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Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014

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University tuition increases adopted in California

 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California voted Thursday to approve a tuition increase of as much as 5 percent in each of the next five years unless the state devotes more money to the 10-campus system.

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AP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

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Ebola heightens need for aid for orphans

CHICAGO (AP) — The Ebola epidemic has put adoptions in impacted west African countries at a standstill for obvious reasons.

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Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference on nutrition that access to food is a basic human right that shouldn't be subject to market speculation and quests for profit.

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US unemployment aid applications fall to 291,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits declined slightly last week, suggesting that job gains should remain solid.

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Soaring generic drug prices draw Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to 8,000 percent, prompting a backlash from patients, pharmacists and now Washington lawmakers.

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Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy lap naps and every memory in between come alive.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014

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