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California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a tenacious liberal whose election to the Senate in 1992 heralded a new era for women at the upper reaches of political power, announced Thursday she will not seek re-election to a new term next year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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France hunts for 2 suspects; Nation mourns their victims

PARIS (AP) — Scattered gunfire and explosions shook France on Thursday as its frightened yet defiant citizens held a day of mourning for 12 people slain at a Paris newspaper. French police hunted down the two heavily armed brothers suspected in the massacre to make sure they don't strike again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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5 things to look for as govt writes new dietary advice

WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it before: Eat fewer calories, more fruits and more vegetables. Those recurring themes as well as some new advice about sugar, salt, meat and caffeine could be part of the government's upcoming dietary guidelines for healthy eating.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Wintry weather around US brings fatalities, school closings

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the snow some areas are getting and you've got a bone chilling mix that may also be super messy.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Downey, 'Big Bang' win big at People's Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Downey Jr. was seeing double at the People's Choice Awards.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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AirAsia plane's tail may be lifted to retrieve black boxes

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Strong currents and blinding silt thwarted an attempt by divers on Thursday to find AirAsia Flight 8501's black boxes, which are believed to still be in the recently discovered tail of the crashed plane.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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9 measles cases linked to Disney theme parks in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Seven Californians and two people in Utah have confirmed cases of measles likely contracted on trips last month to Disney theme parks in California, officials said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 January 2015

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Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers

BOSTON (AP) — Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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