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Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Netanyahu years see surge in West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has surged during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of Israel's overall population, according to newly obtained official figures.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Police arrest suspect in shooting near high school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting that wounded three students outside an alternative high school was arrested early Saturday in what appears to be a gang-related attack, Portland police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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Protesters of police killings to march on DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters plan to converge on the nation's capital Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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First Dems, now Senate GOP object to spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it's the Senate Republicans' turn, specifically Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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UN climate talks deadlocked over scope of pledges

LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.N. talks on a new global warming pact spilled into the weekend as negotiators quarreled over what kind of information to include when countries unveil their contributions before a key summit in Paris next year.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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UN still struggling to move aid into Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N.'s decision in July to begin moving aid into war-torn Syria without the consent of President Bashar Assad was heralded as unprecedented. It was the first time that humanitarian need trumped a nation's sovereignty.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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