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UAW falls 87 votes short of major victory in South

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Just 87 votes at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee separated the United Auto Workers union from what would have been its first successful organization of workers at a foreign automaker in the South.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014

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Feds let banks and marijuana sellers do business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday gave banks a road map for conducting transactions with legal marijuana sellers so these new businesses can stash away savings, make payroll and pay taxes like any other enterprise. It's not clear banks will get on board.

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Fight over gay marriage moving to federal courts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The overturning of Virginia's gay marriage ban places the legal fight over same-sex unions increasingly in the hands of federal appeals courts shaped by President Barack Obama's two election victories.

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Syria peace talks in doubt after 6th day in Geneva

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition Saturday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks.

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Obama: US must rethink water as climate changes

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — Warning that weather-related disasters will only get worse, President Barack Obama said Friday the U.S. must rethink the way it uses water as he announced new federal aid to help drought-stricken California.

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Marvel to spin new webs in Spider-Man's history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's more to the story about how Peter Parker became the amazing Spider-Man than previously was known.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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More talking to babies helps their brains

WASHINGTON (AP) — Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and vocabulary skills — but sooner is better, and long sentences are good.

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Comcast-TWC merger worries, outrages consumers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comcast and Time Warner Cable regularly rank at the bottom of the pay TV industry when it comes to customer satisfaction. So it didn't take long for customers to vent frustrations online over high prices, spotty service and fears of a monopoly after Comcast announced its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014

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