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Knox's knife DNA casts doubt on murder weapon

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A court-appointed expert testifying in U.S. student Amanda Knox's third murder trial in Italy said Wednesday that a new trace of DNA found on the handle of the knife alleged to have been the murder weapon belongs to Knox and not the victim.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Roger Waters returns to benefit for wounded

NEW YORK (AP) — Their faces are young and strong, but their bodies sit in wheelchairs or stand on artificial limbs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Analysis: Post-shutdown, pragmatism is in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Electability and pragmatism won. Ideology and rigidity lost.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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UN: CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

GENEVA (AP) — World carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Casinos, pot, secession among US ballot measures

Voters across the country faced ballot measures Tuesday ranging from whether to approve seven casinos in New York to the fate of Houston's iconic Astrodome. Here's a look at some of the questions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Tweaking Perry, Obama pitches health care in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beset by hard-to-keep promises and a massive website failure, President Barack Obama is promoting his embattled health care law in the state with the highest rate of uninsured Americans, which has also been politically hostile to the signature initiative of his presidency.

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Ill. set to be 15th state to allow gay marriage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — With Illinois set to become the 15th state nationwide to legalize same-sex marriage, Chicago couple Theresa Volpe and Mercedes Santos finally began planning the wedding they'd started thinking about more than two decades ago.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013

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Toronto mayor admits he smoked crack while drunk

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that he smoked crack "probably a year ago" when he was in a "drunken stupor," an admission that immediately intensified the pressure on him to resign.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013

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