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Israeli prime minister calls for scrapping UN Gaza war probe

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called for scrapping a U.N. commission, which is tasked with investigating potential war crimes committed last summer in Gaza, after the inquiry's chief resigned amid accusations from Israel that he was biased against the country.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 February 2015

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Second Harper Lee novel to be published in July

NEW YORK (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be Harper Lee's only published book after all.

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Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday.

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The way to your Valentine's heart may go through Mom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guys, if you want to get the girl, try bringing flowers — to her mother.

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Californians meet call to cut water use by 20 percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials reported Tuesday that residents in drought-stricken California met Gov. Jerry Brown's call to slash water use by 20 percent for the first time in December, when water use fell by 22 percent compared to the same month in 2013.

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Obama's record budget: Tax the rich, help middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — Promising to help America's middle class, President Barack Obama on Monday sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would hammer corporate profits overseas and raise taxes on the wealthy while boosting tax credits for families and the working poor.

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S&P paying $1.38B to settle charges over crisis-era ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — Standard & Poor's is paying about $1.38 billion to settle government allegations that it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.

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UK to decide if it's OK to make babies from DNA of 3 people

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers will vote Tuesday on whether to let scientists use controversial techniques to create babies from the DNA of three people — a move that could prevent children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases yet would make Britain the first country in the world to allow embryos to be genetically modified.

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