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NASA's Dawn spacecraft moves in on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter welcomes its first visitor Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015

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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015

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Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

 

MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015

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Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans.

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Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015

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State Dept. will review Clinton emails for possible release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months.

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Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.

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