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France wants to legalize terminal sedation

PARIS (AP) — France's president wants to allow doctors to keep terminally ill patients sedated until death comes, amid a national debate about whether to legalize euthanasia.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2014

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Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 294,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people sought U.Sunemployment benefits last week, as the continued low levels of applicants reflect growing job security.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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High-speed Internet on its way to more schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission agreed Thursday to dramatically boost spending to bring high-speed Internet access to schools and libraries in poor or rural areas, a move that would likely increase Americans' phone bills by about $2 a year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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Driving while black? App developers aim to help

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Though the developers of the soon-to-be released "Driving While Black" smartphone application want motorists to download their product, there is a time when they definitely don't want users searching for it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2014

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