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Senate Republicans block student loan bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Insurers propose changes to Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurers want to change President Barack Obama's health care law to provide financial assistance for people buying bare-bones coverage. That would entice the healthy and the young, the industry says, holding down premiums.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Congress, FBI moving on VA health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Hagel says time was running out to save Bergdahl

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told lawmakers Wednesday that last month's prisoner swap with the Taliban may have been the "last, best" chance to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only U.S. soldier held captive in Afghanistan. He said mediators indicated time was slipping away to get Bergdahl out safely.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Many seek new homes near cities but are priced out

WASHINGTON (AP) — City living has been a blessing for Tim Nelson.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Syrian woman survives 700 days of blockade

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Over the course of the 700-day blockade, her world shrunk to her living room and her kitchen. She survived by eating plants and reading books. She refused to look in the mirror, because seeing her withered state might break her spirit.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Police: Gunman kills student in school shooting

TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) — A gunman killed a student at a high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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Vegas police killer decried government on YouTube

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His face painted to look like the comic book villain the Joker, a man who would months later gun down two police officers and a good Samaritan punctuates his political rant with manic glares at the camera. In another online video, Jerad Miller warns that police can't be trusted.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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