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts and revisit some old ones when issuing his budget next month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Slow return to normal routines for cities hit by snowstorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation's capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils

JERUSALEM (AP) — Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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Scientists to announce "Doomsday Clock" time

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any closer or farther from disaster.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

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