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North Korea says it tested H-bomb, though advance doubted

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soon after the ground shook around its nuclear testing facility, North Korea trumpeted its first hydrogen bomb test — a powerful, self-proclaimed "H-bomb of justice" that would mark a major and unanticipated advance for its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Chicago's law department under review after police scandal

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on the defensive again Tuesday, dealing with the fallout from a judge's opinion accusing a top city lawyer of hiding evidence in another case involving a fatal police shooting.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Drought stricken California welcomes El Nino's storms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Gun buyer in San Bernardino attack faces arraignment

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The friend who bought the assault rifles used in the San Bernardino attack faces arraignment on gun, immigration and terrorism-related charges.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Beauty company looking to help change red carpet chatter

NEW YORK (AP) — Those in Hollywood looking to broaden the red carpet conversation beyond the inevitable "Who are you wearing?" have a powerful new ally: beauty giant L'Oreal Paris.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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Guns N' Roses, LCD Soundsystem to headline Coachella

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — L.A. rockers Guns N' Roses will headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, along with DJ Calvin Harris and electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 January 2016

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An emotional Obama unveils his plan to cut gun violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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1 US service member killed, 2 wounded in Afghanistan attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. service member was killed and two were wounded in fighting Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command in Kabul said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 January 2016

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