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House votes to overturn protections for young immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican U.S. House voted Wednesday to overturn President Barack Obama's key immigration policies, approving legislation that would eliminate new deportation protections for millions and expose hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to expulsion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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New Charlie Hebdo reaches global audience, dismays Muslims

LONDON (AP) — A week ago, Charlie Hebdo was a niche publication little known outside France, with a circulation of 60,000. On Wednesday the satirical newspaper's first issue since last week's deadly attack on its staff went on sale with a print run of 3 million copies and front-page coverage around the world.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015

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NASA evacuates its side of space station, but finds no leak

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a rare scare, astronauts fled the American side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. NASA later said a computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than escaping ammonia coolant.

"No signs of a leak," NASA reported via Twitter.

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At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

 

PENWELL, Texas (AP) — At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said.

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Lack of aid deepens suffering in conflict-hit east Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Valentina Dudareva's voice cracks with despair as she stands in the snow, surveying the bombed-out windows of her apartment block in Donetsk, the separatist capital in eastern Ukraine.

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Congress moves toward easing bank, Wall Street rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than six years after the financial crisis struck, the House is moving toward softening a post-crisis law that brought the strictest rules for banks and Wall Street since the 1930s.

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Obama pitching more access to fast Internet

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service.

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France arrests 54 for defending terror; announces crackdown

 

PARIS (AP) — France ordered prosecutors around the country Wednesday to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism, announcing that 54 people had been arrested for those offenses since the Paris terror attacks.

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