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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 January 2016

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Influential Shiite cleric among 47 executed in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of 47 prisoners, including an influential Shiite cleric, threatened to further damage Sunni-Shiite relations in a regional struggle playing out across the Middle East between the kingdom and its regional foe Iran.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 January 2016

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Two-year twins: Babies born Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 in San Diego

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This Jan. 1, 2016 photo provided by Kaiser Permanente San Diego shows Maribel Valencia with her husband Luis and their 3-year-old daughter Isabella, left, holding her newborn twins at the San Diego Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego. Jaelyn, right, and Luis, who were born just minutes apart but in different years. Jaelyn was born in the last minute of New Year's Eve 2015 and Luis in the first few minute of New Year's Day 2016. (Kaiser Permanente San Diego via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Twins in San Diego are getting some attention because, though born just minutes apart, one has a birthday in 2015 and one in 2016.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 January 2016

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Oregon ranching case sparks anti-government sentiment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The father and son of a prominent Oregon ranching family plan to surrender at a California prison next week after a judge ruled they served too little time for setting fires that spread to government lands they leased to graze cattle.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 January 2016

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