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US ends Philippines anti-terror force

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — After more than a decade of helping fight Islamic militants, the United States is disbanding an anti-terror contingent of hundreds of elite American troops in the southern Philippines where armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf have largely been crippled, officials said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Officials say Iraq pullout hurt US spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Maguire was a CIA officer in Beirut in the late 1980s during that country's bloody civil war, he spent weeks living in safe houses far from the U.S. Embassy, dodging militants who wanted to kidnap and kill Americans.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014

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FAA eyes lower building height limit near airports

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of buildings near hundreds of airports — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers and members of Congress who say it will reduce property values.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Crime fears, rumors of refuge draw children to US

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — Five years ago Gladys Chinoy's mother left Guatemala for New York City, where she went to work in a restaurant and saved money for the day when she could bring her daughter north.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Justices: 'Get a warrant' to search cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a strong defense of digital age privacy, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Appeals court: States can't ban gay marriage

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that states must allow gay couples to marry, finding the Constitution protects same-sex relationships and putting a remarkable legal winning streak across the country one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Keep those pot plants potted: No more ripping weed

DENVER (AP) — Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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Justices rule for broadcasters in fight with Aereo

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a startup Internet company has to pay broadcasters when it takes television programs from the airwaves and allows subscribers to watch them on smartphones and other portable devices.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

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