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Identical twins offer up selves for space science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — When astronaut Scott Kelly embarks on a one-year space station stint next spring, his twin brother will be offering more than his usual moral support.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care, and the Pentagon has ordered a review of its health care system, defense officials said.

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Lawmakers, mourners weigh in on California rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands mourned the deaths of their classmates at a California university, lawmakers proposed ways to prevent the next round of deaths, and the rampant presence of guns were at the forefront of both discussions as a rampage that left seven dead reverberated across the state.

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China detains journalist ahead of anniversary

 

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing police have detained a Chinese news assistant for a Japanese newspaper, her family said Wednesday, in the latest in a string of detentions ahead of the 25th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

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Costly fix makes power plant model for clean operation

 

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act.

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New Mexico biofuel plant catches fire

 

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico biofuel facility caught fire Tuesday, sending a giant column of black smoke into the air and prompting authorities to briefly evacuate an area that includes about 350 homes.

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AP sources: US may decide to train Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to Syrian rebels seeking military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, the White House may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate forces.

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California couple's buried gold coins go for sale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A treasure trove of rare gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog has gone on sale, with one coin selling for $15,000 on Tuesday.

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