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Obama mocks 'conspiracy' at forum on gun control

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama mocked conspiracy theorists and tore into the National Rifle Association for pushing "imaginary fiction," as he described his plans to tighten gun control rules as modest first steps toward tackling gun violence in America.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Feds say terrorism-related arrests made in 2 states

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday that two people with ties to the Islamic State have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in California and Texas, including a refugee from Syria who is charged with lying to federal investigators about his travels to the civil war in that country.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Reports of sexual assaults spike at military academies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults at the three military academies surged by more than 50 percent in the 2014-15 school year, and complaints of sexual harassment also spiked, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

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Bumper US jobs figures give stock markets further lift

LONDON (AP) — Bumper U.S. jobs figures for December helped stock markets in Europe and Wall Street futures add to earlier gains Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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Fates of 53 Cuban dissidents show difficulty of US policy

HAVANA (AP) — One year ago, the Cuban government began releasing 53 political prisoners that President Barack Obama wanted freed as part of a historic deal to re-establish diplomatic relations between the former Cold War foes.

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AP-WE tv Poll: Most have stayed friends with an ex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think making a clean break with an ex helps speed the healing process after a breakup, according to a new Associated Press-WE tv poll. But not all of them are listening to their own advice.

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Sheriff meets with armed group, asks them to leave

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — Three Oregon sheriffs met with leaders of an armed group to try to persuade them to end their occupation of a federal wildlife refuge after many local residents made it plain that's what they want.

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All the winter's a weird weather stage; Here are the players

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for weather whiplash as powerful climatic forces elbow each other for starring roles in a weird winter show.

Last Updated on Friday, 08 January 2016

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