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Congress told US lags other nations on drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses told a House panel Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Oil takes another dive on OPEC report, US supplies

The price of oil took another dive Wednesday, plunging to five-year lows amid mounting evidence that global supplies are far outstripping demand.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India on Wednesday received the Nobel Peace Prize for risking their lives to fight for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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UN expert calls for prosecution over US torture

GENEVA (AP) — Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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Hundreds march as California protests continue

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers marched through downtown Berkeley streets Tuesday night as protests continued in Northern California.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Kevyn Orr: Detroit's financial emergency over

DETROIT (AP) — Kevyn Orr has agreed to step down as Detroit's emergency manager, saying in a letter released Tuesday that the city will no longer be in a financial emergency once it exits bankruptcy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014

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