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Hand transplant recovery sheds new light on touch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovery of feeling can gradually improve for years after a hand transplant, suggests a small study that points to changes in the brain, not just the new hand, as a reason.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use

CHICAGO (AP) — Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. A large study found that continuing for another 18 months lowers the risk of heart attacks, clots and other problems.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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Confrontations await Obama after productive trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a productive trip abroad, President Barack Obama is back in Washington, where he faces confrontations with Republicans on immigration and an oil pipeline project.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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Obama calls IS beheadings 'pure evil'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized while delivering relief supplies in Syria last year.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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Prosecutors troubled by extent of military fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fabian Barrera found a way to make fast cash in the Texas National Guard, earning roughly $181,000 for claiming to have steered 119 potential recruits to join the military. But the bonuses were ill-gotten because the former captain never actually referred any of them.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

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4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

LA PORTE, Texas (AP) — Four workers were killed and one was injured Saturday during a hazardous chemical leak at a DuPont industrial plant in suburban Houston, company officials said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014

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Dad who sang to dying infant son thanks mourners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grieving father who sang the Beatles' ballad "Blackbird" as his infant son clung to life told mourners Saturday that he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers and support after a video of the tender moment gained widespread Internet attention.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 November 2014

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G-20 summit opens in Australia; growth tops agenda

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister vowed that world leaders would deliver on an initiative to add $2 trillion to global GDP, promising freer trade and more investment in infrastructure as heads of the 20 largest economies began cementing plans to drag sagging growth out of the doldrums.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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