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Job market for college grads better but still weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Valeant, Ackman make $45.6B Allergan bid

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Valeant Pharmaceuticals and activist investor Bill Ackman have unveiled details of their offer to buy Botox maker Allergan, proposing a cash-and-stock deal that could be worth about $45.6 billion.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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