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Jordan, shaken by Islamic State killing, executes 2 inmates

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, just hours after an online video purported to show Islamic State group militants burning a captured Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Pentagon nominee: Budget allocation and spending need reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's pick to run the Pentagon says he will seek better use of taxpayer dollars but that Congress must bring stability back to the military's budget.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a debilitating weapon that still creeps into modern wars.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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Path to compromise unclear as lawmakers debate immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they'd risk funding for the Homeland Security Department to do it. Democrats counter that it's Republicans who are jeopardizing the Homeland Security budget in their zeal to deport immigrants brought here illegally as children.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 February 2015

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AP PHOTOS: After moment of fear, wounded Gaza girl goes home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Screaming, covered in red burns and welts from shrapnel, 13-month-old Anwar Saad's fear and pain showed across her face as five pairs of white-gloved hands gently brought her down on an examination table.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Israeli prime minister calls for scrapping UN Gaza war probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for scrapping a U.N. commission, which is tasked with investigating potential war crimes committed last summer in Gaza, after the inquiry's chief resigned amid accusations from Israel that he was biased against the country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

NEW YORK (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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