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Shinseki: Report on VA due within 3 weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing calls to resign, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday that he hopes to have a preliminary report within three weeks on how widespread treatment delays and falsified patient scheduling reports are at VA facilities nationwide, following allegations that up to 40 veterans may have died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA center.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Media file lawsuit to challenge execution secrecy

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Associated Press and four other news organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the secret way in which Missouri obtains the drugs it uses in lethal injections, arguing the state's actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Obama, 9/11 kin, survivors due at museum ceremony

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Sept. 11 survivors, rescuers and victims' relatives are expected to mark the opening of the 9/11 museum, where the story of the terrorist attacks is told on a scale as big as the twin towers' columns and as intimate as victims' last voicemails.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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Turkish families bury miners as toll rises to 282

SOMA, Turkey (AP) — Women sang laments and swayed with grief Thursday over the graves of relatives killed in Turkey's worst mining disaster, even as more hearses pulled up and backhoes dug more graves around them.

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Abramson replaced as NYT executive editor

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times on Wednesday announced that executive editor Jill Abramson is being replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet after two and a half years on the job.

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Homeless man turns in lost cash he found on street

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man who last year turned in a lost wallet stuffed with money has done it again.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

 An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil."

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014

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