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UK police believe 3 missing schoolgirls have entered Syria

LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the disappearance of three British schoolgirls said Tuesday they believe the teenagers are no longer in Turkey and have crossed into Syria — likely joining dozens of other young women leaving Europe to join terrorists.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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IS militants abduct dozens of Christians in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Obama faces left-right opposition on trade, military force

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reps. Barbara Lee and John Fleming are highly dubious at best about President Barack Obama's requests for enhanced powers to make trade deals and to deploy the U.S. military. And that's like oil and water mixing easily.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Eurozone backs Greek reforms; key hurdle to extend bailout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece's creditors in the 19-country eurozone have approved a list of reforms Athens proposed to get a 4-month extension to its bailout, which would keep the country afloat.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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Ukraine rebels claim weapons pullback begins

KHARTSYZK, Ukraine (AP) — Howitzers were moving away from the largest rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, heading further into separatist-controlled territory, and the rebels said they have begun a large-scale pullback of heavy weapons in line with an international peace plan.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015

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