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APNewsBreak: New rule to protect streams near coal mines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Woman deemed oldest US veteran set for flight to meet Obama

DETROIT (AP) — A 110-year-old woman believed to be the nation's oldest veteran is preparing to visit Washington on an honorary trip that includes meeting President Barack Obama. There's just one glitch: She wants a jacket to wear with her official trip T-shirt, because she doesn't have "Michelle Obama arms."

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Texas probing death in jail of woman with Chicago ties

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose loved ones are questioning authorities who say the 28-year-old arrested on a traffic violation hanged herself in a Texas county jail cell.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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Crying refugee girl puts German chancellor on the spot

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel came under criticism Thursday for her awkward treatment of a young refugee brought to tears by the German chancellor's comments on asylum.

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House passes another bill to stem California drought

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought.

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EBay, PayPal outline plans for after split

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When eBay and PayPal split up on Friday, they'll face different challenges than they did as a combined company.

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Kurdish fighters besiege IS gunmen in Syria's Hassakeh city

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters besieged members of the Islamic State group Thursday in the northeastern Syrian city of Hassakeh as they pushed forward under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition, an activist group and the main Kurdish militia in Syria said.

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Little certainty 1 year after airliner shot down in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A year since a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was blown out of the sky over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine — killing 298 people — there has been little official word of progress in determining what brought down Flight MH17. One of the probes under way reportedly points toward a ground-to-air missile fired from a village held by Russia-backed separatist rebels, but the report isn't to be public for months. Another investigation trudges forward with painful slowness, and contradictory theories emerge from Moscow.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015

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