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World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art

 

NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among more than a dozen works selected or commissioned for the skyscraper.

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Police swarm abduction suspect; children rescued

 

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police in San Diego swarmed a man wanted for questioning in his wife's disappearance and the abduction of their four sons as he stood near the edge of a soaring freeway overpass Thursday.

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Budget would raise limits on political money

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to make it easier for political parties to collect bigger checks from their wealthiest backers — if Democrats do not scuttle the plan first.

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Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's another political victory for the popular potato.

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Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

LONDON (AP) — The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are increasing.

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Multiemployer pensions could face cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retirees covered by financially troubled multiemployer pensions could soon see their benefits cut under a congressional spending deal to keep the government running.

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Powerful storm begins to pound Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A storm expected to be one of the windiest and rainiest in five years pushed across parts of Northern California early Thursday as schools canceled classes and residents stocked up on supplies.

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