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Ky. gay marriage ban nixed, but no weddings yet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gay marriage advocates nationwide heralded the ruling striking down deeply conservative Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage as a significant milestone, though matrimonies won't begin in earnest there anytime soon.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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General: US assessing whether Iraq forces can hold

HONOLULU (AP) — A key role of the American troops in Iraq is assessing whether the country's security forces can hold together and whether its leaders are confident they can do their jobs, a top U.S. military official said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014

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Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Highway crisis looms as soon as August, US warns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers can't quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs, the Obama administration warned Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Tourniquets make comeback with American police

HOUSTON (AP) — Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man's heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Stocks rise as surveys show stronger manufacturing

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market climbed to all-time highs after reports showed that manufacturing in the US and China expanded in June, boosting the outlook for global growth. Netflix jumped after analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their outlook on the stock.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Watergate as seen through eyes of Dick Cavett show

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is marking the 40th anniversary of President Richard Nixon's resignation by running a documentary on the Watergate scandal as seen through the prism of Dick Cavett's late-night talk show at the time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The nation's farmers planted the largest soybean crop on record this year by devoting millions of acres of land to the crop that had been used for growing corn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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