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Oregon standoff latest in dispute over Western lands

 

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The remote high desert of eastern Oregon became the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protesters occupied a national wildlife refuge to object to a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land.

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Saudi allies scale back ties with Iran as tensions soar

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead and began scaling back diplomatic ties to Iran on Monday after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of a prominent opposition Shiite cleric.

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Illinois, Missouri assess damage, cleanup after flooding

KINCAID, Ill. (AP) — Sharon Stivers mustered a smile as a visitor walked into her muddy yard.

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Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is slated Monday to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation's gun laws, making his first order of business in the new year a clear signal the president in his final year doesn't intend to go quietly.

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Consumers won't know meat origin after US ends labeling law

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.

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Will work for food? Co-op programs end amid labor-law fears

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Food cooperative programs that allow members to scoop rice, sort organic vegetables and ring up sales in return for grocery discounts are fading fast amid a changing marketplace and fears of violating labor laws.

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Trump brushes off militant recruiting video citing his words

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump won't be dissuaded from saying what he thinks simply because Islamic extremists use his words to recruit Muslims to their cause.

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'Star Wars' box office surpasses 'Titanic,' 'Jurassic World'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" marched confidently into the new year, raking in an additional $88.3 million over the New Year's weekend and topping the box office for a third week, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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