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Burkina Faso hotel seizure ends; 4 jihadis, 23 others dead

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso and French forces killed four extremists Saturday and freed more than 126 people to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al-Qaida-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Obama proposes new unemployment insurance plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed a set of changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to out-of-work Americans and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut.

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 January 2016

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Biden sees politics of cancer world as obstacle to a cure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks after announcing he wouldn't run for president, Joe Biden returned to the world-renowned cancer center in Texas where doctors had tried to save his son's life.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of fees charged to mining companies and coal mining's impact on the environment.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Botched French drug trial leaves 1 brain dead, 5 in hospital

PARIS (AP) — One man is brain dead and three others are facing possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug test that went awry, France, French authorities said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Spacewalk aborted after water leaks into astronaut's helmet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked into one of the men's helmets in a scary repeat of a near-drowning 2½ years ago.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Stock slide accelerates, oil plunges below $30 a barrel

Energy and financial companies led a broad tumble for U.S. stocks in afternoon trading Friday as the slump in the price of oil deepened, pulling crude below $30 a barrel. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 400 points as the market headed for its worst first two weeks of a year ever.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2016

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