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'Selma' stars including Oprah march in Alabama, honoring MLK

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, fellow actors from the movie "Selma" and hundreds of others marched to recall one of the bloodiest chapters of the civil rights movement on Sunday, the eve of the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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US teens on alleged crime spree captured in Florida

Two teenage Kentucky sweethearts suspected in a crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks across the U.S. South have been taken into custody in Florida, authorities said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night, the U.S. Secret Service said Sunday. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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China shares dive as regulators clamp down on margin trading

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese shares plunged about 8 percent Monday after the country's securities regulator imposed margin trading curbs on several major brokerages, a sign authorities are worried about the market's big gains. Other markets in Asia and Europe were mostly higher.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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Multi-car pileups claim 4 lives on icy Pennsylvania highways

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several multi-car pileups — including one involving dozens of vehicles — in icy conditions on interstates in the Philadelphia area claimed at least four lives and injured dozens on Sunday as hundreds of crashes were reported across eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015

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The heat is on; NOAA, NASA say 2014 warmest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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GOP field scrambles as RNC sets debate plan

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — As the leading GOP prospects for the White House ramp up their national outreach, Republicans unveiled plans Friday for a primary season aimed at keeping the nominee unscathed and ready to take on the Democratic candidate heading toward Election Day.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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