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US will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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European police arrest 2 dozen in anti-terrorism sweeps

BRUSSELS (AP) — French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers wasted no time in pushing through their first priority of the 2015 legislative session, but the measure had nothing to do with the state's growing deficit and giant K-12 education shortfall.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's like OpenTable for medical appointments.

No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Study: Fewer struggle with medical costs as coverage grows

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Belgium police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say two people have been killed and one has been arrested during a shootout in an anti-terrorist operation in the eastern city of Verviers.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Immigrants can now get Mexican birth certificates in US

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Mexican government Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver's licenses and protection from deportation.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Science panel: no alternative to bulk collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — A committee of scientific experts has concluded that there is no viable technological alternative to bulk collection of data by the National Security Agency that allows analysts access to communications whose significance only becomes clear years later.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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