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Obama: Sex assault an affront to decency, humanity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says sexual assault in the U.S. is an affront to basic decency and humanity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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UN chief's bungled Iran invitation hurts his role

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon made a rare effort at solo diplomacy when he invited Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, but it backfired, raising questions about the effectiveness of a U.N. secretary-general better known — and often criticized — for his reserved and scripted style.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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AP Exclusive: New regs sought for child car seats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Police search for motive in deadly Purdue shooting

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police are looking for answers about why a senior at Purdue University shot and killed a teaching assistant in a classroom.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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2 sisters get lung transplants from same donor

HOUSTON (AP) — They quibble, joke and share knowing looks, finishing each other's thoughts and making snide comments — like many sisters. But a recent heated argument was unlike any other they've had, and it ended in a most surprising way.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Snow swirls up East Coast, leaving bitter cold

BOSTON (AP) — Snow blowers whirred and shovels scraped across sidewalks on Wednesday as the Northeast started cleaning up from a winter storm that swirled up the coast, creating blizzard conditions on Cape Cod, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving behind bitter cold that sapped fuel supplies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Syrian peace talks stuck over Assad's future

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Peace talks intended to carve a path out of Syria's civil war got off to a rocky start Wednesday as a bitter clash over President Bashar Assad's future threatened to collapse the negotiations even before they really begin.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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