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Thai ex-premier says 'democracy is dead' after impeachment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing rice subsidy program.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015

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Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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4 bears die of chocolate overdoses; expert proposes ban

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's bear expert is proposing to eliminate the use of chocolate as bait after four bears were found dead at one trapping site due to a chocolate overdose.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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After stumble, GOP pushes different abortion bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions forced them into an embarrassing fumble of a similar bill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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UN holds first-ever meeting on anti-Semitism on Thursday

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levi challenged the world at the first-ever U.N. General Assembly meeting devoted to anti-Semitism to take action to counter the rising worldwide hatred of Jews, denouncing it as "radical inhumanity."

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Tsarnaev lawyers ask again to move trial outside Boston

 

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are making a third push to move his trial outside Massachusetts, citing a large number of prospective jurors who already believe he's guilty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — To build or not to build?

That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015

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