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US chemical arms ship arrives in Spain

ROTA, Spain (AP) — The American ship MV Cape Ray arrived Thursday at the Spanish naval base of Rota for crew rest and refueling ahead of an unprecedented mission to collect and destroy highly toxic substances that form part of Syria's chemical weapons program.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Afghanistan frees detainees US calls 'dangerous'

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan released 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison on Thursday despite protests from the American military, which says the men are Taliban fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces.

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 February 2014

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Syria's Homs: Evacuee tells of life under siege

 

BEIRUT (AP) — Weeping children begged for food and women picked grass to eat as hunger gripped rebel-held neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Homs during a nearly two-year military blockade, according to a rare first-hand account by a man evacuated during a truce this week.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Stroke risk tied to cold, humidity, weather swings

There may be a link between weather and the risk of suffering a stroke, say researchers who analyzed climate trends and hospital records on millions of Americans.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Ancient baby DNA suggests tie to Native Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — The DNA of a baby boy who was buried in Montana more than 12,000 years ago has been recovered, and it provides new indications of the ancient roots of today's American Indians and other native peoples of the Americas.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Ice storm encases parts of the South

ATLANTA (AP) — An ice storm gripped the winter-weary South on Wednesday, knocking out power to a wide swath of the region as the outages nearly doubled by the hour, and forecasters warned the worst of the potentially "catastrophic" storm was yet to come.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Senate looks to clear debt limit bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Must-pass legislation to allow the government to borrow money to pay its bills is on the brink or clearing Congress for President Barack Obama's signature.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including right after Hurricane Katrina.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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