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Trial set to begin for general facing sex charges

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Once a rising star among the U.S. Army's top battle commanders, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is now fighting sexual assault charges that could land him life in a military prison if convicted.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014

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Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students

CHICAGO (AP) — At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine — only this time he's the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014

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Sunken Great Lakes oil pipeline raises spill fears

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A freshwater channel that separates Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas is a premier Midwestern tourist attraction and a photographer's delight, offering spectacular vistas of two Great Lakes, several islands and one of the world's longest suspension bridges.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Russia sets Ukraine agenda with diplomacy, threats

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia called for the adoption of a national unity deal in Ukraine even as it tightened its stranglehold over Crimea, an audacious combination of diplomacy and escalating military pressure. The U.S. and European Union floundered for solutions — while global markets panicked over the prospect of violent upheaval in the heart of Europe.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Pistorius trial: Witness heard screams then shots

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing "blood-curdling" screams from a woman before she heard four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Court skeptical of IQ scores in deciding execution

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to say that states can't rely on intelligence test scores alone in borderline cases to determine that a death row inmate is mentally able and thus eligible to be executed.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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4 women with new wombs are trying to get pregnant

LONDON (AP) — A Swedish doctor says four women who received transplanted wombs have had embryos transferred into them in an attempt to get pregnant.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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Group seeks to double number of US students abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — An international education institute is working to double the number of U.S. students studying abroad by 2019.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 March 2014

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