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Obama signs veterans suicide prevention bill

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging the struggles of the nation's veterans, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation intended to reduce a military suicide epidemic that is claiming lives by the day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015

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FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is at a crossroads on matters of race relations and law enforcement, presenting "hard truths" that its citizens and police must confront, FBI Director James Comey said Thursday.

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Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

NEW YORK (AP) — The next phishing email you get could be from your boss.

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Funeral set for 3 killed near University of North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend a prayer service for three young adults gunned down in North Carolina in what police call a long-running dispute over parking spaces.

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Friends: US woman held by militants intent on aiding Syrians

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The American woman taken hostage by Islamic State militants was determined to get to Syria and learned Arabic so she could perform aid work and advocate for causes in the Middle East, friends say.

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Boehner can't rule out Homeland Security Department shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) is refusing to rule out a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security because of a congressional impasse over funding.

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Marathon talks produce Ukraine peace deal; cease-fire Sunday

 

 

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The peace deal reached Thursday for Ukraine, if it holds, would be a partial win for both Moscow and Kiev: Ukraine retains the separatist eastern regions and regains control of its border with Russia, while Russia holds strong leverage to keep Ukraine from ever becoming part of NATO.

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CBS '60 Minutes' correspondent Bob Simon dies in car crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon, who covered most major overseas conflicts and news stories since the late 1960s during a five-decade career in journalism, has died in a car crash. He was 73.

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