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As patients face death, doctors push straight talk on care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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US drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.

Now they are fighting back.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce

SHYROKYNE, Ukraine (AP) — To reach rear-guard government positions in the seaside town of Shyrokyne, Ukrainian soldiers gingerly wind their off-roaders through private gardens hugging a precipice along the Azov Sea.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Police unable to confirm gang rape at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say they cannot confirm that the gang rape described in a Rolling Stone article last year occurred at the University of Virginia.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate on Monday ordered millionaire Robert Durst held without bond on weapons charges in Louisiana and said the man accused of killing his friend 15 years ago in California was both a flight risk and a danger to others.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Tax refund advances appeal to more cash-strapped Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regulators about whether consumers are fully informed about the fees.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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Obama to announce $240M in new pledges for STEM education

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting private-sector efforts to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to pursue education in science, technology, engineering and math.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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FACT CHECK: Higher taxes to balance GOP budgets

EDITOR'S NOTE _ An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full story.

Last Updated on Monday, 23 March 2015

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