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Study ties dental drugs, heart infection risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S., the highest risk patients still get these drugs and no similar trend has been seen.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Lake-effect snow pummels New York, closes Thruway

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Parts of New York measured the season's first big snowfall in feet, rather than inches, on Tuesday as 3 feet of lake-effect snow blanketed the Buffalo area and forced the closure of a 132-mile stretch of the state Thruway.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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US to close family detention center in New Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will close a temporary family immigration detention center in rural New Mexico by the end of the year, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as minority leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats re-elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to another two-year term as House minority leader on Tuesday, two weeks after elections in which the party lost at least a dozen seats in the chamber.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Call it "19 Pups and Counting."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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National Guard prepares for more Ferguson unrest

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city's bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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AP Analysis: US-Iran talks haunted by history

An AP News Analysis

LONDON (AP) — Bill Clinton tried. So did George W. Bush. Neither succeeded. As President Barack Obama's own second term winds down, he is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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