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Rights group: Lebanese residency laws put Syrians at risk

BEIRUT (AP) — Human Rights Watch says Lebanese residency laws are putting Syrian refugees in danger, arguing that the policies "set the stage for a potentially explosive situation."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

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The shining: UK commuters told trains delayed by sunlight

LONDON (AP) — It's the dark days of one of the rainiest British winters on record. So some London commuters were surprised to hear their trains had been delayed because of the sun.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 January 2016

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For some theater shooting jurors, trial began after verdict

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — For nearly 14 weeks, they sat in a suburban Denver jury box, listening for hours as witnesses described the searing pain of gunshot wounds and the terror they felt as they fled the movie theater, the gunman still firing at them.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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Gunmen attack Baghdad mall, killing 18

BAGHDAD (AP) — Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance, killing at least 18 people and wounding 50 in the city's mainly Shiite east, Iraqi officials said.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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High court seems ready to scrap mandatory public union fees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared ready to deal a major blow to the power and clout of organized labor as it considers the free speech rights of government workers who say they shouldn't be forced to pay fees to public-sector unions.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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Trial of Freddie Gray van driver delayed by appeals court

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland appeals court postponed the trial of a police van driver charged with second-degree murder in the death of Freddie Gray, saying it needs to address whether another Baltimore officer should be compelled to testify against Caesar Goodson.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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Obama's State of Union proposals often hit wall in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Dead. Real Dead." That was the verdict by then-House Speaker John Boehner on President Barack Obama's proposal to impose higher dividend and capital gains taxes on the wealthy.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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US stocks veer lower following another drop in price of oil

A slump in crude oil prices and other commodities weighed on stocks in afternoon trading Monday. Energy companies were among the biggest decliners as the price of crude oil sank to the lowest level in more than a decade. Investors also weighed the implications of another drop in China's stock market.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 January 2016

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