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Kerry offers 'big hug' to Paris after attacks

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid respect in both English and French on Friday to the victims of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris in a show of American solidarity with the French people.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Swiss franc's massive surge claims brokerage firm scalps

LONDON (AP) — The financial shockwaves from the Swiss franc's staggering ascent, one of the most acute moves in decades by a major currency, have hit firms around the world, with at least two brokerages going out of business.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Postal Service proposes small price increases on postage

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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US will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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European police arrest 2 dozen in anti-terrorism sweeps

BRUSSELS (AP) — French, German and Belgian police arrested more than two dozen suspects in anti-terrorism raids Friday, as European authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Islamic extremists in the Mideast.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers wasted no time in pushing through their first priority of the 2015 legislative session, but the measure had nothing to do with the state's growing deficit and giant K-12 education shortfall.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Booking a trip to the ER on your smartphone? It's a breeze

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It's like OpenTable for medical appointments.

No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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Study: Fewer struggle with medical costs as coverage grows

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not only do more Americans have health insurance, but the number struggling with medical costs has dropped since President Barack Obama's health care law expanded coverage, according to a study released Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

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