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Benghazi select committee holding 1st open hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Select Committee on Benghazi gets its public debut Wednesday, two years after militants in the eastern Libyan city killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, and four months after Republicans launched their special investigation.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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'Easy Rider' bike going to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014

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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:

"Considerable time."

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014

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