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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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