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Sebelius, a lightning rod for critics, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama's health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation's newest social program.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014

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Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

 

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.

Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014

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Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's opportunity to shape the "currents of history" and fulfill America's founding promises of equality.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin warned European leaders Thursday that unless they help Ukraine settle its enormous gas debt to Russia, their own supplies of Russian natural gas will be threatened.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late night host.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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