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Libraries, meetup groups get into adult coloring craze

DEFOREST, Wis. (AP) — Adults caught up in the coloring book craze now have new and more social ways to participate: through libraries and meetup groups.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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UK judge due to say whether Russia behind Litvinenko killing

LONDON (AP) — One day in 2006, a former KGB agent who claimed to know dark Kremlin secrets had tea with two Russian men at a London hotel. Three weeks later, he died of radioactive poisoning — after making a deathbed claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered his killing.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Q&A: Details about the latest round of bird flu

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In just a few days, a bird flu virus has led to the deaths of nearly 400,000 turkeys and chickens on 10 farms in a southwest Indiana county that's the state's largest turkey producer. Here are some questions and answers about the bird flu virus outbreak in Dubois County, about 70 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Wal-Mart to give pay raises to most of its workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Most of Wal-Mart's U.S. employees will get raises as part of the world's largest retailer's previously announced commitment to invest in its workforce.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Most of Detroit's public schools close amid teacher sick-out

DETROIT (AP) — Most of Detroit's public schools closed for the day on Wednesday due to teacher absences, as disgruntled educators stepped up efforts to protest the governor's plans for the district, its ramshackle finances and dilapidated buildings.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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South, East brace for big storm, significant snowfall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The South and East are bracing for a nor'easter at week's end with the potential for significant snowfall.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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Oil prices plunge and stocks hit lowest level since 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Another plunge in the price of crude oil sent stocks sharply lower on Wednesday, bringing the market to its lowest level in nearly two years.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

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