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Emotions over Obama's trade agenda roil Senate, delay action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee's likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Scottish collie behind wheel of runaway vehicle causes scare

LONDON (AP) — Don the Sheepdog might want to learn a new trick: applying the brakes.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Airstrikes hit Yemen rebels after Saudis say operation over

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes targeted Iran-backed rebels and their allies in Yemen on Wednesday, hours after Riyadh declared an end to a nearly monthlong air campaign. The Shiite forces later said they would welcome United Nations-led peace talks to end a conflict that's killed hundreds without dislodging them from the capital.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan for about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by antitrust regulators.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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DEA chief to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an announcement that came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Jurors see defiant Tsarnaev in photo as feds argue for death

BOSTON (AP) — As jurors looked at a photograph of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev giving the finger to a security camera in his jail cell, a federal prosecutor described it as a defiant act by an unrepentant man who didn't care that he had killed four people, including an 8-year-old boy and a police officer.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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Officer who shot Washington farmworker dragged him from fire

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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