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AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs says the all-white acting slate inspires her to accelerate the academy's push to be more inclusive. She also hopes the film industry as a whole will continue to strive for greater diversity.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Anonymous burial for 1 of 3 terrorists behind France attacks

PARIS (AP) — City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 January 2015

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Growers struggle with glut of legal pot in Washington state

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington's legal marijuana market opened last summer to a dearth of weed. Some stores periodically closed because they didn't have pot to sell. Prices were through the roof.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Buck up, profits down: High dollar dents US company earnings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Technology giant Oracle. Medical device maker Cooper Cos.

The culprit's the same: A surging U.S. dollar

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Kerry meets Iranian foreign minister in Paris

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met for nearly an hour with his Iranian counterpart in Paris on Friday in what was their second face-to-face encounter this week.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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Obama, Cameron pledge unified effort to fight terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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AirAsia fuselage to be lifted to surface after divers foiled

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian search official said Friday that the crashed AirAsia jet's fuselage will be lifted to the surface after sea conditions again prevented divers from examining the large chunk of wreckage.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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As he exits, Hagel recalls his Army roots and Vietnam combat

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — With a stop at this desert Army post on the last leg of his farewell tour as Pentagon chief, Chuck Hagel came full circle.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015

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