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NYC police probe moving swiftly in chokehold case

NEW YORK (AP) — In a conference room on Manhattan's West Side, police investigators and the white officer accused of putting an unarmed black man in a fatal chokehold sat down for the first time to go frame by frame through the amateur video of an arrest gone wrong.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014

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Spending bill cleaves Pelosi from Obama and Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi was the odd person out when the Democratic-led Senate and the Democratic president joined most House Republicans in backing a $1.1 trillion spending bill she opposed.

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Mudflows spur evacuations in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A soaking storm swept into Southern California, causing several mudslides, flooding streets and cutting power to tens of thousands Friday after lashing the rest of the state with much-needed rain.

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London air control computer failure resolved

LONDON (AP) — The airspace over London was briefly closed Friday afternoon due to what authorities said was a computer failure at one of Britain's two air traffic control centers.

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Prosecutor: Find dismemberment suspect guilty

MONTREAL (AP) — A Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country kept a promise made several months earlier to take the life of a human being, the prosecutor said Thursday in his closing arguments.

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Body found in car is mother from California family

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man was tackled as he began climbing over the railing of a bridge Thursday and police led his four young sons to safety, a day after his wife was found dead in the trunk of the family car.

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Torture report pits senator vs CIA chief yet again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their disputes over who spied on whom and censoring the Senate's scathing torture report are history. But the personal feud between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and CIA Director John Brennan may only be getting worse.

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Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

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