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Sesame Street marks 45th birthday

NEW YORK (AP) — You don't get to be the longest-running children's show in U.S. TV history by doing the same thing over and over. So even though parents who grew up watching "Sesame Street" can still see old favorites like Big Bird, things on the street have changed since the show debuted 45 years ago on Nov. 10, 1969.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014

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Terminally ill Brittany Maynard takes her own life

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brittany Maynard stuck by her decision.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014

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UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

 

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.

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Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper wire walks

CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness, and performing one blindfolded.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014

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Manufacturing surveys weigh on world markets

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets mostly fell Monday after disappointing manufacturing surveys in China and Europe reinforced concerns over the economic outlook. The Japanese yen continued its slide following last Friday's surprise Bank of Japan stimulus, falling to a seven-year low against the dollar.

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US approved Ferguson no-fly area to keep press out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri, to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons, but audio recordings show that local authorities instead wanted to keep news helicopters away during violent street protests.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014

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Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014

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Once sleepy campaign issue, education gains clout

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Middle school art teacher Cynthia Bliss laced up her sneakers, grabbed a jacket and spent most of a recent Saturday asking strangers to help her oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014

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