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Another year, another small Social Security bump

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Do cases FBI cites support encryption worries?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that their 2-year-old was the devil.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Hurricane sends winds, rains to Hawaii island

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane Ana was carving a path south of Hawaii early Saturday, producing high waves, strong winds and heavy rains that prompted a flood advisory.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 October 2014

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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state's conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn't challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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Nigeria, extremists agree to immediate cease-fire

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that could end five years of insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa's most populous nation and its biggest oil producer.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014

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